GREATEST WRESTLER OF ALL TIME TOURNEY RD. 1 The Crusher vs Dick the Bruiser

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  1. xX_NASTY_Xx

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    Reginald Lisowski (July 11, 1926 - October 22, 2005) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, The Crusher and the wrestler who made Milwaukee famous.

    Championships and accomplishments

    Cauliflower Alley Club
    Other honoree (2000)
    Georgia Championship Wrestling
    NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Tommy Rich
    Japan Wrestling Association
    NWA International Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Dick the Bruiser
    Maple Leaf Wrestling
    NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Stan Lisowski
    NWA Chicago
    NWA World Tag Team Championship (Chicago version) (3 times) - with Art Neilson (1) and Stan Lisowski (2)
    NWA Minneapolis Wrestling and Boxing Club | American Wrestling Association
    AWA Brass Knuckles Championship (1 time)
    AWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
    AWA World Tag Team Championship (9 times) - with Dick the Bruiser (5), Verne Gagne (1), Red Bastien (1), Billy Robinson (1) and Baron Von Raschke (1)
    NWA World Tag Team Championship (Minneapolis version) (2 times) - with Stan Lisowski
    Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    PWI Tag Team of the Year award in 1972 - with Dick the Bruiser
    PWI ranked him # 260 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI Years in 2003
    Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
    (Class of 2005) - with Bruiser
    World Championship Wrestling
    WCW Hall of Fame (Class of 1994)
    World Wrestling Association
    WWA World Tag Team Championship (6 times) - with Dick the Bruiser [1]
    Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    Worst Tag Team (1984) with Baron Von Raschke
    Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)
    Other titles
    (Minneapolis) British Open Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Stan Lisowski
    World Heavyweight Championship (Omaha version)

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    William Richard Afflis (June 27, 1929 – November 10, 1991) was an American football player and professional wrestler best known as Dick the Bruiser. Born in Delphi, Indiana, Afflis grew up in Lafayette, Indiana, graduating from Lafayette Jeff High school where he played football and wrestled. Afflis played varsity football at Purdue University and played for the Green Bay Packers in the early 1950s, as a lineman, before he became a pro wrestler. In the late '50s, Dick the Bruiser wrestled live every Thursday on TV in the Detroit area. His typical opponent was "an up and coming young (unknown) wrestler" who would be pulverized by the Bruiser. His matches and interviews were so effective he became a household name in the Detroit area. His only defeat on live TV was at the hands of Cowboy Bob Ellis. However, in two rematches with Ellis at the Olympia in Detroit, the Bruiser was victorious.
    Afflis, along with fellow wrestler and business partner Wilbur Snyder, purchased the Indianapolis NWA promotion in 1964 from its longtime owner Jim Barnett. Afflis renamed the territory the World Wrestling Association (WWA) and promoted himself as its champion. While he ran it as an independent promotion with its own titles and champion, the WWA had a working agreement with the larger AWA (owned by wrestler Verne Gagne), sharing talent and recognizing their championships. This agreement benefited both promotions and led to the Bruiser having multiple AWA Tag-Team Title reigns, primarily with tag team partner, The Crusher, who was billed as his "cousin". The Bruiser was the first to christen Manager Bobby Heenan with the nickname of "The Weasel" during his run in the territory. Afflis' WWA ran from 1964 until 1989, when Afflis finally tired of losing talent, TV, and fan attendance to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Afflis, with his charisma, NFL notoriety, and gravelly-voiced, tough-guy persona was a legitimate cross-media star, becoming something of a hero in the Indianapolis area. Indianapolis native David Letterman would later name his television show's band "The World's Most Dangerous Band" as a derivation of Dick the Bruiser's nickname, "The World's Most Dangerous Wrestler." The moniker "Dick the Bruiser" was even used in the 1980s by George Baier, a co-host of the morning drive show on Detroit rock radio station WLLZ-FM. Baier's "Richard T. Bruiser" was an effective, entertaining impersonation of Afflis, who actually played himself in a number of popular TV ads for WLLZ. After retiring, Afflis worked as a talent agent for World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Afflis died of internal bleeding on November 10, 1991, according to a spokesman for Suncoast Hospital in Largo, Fla., near his winter home. His widow, Louise, said her husband had been weight-lifting at home and ruptured a blood vessel in his esophagus.

    Championships and accomplishments

    American Wrestling Alliance
    AWA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Wilbur Snyder[1]
    American Wrestling Association
    AWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[2]
    AWA World Tag Team Championship (5 times) - with The Crusher[3]
    Japan Wrestling Association
    NWA International Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with The Crusher[4]
    NWA Chicago
    NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Chicago version) (1 time)[5]
    NWA World Tag Team Championship (Chicago version) (1 time) - with Gene Kiniski
    NWA Detroit
    NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Detroit version) (4 times)
    NWA Mid-Pacific Promotions
    NWA United States Heavyweight Championshp (Hawaii version) (1 time)[6]
    Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    PWI Tag Team of the Year (1972) with The Crusher
    Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
    (Class of 2005) - with Crusher
    St. Louis Wrestling Club
    NWA Missouri Heavyweight Championship (3 times)[7]
    St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame
    (Class of 2007)
    World Championship Wrestling
    WCW Hall of Fame (Class of 1994)[8]
    World Wrestling Association
    WWA World Heavyweight Championship (11 times)[9]
    WWA World Tag Team Championship (14 times) - with The Crusher (6), Wilbur Snyder (3), Bruno Sammartino (1), Bill Miller (1), Spike Huber (1), Jeff Van Kamp (1), and Bobby Colt (1)[10]
    World Wrestling Association (Los Angeles)
    WWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[11]
    Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)
    Other titles
    World Heavyweight Championship (Georgia version) (1 time)[12]
    World Heavyweight Championship (Omaha version) (1 time)[13]​
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  2. M-theory

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    Ah I thought this was for Crusher Jerry Blackwell...

    Crusher still wins.
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