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  Professional Wrestling Online Museum - Ring Chronicle Hall of Fame Inductee - Bruiser Brody
Frank "Bruiser Brody" Goodish was one of the wildest, most insane, and most impersonated men ever to step in the ring.
Frank Goodish was born in 1946 in Pennsylvania, moved to New Mexico during his youth, and started his career as "Bruiser" Frank Brody in 1973.
Unlike in the United States, the jury in a Puerto Rican murder case does not have to come to a unanimous decision, and whichever way the majority of the jury votes is how the verdict is rendered.
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Frank "Bruiser Brody" Goodish was one of the most wildest, most insane, and most impersonated man ever to step into the ring.
Frank Goodish was born in Pennsylvania and moved to New Mexico during his youth, to start his career as "Bruiser" Frank Brody in 1973.
On the 17/07/1988 Frank "Bruiser Brody" Goodish was wrestling for the WWC promotion in Puerto Rico, when he was suddenly and fatally stabbed in the shower room by Jose Gonzales aka Invader III.
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 *Profiles of WWF, WCW, ECW Superstars! [WrestlingLife.com Perfection Without Exception!]*
Frank "Bruiser Brody" Goodish was one of the wildest, most insane, and most impersonated men ever to step in the ring.
Frank Goodish was born in 1946 in Pennsylvania, moved to New Mexico during his youth, and started his career as "Bruiser" Frank Brody in 1973.
Frank Goodish aka Bruiser Brody was murdered in a Puerto Rican locker room on July 17, 1988, the victim of several stab wounds to the stomach.
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 Wrestling Encyclopedia
Bruiser Brody was born Frank Donald Goodish on June 14, 1946 in a small town just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, though he would later move to New Mexico as a teenager.
In 1964, Goodish starred at linebacker for the Hawkeyes football team, but he then transferred to West Texas State University, a school where a myriad of future pro wrestlers would play college football, including the likes of Dusty Rhodes, Terry Funk, Stan Hansen, Tully Blanchard, Ted DiBiase, and Tito Santana.
Once his football career ended, Goodish spent some time working as both a sportswriter and a bouncer before he decided to break into the pro wrestling industry in 1973.
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 Hall Of Fame
Frank "Bruiser Brody" Goodish was one of the most insane, most wild, and most imitating men ever to step into a wrestling ring.
Frank Goodish was born in Pennsylvania in 1946.
Brody's family attorney was quoted at the time saying that Atlas refused extradition (he was allowed to do so on a technicality) and that the case had depended entirely on his testimony.
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 tOA: the Other Arena, Biography
Frank Goodish played college football at the University of Iowa and West Texas State University.
Goodish worked as both a sportswriter and a bouncer for several years before breaking into pro wrestling in 1973.
Because of his size and athletic ability, Goodish was given a reasonably big push from the start.
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When Frank "the Hammer" Goodish arrived in Amarillo in 1975, one year into a career that would become legendary, he made an immediate impact.
And with his push barely begun, Goodish was suddenly finished as a top-tier player in Amarillo.
Or perhaps the unpredictability Goodish became known for in other regions showed up here and caused him to be held back.
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 Frank Goodish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frank Goodish (June 18, 1946-July 17, 1988) was a professional wrestler who garnered his greatest fame under the name Bruiser Brody.
Goodish was an All-State football and basketball player at Warren High School, Michigan and played football at West Texas State.
He sometimes wrestled under a mask as Red River Jack, as an angle against Gary Hart's men and Skandor Akbar's Army.
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 WrestlingClassics.com Message Board: Locker room mystery (Bruiser Brody)
Frank Goodish's widow remembers the date as if it were yesterday.
Frank Donald Goodish was a professional wrestler, known in the ring as Bruiser Brody.
Goodish's widow, who knew him for 11 years, is left with memories of a man who she says could be stubborn but would never intentionally hurt anyone.
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 Hack-Man Page on Bruiser Brody's Death
Dutch killed three hours with me the next morning at the airport, riddling me with funny stories, but more importantly telling his side of Frank Goodish(Bruiser Brody's) murder for the first time, and I wanted to share it with you.
Goodish and told her she better come down a few hours before he died - that the rumors she heard were true - it really was bad.
Abby met her at the airport as he was boarding a plane home for the US, and told her the news.
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 Bruiser Brody
Unfortunately, Goodish will always be remembered just as much for the way he left the wrestling world as for the way he changed it.
Goodish began wrestling professionallly in 1973 in his late twenties.
Frank Goodish's meteoric rise to fame and shocking death are part of the legacy of professional wrestling.
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 Bruiser Brody : Legend of Pro Wrestling Cooldudesandhotbabes.com
Frank Goodish aka Bruiser Brody was murdered in a Puerto Rican locker room on July 17, 1988, the victim of several stab wounds to the stomach.
In a statement to police at the time, Atlas told the authorities that Gonzalez had approached Brody (after a series of real-life confrontations between Brody-Gonzalez) in the shower with a long, concealed hunting knife and stabbed Goodish in the torso several times.
Atlas would refuse to testify at the trial though, and Gonzalez was eventually acquited.
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 Bruiser Brody
Frank Goodish (1946-1988) was a professional wrestler better known in the wrestling world as Bruiser Brody.
Brody fought during the 1970s in the WWE, then known as WWF, and he also fought in Japan, Canada, Australia and Puerto Rico, where he tragically found his death.
He has been honored by two wrestling hall of fames in Japan.
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 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Frank Brody also played for the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League..
July 17, 1988: Bruiser Brody (Real Name: Frank Goodish) passed away as a result of a stabbing the night before..
February 2006: Barbara Goodish, the widow of Bruiser Brody, signed a WWE legends contract (included an Action Figure)..
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Frank Goodish was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 18, 1946.
Goodish would go on to become a professional wrestler and compete throughout the 1970s and 1980s, beginning his career under his real name and as Frank Brody.
Goodish occasionally wrestled under a mask as Red River Jack in the American Wrestling Alliance (AWA), as an angle against Gary Hart's men and Skandor Akbar's Army.
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 Frank "King Kong" Goodish (1946 - 1988) - Find A Grave Memorial
Frank was scheduled to wrestle in Puerto Rico, he was murdered.
Wrestler Promoter Jose Gonzales was charged with Frank Goodish's murder, several eyewitnesses saw what happened.
Jose walked away a free man, he was acquitted of all charges because eyewitnesses refused to testify against him.
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- In October 1974, Goodish and Stan Hansen defeated Johnny Eagles and Terry Lathan for the Tri-State version of the NWA United States Tag Team title.
- October 17, 1975, Goodish defeated Ray Candy in Lubbock, TX for the NWA Western States Heavyweight title.
- Goodish defeated Rocky Johnson on December 31, 1975 in Tampa, FL for the Florida Heavyweight title.
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 Brody   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With Brody’s widow Barbara Goodish and his close friend Larry Matysik offering a chance to look inside the soul of this explosive gladiator, Brody is unique among wrestling books today.
Barbara Goodish met her future husband when he wrestled in Australia in 1977.
Her memory of the horror of Frank’s murder and its aftermath is even more compelling.
www.stlwrestlingfromthechase.com /Brodybook.htm   (360 words)

 Tribute - Bruiser Brody
Frank Donald Goodish of San Antonio, known as Bruiser Brody, was stabbed in his dressing room minutes before a match and died on a hospital operating table.
He didn't say he did not stab Brody, his defense was that Brody was a 'drug-crazed, violent, savage, on a drug enduced rage' and he was acting in self-defense that night.
This was considered ironic because anybody that knew Frank Goodish outside of the ring knew was one the nicest guy in the world, and didn't have a violent bone in his body.
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 FANBOY PLANET.com .: cg-fallscount090503 :.
The master of the brawl back in those glory days was a man born Frank Goodish.
Goodish played football at University of Iowa before heading off to the wrestler's college, West Texas State University (where Dusty Rhodes, Terry Funk, and Tito Santana all played ball).
In the AWA, since they had a long history of using Dick the Bruiser, Goodish was called King Kong Brody, which I always thought was lame.
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 The Wrestling Gospel According to Mike Mooneyham
The 42-year-old Brody (real name Frank Goodish) was stabbed to death literally feet away from Atlas.
Brody was clutching a photo of him and his son that Atlas had promised to sketch a portrait of as he was stabbed in a locker-room shower stall.
Frank Donald "Bruiser Brody" Goodish bled to death at 4:30 that morning on the operating table.
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 Pulse Wrestling: The Beautiful Thing: The Five Greatest Brawlers
As Terry was gearing up for his final season in June of \'65 a boy named Michael Francis Foley was born, not in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, but in Bloomington, Indiana.
Meanwhile, former West Texas State Defensive Tackle Frank Goodish was trying his hand at Pro Football, and former Linebacker John Stanley Hansen was getting trained as a wrestler in Amarillo.
Goodish was brought to New York where he was programmed against Bruno Sammartino, and given the name by which he will always be remembered: Bruiser Brody.
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 Larry Matysik Interviewed In Wrestling Perspective #113
By most accounts, Frank "Bruiser Brody" Goodish was a complex man. A legitimately tough individual, Brody could be one of the most difficult people in the business to work with -- particularly if you were a promoter seeking to shortchange him.
To a degree, it was a label he earned, as Brody got into fights with other wrestlers, and sometimes refused to go along with the program, even if it hurt the promotion and other wrestlers' popularity in the process.
There are only a few really happy stories of people that were able to utilize the business rather than in the reverse way.
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 Professional wrestling in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frank Gotch would become the success story of the era, winning various championships throughout the United States.
On May 5, 1905, European Greco-Roman champion, Georg Hackenschmidt, defeated American Heavyweight Champion, Tom Jenkins, in two straight falls, in Madison Square Garden in New York in a match to crown the "World Catch-as-Catch Can Heavyweight Champion." This match saw the origin of the first "World Heavyweight Championship" in the United States.
On September 4, 1911, three years after their controversial first match, Frank Gotch defeated George Hackenschmidt in Chicago at Comiskey Park to retain the World title after Hackenschmidt injured his knee during the match.
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 Bruiser Brody Chapter Titles
Ivan Putski convinces Frank to try pro wrestling
Fritz von Erich takes a shine to Frank Goodish
Frank Goodish goes to New York and the WWWF
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 Combat Smack: Obituary of a Legend
Keith Franke, 34, died in a car accident
Adonis was traveling with other wrestlers when a moose on the road forced the car
Frank Goodish, was allegedly stabbed to death on July 16, 1988
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 PRWRESTLING.COM - EU: Entrevista al autor del nuevo libro de Bruiser Brody
Larry Matysik fue por 10 años uno de los mejores amigos de Frank "Bruiser Brody" Goodish, comenzando su amistad desde que Brody laboraba en St. Luis en una empresa en la que Matysik también trabajaba.
Hubo problemas de negocio, pero ese era Frank, siempre quería más y a veces hubo problemas con los pagos, hubo dolores de cabeza de vez en cuando que oí un poco.
Se que hubo varias discusiones entre el y José González (Invader #1) que no se llevaban, pero Frank era Frank y seguía para hacer dinero.
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 PWInsider - XTRA - [New Site] - Pro Wrestling News Inside & Out
Hardcore fans consider him to be the greatest brawler in the history of the sport.
Frank "Bruiser Brody" Goodish was known as a brawler, a wild-man, and an outlaw.
Frank Goodish and Stan Hansen's first publicity photos
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 Welcome to J.R.’s Family Bar-B-Q
Back in the 1970s when I got my start in the biz, so did these two physically intimidating athletes from West Texas State University.
Brusier, real name Frank Goodish, and Stan “The Lariet” Hansen both played football at West Texas and came into the Mid South wrestling territory around 1973-74 and were made a tag team by booker Cowboy Bill Watts.
Both Brody, who will have a book on his life published soon that I have written the forward for, and Stan went on to have great careers especially in Japan for many years.
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