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 Posted: Mon Feb 1st, 2010 04:17 pm
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 Posted: Mon Feb 1st, 2010 04:19 pm
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Weird, he was in a dream I had last night. Probably the only time I ever had a dream with him in it. Strange.
This sucks though.
R.I.P.

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Ouch. Really liked him. Sorry to hear of this.

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This seems to come out of nowhere.  I thought Gerry was the one with the health problems.  Sad news.  Another legendary NWA champion gone.  R.I.P.



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PWInsider had more info:

We are very sad to report the passing of former NWA World Heavyweight champion and WWE Hall of Famer Jack Brisco this morning at the age of 68.

While we are awaiting more details on Brisco's passing, he had quietly undergone a triple heart bypass several weeks ago and had been in a rehab center. He had been having health issues dating back to last year and had canceled several appearances due to them.

An extremely great in-ring worker.  Brisco won the NWA World championship from Harley Race on 7/20/73, holding it through December 1974. At the time, holding that championship was a grueling job, traveling the world while visiting all the different NWA member territories.

Brisco's series against Dory Funk Jr. is considered the template for great in-ring wrestling rivalries. Brisco was originally scheduled to defeat Funk for the NWA championship but an accident forced Funk into the hospital and the match to be canceled. When Funk returned to the ring, he dropped the belt to Harley Race, who later lost it to Brisco.

Brisco always held a multitude of Tag Team championships with his brother Gerald.
Although he is most notably acknowledged as an NWA legend, Brisco is also one of the most important names when it comes to the early days of WWF history.  Brisco and his brother Gerry (aka Gerald Brisco the Mr. McMahon stooge during the Attitude era) secretly sold their stock in Georgia Championship Wrestling to McMahon, allowing McMahon to fold the company and usurp it's TBS timeslot to create a monopoly on national television outlets.  That sale set into motion the series of events that followed over the next several decades with McMahon falling out of favor with Ted Turner, Jim Crockett buying the timeslot from the WWF, the end of Crockett Promotions, Turner buying Crockett out and creating WCW, the Monday Night Wars, etc.

Brisco retired from the ring in the early 1980s, deciding he didn't want to keep up with the horrendus travel the WWF schedule required at the time.  In his book, he noted he simply opted to go home to Florida, where he remained, opening the Brisco Brothers' Body Shop.  Brisco released an autobiography in 2004 and made convention appearances from time to time as late as last year.

Brisco and his brother Gerry were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in March 2008.

For more details on Brisco's incredible career, check out his biography at http://www.jackbrisco.com.

Our deepest condolences to Brisco's family, friends and fans.

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First time I saw him was when him and Gerry came to the WWF in 1984. 

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http://www.angelfire.com/pa5/old/other/jbrisco.html

http://www.angelfire.com/pa5/old/other/briscos.html

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RIP Jack Brisco

Had the pleasure of meeting and drinking with Jack many times, super cool guy and a big loss to the wrestling community.



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On my visit to his hair salon I asked Tito a few questions, he once said he based his wrestling skills on Jack Brisco.

Just like Tito Santana, he is a legend everyone like liked/respected. Did anyone ever have a problem with a Jack Brisco (unless I missed something?)

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Re: Problems with Jack

Ole Anderson and the fans of Georgia Wrestling.

The Funks maybe because Dory Jr didn't directly drop the NWA Title to Brisco. However Terry & Dory Jr continued to wrestle Brisco off and on for the next ten years or so. How much heat could there have been if they continued to work together?



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clawmaster wrote: Re: Problems with Jack

Ole Anderson and the fans of Georgia Wrestling.

The Funks maybe because Dory Jr didn't directly drop the NWA Title to Brisco. However Terry & Dory Jr continued to wrestle Brisco off and on for the next ten years or so. How much heat could there have been if they continued to work together?

Well there was money to be made by working together so that smooths over a lot of problems.  But there was a ton of heat when Dory had the "farm accident".  I'm sure they got over it.



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I'm not very knowledgeable about all of that stuff.  Someone care enough to give me the rundown?

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DaNkinator wrote: I'm not very knowledgeable about all of that stuff.  Someone care enough to give me the rundown?

Basically when it came time for Dory Jr. to drop the NWA title, it was set up that he was to drop it to Jack Brisco. I believe the match and location was all set up, but right before the match Dory had an "accident" at the Funk ranch. An accident in his pickup truck I think was what was said. Thereby, Dory had to cancel the match with Jack. So down the line Dory just ended up dropping the belt to Race(Race's first NWA title). He was to be just a transitional champ as he then dropped the belt to Jack shortly after.
It's been disputed since it happened whether Dory Jr. really had the accident or if it was just a ploy cooked up by Dory Sr. to avoid dropping the belt to Jack.

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