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 Posted: Thu Dec 5th, 2019 03:42 pm
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tamalie wrote: In the years before Bruiser Brody's death and in the decade or so afterwards, he was held in such high regard by insider fans that he got overrated. Then around 2002 or 2003 a backlash started and got so heated that it turned the other way. Brody is actually underrated now.
I think as we got more into a SJW world, the ideas of victims and aggressors flipped.  Invader I was so reviled for so many years as a murderer who got away with it due to a corrupt system, and then all of a sudden Brody came under fire for bullying Invader I so intensely for so long that that he got what he deserved.  They're both probably just assholes.



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 Posted: Thu Dec 5th, 2019 09:28 pm
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I take the minority view. I thought Brody was fantastic. What some forget is that what he did was fairly unique in the day. He was an elite performer and totally sold the gimmick. I am old enough to recall his 1975 WWWF run. He and Bulldog Brower did the same basic things but Brody did it 1000x better.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 5th, 2019 10:27 pm
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His WWWF run was fairly uninteresting believe it or not. Luckily Sammartino took a liking to him and they had decent matches considering the participants. But he wasn't any more over than guys like Duncum, Hansen, or Blackwell.



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He was no Stan Hansen.

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I first saw Brody in the WWA for Dick the Bruiser and he really scared me.

He was very nice to me when I saw him at a Windy City Pro Wrestling show at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago. He signed an autograph for me and posed for a crazy cross-eyed photo. I only regret that there were no selfies in those days so I could pose with him.

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No matter the reputation he had, Brody never lacked for work. I think that was the ultimate tribute to him while he lived; has was a consistent draw across the US and internationally.

His tragic end, of course added to his legend.

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Married Jo wrote: KGB wrote: Not a fan. He certainly had "it" but his refusal to sell makes his matches largely unwatchable for me. He'd be in a tag match in Japan, getting worked over and he's just shrugging things off, then he'll tag out and stand on the apron like nothing happened. Steamboat/Kobashi he wasn't.

I think martini nailed it. He was a journeyman brawler who could be difficult to work with. His death endowed him with a great mystique than he'd legitimately earned.

This. Martini nailed it...

Or Brody could have put on a helluva show vs. Hogan at one of the early Wrestlemania's had he lived. Brody vs Savage, Brody Vs Piper; VKM would have loved him, simply because he was a draw.


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Was never a fan, but it would’ve been cool to see him in 80s WWF and 90s ECW.



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Quattro wrote: He was no Stan Hansen.I also think Stan Hansen was better.  A better wrestler and a more believable character.  As a kid, I thought Brody was acting crazy.  I thought Hansen was legit crazy.  That's a BIG difference.



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BItterOldMan wrote: Or Brody could have put on a helluva show vs. Hogan at one of the early Wrestlemania's had he lived. Brody vs Savage, Brody Vs Piper; VKM would have loved him, simply because he was a draw. And Brody would have loved VKM because of his pay envelope.  Everybody used to say that Andre had no problem jobbing if the pay was worth it.  Brody would have been exactly the same.  Spend 9 months chasing Hogan on TV, while having house show matches with him (the way that Savage did at the beginning), and then when they were comfortable with their plan, they unleash Brody on Hogan on TV - it leads to a SNME and then Wrestlemania.  Hell, you have to believe that Hogan-Brody at Wrestlemania 2 would have made that card successful.  He could have even come back and headlined Wrestlemania 5 with Hogan after becoming his friend a la the "Mega Powers".  And come to think of it, had Brody been there, who knows if Vince puts Savage up to main event level?  I think Savage was so good and so over he would've taken the spot himself, but it's still something to think about.

With all of that said, I really thought that they would bring in Stan Hansen to headline with Hogan in '89, especially after he appeared in No Holds Barred.  For that, I was expecting Jos LeDuc as well, but I think he was about done by that time.



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Superstar wrote: Quattro wrote: He was no Stan Hansen.I also think Stan Hansen was better.  A better wrestler and a more believable character.  As a kid, I thought Brody was acting crazy.  I thought Hansen was legit crazy.  That's a BIG difference.

I recommend reading Hansen's book. A lot on Brody.

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I dont think Brody would have lasted long enough in the WWF to have many feuds. He was too difficult and his act would have worn thin. He was one of those wrestlers who was much better in small doses. Come in have a Hogan feud and then bye bye.  Like Abdullah and others.

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Spatulapup wrote: I dont think Brody would have lasted long enough in the WWF to have many feuds. He was too difficult and his act would have worn thin. He was one of those wrestlers who was much better in small doses. Come in have a Hogan feud and then bye bye.  Like Abdullah and others.
This is what I was thinking. They needed to have Hogan vs. Brody at WM II. That was the money match at the right time with nothing else better (Bundy was an uninspired choice). But after that payday, Brody would’ve needed to move on. There would’ve been no other big feud. 



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If he had ended up in the WWF and he likely would have, he'd be remembered like that tough Samoan or Earthquake. Either way, he'd be a main event job guy.



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