|View single post by CrusherBolo|
|Posted: Mon Jun 16th, 2014 04:26 am||
|Just found Bruiser's first Green Bay appearance, said to be his Wisconsin debut:
Green Bay (Labor Temple) Sunday, January 2, 1955 -
Dick Afflis beat Jack Wilson
1-Afflis won with a series of body press, body slam and pin - 17 minutes.
2-Afflis won after a piledriver - 13 minutes.
Afflis appeared again the following week:
Green Bay (Labor Temple) Sunday, January 9, 1955 -
Mike Blazer beat Dick Afflis
1-Afflis won with a backdrop and shoulder press - 23 minutes.
2-Blazer won with a reverse full nelson - 19 minutes.
3-Afflis was disqualified for failing to break a hold (5-count) - 8:40.
I'd have loved to have seen these matches. 30 minutes with Jack Wilson and 50-51 minutes against Blazer. Had to be quite different than the 10-minute bouts we saw Bruiser in during his later years.