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Dino Bravo
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Ring name(s) Dino Bravo
Billed height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Billed weight 248 lb (116 kg)
Born August 6, 1949(1949-08-06)
Italy
Died March 11, 1993 (aged 43)
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Billed from Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Trained by Gino Brito
Debut 1970
Retired 1992

Adolfo Bresciano (August 6, 1949 - March 11, 1993) was an Italian-born Canadian professional wrestler, best known for his work as Dino Bravo, self-proclaimed as "Canada's Strongest Man" and later as the "World's Strongest Man." Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: Unité, progrès, grandeur(French) Unity, Progress, Greatness City of Laval Coordinates: , Country Province Founded Established 1965 Government  - City Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt (since 1989) Area  - Total 247. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Gino Brito is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ...

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Career

Bresciano began wrestling in 1970, taking the "Dino Bravo" moniker from a wrestler from the early 1960s who had teamed with Dominic DeNucci as the Bravo brothers, Dino and Dominic. He was trained by Gino Brito, and often worked in a tag team with his mentor, billed as Brito's cousin. Bravo worked in a number of other tag teams, partnering with, among others, Mr. Wrestling Tim Woods and DeNucci. With DeNucci, Bravo would go on to capture the WWF World Tag Team Titles. By the late 1970s Bravo had become a big enough draw to get a singles push in the Montreal territory. In December 1978 he defeated Gene Kiniski in Toronto to win the new Canadian heavyweight title as recognized in that area. Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dominic Denucci was a professional wrestler. ... Gino Brito is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... --Duk 03:11, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... This article is about the tag team championship that is currently defended on the RAW brand of WWE. For SmackDown!s tag team championship, see WWE Tag Team Championship. ... In professional wrestling, a push is an attempt by the booker to make the wrestler win more matches and become more popular with the fans. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Gene Kiniski was a professional wrestler. ...


Bravo had primarily worked for Canadian promotions and other promotions in the NWA, but when one of the Canadian promotions was bought by the World Wrestling Federation in the early 1980s, Bravo began working for the McMahon family. He and King Tonga (later known as Haku) formed a tag team for a brief while, but never got much of a push. Bravo was scheduled to headline a card against Hulk Hogan in 1986, but the match was canceled on short notice, with Bravo leaving the company shortly thereafter; the rumor was that the company didn't want the Montreal crowd to cheer Bravo, the hometown hero, over Hogan, and that Bravo quit after finding out. The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Tonga Uliuli Fifita (born February 3, 1959 in Nukualofa, Tonga, then under British sovereignty) is a former professional wrestler for both World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


Bravo returned to the WWF the next year, with his hair dyed blond and working as part of Lucious Johnny Valiant's stable with Greg "The Hammer" Valentine and Brutus Beefcake. Beefcake was kicked out of the stable at WrestleMania III and Bravo took his place in the "Dream Team" tag team with Valentine. John L. Sullivan was a professional wrestler better known as Johnny Valiant. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... John Anthony Wisniski Jr. ... Edward Harrison Leslie (born April 21, 1958) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation under the ring name Brutus The Barber Beefcake. ... WrestleMania III was the third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ...


Bravo returned to singles competition after a few months, and began a strongman gimmick. At the 1988 Royal Rumble, Bravo (who was legitimately strong and was said to be able to press more than 500 pounds) attempted to bench press what he claimed was 715 pounds, which would have been a world record at the time. Commentator Jesse "The Body" Ventura helped lift the bar at one point, but Bravo played the lift as a success, and began billing himself as the "World's Strongest Man." In this gimmick, Bravo feuded with Don Muraco, Ken Patera, Jim Duggan, and Ron Garvin. He played up his French Canadian heritage wearing the Fleur-de-lis and was managed by Frenchy Martin; who often toted around a sign reading USA Is Not OK. After Frenchy Martin's departure, Bravo joined Jimmy Hart's stable and often teamed up with Earthquake, and Bresciano would often display his strength by doing push ups whilst the 460 lb. Earthquake sat on his back (although Tenta kept his feet on the floor, so not all of his weight was on his partner). The team of Earthquake and Bravo would have a lengthy feud with Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior. Royal Rumble 1988 was the first annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Bench press world records are the international records in bench press across the years since the birth of modern powerlifting. ... Jesse Ventura (born July 15, 1951 as James George Janos), also known as The Body, The Star, and The Governing Body, is an American politician, retired professional wrestler, Navy UDT veteran, actor, and former radio and television talk show host. ... Don Muraco (Born Don Morrow on September 10, 1949), also known as The Magnificent Muraco was a Hawaiian professional wrestler in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... James Stuart Duggan (born January 14, 1954), better known by his ring name Hacksaw Jim Duggan, is an American professional wrestler, currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... Ron Garvin (born Roger Barnes on March 30, 1945 in Montréal, Quebec) is a Canadian former professional wrestler and referee most known for his time in the National Wrestling Alliance. ... French Canadian is a term that has several different connotations. ... Fleurs-de-lys on the flag of Quebec The fleur-de-lis (also spelled fleur-de-lys; plural fleurs-de-lis or -lys) is used in heraldry, where it is particularly associated with the France monarchy (see King of France). ... 1971: Frenchy Martin started wrestling in Quebec, and that winter, headed out west to work for Stu Harts Stampede promotion. ... The Mouth of the South Jimmy Hart (also known as The Colonel) (born January 1, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a professional wrestling manager, executive, composer and musician. ... John Anthony Tenta (June 22, 1963 – June 7, 2006) was a Canadian professional wrestler, best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation as Earthquake. ... A press up (also push up) is a common strength training exercise performed while lying horizontal and face down, raising and lowering using the arms. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Retirement and Murder

Following a Wrestlemania VII loss to Kerry Von Erich, he disappeared from WWF TV for several months before having a short run on several Canadian house shows as a babyface in matches against "The Mountie." Bresciano left the WWF and retired from active competition following a tour in Britain in April of 1992. After his retirement, he helped train wrestlers in Montreal such as Mike Lyons. WrestleMania VII was the seventh annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Kerry Gene Adkisson (February 3, 1960 – February 18, 1993) was an American professional wrestler under the ring names Kerry Von Erich, The Modern Day Warrior, and The Texas Tornado and was part of the Von Erich family of professional wrestlers. ... WWE RAW Brand house show from the Continental Airlines Arena on December 28, 2006 A house show is a professional wrestling show run by a major promotion (such as WWE or TNA), that is not televised or taped. ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ... Jacques Rougeau (born June 13, 1960) is a former French-Canadian professional wrestler from Saint-Sulpice, Quebec, best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s with the World Wrestling Federation under his own name, and as The Mountie. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ...


On March 11, 1993, Bresciano was found shot to death, in his Vimont, Laval, Quebec mansion. Rumors circled that Bresciano, having retired from wrestling, was supporting himself as part of a cigarette smuggling ring. The rumors were never proven, even after intense investigation. Saint Leonard (in English usually pronounced /li ʌ nʌrd/) is a former city on the Island of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In wrestling

Finishing and Signature Moves

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Managers

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Championships and accomplishments

  • Lutte Internationale
  • PWI ranked him # 179 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003.

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References

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Dino Bravo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (646 words)
Bravo had primarily worked for Canadian promotions and the NWA, but when one of the Canadian promotions was bought by the World Wrestling Federation in the early 1980's, Bravo began working for the McMahon family.
Bravo was scheduled to headline a card against Hulk Hogan in 1986, but the match was cancelled on short notice, with Bravo leaving the company shortly thereafter; the rumor was that the company didn't want the Montreal crowd to cheer Bravo, the hometown hero, over Hogan, and that Bravo quit after finding out.
But Dino Bravo returned to the WWF the next year, with his hair dyed blonde and working as part of a stable with Greg "The Hammer" Valentine and Brutus Beefcake.
3StrandWrestling: Can You Honestly Say There's A Better Wrestling Website? (554 words)
Bravo won the inaugural tournament for the NWA Canadian title, with the belt presented to him by Whipper Watson, all in 1978.
With Bravo's popularity gradually increasing, he was involved in a drastic piece of on the fly booking, where in January of 1986, the WWE canceled a match he was scheduled to be in, against Hulk Hogan.
A few selective shows had Dino Bravo as the guest, both in the WWE and in Puerto Rico for the duration of his career in 1992, and the WWE scheduled a retirement show at the Montreal Forum as a way of thanking Bresciano, but the December show was canceled.
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