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Encyclopedia > William Afflis
Dick the Bruiser
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Ring name(s) Richard Afflis
"Bruiser" Afflis
Dick the Bruiser
"The Bruiser"
Billed height 6 ft, 1 in
Billed weight 261 lbs
Born June 27, 1929(1929-06-27)
Delphi, Indiana
Died November 10, 1991 (aged 62)
Resides Merrillville, Indiana
Billed from Reno, Nevada
Trained by Verne Gagne, Joe Pazandak
Debut 1954 (Minneapolis)
Retired 1985

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Born in Delphi, Indiana, Afflis grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Shortridge High School. Afflis played varsity football at Purdue University and played for the Green Bay Packers in the early 1950s, as a lineman, before he became a pro wrestler. In the late 50's, Dick the Bruiser wrestled live every Thursday on TV in the Detroit area. His typical opponent was "an up and coming young (unknown) wrestler" who would be pulverized by the Bruiser. His matches and interviews were so effective he became a household name in the Detroit area. His only defeat on live TV was at the hands of Cowboy Bob Ellis. However, in two rematches with Ellis at the Olympia in Detroit, Bruiser was victorious. Delphi is a city located in Carroll County, Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: , County Founded 1821 Government  - Mayor Bart Peterson (D) Area  - City  372 sq mi (963. ... Shortridge High School is a public high school located in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Purdue University (Purdue) is a land-grant, public university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States. ... “Packers” redirects here. ...


Afflis, along with fellow wrestler and business partner Wilbur Snyder, purchased the Indianapolis NWA promotion in 1964 from its longtime owner Jim Barnett. Afflis renamed the territory the WWA and promoted himself as its champion. While he ran it as an independant promotion with its own titles and champion, the WWA had a working agreement with the larger AWA (owned by wrestler Verne Gagne), sharing talent and recognizing their championships. This agreement benefitted both Promotions and led to the Bruiser having multiple AWA Tag-Team Title reigns, primarily with legendary tag team partner, The Crusher who was billed as his "cousin". The Bruiser was the first to christen Manager Bobby Heenan with the nickname of "The Weasel" during his run in the territory. Afflis' WWA ran from 1964 until 1989, when Afflis finally tired of losing talent, TV, and fan attendance to the WWF. Wilbur Snyder was born on September 15, 1929 in Santa Monica, California, USA. Snyder was known as a football player and champion wrestler. ... // History Jim Barnett begun its game working in 1991. ... Formed from the North American Wrestling Alliance and based primarily out of the Los Angeles Olympic Auditorium under the banner of West Coast promoters Gene & Mike LeBell. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Verne Gagne (born February 26, 1926) is a former professional wrestler, trainer and wrestling promoter. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... Reginald Lisowski was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, The Crusher. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


Afflis, with his charisma, NFL notoriety, and gravely voiced, tough-guy persona was a legitimate cross-media star, becoming something of a hero in the Indianapolis area. Indianapolis native, David Letterman, would later name his television show's band "The World's Most Dangerous Band" as a derivation of Dick the Bruiser's nickname, "The World's Most Dangerous Wrestler." The moniker "Dick the Bruiser" was even used in the 1980's by George Baier, a co-host of the morning drive show on Detroit rock radio station WRIF-FM. Baier's "Richard T. Bruiser" was an effective, entertaining impersonation of Afflis. David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) is an award-winning American comedian, late night talk show host, television producer, philanthropist, and IRL IndyCar Series car owner. ...


After retiring, Dick Afflis worked as a talent agent for WCW. He died of a heart attack after completing his daily morning workout on November 10, 1991. For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ...


Championships and accomplishments

  • Mid-Pacific Promotions
  • NWA Chicago
  • NWA Detroit
  • World Wrestling Association (Los Angeles)
  • Other Titles

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  Results from FactBites:
 
William Afflis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (305 words)
William Richard Afflis (June 27, 1929-November 10, 1991) was an American professional wrestler best known as Dick the Bruiser.
Afflis played college football at Purdue University and played for the Green Bay Packers in the early 1950s, as a lineman, before he became a pro wrestler.
Afflis died of a heart attack after completing his daily morning workout on November 10, 1991, at the age of 62.
Wrestling Encyclopedia (1082 words)
William Fritz Afflis was born on June 27, 1929 in Lafayette, Indiana; and he grew up in Indianapolis before eventually changing his name to “Richard.” He landed football scholarships at Purdue University and the University of Nevada prior to starring as a defensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers from 1951-55.
At 6'1" 260 pounds of muscle, Afflis was considered one of the NFL’s strongest players; and he was consequently approached by the San Francisco 49ers’ Leo Nomellini (who was a part-time grappler during the off-season) about a career in pro wrestling.
Afflis subsequently made his ring debut in Tony Stecher’s Minneapolis territory in late 1954; and as “Dick the Bruiser,” he soon established a reputation as one of the sport’s most aggressive brawlers.
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