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Gino Brito

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Gino Brito

Real name: Gino Acocella

Popular wrestler in Montreal and one of the promoters in the city in the 1980s. As Louis Cerdan, he was WWWF tag champion, teaming with with fellow Canadian-Italian wrestler Tony Parisi.

Son of wrestler Jack Britton and father of Gino Brito Jr.

Jack Britton was probably more famous for organizing a central booking office for midget wrestlers in the 1950s. He worked with Detroit promoters Bert Ruby and Harry Light and had a near-monopoly on the top wrestling midgets for many years.

Brito continued to wrestle through the mid-80s. He promoted shows in Toronto in 1987, but the promotion had a very difficult time after Dino Bravo and Rick Martel left. Brito appeared in the WWF old-timers battle royal in November 1987 (the first to be eliminated in a match won by Lou Thesz that featured several former world champion).

Prominent Titles:

  • WWWF World tag champion, as Louis Cerdan, with Tony Parisi, 1975-76
  • Grand Prix tag champion (Montreal), with Dino Bravo, 1973
  • 2-time International tag champion (Montreal), with Tony Parisi, 1983-84

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