"Bulldog" Bob Brown
From Shoal Lake, Manitoba. Brown wrestled from the late 50s through 1996. He was particularly successful in Western Canada, the Maritimes, and the Kansas City territory -- where Brown frequently held the NWA Central States title and was tag champion with all-time greats like Pat O'Connor and Dick Murdoch. He often worked as the booker of the Kansas City office, and for several other promotions.
According to one report, Brown trained early in his career in Minneapolis with Verne Gagne and Bronko Nagurski.
Went to Vancouver in 1969 and formed very successful tag teams with Gene Kiniski and Big John Quinn. According to Brown, it was Kiniski who gave him the "Bulldog" nickname.
Later in his career, Brown frequently worked in Calgary and back home in Winnipeg. Brown's final title with a major promotion was the Stampede International tag title which he won with his "son" Kerry Brown (who was actually a nephew) in 1989.
Brown died in February 1997 and was reportedly 58 years old.
"At 240 pounds, the 5'10" guy has a style of wrestling that is as wild as they come. Hailing from Winnipeg, the Canadian has rapidly become one of the top villains and most hated men around. Brown gives no quarter and doesn't expect to receive any. His disregard for the rules has made him one of the most feared and hated men in the world."
(From MATMANIA, 1968)
"Bulldog Bob Brown is perhaps the most popular of the wrestlers. He's been
around for years. Now 41, Brown, nicknamed "Bulldog" because he looks like
one, is in his 24th year of professional wrestling. He is proudest of his
involvement in the wrestler's leukemia drive. He's chairman. Tonight, Brown's
10-year old son David and his 69-year old mother Doris are in the
audience. They're from Winnipeg, Canada. "Every year I take December off
and go home to Canada," Brown said."
(From the WICHITA BEACON, Wichita, Kansas, Aug. 18, 1980)
- 15-time NWA North American/Central States tag champion, 1965-88
- U.S. champion (Missouri-Iowa), 1966
- 16-time NWA Central States champion, 1968-87
- 3-time Pacific Coast champion (Vancouver), 1970-72
- Stampede International tag champion, with Kerry Brown, 1989