MWR Trading Card 84 – Bruiser Brody
Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 2, 2012
Bruiser Brody, say the name to anyone involved in wrestling around the world past or present and there are many different emotions involved with each person. Brody was a hero to many, a rebel to others and seen as an enemy to many that wanted to control him.
If Hulk Hogan was the most popular, if Ric Flair was the greatest then Brody very the master of providing fear in not only the fans but the wrestlers themselves. A man who stood up for what he believed in Brody as wrestling was heading to the cartoon world of “Sports entertainment”. Brody continued the legacy of pro wrestling as a brutal, exciting and often bloody contest. Standing 6’8″ while weighing 325 pounds Brody demanded respect as an athlete first and foremost.
Brody’s tours of Japan cemented him as a legend while his battles with the best of the best including the likes of Andre the Giant, Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, Abdullah the Butcher and Antonio Inoki .
Brody was an instant draw for promoters for over 13 plus years including being a former NWA Central States Champion by defeating “Bulldog” Bob Brown April 10, 1980 Kansas City, KS and drew huge houses in St. Louis for Sam Muchnick’s NWA.
PWI ranked him #14 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the “PWI Years” in 2003. Brody was inducted into the St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame Class in 2007. Other awards included with the Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards 5 Star Match (1984) with Stan Hansen vs. Dory and Terry Funk on December 8, Best Brawler (1980–1984, 1987, 1988), Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1996).
Before ECW, Brody could wrestle with the best of them, was the king of hardcore and truly underrated with his promo skills.
This card is the effort and work of three wonderful people Barbara Goodish, Larry Matysik, and Rob Schamberger.
While the men and women that I personally would dream of having in the MWR set from the start included Harley Race, Ric Flair, MsChif and Bruiser Brody I could not possibly do it without the permission of his wife Barbara Goodish.
Barbara Goodish- While myself and the fans lost a favorite wrestler during the tragic events in Puerto Rico during Frank “Bruiser Brody” Goodish murder, the hard part was that a family lost a loving husband, father and friend. When I picked up the book Brody: The Triumph and Tragedy of Wrestling’s Rebel, I have to be honest I was skeptical how interested I would be when I saw that she would be sharing the story with Larry Matysik. When the final page was turned I felt ashamed of myself for feeling that way as Goodish brought out the reality of the situation. You got to see the real side of the man Bruiser Brody the man inside. I knew I couldn’t just make a card and money out of Brody without the blessing of the love of his wife. I am honored that Barbara gave us her permission to do a card to honor her husband for our card set.
Larry Matysik- The voice of Wrestling at the Chase is loved and respected not only in St. Louis but around the country. The right hand man of NWA President Sam Muchnick was instrumental to making ST. Louis the heart of the sport. It would only be proper that Brody’s friend and author of his autobiography to do the Bruiser Brody MWR Trading card.
Rob Schamberger- The card also features not only one but two photos of Brody from the hottest wrestling artist in the country Rob Schamberger. Schamberger like myself is a huge fan of Brody and stated that “I could draw Bruiser Brody all day long every day, if things went incredibly right in my life! There’s something about his energy, his intensity, his overall wildman look, that makes him a thrill to portray.”
This card is a must have for any fan of Bruiser Brody fan and it can be yours for only $3.00.
#1 The Northstar Express Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz – 2008 MWR Tag team of the Year
#2 Mark Sterling- 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year
#3 The Hooligans Devin and Mason Cutter – 2009 MWR Tag Team of the Year
#4 MsChif - 2009 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year
#5 Mike Sydal – 2009 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookie of the Year —-SOLD OUT—
#6 Jeremy Wyatt – 2008 MWR Wrestler of the Year, 2008 & 2009 MWR Match of the Year (vs. Michael Strider, vs. Tyler Cook)
#7 Santana G – Midwest Sweetheart
#8 Kahagas – The Tokyo Monster
#9 Mephisto - Hardcore Favorite
#10 Tyler Black – Ring of Honor World Champion
#11 Sir Bradley Charles – Rising star trained by Lance Storm
#12 Brandon Espinosa – 2011 MWR Wrestler of the Year
#13 Dave Vaughn – The Wrestling Machine
#14 “The Future” Donovan Ruddick – The 6’9″ Monster
#15 Brandon Aarons – Current Triple Crown Champion in the Midwest
#16 Davey Richards – Arguably the best in the world today
#17 “Superstar” Steve Fender – First American wrestler to train in Pro Wrestling NOAH Dojo
#18 MR Late Nite – “Hollywood Super Agent”
#19 Eric Allen – The Pride of Peoria
#20 Eddie Edward – American Wolf
#21 Evan Money – The Pro Wrestling Kid
#22 Delirious – A Familiar Face from “The Edge of Insanity”
#23 Jason Jones – On the Path to Superstardom
#24 Tony Kozina – Rugged and Well-Traveled Veteran
#25 Jeromy Robb – Senior Referee at 3XW and MECW
#26 Sean Vincent- Canada’s Favorite wrestler
#27 Lucy Mendez – Midwest Latino Knockout
#28 Trevor Murdock – Former WWE Superstar
#29 Eric Davis –Senior referee at IHW and PWE
#30 Angel -ECW Original
#31 Jonathan Greshem- Electrifying young star
#32 Brett Young -#1
#33 Michael Crase Jr -Metro and NWA Dynamo Ref
#34 -U-Gene Dinsmore- Lovable fan favorite.
#35- Billy McNeil- Innovating high flyer.
#36 Mia Martinez – Mysterious and fiery, Midwest diva
#37 Mike Sydal – 2010 MWR Wrestler of the Year
#38 Stacey O’Brien-2008 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year
#39- Neil Diamond Cutter- Prince of Death
#40- Bloody Harker Dirge- God of Thunder
# 41- Brian Breaker- 2011 Pro Wrestling Noah tour
# 42 Brandon Schmitt -WLW and Metro Pro Ref
#43 The The Mississippi Madman- PWE Champion
#45 B.G. James- 7 time World Tag Champion
#46 Rob Conway- 3 Time WWE Tag Champion.
#47 Larry Zbyszko- 2 time AWA World Champion
#48 Michael Barry – MR Saturday Night
#49 The Lumberjacks Abe and Gabe- Most decorated tag team in the Midwest
#50 Larry Matysik - Wrestling at the Chase announcer
#51 Jimmy Jacobs- ROH Superstar
#52 The Survivor Barry Ryte - Cancer Survivor
#53 Jessie Belle Smothers - Tracey Smothers daughter DING DING
#54 The Strong Style Devil’s - Bailey Mannix Eric Allen, Loveley Leon
#55 Ace Hawkins- Young High flyer
#56- Ryan Howe- WWE Tough Enough
#57- Misfitt Manners- Mizfitt Madness
#58- JB Payne-The Midwest Mauler
#59 Dave Hebner - Legendary Ref
#60 El Generico- The Generic Luchador
#61 Tony Atlas-MR USA
#62 MsChif- Raven Johnson Art card of the 2012 MWR Sexiest female of 2012 Card $3.00
#63 Maddog McDowell- Fan favorite around the Midwest WOOF WOOF
#64 Michael Elgin- ROH Superstar
#65 KC Jackson- The Main Attraction
#66 Ron Powers – SICW Champion
#67 The Briscoe Brothers- The Baddest Tag team on the planet.
#68 OUTKAST- One half of the Bum Rush Brothers.
#69 Miss Natural- 5-time Harley Race’s WLW Ladies Champion.
#70 Bob Geigel- 3-times NWA president
#71 Chase King- Young star in St Louis.
#73 Hellfire Symphony- The Great Malaki and The Great Cheyenne
#74 Jeff Vernetti - SICW ring announcer
#75 Stacey O’Brien - 2 time MWR Female Wrestler of the Year
# 76 Michael Strider- Kansas City wrestling legend.
#77 Amanda the Blood Thirsty Vixen -Beautiful, Extreme and BloodThirsty
#78 Ricky Cruz- Puerto Rican Superstar
#79 Adam Pearce - 4-Time NWA World Champion.
#80 The All Night Express- Rhett Titus and Kenny King-Red hot tag team
#81 Marshall and Ross Von Erich- Sons of Legend Kevin Von Erich
#82 Frank Gotch- Undefeated World Champion. CARD $3.00
#83 Justice – The wrestler/biker on a mission
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