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Join Date: Jul 2012
Forgotten Legends52: Jack Brisco
Yes, the brother of the famed crony of Mr Mcmahon Gerald Brisco is the one I am talking about. Frankly, That is how i knew of him as I started watching wrestling mid attitude era until I started to care to find out more.
Debuting in 1965, he was a huge of fan of Lou Thesz and became the first native american winning NCAA wrestling national championship before entering professional wrestling.
He won the title of junior heavyweight title from NWA within months from Don Kent also winning a couple of other state titles incl. tag titles with Haystack Calhoun. He then moved on to CWF winning the tag and southern heavyweight title of NWA quickly. He was joined by his brother and went on to win the TV and tag title of the promotion again.
His first win of NWA world heavyweight title was from Harley Race though it should have been from Dory Funk Jr who had an accident which he eventually lost to Giant Baba creating history, winning it back and eventually dropping it to Terry Funk. The Funk and Briscos feuded throughout this time across territories. He had a short run in indies winning the likes of Jerry Lawler and Bob Backlund for various NWA heavyweight titles before returning to CWF to win the tag title teaming with his brother winning various championships which they continued in other promotions making him a tag team legend.
He was considered one of the legends of the wrestling by the likes of Ric Flair and Hogan (who the Brisco brothers discovered, sent for training and brought out) for his wrestling skills. With over 53 titles to his name of which 26 were tag title runs, he is one forgotten legend.