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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.

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Re: Forgotten Legends52: Jack Brisco

Funny this one should come up today as just yesterday I was watching his matches against Bill Watts and Baba on youtube, really excellent old-school style work from Brisco, havent seen much of his career but everyone I have seen has been impressive, really liked the stuff with the Funks.
Anyone got suggestions of more matches by him to watch?

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Wasn't he one of the ass-kissers of Vince?
That DX imitated
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Wasn't he one of the ass-kissers of Vince?
That DX imitated



Jack Brisco is Gerry Brisco's older (and much better) brother. Jack was one of the best wrestlers in the 70s/80s and also a great tag team with his brother Gerald Brisco. Jack's most notable rivalry was his classic series with Dory Funk Jr. Jack was the NWA World's Heavyweight Champion with a run in the early 70s feuding with Harley Race and Terry Funk. He's a pro wrestling legend with notable work in NWA, Japan, and even had a little tag stint with his brother in WWF.



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Wasn't he one of the ass-kissers of Vince?
That DX imitated
You know, the post started with "Brother of famed crony of Mr Mcmahon Gerald Brisco", that Gerald Brisco is the ass kisser while Jack Brisco was one real ass kicking main eventer in the 70's and 80's giving the Funks, Race some real serious competition with and without the crony brother.

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Wasn't he one of the ass-kissers of Vince?
That DX imitated
I think you are referring to his brother who was the 'stooge' of Vince .Unfortunately this is how the kids who grew up in Attitude Era know him
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I think you are referring to his brother who was the 'stooge' of Vince .Unfortunately this is how the kids who grew up in Attitude Era know him
It is sad that Jack Brisco's career is masked by his brother's antics in Attitude Era. I too was a kid who grew in the attitude era but i have taken up to dig and find out what was Pro Wrestling before Vince Mcmahon and i stumbled upon a whole old world which was as good if not better than AE and what followed in terms of quality matches.

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It is sad that Jack Brisco's career is masked by his brother's antics in Attitude Era. I too was a kid who grew in the attitude era but i have taken up to dig and find out what was Pro Wrestling before Vince Mcmahon and i stumbled upon a whole old world which was as good if not better than AE and what followed in terms of quality matches.
I dont believe Attitude Era is over-rated,it was quite good in terms of entertainment but there are people who believe wrestling never existed beyond 1990.That is quite sad.
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