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Brute Bernard

Name: Brute Bernard
Height: 6'2" / 188cm
Weight: 270lbs / 120 kg
Born: June 6, 1921
From: Quebec, Canada
Trained by: Jack Britton
Debut: 1957
Died: July 14, 1984
Finisher: Backbreaker
Also known as: Jim Bernard, The Brute

Toured Australia: 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974 and 1978.


Made his name initially as tag partner of Skull Murphy in WWWF. Toured the world with Skull until Murphy's death in 1969. Continued as a solo wrestler in Australia, where he had his greatest success. Also wrestled extensively in the Carolinas, where he teamed with the Missouri Mauler, and Texas.

Was famous for his 'camel walk'.

Major titles: Austro-Asian Heavyweight Championship, World Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship (Australia) (2), United States Heavyweight Championship (Texas), NWA Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship (Texas) (2), NWA World Tag Team Championship (2 - w/ Skull Murphy), WWWF United States Tag Team Championship (w/ Skull Murphy), IWA World Tag Team Championship (5 - w/ Skull Murphy), Atlantic Coast Tag Team Championship (w/ Larry Hamilton), Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (w/ Jay York), American Tag Team Championship (3 - w/ Mike Paidousis (2), w/ Larry Hamilton), Western States Tag Team Championship (w/ Frank Morrell)

Brute Bernard v Killer Karl Kox, World Championship Wrestling 1974

Credit: Mark Dalgleish, Wikipedia, Libnan Ayoub's 100 Years of Australian Professional Wrestling
Photo credit: Wikipedia