Name: - Wild Bull Curry
Height: - 6'0” (183cm)
Weight: - 220lb (100kg)
Born: - 2 May, 1913
From: - Hartford, Connecticut
Trained by: - Adam Weissmuller
Debut: - c.1935
Retired: - c.1974
Died: - 8 March, 1985
Toured Australia: - 1967
Known as “'The Human Brillo pad” because of his wiry hair and bushy eyebrows. Began working in a circus as a teenager. Debuted in Detroit, quickly becoming a big name. Took on Jack Dempsey in 1940 in a 'wrestler v boxer' match, but was stopped in the 2nd round.
Moved to Texas in the early 50s, where he credited with establishing “Brass Knuckles” titles (a forerunner of 'hardcore'). Was responsible for starting several crowd riots in the 50s and 60s, and allegedly spent time in jail after using a cinder block on an opponent, only being allowed out to wrestle.
Toured Australia in 1967, wrestling as a main -event heel.
Bull's son was also a top wrestler, “Flying” Fred Curry, and his grandson is also wrestling, “Rocket” Fred Curry.
Titles held: - NWA Southern Hwt, Texas Hwt, NWA Brass Knuckles (20), (Texas) NWA World Tag (w/ Lucas Pertano), NWA International Tag (2, w/ Tiger Jeet Singh, w/ Fred Curry)
Credit: Mark Dalgleish, Wikipedia, WrestlingClassics.com
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