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Born in Montreal, Québec, Canada
Died in Vimont, Laval, Quebec, Canada  (murdered by gunshot)
Nicknames The World's Strongest Man
Canadian Strongman
Canada's Strongest Man
Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

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Adolph Bresciano was born on August 6, 1948 in Montreal, Québec, Canada. He was an actor, known for Royal Rumble (1991), WrestleMania IV (1988) and Survivor Series (1990). He was married to Diane Rivest. He died on March 10, 1993 in Vimont, Laval, Quebec, Canada.

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Diane Rivest (? - 10 March 1993) (his death) (1 child)

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One daughter, born 1987.
Authorities believe he was murdered because he was involved in a cigarette-smuggling gang with an organized-crime ring and got caught skimming money from them. Because there was no sign of a struggle or of forced entry, police believe Bresciano knew his killers. He was shot 7 times in the head and a total of 10 times in the chest and abdomen area.
Professional wrestler.
In December 1992, the WWF scheduled a retirement show for Dino Bravo at the Montreal Forum but it was cancelled.
The name "Dino Bravo" was taken from a wrestler (real name Pepe DiPasquali) from the late 50s/early 60s, who was nicknamed "The Italian Casanova." Bresciano's future tag partner Dominic DeNucci wrestled with the original Bravo as tag teaming brothers.
Notable title wins include: Grand Prix Tag Team champion (Montreal version) with Gino Brito; NWA Americas Heavyweight champion; NWA Americas Tag Team champion w/ Victor Rivera; NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight champion; NWA World Tag Team title (Mid-Atlantic) w/ Mr. Wrestling; NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team champion (2) w/ Mr. Wrestling and Tiger Conway Jr.; WWWF World Tag Team champion w/ Dominick De Nucci; NWA Canadian Heavyweight champion (Toronto version) (2); Canadian International Tag Team champion w/ Tony Parisi; Canadian International Heavyweight champion (7) and WWF Canadian champion (only).
In September 1979, Bravo was recognized as the first AWA Canadian champion.
In the mid-1970s he won the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles with Tim Woods (aka Mr. Wrestling) and Tiger Conway Jr..
His trainer and mentor was Gino Brito. Debuting in 1970, Bravo and Brito worked as a team, often being billed as Brito's cousin.
Was scheduled to headline a Montreal card in 1986 against Hulk Hogan. The match was canceled with Bravo leaving shortly after.
Returned to the WWF in 1987. He dyed his hair blond and was brought into Johnny Valiant faction, The Dream Team, joining up with Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake. They kicked Beefcake out of the group at WrestleMania III, making them The New Dream Team.
Used "La Marseillaise" (The French National Anthem) by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle as his Theme music in the WWF.
Managers: Johnny Valiant, Frenchy Martin and Jimmy Hart.
Last televised appearance was at WrestleMania VII (1991).
Retired from wrestling after the WWF's European Rampage Again Tour in April 1992.

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