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Date of Birth 27 June 1929Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Date of Death 10 November 1991Tampa, Florida, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameWilliam Richard Afflis
Nickname The Bruiser

Mini Bio (1)

Dick Afflis was born on June 27, 1929 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as William Richard Afflis. He was an actor, known for The Wrestler (1974), I Like to Hurt People (1985) and The Escapist (1983). He died on November 10, 1991 in Tampa, Florida, USA.

Trivia (7)

Inducted into the WCW Hall of Fame May 22nd, 1994.
Dick the Bruiser was the original beer guzzling, cigar smoking, toughguy in the wrestling industry.
Notable Title Wins include: NWA United States Heavyweight title (5); NWA (Chicago) World Tag Team titles with Gene Kiniski; AWA World Tag Team titles with Crusher Lisowski (5); AWA World Heavyweight title; WWA World Heavyweight title (9); WWA World Tag Team titles with Crusher (6); WWA World Tag Team titles with Bruno Sammartino.
The Bruiser actually gave Bobby Heenan the nickname "The Weasel".
Inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2005 with his tag team partner, The Crusher (Reginald Lisowski).
Inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2011 as a solo.
In November 1957, while performing in a tag team match in Madison Square Garden, a riot broke out. He stood in the ring and tossed as many people as he could back into the stands. The New York State Boxing and Wrestling Commission banned him for life from ever wrestling in the state of New York.

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