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Jack Brisco

(1941 – 2010)

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Jack Brisco

Jack Brisco
(1941 – 2010)

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Jack Brisco

(1941 – 2010)
About Jack
This is a tribute to Freddie Joe Brisco, better known as Jack Brisco. Jack Brisco was a former American professional wrestler who was popular during the 1970s, and into the 1980s. He performed for various territories of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), becoming a two-time World Heavyweight Champion, and multi-time Tag Team Champion with his brother Gerald Brisco. Jack Brisco was considered one of the top wrestlers of his era; in 2005, Don Leo Jonathan called him "probably the greatest champion of the 20th century."
In the late 1970s, the Brisco Brothers also discovered Terry Bollea, the future wrestling legend best known as Hulk Hogan, who they introduced to Hiro Matsuda for training.
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About Jack
grew up in Blackwell, Oklahoma with five siblings. He was followed by his younger brother, Gerald Brisco, into sport wrestling and turned down a football scholarship at University of Oklahoma to go to Oklahoma State. He was the first Native American to win an NCAA National Championship in 1965. His winning the NCAA title was even profound in that Brisco won it during his junior year, and didn't get taken down once during the season.
Jack Brisco's first NWA World Heavyweight Championship win was scheduled to be over Dory Funk Jr. capping off a multi-year feud, but the Funks balked, and politically maneuvered to drop the title to Harley Race instead. Jack then won the title from Race after a brief reign in Houston,
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Texas on July 20, 1973. He defended his championship in NWA affiliated promotions across the world until losing to Giant Baba on December 4, 1974, though he regained the championship four days later. Jack Brisco defended the championship until losing it to Terry Funk on December 10, 1975. His loss continued the extensive feud between the Briscos and Funks. For several years, Jack and Jerry Brisco would continue battling Terry and Dory Funk for wrestling supremacy.
Jack Brisco was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2005. Jack lived in Florida where he ran the Brisco Body Shop with brothers Gerald and Bill for over 30 years. He has also made occasional wrestling appearances such as Florida's
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Wrestle Reunion in January 2005. Jack Brisco is considered one of the great legendary wrestlers of the 1970s and has often been cited as such by Ric Flair during his emotional promos. Jack Brisco and his brother, Gerald were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2008.
On February 1st, 2010, Jack Brisco passed away after complications from open heart surgery. This is an online memorial in memory of Jack Brisco and his achievements. May he rest in peace.
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Jack Brisco

This is a tribute to Freddie Joe Brisco, better known as Jack Brisco. Jack Brisco was a former American professional wrestler who was popular during the 1970s, and into the 1980s. He performed for various territories of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), becoming a two-time World Heavyweight Champion, and multi-time Tag Team Champion with his brother Gerald Brisco. Jack Brisco was considered one of the top wrestlers of his era; in 2005, Don Leo Jonathan called him "probably the greatest champion of the 20th century."
In the late 1970s, the Brisco Brothers also discovered Terry Bollea, the future wrestling legend best known as Hulk Hogan, who they introduced to Hiro Matsuda for training.
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