Bobo Brazil - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Bobo Brazil, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Bobo Brazil was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on July 10, 1924.

He died on January 20, 1998 at the age of 73.

He is credited for breaking down racial segregation in American pro wrestling.

Bobo Brazil was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 1994 as an individual, in the NWA Hall of Fame in 2013 and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2008 as part of the Television Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Bobo Brazil
  • Ring Names
    • Bobo Brazil ( January 1, 1950 - January 20, 1998)
    • Bubu Brazil ( January 1, 1950 - September 4, 1950)
    • Houston Harris ( March 29, 1948 - December 31, 1949)
  • Born July 10, 1924
  • Died January 20, 1998 (aged 73)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Billed From
    • Benton Harbor, Michigan ( January 1, 1950 - January 20, 1998)
    • Brazil ( March 29, 1948 - December 31, 1949)
  • Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
  • Weight
    • 270 lbs (122 kg)
  • Nicknames The MLK of Wrestling, The South American Giant
  • Notes He is credited for breaking down racial segregation in American pro wrestling.

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( March 29, 1948 - December 31, 1993)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF April 19, 1984 July 7, 1984
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA December 6, 1951 January 21, 1983
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA February 5, 1977 June 25, 1982
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW February 27, 1973 September 13, 1979
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF January 24, 1963 July 16, 1977
    Promotion JWA June 2, 1972 December 5, 1972
    Promotion JWA June 25, 1968 January 13, 1970
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face November 16, 1951 January 20, 1998
    Tweener January 1, 1950 November 15, 1951
    Heel March 29, 1948 December 31, 1949
  • Images
    Jun 1994
    Jun 1994
    Oct 1962
    Oct 1962

  • Finishers
    • Coco Butt - Headbutt

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 1994, Individual
    • NWA Hall of Fame - Year 2013, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2008, Television Era
  • Titles Won

    World Wide Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Federation

    • 7 WWWF United States Heavyweight Championship

    Big Time Wrestling (Detroit)

    • 9 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Detroit version)
    • 8 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Detroit version) (1 with Athol Layton, 1 with Art Thomas, 1 with Fred Curry, 1 with Guy Mitchell, 1 with the Stomper, 3 with Tony Marino)

    Big Time Wrestling (San Francisco)

    • 1 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (San Francisco version)

    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 2 NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (1 with Sweet Brown Sugar, 1 with Dusty Rhodes)

    Eastern Sports Association

    • 1 ESA North American Heavyweight Championship

    Japan Wrestling Association

    • 1 NWA International Heavyweight Championship

    Maple Leaf Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship (with Billy Watson)
    • 1 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Toronto version)

    Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Mid-Atlantic version)

    Midwest Wrestling Association (Ohio)

    • 1 MWA Ohio Heavyweight Championship
    • 3 MWA Ohio Tag Team championship (with Frankie Talaber)

    NWA Hollywood Wrestling

    • 3 NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA "Beat the Champ" Television Championship
    • 4 NWA International Television Tag Team Championship (1 with Primo Carnera, 1 with Sandor Szabo, 2 with Wilbur Snyder)
    • 1 NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Championship (Los Angeles version)

    Superstars of Wrestling

    • 1 SoW United States Heavyweight Championship

    World Wrestling Association (Indianapolis)

    • 2 WWA World Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 WWA World Tag Team Championship (with Chris Carter)

    Other titles

    • 1 2 World Negro Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • PWI Editors' Award (1998)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Bobo Brazil and Chris Carter - Chris Carter ( August 1, 1985 - August 31, 1985)
    • Dusty Rhodes and Bobo Brazil - Dusty Rhodes ( June 30, 1980 - November 29, 1980)
    • Bobo Brazil and Sweet Brown Sugar - Sweet Brown Sugar/Skip Young ( September 22, 1979 - October 29, 1979)
    • Bobo Brazil and Fred Curry - Fred Curry ( January 21, 1974 - March 22, 1975)
    • Bobo Brazil and Tony Marino - Tony Marino ( December 22, 1973 - November 2, 1974)
    • Bobo Brazil and Lord Athol Layton - Lord Athol Layton ( August 8, 1970 - December 19, 1970)
    • Bobo Brazil and Art Thomas - Art Thomas ( May 29, 1965 - December 31, 1965)
    • Bobo Brazil and "Whipper" Billy Watson - "Whipper" Billy Watson ( March 21, 1958 - April 2, 1959)
    • Bobo Brazil and Primo Carnera - Primo Carnera ( November 22, 1956 - January 4, 1957)
    • Bobo Brazil and Sandor Szabo - Sandor Szabo ( September 28, 1954 - January 19, 1955)
    • Bobo Brazil and Wilbur Snyder - Wilbur Snyder ( May 22, 1954 - January 4, 1955)

Bobo Brazil Game Appearances

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