Dick The Bruiser - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Dick The Bruiser, 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.

William Fritz Afflis was born in Delphi, Indiana on June 27, 1929.

He died on November 10, 1991 at the age of 62.

Dick The Bruiser was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021 as part of the Legacy wing, in the WCW Hall of Fame in 1994, in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2011 as part of the Television Era wing and in 2005 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher).

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name William Fritz Afflis
  • Ring Names
    • Dick The Bruiser ( June 10, 1955 - February 4, 1988)
    • Dick Afflis ( June 24, 1954 - March 28, 1957)
  • Born June 27, 1929
  • Died November 10, 1991 (aged 62)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Delphi, Indiana
  • Billed From
    • Reno, Nevada
  • Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
  • Weight
    • 261 lbs (118 kg)
  • Nicknames The World's Most Dangerous Wrestler

Career History

  • Roles
    • Producer ( February 5, 1988 - December 16, 1990)
    • Wrestler ( June 24, 1954 - February 4, 1988)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW February 5, 1988 December 16, 1990
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA January 8, 1955 September 28, 1985
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA June 24, 1954 August 2, 1985
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW April 5, 1975 January 29, 1976
    Promotion IWE November 24, 1972 November 30, 1972
    Promotion JWA February 23, 1968 February 28, 1968
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel June 24, 1954 February 4, 1988
  • Images
    Apr 1969
    Apr 1969
    Jun 1954
    Jun 1954

  • Finishers
    • Atomic Drop ( June 24, 1954 - February 4, 1988)
    • Diving Knee Drop ( June 24, 1954 - February 4, 1988)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2021, Legacy
    • WCW Hall of Fame - Year 1994, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2011, Television Era
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2005, Groups, Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher
  • Titles Won

    50th State Big Time Wrestling

    • 1 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Hawaii version)

    American Wrestling Alliance

    • 2 AWA World Tag Team Championship (with Wilbur Snyder)

    American Wrestling Association

    • 1 AWA World Heavyweight Championship
    • 5 AWA World Tag Team Championship (with The Crusher)
    • 1 World Heavyweight Championship (Omaha version)
    • 1 AWA United States Heavyweight Championship

    Big Time Wrestling

    • 4 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Detroit version)

    Fred Kohler Enterprises

    • 1 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Chicago version)
    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Chicago version) (with Gene Kiniski)

    Japan Wrestling Association

    • 1 NWA International Tag Team Championship (with The Crusher)

    St. Louis Wrestling Club

    • 3 NWA Missouri Heavyweight Championship

    World Wrestling Association

    • 13 WWA World Heavyweight Championship
    • 15 WWA World Tag Team Championship (6 with The Crusher, 3 with Wilbur Snyder, 1 with Bruno Sammartino, 1 with Bill Miller, 1 with Spike Huber, 1 with Jeff Van Kamp, 1 with Bobby Colt, 1 with Calypso Jim)

    Worldwide Wrestling Associates

    • 1 WWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Other titles

    • 1 World Heavyweight Championship (Georgia version)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2007)
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2005 – Tag Team with Crusher; class of 2011 – Television Era)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1972 - with The Crusher)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher - The Crusher / Reggie Lisowski, c ( August 20, 1963 - September 28, 1985)
    • Annihilation Inc. - Bruno Sammartino ( July 21, 1973 - March 2, 1974)
    • Dick The Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder - Wilbur Snyder ( May 8, 1962 - May 23, 1972)

Dick The Bruiser Game Appearances

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