The Crusher / Reggie Lisowski - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of The Crusher / Reggie Lisowski, 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.

Reginald Lisowski was born in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 11, 1926.

He died on October 22, 2005 at the age of 79.

The Crusher / Reggie Lisowski was inducted in the WCW Hall of Fame in 1994 and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2005 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Crusher & Dick the Bruiser).

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Reginald Lisowski
  • Ring Names
    • The Crusher ( October 12, 1959 - February 15, 1988)
    • Crusher Lisowski ( September 4, 1959 - November 30, 1972)
    • Reggie Lisowski ( November 30, 1949 - January 22, 1962)
  • Born July 11, 1926
  • Died October 22, 2005 (aged 79)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Billed From
    • South Milwaukee, Wisconsin ( November 30, 1949 - February 15, 1988)
  • Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
  • Weight
    • 260 lbs (118 kg)
  • Nicknames The Man Who Made Milwaukee Famous

Career History

  • Roles
    • Part Time Wrestler ( October 5, 1986 - February 15, 1988)
    • Wrestler ( November 30, 1949 - September 29, 1985)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF October 5, 1986 February 15, 1988
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA September 8, 1962 September 28, 1985
    Promotion IWE November 24, 1972 November 30, 1972
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA July 2, 1966 May 17, 1968
    Promotion JWA December 1, 1967 December 3, 1968
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE March 10, 1959 April 9, 1962
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA November 30, 1949 April 9, 1962
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE September 19, 1958 October 10, 1958
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face January 1, 1965 February 15, 1988
    Heel January 1, 1954 December 31, 1964
    Face November 30, 1949 December 31, 1953
  • Images
    Dec 1973
    Dec 1973
    Jan 1965
    Jan 1965
    Jan 1954
    Jan 1954
    Nov 1949
    Nov 1949

  • Finishers
    • Bolo Punch ( November 30, 1949 - February 15, 1988)
    • Full Nelson ( November 30, 1949 - February 15, 1988)
    • Stomach Claw ( November 30, 1949 - February 15, 1988)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WCW Hall of Fame - Year 1994, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2005, Groups, The Crusher & Dick the Bruiser
  • Titles Won

    NWA Minneapolis Wrestling and Boxing Club / American Wrestling Association

    • 1 AWA Brass Knuckles Championship
    • 3 AWA World Heavyweight Championship
    • 9 AWA World Tag Team Championship (5 with Dick the Bruiser, 1 with Verne Gagne, 1 with Red Bastien, 1 with Billy Robinson, 1 with Baron von Raschke)
    • 2 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Minneapolis version) (with Stan Lisowski)
    • 1 British Open Tag Team Championship (Stan Lisowski)
    • 1 World Heavyweight Championship (Omaha version)
    • 1 Nebraska Heavyweight Championship

    Capitol Wrestling Corporation / World Wrestling Federation

    • 1 NWA United States Television Championship

    Fred Kohler Enterprises

    • 3 NWA World Tag Team Championship (1 with Art Neilson, 2 with Stan Lisowski)

    Georgia Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (with Tommy Rich)

    Japan Wrestling Association

    • 1 NWA International Tag Team¬†Championship (with Dick the Bruiser)

    Maple Leaf Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship (with Stan Lisowski)

    Western States Sports

    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Amarillo version) (with Art Nelson)
    • 1 NWA Rocky Mountain Heavyweight Championship

    World Wrestling Association

    • 6 WWA World Tag Team Championship (with Dick the Bruiser)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
    • Cauliflower Club Other honoree (2000)
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1972 - with Dick the Bruiser)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • The Crusher & Dick the Bruiser - Dick The Bruiser ( August 20, 1963 - September 28, 1985)
    • The Crusher & Mad Dog Vachon - Mad Dog Vachon ( December 18, 1983 - May 2, 1984)
    • The Crusher & Mad Dog Vachon - Mad Dog Vachon ( June 23, 1979 - July 16, 1981)
    • The Crusher & Billy Robinson - Billy Robinson ( November 14, 1972 - November 9, 1974)
    • The Crusher & Wahoo McDaniel - Wahoo McDaniel ( May 10, 1972 - July 25, 1974)
    • The Crusher & Red Bastien - Red Bastien ( January 27, 1971 - March 25, 1972)
    • The Crusher & Bad Boy Bullinski - Bad Boy Bullinski ( August 22, 1970 - October 8, 1971)
    • The Crusher & Edouard Carpentier - Edouard Carpentier ( January 17, 1970 - May 23, 1970)
    • The Lisowski Brothers - Stan Lisowski ( January 28, 1956 - July 18, 1959)

The Crusher / Reggie Lisowski Game Appearances

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