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Bull Curry


Name: - Wild Bull Curry

Height: - 6'0” (183cm)

Weight: - 220lb (100kg)

Born: - 2 May, 1913

From: - Hartford, Connecticut

Trained by: - Adam Weissmuller

Debut: - c.1935

Retired: - c.1974

Died: - 8 March, 1985


Toured Australia: - 1967


Known as “'The Human Brillo pad” because of his wiry hair and bushy eyebrows. Began working in a circus as a teenager. Debuted in Detroit, quickly becoming a big name. Took on Jack Dempsey in 1940 in a 'wrestler v boxer' match, but was stopped in the 2nd round.

Moved to Texas in the early 50s, where he credited with establishing “Brass Knuckles” titles (a forerunner of 'hardcore'). Was responsible for starting several crowd riots in the 50s and 60s, and allegedly spent time in jail after using a cinder block on an opponent, only being allowed out to wrestle.

Toured Australia in 1967, wrestling as a main -event heel.

Bull's son was also a top wrestler, “Flying” Fred Curry, and his grandson is also wrestling, “Rocket” Fred Curry.


Titles held: - NWA Southern Hwt, Texas Hwt, NWA Brass Knuckles (20), (Texas) NWA World Tag (w/ Lucas Pertano), NWA International Tag (2, w/ Tiger Jeet Singh, w/ Fred Curry)

Bull Curry v Ovila Osselin

Credit: Mark Dalgleish, Wikipedia,
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