Dino Bravo
Canadian professional wrestler
Dino Bravo
Adolfo Bresciano was an Italian-born Canadian professional wrestler, best known for his work as Dino Bravo, self-proclaimed as "Canada's Strongest Man".
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Top 10 Old School Pro Wrestling Physical Specimens - Bleacher Report
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Ron Simmons was around in the 1970s when there were many other buff guys around, like Jesse Ventura, Don Muraco, Dino Bravo, Tony Atlas and Steve Williams, but as a wrestler he had more longevity and he was steroid free. Simmons made it in an era when
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Michael Jackson - Birthday Tribute - Guitaro 5000 - YouTube
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... Chung Win Yin Dickson, Clark Baxtresser, Cody Pumper, Courtney Crawford, Courtney Smith, Cristian Mendez, Christopher Raiford, Dahsir Hausif, Daniel Kane, Daniel Teehan, Danni Long, Joe Long, Dino Bravo, DJ Ducky live, Ellen Kleckner, Eugene Whyte,
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Five reasons grown men love wrestling - Edmonton Journal
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Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Chris Jericho, Dino Bravo, Eric the Animal, Killer Kowalski, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Rocky Johnson, Edge and Earthquake. These men defined the sport and spectacle of professional wrestling. Visit edmontonjournal.com at 6:45 on Monday
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WWE: Power Ranking 25 of the Best Wrestlers of the 1970s - Bleacher Report
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There were wrestlers who were bigger than Dino Bravo, but not many were as strong as him. Coming to the WWF in the late 1970s, he was a tag team wrestler who captured the WWF world tag titles with Dominic DeNucci. He also wrestled as a singles
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KZN gig guide - August 05, 2011 - Independent Online
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Call 031 582 6000. l Radio Gaga with Dino Bravo, Travor Williams, DJ Rudi and Naughty Neil at Suncoast Vacca Matta, Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World, North Beach. 9pm. Call 031 368 6535. l David Marks at Rock Bottom Pub and Grill, Lot 60,
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New hip-hop kid on the block - Sowetan
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Though he is not yet well-established, he has shared the stage with musicians such as Flabba, Mzambiya, Wikid, Mahoota and Dino Bravo. Most of his tracks are played on YFM. In his album, Dladla has worked with Kay Soul, R-Senic, Paragon, Gryphon,
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Mexico's Javier Hernandez making name playing for Manchester United - NorthJersey.com
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He was looking forward to re-living that moment Wednesday — and also playing against his childhood hero, Dino Bravo — but instead wound up sidelined. Hernandez suffered a concussion during United's training session Tuesday and was unable to play in
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Interinactivity: July 28th, 2011 – John Cena, The Hardys, Fixing TNA, And More - Inside Pulse
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Like Dino Bravo. ASGurl: Who has a stronger roster – WWE or TNA? Blair: TNA. Hands. Fucking Down. That's just my opinion. I'm sure a ton of people will disagree with that. But I don't actually think that WWE has a lot of guys, maybe 4 or 5,
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411's Countdown To SummerSlam: 1989 - 411mania.com
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Did you know Dino Bravo beat Koko B. Ware in a dark match? Wes Kirk: Recent addition to the 411 clan. Wes currently is responsible for The Wrestling Sandwich every Saturday. Larry Csonka: 411 webmaster and editor of just about everything around these
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Rob Vember kicks off 5FM 'Durban Takeover' - Media Update
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On Friday, 8 July, the Mr. Price Pro Beach Concert powered by 5FM kicks off at Salt Rock, featuring Dino Bravo and MCed by 5FM's Thomas. The line-up includes Farryl Purkiss, Dance You're on Fire, Grant &ampamp Anele, The Graeme Watkins Project,
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John Cena, CM Punk, Sting, Macho Man Randy Savage & the WWE/TNA Dream Matches ... - ringsidereport.com
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He wrestled my good friend, the late Dino Bravo, back in the day and Bravo told me how great he was to work with. I wouldn't mind going head to head with the great Bret Hart one of these days. #8 – Macho Man Randy Savage – I don't know if I need to
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ABUJA HEARTBEAT: Thieves in the House - NEXT
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In a gathering of almost 400 people, nobody was able to cast the first stone; well, perhaps Dino Bravo, sorry, Melaye tried. Many writers have branded the members of the upper and lower houses as legislooters and not legislators and I think this is
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Attività di associazioni e organismi - Corriere Italiano
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... e Nicola Marrone, Presidente e Fondatore della FARAQ La compagnia Figure 55 comincia la produzione di un breve film documentario sul lottatore italo-canadese Adolfo Bresciano, meglio conosciuto al grande pubblico con il nome di Dino Bravo
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Pat Laprade Live – Match de retraite de Jacques Rougeau - RDS
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Il formera avec son frère Raymond l'équipe la plus populaire de cette époque et feront partie du cartel des lutteurs les plus adulés au Québec avec Rick Martel et Dino Bravo. En décembre 1985, quelques mois après la rivalité des années 80 au Québec,
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Over 25 Percent of Wrestlemania VII Performers Have Died - AllMediaNY
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... Hawk (46), Hercules (47), and Big Boss Man (41) all died of heart problems; Earthquake died at 42 of bladder cancer; Joey Marella died at 31 after falling asleep at the wheel; and Dino Bravo was shot to death in a hotel room at 44
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WWE Pays Tribute To Randy Savage, 25% Of WrestleMania VII Stars Dead - Wrestle Heat
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Included in the article include Macho Man (58-years-old, dead of a heart attack), Andre the Giant (46, heart failure), Mr. Perfect (44, drug overdose), Miss Elizabeth (42, drug overdose), British Bulldog (39, heart attack), Dino Bravo (44, gunshot),
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dino Bravo
    FORTIES
  • 1993
    Age 44
    Died on March 10, 1993.
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  • 1992
    Age 43
    Bravo left the WWF and retired from wrestling following a European tour in April 1992.
    More Details Hide Details After retiring, he helped train wrestlers in Montreal. On March 10, 1993, Bresciano was found shot dead. He was 43 years old. He was hit by 17 bullets, 7 to the head and 10 to the torso, while watching hockey in his Vimont, Laval, Quebec home. His alleged role in illegal cigarette smuggling in Canada is popularly believed to have led to his officially unsolved murder. Rick Martel has stated in interviews that because of Bresciano's notoriety from being a popular professional wrestler, he was able to attract many customers (particularly natives), thus crossing the mafia. Right before his death, Bresciano confided to friends that he knew his days were numbered. He was a nephew by marriage of Montreal crime boss Vic Cotroni, and was believed by authorities to be involved in his organization for some time. Bresciano's remains are in a mausoleum at Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery in Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1991
    Age 42
    Following a WrestleMania VII loss to Kerry Von Erich, he wrestled less frequently, with his next appearance on WWF TV coming in August 1991 as a face (without Jimmy Hart or dyed-blonde hair), now being billed as the "Canadian Strongman, Dino Bravo" in a victory over Louie Spicolli.
    More Details Hide Details Bravo then began a short run on Montreal house shows as a face, against The Mountie (Jacques Rougeau) and The Barbarian. In his final match, televised on Sky Movies, he and Colonel Mustafa lost to The Legion of Doom in Sheffield, England.
  • 1989
    Age 40
    At the Royal Rumble in January 1989, Bravo, accompanied by Martin, teamed with The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (Jacques and Raymond) but lost a two out of three falls match against Jim Duggan and The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart).
    More Details Hide Details At WrestleMania V Bravo defeated fellow Canadian Rugged Ronnie Garvin. After Frenchy Martin's departure, Bravo joined Jimmy Hart's stable and entered a feud with another power wrestler, The Ultimate Warrior, unsuccessfully challenging Warrior for his WWF Intercontinental Championship. Prior to a WrestleMania VI loss to Duggan, Bravo teamed up with Earthquake, and Bravo would often display his strength by doing push ups while the 460 lb. Earthquake sat on his back (although Tenta kept his feet on the floor, so not all of his weight was on his partner). The team of Earthquake and Bravo would have a lengthy feud with Hulk Hogan and Tugboat.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 39
    He played up his Québécois identity wearing the Fleur-de-lis and was managed by Frenchy Martin; who often toted around a sign reading USA is not OK. In March 1988, Bravo lost in the first round of the WWF Championship tournament at WrestleMania IV against Don Muraco after pulling the referee between himself and Muraco to prevent a hit from the Hawaiian.
    More Details Hide Details Before the match to further play on Bravo's "world's strongest man" claim, Jesse Ventura in commentary claimed that during Bravo's "record" lift of 715 pounds, he had only used his "two little pinkies" and had only put two pounds of pressure on the bar. During a rematch at the inaugural SummerSlam at Madison Square Garden in August, Martin distracted Bravo's opponent Muraco to allow Bravo to get the victory (Muraco's usual manager Superstar Billy Graham was doing commentary for the event alongside Gorilla Monsoon as Ventura was assigned as the guest referee for the main event, thus Graham, who was not at ringside, could only look on in frustration at Bravo and Martin's illegal tactics). In October at the King of the Ring, Martin managed Bravo in a win over Jim Duggan in a flag match.
    At the 1988 Royal Rumble, Bravo (who was legitimately strong and was said to be able to press more than 500 pounds) attempted to bench press what he claimed was 715 pounds, which would have been a world record at that time.
    More Details Hide Details Commentator (and former bodybuilder) Jesse "The Body" Ventura helped lift the bar at one point, but Bravo played the lift as a success and began billing himself as the "World's Strongest Man." In this gimmick, Bravo feuded with Don Muraco, Ken Patera, Ron Garvin, and Jim Duggan. Bravo yelled "Bah-ah" every time he got the upper hand on an opponent, to get crowd heat.
  • 1987
    Age 38
    Bravo returned to the WWF in 1987 with a new look.
    More Details Hide Details He was now noticeably more muscular (with rumours that he had not only been working out, but also taking steroids in order to bulk up his physique), and almost immediately dying his brown hair blond. He was again a heel and began working as part of Luscious Johnny Valiant's stable with Greg "The Hammer" Valentine and Brutus Beefcake. Beefcake was kicked out of the stable at WrestleMania III and Bravo took his place in The Dream Team tag team with Valentine. Bravo returned to singles competition after a few months and began a strongman gimmick. In his days of wrestling mostly in Canada, Bravo was known as more of a technical wrestler, but with his strongman gimmick his technical side was pushed into the background and his style changed to using power (brawling) moves such as bodyslams, clotheslines, punches and kicks, and other power holds such as the bearhug, while his finishing move changed from an airplane spin to a sidewalk slam.
  • 1986
    Age 37
    Bravo was scheduled to headline a card against Hulk Hogan in 1986, but the match was cancelled on short notice, with Bravo leaving the company shortly thereafter; the rumour was that the company did not want the Montreal crowd to cheer Bravo, the home town hero, over Hogan, and that Bravo quit after finding out.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 29
    In December 1978, he defeated Gene Kiniski in Toronto to win the new Canadian heavyweight title as recognized in that area
    More Details Hide Details Bravo returned to the World Wrestling Federation in 1985.
    With Dominic DeNucci, Bravo captured the WWF World Tag Team Title in March 1978 from Professor Tanaka and Mr. Fuji.
    More Details Hide Details Three months later in June, The Yukon Lumberjacks defeated Bravo and DeNucci for the title. In the early 1980s, Bravo and King Tonga (later known as Haku) formed a tag team for a brief while, but never got much of a push.
  • 1970
    Age 21
    Bresciano began wrestling in 1970, taking the "Dino Bravo" moniker from Pepe DiPasquali, a wrestler from the early 1960s who had teamed with Dominic DeNucci as the Bravo brothers, Dino and Dominic.
    More Details Hide Details He was trained by Gino Brito and often worked in a tag team with his mentor, billed as Brito's cousin. Bravo worked in a number of other tag teams, partnering with, among others, "Mr. Wrestling" Tim Woods and DeNucci. Bravo held the Jim Crockett Promotions version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship with Woods, winning the title from Gene and Ole Anderson and eventually losing the title to the Andersons. Bravo also had a major program with Blackjack Mulligan, pinning Mulligan twice in a televised non-title match to set up a series of matches for Mulligan's United States title. Bravo did not win the U.S. title from Mulligan, but did receive several shots at NWA World Champion Harley Race during his tenure with Crockett. By the late 1970s, Bravo had become a big enough draw to get a singles push in the Montreal territory.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Age 0
    Born on August 6, 1949.
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