Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Killer Brooks

Killer Tim Brooks was known for a lengthy run in the NWA which among other things, saw him hold a version of  the World Tag Team title with Ben Justice. A bulky, bearded man who smoked cigars and used a flying elbow smash to defeat his opponents, complete with a suspicious elbow pad he was forever "adjusting" ( ie loading with an illegal object), he was a magnificent villain the people loved to hate.

During a long career, Brooks feuded with Tex McKenzie, Roddy Piper, the Funks, Tony Marino, Fred Curry, The Mighty Igor, Domenic Denucci, Paul Orndorff, Danny Miller, The Stomper, The Lawman, Bobo Brazil  and others.

Brooks also had a brief Arizona run facing Luis Martinez and others in Phoenix when the Detroit office tried to operate there.

He was as loathed in Arizona in spite of his brief stay, as he was anyplace else.

Of particular note was one very bloody tag team match where Brooks and Sheik teamed up to face Bobo Brazil and Luis Martienz. The bad guys were disqualified in what resembled a slaughterhouse rather than a wrestling arena as the scarlet flowed.

This, however, was a  typicality for Brooks.

The legendary heel eventually retired to Texas to start a wrestling school.

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