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PostSubject: Bruiser Brody   Mon May 16, 2011 1:04 pm

Anyone Read About This Before ?

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On July 16, 1988, Brody was in the locker room before his match with Dan Spivey in Bayamón (a city near San Juan, Puerto Rico), when José Huertas González, a fellow wrestler and booker, asked him to go into the shower to discuss business. Brody entered the shower stall and a few minutes later a scuffle ensued, followed by two groans, loud enough for the entire locker room to hear. Tony Atlas ran to the shower and saw Brody bent over and holding his stomach. Atlas then looked up at González and saw him holding the knife.When the paramedics arrived Atlas carried Brody downstairs to the waiting ambulance. González, who always maintained his innocence, was initially charged with first-degree murder but was later reduced and tried for involuntary homicide. In January 1989, González was acquitted on all counts, citing self-defense


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PostSubject: Re: Bruiser Brody   Mon May 16, 2011 4:08 pm

I heard about it recently as well, something like Gonzalez had such good lawyers they managed to get him off and while the trial was going ahead Gonzalez used his promotion to make him look like a good honest guy
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PostSubject: Re: Bruiser Brody   Mon May 16, 2011 5:36 pm

Yeah, I've heard a fair bit about it.

Brody was renowned for being a total dick in the ring - he'd never sell anything for a new guy, liked to beat people up for real... in the court case, Gonzalez (who was a Puerto Rican) said that Brody had tried to kick the crap out of him for real, and they had a fight, and tried the 'Puerto Rico vs American' card. Dwindow's right in that Gonzalez was then portrayed in his promotion as the nicest guy in the business (in an era where kayfabe was still important, this actually counted for a lot!), and he somehow got off.
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PostSubject: Re: Bruiser Brody   Mon May 16, 2011 6:17 pm

yeah didnt all the american wrestlers who were there refuse to go back to puerto rico to testify against the guy
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PostSubject: Re: Bruiser Brody   Mon May 16, 2011 7:54 pm

I think I read something like this in Bret Harts book. Could be wrong.
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