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Dino Bravo






          Right about now, a few of you might be thinking, “hey, Dino wasn’t that bad”. Well, there were two versions of Dino Bravo. Dino Bravo A wrestled in the late 70’s and early 80’s. He had brown hair and was much smaller than the Dino Bravo B, who wrestled in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Dino B was old, pumped full of steroids, and had bleached blond hair. If you can’t guess, he sucked in the ring. His finisher was a side slam! “Canada’s strongest man” never did much of anything during his 2nd run with the WWF. He beat Ken Patera about 300 times, and he was in the first four royal rumbles. I think in one of them he was thrown out by Greg Valentine. Ugh. Dino never got to talk much, thank God. He had Frenchy Martin and later Jimmy Hart to do it for him. In his interviews he would always talk about how strong he was and how he was going to win the title from Hulk Hogan. Let me clarify something- Dino had zero chance, and I mean absolutely zero chance, of even getting to touch the championship belt. To put it in perspective, he probably had slightly less chance to win than Hercules, and slightly more than Bad News Brown. Since both he and Earthquake were managed by Jimmy Hart, they teamed up a lot in the early 90’s. There was one match on a Saturday Night Main Event with Earthquake and Dino Bravo against Hulk Hogan and Tugboat. Try to contain your excitement. He also had many a painful match with the Ultimate Warrior. There matches were awful, and pretty much the same every time. Every damn one included that test of strength spot. They’d lock up, first Dino would be winning, and then Warrior would psych himself up and start making a comeback. These matches often ended in a splash for Dino. Dino’s other claim to fame is that he supposedly benched 715 pounds before the 1988 Royal Rumble. This record was never officially recognized though because he didn’t do it correctly. If you watch it, you’ll that he got the bar about 2 inches above his chest, the Jesse Ventura had to help him the rest of the way. Dino was murdered in 1993, allegedly due to his involvement with organized crime in Canada.



-         Got a few IC title shots at the Ultimate Warrior.


Disgraceful Moments

-         When the WWF planned a retirement show for him and then canceled it. This probably happened when they realized no one wanted to see a retirement show about a career mid-carder.



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