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Texas wrestling legend Tim Brooks dies at age 72

Signor does an excellent job with his biannual “In Memoriam” FanPosts, so consider this an addendum to the one published yesterday (June 30)... former NWA World Tag Team champion “Killer” Tim Brooks died on Tuesday at age 72. He was in hospice, having been diagnosed with terminal cancer a few years back.

Brooks hailed from Waxahachie, Texas, and worked in the continental United States & Canada, Puerto Rico, and Japan in the 1970s and 80s before retiring to run his wrestling school in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

His NWA title runs came while working for Big Time Wrestling out of Detroit, and were won with Ben Justice and Abdullah The Butcher. That promotion was folded into the the Von Erich’s WCCW when it was nationally televised, and Brooks was a regular on TV as a mid-card heel.

The real life cousin of Dick Murdoch, Brooks tagged with Roddy Piper in Oregon. He was also friends with Bruiser Brody, and they worked together in WWC and All-Japan. For a time, Brooks worked as Brody’s kayfabe brother “Buster” in Montreal.

Brooks was remembered on Twitter by some prominent names, including former student and current NXT North American champion Keith Lee.

He’s survived by three sons, a daughter, and numerous grandkids.

Rest in peace, Killer.

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