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Floyd Gerald "Jerry" Brisco (born September 19, 1946) is a former Americanmarker professional wrestler, now working a lifetime employment as a road agent for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its Raw brand.

In the course of his career, Brisco wrestled for several National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) member promotions and won dozens of championships. Although, in the course of his career, he was largely overshadowed by his elder brother, former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco, he, along with his partner Pat Patterson, achieved a degree of fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s as the onscreen "stooge" of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.

Career

Amateur career

Gerald Brisco grew up with five siblings and an absent father in Oklahoma. He followed his brother, the legendary Jack Brisco, into sport wrestling, and was eventually awarded an athletics scholarship to Oklahoma Statemarker after winning two AAU tournaments.

During the spring break of 1968, Brisco was in Missourimarker with Jack, and was asked to substitute for his brother's injured tag team partner despite his lack of professional training. After Brisco contracted hepatitis and injured his knee, he decided to drop out of college and become a full-time professional wrestler.

Professional career

Brisco was trained by his brother and debuted in 1969 as his tag team partner, using the name Gerald Brisco. The Brisco Brothers were a highly successful team, amassing over twenty tag team championships over the course of thirteen years. They arrived in Floridamarker in 1970 (with Brisco becoming Jerry Brisco) and dominated the singles and tag divisions for several years thereafter. It was also in the late '70s that the Briscos discovered Terry Bollea, the future wrestling legend best known as Hulk Hogan, who they introduced to Hiro Matsuda for training. Jerry Brisco would amass a number of singles championships throughout the 1970s, and on June 20, 1981 he defeated Les Thornton for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship.

The Briscos acquired minority interests in Georgia Championship Wrestling, and in 1984 they convinced a majority of the shareholders (52%) to sell their shares to Vince McMahon, enabling him to increase his dominance of the professional wrestling world. As a result, Gerald was given a lifelong job with McMahons's World Wrestling Federation. He retired soon after and began working backstage as a road agent and booker.

Following the 1997 Montreal Screwjob, Brisco capitalized on his notoriety by becoming an onscreen "stooge" of Vince McMahon along with Pat Patterson. The duo portrayed a pair of bumbling comic heels and joined The Corporation and the McMahon-Helmsley Faction. They lampooned Hulk Hogan (then working for World Championship Wrestling, the rival of WWF) by mimicking his trademark gestures and using "Real American," his old entrance theme.

On the May 18, 2000 episode of SmackDown! Brisco won his first WWF championship when he pinned a sleeping Crash Holly to win the perpetually contested Hardcore Championship. Crash regained the title on June 12 but Brisco was intent on regaining. He pursued Holly around New York Citymarker but ran afoul of John Shaft, who had agreed to protect Holly. Brisco eventually regained the title the following week with the aid of Pat Patterson in the midst of a match between Crash and his "cousin," Hardcore Holly. As Patterson and Brisco celebrated the victory, Patterson poured champagne in Brisco's eyes then broke a second bottle over his head. He then pinned the (kayfabe) unconscious Brisco to win the Hardcore Championship. Patterson hid from Brisco in drag in the women's locker room, and, after Brisco pursued him into the locker room, Vince McMahon booked them in a Hardcore Evening Gown Match at the King of the Ring. In the course of the match, Holly interfered and pinned Patterson, regaining the title once again.

Brisco remains an employee of the renamed World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He appeared at WrestleMania 23 in a party scene and also on the July 23, 2007 edition of RAW. Brisco also owns a car garage with his brothers Jack and Bill, known as the Brisco Brothers Body Shop.

On July 15, 2005, Brisco was inducted into the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.

On March 29, 2008, Brisco and his brother were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the night before WrestleMania XXIV in Orlando, Floridamarker.

In wrestling





Championships and accomplishments

*Other honoree (1996)


*NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
*NWA Florida Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
*NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (8 times) - with Jack Brisco
*NWA Florida Television Championship (1 time)
*NWA United States Tag Team Championship (5 times) - with Jack Brisco
*NWA North American Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Jack Brisco
*NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
*NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)


*ESA International Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Jack Brisco


*NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (5 times) - with Bob Backlund (1), Jack Brisco (2), Ole Anderson (1), and Rocky Johnson (1)
*NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (1 time)1
*NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Georgia version) (1 time)


*NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Thunderbolt Patterson
*NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
*NWA World Tag Team Championship (3 time) - with Jack Brisco


*NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)


*PWI ranked him # 54 of the 100 best tag teams during the "PWI Years" with Jack Brisco in 2003.


*WWC North American Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Jack Brisco
*WWC World Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)


*WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2008)
*WWF Hardcore Championship (2 times)


*Worst Worked Match of the Year (2000) vs. Pat Patterson at King of the Ring on June 25 in Bostonmarker, Massachusettsmarker
1While almost always defended in the Southeastern Championship Wrestling promotion, Brisco won the championship while working on a card hosted by Georgia Championship Wrestling via a working relationship between the two promotions.

References

  1. Wrestler birthdays mentioned on WWE 24/7 On Demand
  2. Born in 1946 per Intelius check of "Floyd Gerald Brisco" who lives in Tampa, FL giving age of 62 as of September 19, 2008
  3. NWA Florida Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  4. NWA Florida Junior Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  5. NWA Florida Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  6. NWA Florida Television Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  7. NWA United States Tag Team Title (Florida) history At wrestling-titles.com
  8. NWA North American Tag Team Title (Florida) history At wrestling-titles.com
  9. NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  10. NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  11. ESA International Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  12. NWA Georgia Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  13. NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  14. NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title (Georgia) history At wrestling-titles.com
  15. NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  16. NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  17. NWA World Tag Team Title (Mid-Atlantic/WCW) history At wrestling-titles.com
  18. NWA Western States Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  19. WWC North American Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  20. WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  21. WWF/WWE Hardcore Title history At wrestling-titles.com


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