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Reggie "The Crusher" Lisowski
Birth: Jul. 11, 1926
South Milwaukee
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 2005
South Milwaukee
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA

Professional Wrestler. Dubbed "The Wrestler Who Made Milwaukee Famous," the barrel-chested bulldozer bragged that he worked out by running along the Lake Michigan waterfront with a keg of beer on each shoulder, building his stamina to polka all night with the local "Polish dollies." Lisowski was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame with his most famous tag-team partner, the late Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis. The pair collected five American Wrestling Association world tag titles. The Crusher, paired with other wrestlers, won three more. He also won the AWA's world heavyweight title three times. His body was not spared the violence of the ring. The Crusher broke his right elbow seven or eight times and was unable to fully straighten it. He had "thousands" of stitches in his head, countless concussions and a damaged eardrum. When he broke his right shoulder, he came home from a match, went to a pillar in the basement and yanked it back into place. He also had two hip replacements, a knee replacement and multiple heart bypass surgeries. A brain tumor finally defeated him. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Lisowski (1904 - 1964)
  Angeline Haas Lisowski (1907 - 1977)
 
 Spouse:
  Faye Lisowski (1929 - 2003)*
 
 Children:
  Gary Lisowski (1948 - 1949)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
Cudahy
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 42.9329, -87.8518
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: tb
Record added: Oct 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12167681
Reggie The Crusher Lisowski
Added by: Ron Moody
 
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I was into wrestling as a teen and young woman. The "Crusher" was my all time favorite. Nothing like the good old days at the Arena seeing him. Dear Crusher, may you always rest in peace.
- Wrestling Fan
 Added: Feb. 29, 2016

- Josh Winkler
 Added: Nov. 22, 2015

- Jim-S.
 Added: Nov. 22, 2015
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