Reggie “The Crusher” Lisowski

Reggie “The Crusher” Lisowski

Birth
South Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 22 Oct 2005 (aged 79)
South Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Cudahy, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 12167681 · View Source
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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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  • Originally Created by: tb
  • Added: 25 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12167681
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Reggie “The Crusher” Lisowski (11 Jul 1926–22 Oct 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12167681, citing Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Cudahy, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .