Poet Justice Posted April 3, 2016 Share Posted April 3, 2016 http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y408/Wrestlelive1/RAW_zps947b43db.jpg Revolution Australian Wrestling (RAW) January 2013 http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii145/jtlant/TEW/SamStrong_alt2jt.jpg Sam Strong (Former Wrestler/USPW Owner) Bruce the Giant, he's an icon, a once-in-a-generation talent. For the past 20 or so years, we've never seen anyone like this, someone who was an icon on every single corner of the world. Children, whether American, Canadian, Mexican, Japanese, martian, they stayed awake, whether with their parent's permission or not, to get a glimpse at this, well, this giant. http://i.imgur.com/1NeIV5j.jpg?1 Raul Hughes (MMA Icon/Former Wrestler) Man, Bruce, he was something else. I'll be honest, and I've seen it all (laughes). First day I saw Bruce at the Burning Hammer locker rooms, it was something straight of the comic books. http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee489/asaemon/TEW%20Alts/Sean%20McFly%202.jpg Sean McFly (Pro Wrestler) Bruce and I broke into the business at around the same time. It was sort of unnerving to be honest, being next to a man who weighed over 600 pounds. But he wasn't one of those giants that your parents warned you about through fairy tales, no this was a real person, a real man. Yes, he was big, yes he was intimidating, but what I though made the most of the legacy of Bruce the Giant, was who he was behind the curtain. He's a family man, he always brought his kids backstage, he was always the one to stand up again locker room hazing, and nobody, and I mean nobody dared to say no to him. http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/freebird8818/SamKeith_alt3.jpg Sam Keith (Retired Wrestler/MAW Owner) I think what a lot of Bruce's critics fail to realize, is that he wasn't meant to be wrestling these 30 minute matches doing moonsaults and shooting stars. He's a giant, one of a kind in this business. Any young, talented kid wrestling in a gym right now can do those flips and all, but just like Bruce can't do what they do, they can't do what Bruce did, and that was bring a entire wave of young fans to fall in love with the business. http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/jsilver536/TheBigProblem-2.jpg Petr Novak (Pro Wrestler) I think as a large-sized kid growing up, we all wanted to be like Bruce the Giant. He showed us "fatsos" and "tubbies" that our size was a gift, not a curse. I struggled a lot through my career to find a place, and it was Bruce who convinced Sam Strong to actually give me a try-out for USPW back in 2010. http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a527/Kitarzu/Tigerkinney/MitsunariFugunaga_zps14e053e8.jpg Haruki Kudo (Pro Wrestler/GCG Head Booker) (Translated from Japanese) Bruce is one of the most culturally impactful foreign wrestlers in the history of Japan. He was noble, and easy to like, yet he brought something alien, something that made wrestling fans run to their TV whenever he came on. http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm87/endshiftresign/TEW%202013/RipChord_jhd2_zps58247ed6.jpg Rip Chord (Retired Wrestler) Bruce, he was the biggest of them all. Back when I was wrestling for HGC, I think you guys know it better now as today's TCW, people were willing to turn away watching Sam Strong, Sam, the greatest wrestler in history, to see Bruce. It was incredible. Front row seats were going like hotcakes, because seeing a man the size of a medium sized dinosaur was something that would change your life, it was an event that, dare I say, was a near religious event. http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii145/jtlant/TEW/MaratKhoklov_alt1.jpg Marat Khoklov (Pro Wrestler) (Translation from Russian) Bruce was the first giant of the business. Without Bruce, there would be no Marat. For that, I am forever thankful for him. http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q674/cverse_rerender2/J%20Silver/NickyChampion_zps808d0e2e.jpg Nicky Champion (USPW World Champion) Bruce, he's one of the greatest mentors I've ever had. I grew up watching him on my televisions, and I followed his career through Japan when USPW was just a tiny little company. What can I say, man? He's iconic. There will be big monsters and hosses that come and go through this wrestling business, but there will never be another Bruce the Giant... http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii145/jtlant/TEW/BruceTheGiant_alt2jt.jpg Bruce the Giant Leaving USPW? Bruce the Giant, future Hall of Immortals inductee, is leaving USPW to return to his homeland of Australia, according to the company. Bruce, the 41 year old, 5-time world champion, has announced that he has taken a position in head creative for Revolution Australian Wrestling, or RAW. While the Australian pro wrestling scene is not very well-known throughout the world, RAW has recently been one of Australia's premiere television series, as fans have enjoyed mass doses of its soap opera-like dramatics and its cinematic action. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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