Jan 03, 2018 · 1929-1991 (Age 62) Richard Afflis earned his nickname “The Bruiser” while playing professional football, but he would become better known in the world of professional wrestling as “Dick the Bruiser,” a gravely-voiced fire hydrant who well, bruised his opponents.
Sep 12, 2014 · Verne Gagne (LaVerne Clarence Gagne) faces Dick the Bruiser (William Fritz Afflis) in a Best 2 of 3 falls match with a 60 minute time limit. Chicago International Amphitheatre. Original: 16mm., B.
Dick Afflis, Actor: The Escapist. Dick Afflis was born on June 27, 1929 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as William Richard Afflis. He was an actor, known for The Escapist (1983), Wrestling at the Chase (1959) and SuperClash '85 (1985). He died on November 10, 1991 in Tampa, Florida, USA.
Feb 05, 2017 · Alex Karras and Dick the Bruiser's Detroit Bar Brawl One of the most infamous chapters in Detroit sports history involved Alex Karras--defensive lineman for the Detroit Lions--and William Franklin Afflis--AKA wrestler Dick the Bruiser. What started out as a publicity stunt to promote a professional wrestling match between Karras and the Bruiser.