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Birth name  Richard Gland
Retired  Late 1980s
Billed height  5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Name  Bulldog Brower
Died  September 15, 1997
Debut  Late 1950s

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Born  September 17, 1933 Delaware, United States (1933-09-17)
Ring name(s)  Bulldog Brower Delaware Destroyer Dick Brower The Gestapo

Billed weight  270 lb (120 kg; 19 st)

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Richard Gland (September 17, 1933 – September 15, 1997) was an American professional wrestler who used the ring name Dick "Bulldog" Brower.

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Professional wrestling career

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Gland started his career in the Delaware territory in the late 1950s under the ring name the Delaware Destroyer. In 1961, Brower traveled to Canada to wrestle for Stu Hart in his wrestling promotion Stampede Wrestling. After his run in Stampede Wrestling, Brower wrestled for Frank Tunney in Toronto. There, Brower won the NWA International Tag Team Championship (Toronto version) five times.

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Brower then traveled to Puerto Rico, where he competed for the World Wrestling Council (WWC). In WWC, he won the NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Puerto Rico/WWC version).

Brower also wrestled for National Wrestling Federation (NWF), where he won the NWF North American Heavyweight Championship. Brower went on to wrestle for another wrestling promotion this time World Championship Wrestling (Australia) where he won the NWA Austra-Asian Heavyweight Championship. He wrestled for the short-lived International Wrestling Association in the New York City area, where he was recognized as North American Champion, feuding with Johnny Powers and Mighty Igor.

After his run in the NWF, Brower got a call from Vincent J. McMahon to come and be a heel in the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF).

He retired from professional wrestling in the late 1980s. During his career Brower faced wrestlers such as Bruno Sammartino, Johnny Valentine, Mil Máscaras, Tiger Jeet Singh, Bob Backlund, Whipper Watson, The Sheik, The Fabulous Kangaroos, Johnny Powers, Spiros Arion, Bobby Duncum, Sr., and Ernie Ladd.

Personal life

Gland dropped out of chiropractic school to pursue a career as a professional wrestler.

After living with diabetes, Gland died in September 1997 from complications from hip surgery. At the time of his death, Gland was married to Susan and had two daughters and a son, as well as four grandchildren.

Championships and accomplishments

  • International Wrestling Association
  • IWA North American Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • IWA Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Mighty Igor (1) and Johnny Powers (1)
  • Maple Leaf Wrestling
  • NWA International Tag Team Championship (Toronto version) (5 times) – with Sweet Daddy Siki (1), Johnny Valentine (1), Dr.Jerry Graham (1), and Whipper Billy Watson (2)
  • National Wrestling Federation
  • NWF North American Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
  • World Class Championship Wrestling
  • NWA American Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Roddy Piper
  • World Championship Wrestling (Australia)
  • NWA Austra-Asian Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • World Brass Knuckles Championship
  • World Wrestling Council
  • NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Puerto Rico/WWC version) (1 time) – with Luke Graham
  • References

    Bulldog Brower Wikipedia


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