Dino Bravo

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Dino Bravo
Bravo in 1979
Born(1948-08-06)August 6, 1948
Campobasso, Molise, Italy
DiedMarch 10, 1993(1993-03-10) (aged 44)
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Dino Bravo
Billed height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Billed weight265 lb (120 kg)
Billed fromMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Trained byGino Brito

Adolfo Bresciano (August 6, 1948March 10, 1993) was an Italian-born Canadian professional wrestler. He was better known by his ring name Dino Bravo. He was self-proclaimed as "Canada's Strongest Man" and later the "World's Strongest Man". Bravo is best known for his time wrestling in World Wrestling Federation (WWF).[1] During his time there, Bravo was a one-time WWWF World Tag Team Champion with Dominic DeNucci and was the only wrestler to ever hold the short-lived WWF Canadian Champion.

On March 10, 1993, Bravo was found dead in his apartment by his wife. Bravo was hit by 17 bullets, 7 to the head and 10 to the torso, while he was watching ice hockey in his Vimont, Laval, Quebec home. He had an alleged role in illegal cigarette smuggling in Canada which is what is popularly believed to have led to his unsolved murder.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Slam! Wrestling[permanent dead link]
  2. "3/11 This Day in History: Dino Bravo Murdered". PWInsider. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
  3. "The Murder of Dino Bravo", transcribed from Rick Martel's Highspots.com shoot interview