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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Harold “Bulldog” Brown (1938-1997)


Born at Shoal Lake on 16 October 1938, he grew up in Winnipeg’s Brooklands neighborhood and began wrestling in the 1950s. Throughout his professional wrestling career, he was a “heel” (bad guy) and was a top draw in Canada, a star in Vancouver All-Star Wrestling performing along-side Gene Kininski, Verne Gange, and Chris Benoit and won many championships in the mid-western United States. Later in his career, he promoted wrestling in Winnipeg and retired from the ring in 1996 after a heart attack. He died at Kansas City, Missouri on 5 February 1997. His body was returned to Winnipeg for burial in Brookside Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 1997, page C10.

Robert Harold “Bulldog” Brown, Brookside Cemetery: A Celebration of Life, Volume 2, page 23.

Bob Brown, Wikipedia.

SLAM! Wrestling Canadian Hall of Fame: Bulldog Bob Brown.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 28 April 2017

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