Frank Donald Goodish, better known to wrestling fans as the late Bruiser Brody, is an iconic figure in the world of professional wrestling. Over the years, his fierce style of fighting saw him become an international sensation and a reminder that you should never mess with the baddest man in the locker room.
Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Goodish had a long career in wrestling under various names such as King Kong Brody, The Masked Marauder and Red River Jack. He was regularly sought after by promotions around the world including World Class Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation, Central States Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Florida and the American Wrestling Association.
His matches were known for their brutality and often ended with both men covered in their own blood. Despite being widely respected by fans across many promotions, it would seem he had some enemies too: one of whom tragically killed him during a locker room confrontation in 1988.
This event has been immortalized in a documentary featuring fellow wrestlers who witnessed this terrible tragedy first-hand. Here we get an insight into what happened on that fateful day as well as hearing stories about how this legendary fighter lived his life and entertained so many people around the world.
If you’re looking for an entertaining glimpse into the history of professional wrestling then Bruiser Brody: A Final Farewell is definitely worth watching. This documentary offers an up-close account of Frank Donald Goodish’s career and untimely death while also highlighting just why he is remembered fondly by so many to this day.