Nov 16, 2019

Brawl In The Motor City

Dick The Bruiser vs The Sheik
Olympia Stadium - Detroit, MI
This awesome marquee photo was recently shared on Twitter by Pro Wrestling Stories.  On the night of August 31st, 1974, Dick The Bruiser faced The Sheik in a match that resulted in a brawl on the floor and a double disqualification.  According to the write up from the Detroit Free Press on September 2nd of that year, the card also featured Bobo Brazil, Abdullah The Butcher, George "The Animal" Steele and a 19 year old Raymond Rougeau who was already a three year veteran by this point in his career.

Not long after this show, Dick The Bruiser and The Sheik would return to Detroit to face off in a Death Strap Match, but not before Olympic Stadium hosted Evel Knievel, Marvin Gaye and Elvis Presley.  That's a pretty impressive lineup.  You've got to love the 70's.