Bruiser Brody by Rob Schamberger © 2012 Rob. All rights reserved.

Bruiser Brody

Bruiser Brody painting by Rob Schamberger

Acrylic, oil and spray on 24″ x 24″ wood

Frank Goodish, aka Bruiser Brody, aka King Kong Brody, was one of the most memorable and greatest wrestlers of his generation. He made his name in every promotion he performed in, from the Funks to Japan to Central States to WWWF to AWA and everywhere else he was booked. He could change up his style to work well with each territory, and was a vehement protector of kayfabe. He was a draw wherever he was booked, to the chagrin of some bookers, to whom he was a notoriously shrewd and outspoken businessman. At home, he was a loving husband and father. He was tragically killed by a promoter after an argument, robbing the world of the bright future this man still had ahead of him. He will always live on in the shelter of our hearts and memories as one of the best ever.

Here’s a video of my process for this painting:

One Comment

  1. Paul

    Glad to see someone who actually remembers Brody.I used to watch him all the time on wrestling at the chase here in St Louis,he was such a great wrestler, one of the all time best.Loved his epic feuds with Race,Flair,Abdullah the Butcher and many many more,He will always be missed,such a tragedy,his life was cut short over jealousy

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