Friday, August 30, 2019

Action Figures Friday: Canadian Champion Dino Bravo

From our friends over at Wrestler Weekly, this weeks "Action Figures Friday" features a look at mid-to-late 1970s Dino Bravo, who held the Canadian Heavyweight Championship in Toronto, but just prior to that was one half of the NWA World Tag Team and Mid-Atlantic Tag Team champions with Mr. Wrestling Tim Woods.

on the magazine cover far left you see an art depiction of Bravo wearing the NWA World Tag Team title belt. in the center and far right, you see photos of Bravo wearing the Canadian title.

The magazine at right, featuring a cover photo shot by Jackie Crockett, was a special photo-album issue of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Magazine. Bravo appeared in the Mid-Atlantic area throughout his reign as Canadian champion as a result of a working/business/booking relationship Toronto promoter Frank Tunney had with Jim Crockett Promotions.

Andrew Calvert at recently announced a new book forthcoming on the history of the Canadian Heavyweight championship that existed during that era. Details to be announced in the coming months.