National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Inductee: Jerry Brisco

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A native of Blackwell, Oklahoma, Jerry Brisco comes from a famous wrestling family and a famous wrestling state. He was a three-time state placewinner in the Oklahoma high school tournament and wrestled at Oklahoma State University, a college that is the proud possessor of 34 NCAA team championships.

Jack Brisco, Jerry’s older brother, was NCAA champion at Oklahoma State and became NWA world heavyweight champion. Jerry followed his brother into the professional ranks and carved out a tremendous reputation for himself. He won many regional titles and in 1981 became NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion of the world. He and his brother also claimed the world tag-team championship.

Jerry held the WWF Hardcore title in 2000. After retiring from the ring, he fashioned a successful career in the front office of the WWE. He travels the nation scouting for fresh talent and has helped develop some of the best WWE stars.

Living today in Tampa, Florida, Jerry Brisco has teamed with Jack to become the first brother act ever selected for the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, as Jack was inducted in 2001.