Brian Blair

Brian wrestled with several of the top professional wrestling companies in the United States, included the WWE. He was best known as half of the Killer Bees tag team during the 1980's (along with 2013 Frank Gotch Award winner Jim Brunzell). Blair has wrestled in over 5000 matches in 40 different countries, including appearances in Wrestlemania 2, 3, and 4. Following his professional wrestling career, Blair opened a Gold's Gym in Tampa, Fla., with his wife Toni. He sold the business to pursue politics in his native Florida, including four years of service as Countywide Commissioner in Hillsborough County, Florida (2004-2008). Blair is currently the president of the Califlower Alley Club, a non-profit fraternal organization, comprised of both retired and active professional wrestlers and boxers in North America. He also has over 7000 documented hours of community service with over 20 different organizations.


Lou Thesz Award

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