June 30 , Chicago Illinois. The team of "Crusher" Lisowski and Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis challenge AWA World Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel and Ray ". Until early , Crusher was a heel (hated bad guy) in the AWA. After meeting the team of Larry Hennig & Harley Race for the first time, the fans adopted Crusher and his wrestling "cousin" Dick the Bruiser as full-fledged heroes in AWA territory. His bluster was legendary, as he would threaten to maul opponents in the ring and afterward "have a party, take all the dollies down .
Six man tag team action as the team of Crusher Lisowski, Dick The Bruiser, and Baron Von Raschke take on the team of I September 28, Chicago, Illinois. Dick the Bruiser and his tag team partner Crusher Lisowski Richard Afflis was born on June 27, in Lafayette, Indiana. The future wrestling legend developed a reputation for roughing up opponents on the gridiron, playing college football for Purdue and Nevada.