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SLAM! Wrestling Canadian Hall of Fame: Kerry Brown


REAL NAME: Kerry Brown
266 pounds
BORN: February 1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
PRO DEBUT: 1977
AKA: Kerry Lee Brown; Rick Valentine

  Kerry Brown was one of the toughest, most durable wrestlers around during the eighties, yet he was never a huge star.

He had his successes as a singles star -- Atlantic Grand Prix U.S. Title in 1982, Stampede North American Title in 1985, WFWA Canadian Heavyweight title in 1993 -- but it was as a tag wrestler that he's probably best known.

Brown held the Stampede Tag-Team Titles four times from 1982 to 1993 -- three times with Duke Myers, and once with his uncle Bulldog Bob Brown.

Add to that trophy room the WWC Caribbean Tag-Team titles twice, the WWC Tag-Team Titles, and the Atlantic Grand Prix Tag-Team titles.

Perhaps part of the reason he never became a break-out star was that he was two different personalities -- Rick Valentine in Puerto Rico and the Maritimes, Kerry Brown everywhere else.

Thanks to central Canada's leading wrestling expert, Vern May of Canadian Wrestle-Media for help with his bio. To learn more about wrestlers from Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Vern encourages you to email him.
Stories
Mar. 31, 2004: Kerry Brown shoot worth a shot



Memories

 I have watched him as a youngster when he wrestled in Stampede.
 I remeber he actually turned babyface briefly. Ed Whalen was the announcer.
 Last time I saw him, was at an independent show in The Pas, MB a small town I was visiting in central Manitoba.
 He is great at getting the crown riled up.
 I always liked his matches, when I could see them, and it is too bad he never made it to the big two.
 I would love to see him battle in the WWF's brawl for it all, I bet he could whoop some butt!
 Winnipeg Wrestling Fan
  Say what you will about his in ring tactics, there is a side to Kerry Brown that not many people know. For the past few years "The Pitbull" has dedicated his life to the care and security of high-risk youths in his community. I am proud to call this man , "friend".
 Dave Levinsky, Winnipeg
  The first time I went to Stampede Wrestling, the main event was Kerry Brown vs Mr Hito . I always knew wrestling was an act, but that main event left an impression on me. I would walk down to the Pavillion every friday night for years. It was hot and sweaty and smelled like a barn, but it was a great environment. I,ve never seen wrestling equal the skill a brutality, that was Stampede Wrestling's trade mark.
  Mike in Calgary.
  I remember when Kerry wrestled in St. Louis for a while. The early 1980's. He did a lot of tag teaming with Eddie Gilbert and Bulldog Bob Brown. He was a good wrestler, but wasn't around very long. I had the opportunity to be friends with him and he was really a nice guy. Wish he would have stayed in the area longer.
 D. Taylor, St Louis
 The first time I saw Rick Valentine, some time during the end of the 80's or beginning of 90's in Puerto Rico, he was in a feud with the Super Medics along with his tag team partner Erick Embry. They battled all over the country in some violent matches. Rick Valentine was known for his rough style and his finishing move the "bionic elbow". Valentine fought some of the great stars of the Carribean: El Bronco, Carlos Colon, The Invader#1 and many others.
 Francisco, ahorrio-ahorrio@hotmail.com