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By Mike Johnson on 2020-06-30 17:15:00 is sad to report the passing of Texas wrestling legend Killer Tim Brooks at the age of 72 following a long battle with cancer.  Brooks had been in hospice for some time, leaving briefly in order to receive an official induction into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame several weeks back.

Brooks' son Clayton, issued the following announcement:

"It is with a heavy heart that we the Brooks family announce that our father, loving husband, brother and friend has made his depart from this earth to the heavens. From the Brooks family we want to say thank you for all the prayers, love and support through these terrible times. Dad was the toughest man I have ever met he fought cancer like I have seen no other. With all the accomplishments he has made through his 73 years on this earth from being a army veteran of the Vietnam war to holding just about every championship belt through professional wrestling and a hall-of-famer. Most of all he was a God-fearing man a wonderful husband to his wife of 13 years Julie, the best father and grandfather to us kids. He will be missed dearly by so many. We will keep everybody updated on arrangements as they're made thanks again for the love and support."

The cousin of Dick Murdoch, Brooks first debuted in the late 1960s, working in Texas territories before making his way around a number of territories, including Puerto Rico, Detroit, Cleveland, Stampede, the Pacific Northwest and in Georgia.  In Georgia, he was known for the angle where he "sold" the Georgia National Championship to Larry Zbyszko after winning the belt from Paul Orndorff, which was in part the inspiration for Ted DiBiase buying the WWF title from Hulk Hogan years later.

Brooks, however, was best known for his work in The Lone Star State.  Billed from Waxahachie, Texas, he was a regular for Big Time Wrestling, which later morphed into World Class, holding a plethora of titles there as a heel.  Brooks held the NWA Texas title, the World Class TV title, The Texas Tag Titles with Stan Hansen and Bad Bad Leroy Brown, among others.  He also held the Texas version of the Six-Man Tag Team Championship.

Brooks launched his owh promotion, the NAWA, out of Fort Worth in the early 1990s and after retiring officially from the ring in 1997, began a training school in Texas that produced current WWE NXT North American Champion Keith Lee, among others.  Brooks would often make appearances at Texas related events and had appeared at the Mid-Atlantic Legends Fanfest in past years. expresses our deepest condolences to the family, friends and fans of Killer Tim Brooks.

Greg Oliver of Slam Wrestling has an excellent look at Brooks' life and career at this link.


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