Killer Tim Brooks
- For other individuals named Tim Brooks, see: Tim Brooks (disambiguation).
Timothy Paul Brooks (born December 4, 1947) is a retired American professional wrestler, better-known by his ring name "Killer" Tim Brooks. He competed in North American regional promotions including the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), Pacific Northwest Wrestling (PNW) World Wrestling Council and World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) and Southwest Championship Wrestling (SWCW) during the 1970s and 1980s.
|Killer Tim Brooks|
|Birth name||Timothy Paul Brooks|
|Born||December 4, 1947|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Tim Brooks|
|Billed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Billed weight||254 lb (115 kg)|
|Billed from||Dallas, Texas|
|Trained by||Dick Murdoch|
Professional wrestling careerEdit
He worked as a mid-level heel often being managed by Skandor Akbar, Armand Hussein and Gary Hart. Long before the infamous 1988 angle in the WWF between Hulk Hogan, André the Giant and Ted DiBiase over the WWE Championship, Brooks had, in 1983, sold his NWA National Heavyweight Championship to Larry Zbyszko some time after winning it from Paul Orndorff. In this case, however, no interference from Zbyszko had happened during the match; and Zbyszko, despite being obviously stripped of a title he had not legitimately won, won it legitimately in the tournament that subsequently took place.
Went to work in 1982 in Puerto Rico for the World Wrestling Council and feuded with Hercules Ayala in a variety of matches that included a cage match, a dog collar match and a barbed wire match. He returned in 1987 and had a feud with Miguel Perez that started when he squashed a plate of rice and beans in Perez's face after a Perez match with Chicky Starr. He later teamed up with Eric Embry in a feud with the Youngbloods Brothers, Mark and Chris.
In 1986, Brooks made appearances in the Montreal territory (Lutte Internationale) under the moniker of “Buster Brody”, Bruiser Brody’s kayfabe brother. He was presented in a straight jacket and under the control of the Creatchmans, Eddie and son, Floyd.
In 1990 Brooks started the NAWA Pro Wrestling school. He ran shows weekly at the Stagecoach Ballroom in Ft. Worth, TX on Mondays and the Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas, TX on Tuesday nights. The Longhorn show led to TV tapings that aired on KXTX channel 39 in the DFW metroplex. The TV shows used many local talent including: Johnny Mantel, John Tatum, Scott Casey, and many of his students including Bullman Downs and Kenny the Stinger.
Brooks retired in 1997, and is the owner and head trainer of the North American Wrestling Allegiance Pro Wrestling School, a training facility for his promotion N.A.W.A Pro Wrestling which runs televised shows in the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas area. Brooks trained many up and coming Texas wrestlers like John Allen, Randy Wayne and Joey Corman
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- Big D Pro Wrestling
- Big D Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Big Time Wrestling
- Cauliflower Alley Club
- Other inductee (2006)
- Georgia Championship Wrestling
- New Age Wrestling Texas Wrestling Hall of Fame
- Inductee (2008)
- North American Wrestling Alliance
- NWA Big Time Wrestling - World Class Championship Wrestling
- NWA American Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Armand Hussein
- NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Stan Hansen (1), Leroy Brown (1), and Stan Stasiak (1)
- NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (Texas version) (1 time) – with Mark Lewin and One Man Gang
- WCCW Television Championship (1 time)
- NWA Western States Sports
- Pacific Northwest Wrestling
- Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum
- Class of 2020
- Southwest Championship Wrestling
- Stampede Wrestling