Kerry Brown: 1958 - 2009

September 13, 2009

I meant to include this in my last commentary, and have to apologize for letting it slip my mind. I guess I got so wrapped up in writing about Jeff Hardy that I completely forgot. What I wanted to talk about was the passing of Kerry Brown, who died last Thursday (September 10th) at the age of 51.

I didn’t know Kerry very well, so this will not be a long tribute commentary but I did know the man and had the opportunity of wrestling him once during my career. Kerry was a Canadian and Stampede Wrestling veteran, who was still wrestling in Calgary and Winnipeg when I broke in back in 1990. Jericho worked with Kerry a few times back then, but to the best of my recollection I only worked with the man once, in a 6 man tag match in Calgary for CNWA.

The match would have been in the winter or spring of 1991 and was held at Frank Sisson’s Silver Dollar Action Center, in Calgary. Jericho and I were working as the tag team “Sudden Impact” at the time and were starting to move our way up the CNWA card, and this may have actually been our first Main Event for the company. We tagged with fellow up and comer Mike Lozanski (Who died Dec. 18/03 at the age of 35) to face the heel combo of Chi Chi Cruz, Kerry Brown, and “Bulldog” Bob Brown (Died Feb 5/97 at the age of 58). The match was not a particularly good one, and is most memorable to me for a crossed up spot I did with Chi Chi resulting in me clothes lining him right in the face. I had never worked with any of my opponents before this match and the crossed up spot was right at the beginning of the match, so I figured for sure I was going to get my ass handed to me for the rest of the match.

Chi Chi tagged out right after I clothes lined him in the face and tagged in Kerry Brown so I figured Kerry was going to be the one to receipt me. I figured I had it coming so I didn’t tag out and to his credit Kerry didn’t stiffing me once and was actually really great to work with the whole night. While I don’t’ have many memories of working with Kerry those I do are fond once. I didn’t know him well enough to miss him but I still want to offer my condolences to the Brown family, I am sorry for your loss.

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