Dick the Bruiser was born William Richard Afflis and played on the Packers offensive and defensive lines from 1951-54. Titletown was a ways off in Green Bay’s future as the Packers went 15-32-1 in Afflis’s 48 games. This group of Packers were more interested in drinking beer than winning. And Afflis fit right in.
The Complete History of Green Bay Packers in Professional Wrestling: Chapter 2 — Kevin Greene, Steve McMichael and the 4 Horsemen
Watching Kevin Greene sack quarterbacks was sort of like watching a pale, blond-haired Tasmanian Devil chase Bugs Bunny. Of course the main difference was Greene often caught the quarterbacks he chased. Taz typically ended up getting an anvil dropped on his head.
The Complete History of Green Bay Packers in Professional Wrestling: Chapter 1 — The Football and Wrestling Connection
NFL players in the battle royal included Bill Fralic, Jimbo Covert, Russ Francis, Ernie Holmes, Harvey Martin and William “the Refrigerator” Perry. The Fridge was at the height of his popularity after winning the Super Bowl with the Bears in 1985 and went over big time with the Chicago fans. He also provided the match’s most memorable moment.
The Complete History of Green Bay Packers in Professional Wrestling: Introduction — Blame Aaron Rodgers and the Title Belt
The full bank of memories are too numerous to list here, but there is one particular memory that is probably unique to my brain and my brain only: I remember the first time I noticed Aaron Rodgers do the championship belt.