Brickhouse Brown

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Brickhouse Brown
Birth name Frederick Seawright[1]
Born (1960-08-11)August 11, 1960[1][2]
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.[1][3]
Died July 20, 2018(2018-07-20) (aged 57)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) The Black Prince
Brickhouse Brown
M.C. Slammer
Billed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Billed weight 242 lb (110 kg; 17.3 st)[1]
Trained by Eddie Graham
Terry Funk[4]
Debut 1982

Frederick Seawright (August 11, 1960 – July 20, 2018) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Brickhouse Brown. He is regarded as one of the top heels (villainous character) from the 1980s.[4]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Brown's first matches in professional wrestling were for promoter Joe Blanchard in San Antonio, Texas.[4] He had no training prior to his first match against Bobby Jaggers, but was later trained by Terry Funk.[4] He wrestled for the United States Wrestling Association and held the USWA World Tag Team Championship three times and USWA Television Championship once. He feuded extensively with Robert Fuller and his Tennessee Stud Stable, as well as with USWA mainstays Jerry Lawler and "Superstar" Bill Dundee. Brickhouse and Norvell Austin won the NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championship from The Nightmares in Southeastern Championship Wrestling.

Brickhouse also wrestled for the American Wrestling Association where he would feud with and beat Jerry Lawler for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship. After his run in the AWA, Brickhouse went to the Continental Wrestling Association where he would win the CWA Heavyweight Championship from Maxx Payne. During his career Brickhouse faced many notable wrestlers such as Jerry Lawler, Terry Funk, Scott Steiner, Tommy Rich, Nightmare Danny Davis, Rocky Johnson, Porkchop Cash, Iceman King Parsons, Steve Doll, Tom Prichard, Jack Victory[5] and "Dr. Death" Steve Williams.[6][7] Brickhouse also worked with the New Age Wrestling Alliance, based out of Tennessee, as he held the NAWA Heavyweight Championship and the NAWA Tag Team Championship with the company's promoter CJ Stardust. In July 1995, Brown competed in at least two matches with the WWF, including separate TV tapings against Hunter Hearst Helmsley and Henry O. Godwinn.

Brown remained active in the independent scene, mainly in Tennessee and Mississippi, until his cancer diagnosis in 2017.[8]

Personal life[edit]

In April 2017, Seawright announced that he was diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer. In May 2018, Seawright revealed the cancer has spread to his brain, despite treatment that has impaired his eyesight and reduced his weight by 100 lb (45 kg).[4] Several southern promotions held benefit shows to aid Seawright pay his medical bills, and the Cauliflower Alley Club's Benevolent Fund helped him prevent eviction from his home.[4]

Death[edit]

Brickhouse Brown died on July 20, 2018 from prostate cancer.[9]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Brickhouse Brown." www.cagematch.net. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  2. ^ "Brickhouse Brown." www.wrestlingdata.com. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  3. ^ "Brickhouse Brown." The Internet Wrestling Database. www.profightdb.com. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Johnson, Steven (May 2, 2018). "For Brickhouse Brown, a night of courage and emotion". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved May 4, 2018. 
  5. ^ Universal Wrestling Federation (Producer) (April 1985). House Show Volume 011 (VHS). United States: Universal Wrestling Archives. 
  6. ^ Universal Wrestling Federation (Producer) (April 1985). House Show Volume 012 (VHS). United States: Universal Wrestling Archives. 
  7. ^ Universal Wrestling Federation (Producer) (April 1985). House Show Volume 014 (VHS). United States: Universal Wrestling Archives. 
  8. ^ "World Class Memories: FAQ: Current Whereabouts and Final Resting Places". Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ https://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=118997
  10. ^ "NWA Mid-South Unified Heavyweight Championship History". 
  11. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

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