“Killer” Tim Brooks has passed away according to a statement from his family. He had cancer and made the decision to stop treatments back in February. He was in hospice care ever since.
It looked like things were turning for the better last year. Doctors said he was able to stop treatment for a little while because there were no signs of the cancer spreading.
Brooks was involved in memorable matches and angles in Detroit’s Big Time Wrestling, Georgia Championship Wrestling, and World Class Championship Wrestling during his career. He won the NWA National Title from Paul Orndorff in 1983 and immediately sold it to Larry Zbyszko who declared himself the new champion.
He held the Detroit version of the NWA Tag Team Titles twice with Ben Justice and once with Abdullah the Butcher in the 1970s. He and Roddy Piper won the Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles from Jonathan Boyd and Dutch Savage in 1978. He won many titles throughout Texas including the Southwest Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title, the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title, and the WCCW TV Title. He defeated Larry Lane for the Stampede North American Title in 1977.
Brooks founded the North American Wrestling Allegiance training school in Texas which is still open. It’s now owned and operated by some of his former students.
There was a benefit pro wrestling show held on 2/8/20 in Waxahachie, Texas to help with his medical expenses.