Former WWE Superstar Nick 'Big Bully' Busick Dies at Age 63

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMay 8, 2018

Credit: WWE.com

Former WWE wrestler Nick "Big Bully" Busick died at age 63, the company announced Tuesday.

According to Figure Four Online's Bryan Rose, Busick underwent surgery in 2016 to remove cancerous cells in his brain and esophagus. Doctors also diagnosed him with spinal fluid cancer in the past year, and he had been in hospice care prior to his death. 

Busick is most remembered for his brief run with the WWF in 1991. With a massive handlebar mustache and derby hat, it was hard to forget his unique look:

He earned wins over a series of jobbers before suffering his first loss to Sid Justice at a Wrestling Challenge taping in September 1991. He also wrestled Bret Hart and The Texas Tornado. Busick was originally slated to team with Skinner, The Berzerker and Col. Mustafa at Survivor Series 1991, but Hercules replaced him in the match.

Busick's son Branko became a mixed martial arts fighter and made his professional debut at Bellator 178 in April 2017, losing a unanimous decision to Tyrell Fortune.


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