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2006/03/16 10:58:35 (permalink)
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Dino Bravo Benchpressing

http://media.putfile.com/Dino-Bravo-715-BP

I think this is taken from the 1988 Royal Rumble!
post edited by BigTom - 2006/03/16 11:01:12
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    Murphyblew
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    RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2006/03/16 11:47:59 (permalink)
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    Damn, why the partials though? I'm a bit concerned about that dude in green!
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    RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2006/03/16 11:59:27 (permalink)
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    Notice Jesse 'The Body' Ventura helping out on the last lift. "He got it!" My arse he did..
    post edited by The Dog - 2006/03/16 12:00:26
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    RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2006/03/16 12:05:20 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    i always knew bravo was strong however i have some doubts as to the actual weight plates validity. i.e the york plates on the end look real but i aint sure about the ones in the middle. he seems to bang the 4 plater up like its the bar.

    still a strong dude, pity he was murdered, i think it was a mafia hit if im correct
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    RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2006/03/16 12:09:51 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    Plates 2 and 3 are definitely fake - I assume that no. 1 also is, in the pattern of the 'Gold's wheels' (3 fake 45s put on each side of bars for BB photo-shoots).
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    RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2006/03/16 12:20:52 (permalink)
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    there isnt much bend in that bar for a 750lb
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    RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2006/03/16 12:39:39 (permalink)
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    Taken from http://www.wrestlingmuseum.com/pages/bios/dinobravo2.html


    In 1986, Bravo reached the peak of his popularity, but was briefly engaged in a controversial incident. In a January show in Montreal, Canada, the WWF canceled a scheduled match between Bravo and Hulk Hogan because the 20,000 in attendance were clearly in support of Bravo and the federation did not want their biggest star (Hogan) to be booed. After briefly leaving the WWF, he returned a year later with a new look (bleached blond hair) and a new gimmick (the world's strongest man). With Jesse "the Body" Ventura in attendance, Bravo tried to set the world record with an attempt to bench press 710 lbs. at the 1988 Royal Rumble. Despite his (and Ventura's) claim that he had been successful, his attempt was never deemed successful by any official organization.

    Over the next few years, he competed as a major competitor to Hulk Hogan and the Mountie. He retired in 1992, although a retirement show put on by the WWF in Montreal was canceled in December 1992. Three months later the wrestling world was shocked with the news that Dino Bravo was dead. He was found shot to death on March 11, 1993 in his home in Laval, Quebec, Canada. Rumors circulated that his murder had to do with a continuing involvement with organized in Montreal. It was alleged that he was killed because of an involvement in black market cigarette smuggling.


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    RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2006/03/16 12:53:10 (permalink)
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    last weight is actually around 400lb mark, not too shabby really, but there is fake plates on there. i cant help but piss my self laughing when he says he did it
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    RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2006/03/16 12:53:38 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    Oh yeah it was a gimmick all right! Apparently only two of the plates each side were fake, but maybe it was three.

    I just thought you might enjoy it!
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    RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2006/03/16 13:04:24 (permalink)
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    Excellent range of motion.
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    RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2006/03/16 19:00:06 (permalink)
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    thats the most ridiculous thing ive ever seen
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    RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2006/03/16 22:23:00 (permalink)
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    I thought I had sussed this out and was about to shatter your illusions, but reading the replies you lot sussed it already.
    Nowhere near the claimed weight on that bar, there was hardly any bend in it at all.
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    RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2006/03/16 22:55:22 (permalink)
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    Poor Dino , if i remember right his wife and young daughter had been out and returned home to find him sat in a chair dead having been shot 5 times , no signs of a struggle or forced entry so police think he may have known his killers.
    His daughter was five at the time[i think] so proberley has no memory of her dad ,very sad.
    Seems a lot of wrestlers die before their time rick rude,davey boy smith,hercules hernandez,road warrior hawk,the von erics,etc
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    RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2006/03/17 12:02:48 (permalink)
    +1 (1)

    ORIGINAL: Doc D

    Plates 2 and 3 are definitely fake - I assume that no. 1 also is, in the pattern of the 'Gold's wheels' (3 fake 45s put on each side of bars for BB photo-shoots).


    Agree with this! They look rubber.

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    RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2006/03/17 12:55:47 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: John Power

    Poor Dino , if i remember right his wife and young daughter had been out and returned home to find him sat in a chair dead having been shot 5 times , no signs of a struggle or forced entry so police think he may have known his killers.
    His daughter was five at the time[i think] so proberley has no memory of her dad ,very sad.
    Seems a lot of wrestlers die before their time rick rude,davey boy smith,hercules hernandez,road warrior hawk,the von erics,etc


    With Dino Bravo it was speculated for years that he had 'underworld' connections, and that his murder was related to his involvement in cigarette smuggling. I'm fairly certain that this was how it was reported in the Canadian press at the time of his death as well (which may or may not mean that it is accurate!).

    As for the bench pressing, I think everybody's already summed that up rather well.

    Ah right, basically then you're a fcuking cripple who can only lie down on a bench for sports nowadays?


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    RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2006/03/17 18:43:29 (permalink)
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    thats just the stupidist thing ive ever seen.
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    RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2006/03/19 14:14:03 (permalink)
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    warm up at 450 pounds lmao - hes lifting that as if its like 60 pounds. has fake written all over it.

    anyone know how much the last weight was that he did like an eighth of a rep on
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    Re: RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2018/07/30 21:51:27 (permalink)
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    If you look at the video of Dino Bravo lifting, you will notice that the second and third plates on the bar are indeed fake plates.  The rest look like York plates; however, the second and third plates are fakes.  https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3g0jve  Dino Bravo was very strong though.  He could legitimately bench press over 500 pounds.  I don't understand this cigarette smuggling.  Aren't cigarettes legal?  Haven't they always been legal?
    post edited by Chipotle - 2018/07/30 21:58:37
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    Re: RE: Dino Bravo Benchpressing 2018/08/04 18:48:42 (permalink)
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    Chipotle
    If you look at the video of Dino Bravo lifting, you will notice that the second and third plates on the bar are indeed fake plates.  The rest look like York plates; however, the second and third plates are fakes.  https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3g0jve  Dino Bravo was very strong though.  He could legitimately bench press over 500 pounds.  I don't understand this cigarette smuggling.  Aren't cigarettes legal?  Haven't they always been legal?


    But heavily taxed. 
    Get them from other countries and sell them untaxed.
     
    The cost price of cigarettes is like 10% of the final retail price.
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