For Brickhouse Brown, a Night of Courage and Emotion

For Brickhouse Brown, a Night of Courage and Emotion
By Steven Johnson

LAS VEGAS — It’s not often that a newcomer steals the main event at the annual Cauliflower Alley Club reunion.

But battling terminal cancer and shedding tears, Brickhouse Brown did just that as he accepted the club’s first-ever Courage Award at its deli-style Bockwinkel Blowout May 1.

“I can honestly say if it wasn’t for the CAC coming to my aid, I would not be here looking at all you beautiful faces,” Brown said. “This is one of the best moments I ever had with the exception of the birth of my children.”

A top heel during the 1980s and 1990s, Brown has been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. He said doctors have told him the disease has spread to his brain and given him six months to live. Treatments have taken the hulking star from 250 pounds to 150 and impaired his eyesight, Brown told a packed house at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino.

“I have no way to express the words and what they say about the fighting spirit you have,” CAC president and CEO Brian Blair told him in presenting the Courage Award.

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