When I first got into wrestling Bobo Brazil was one of the names I knew already along with Andre and Bruno and The Sheik. He had crossed over into the mainstream somewhat likely due to his longevity and his signature move.
He had a long association with Toronto and Ontario wrestling working at MLG from the early '50's until 1977, then as a regular on the Wildman's Ontario circuit through 1984. His feud with the Sheik continued on in the small towns as it had as a main event at the Gardens in the '70's
Pics from top- vs the Sheik, and declared the winner Aug 1983, vs Chris Colt Sept 1982, with Wildman and Wolfman Sept 1982