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Jim Breaks


Real Name - James Breaks
Birthdate - ?/?/44
5'5" 154 lbs. - Bradford, Yorkshire, England

Athletic Background - Wrestling (`61 Nat'l Championships)

Teacher(s) - Bernard Murray

Professional Background - Britain(`64-`90)

Aliases - none

Groups - none

Peak Years - `67-`77

Finisher(s) - 
- Breaks Special (Hanging Wristlock)
- Boston Crab

Favorites -
- Illegal Headlock Punch
- Knee-in-back Chinlock
- Takedown-Face Stomp
- Illegal Gut Punch
- Wristlocks

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Place in History - Jim Breaks is one of the great heels of British wrestling and could work his gimmick with anyone and have an exciting match. Breaks had a modest build, goofy black and yellow trunks and some of the best "crybaby" heel mannerisms in wrestling. Although he often seemed like a comedic heel, Breaks was a talented worker and could have a good match with some entertaining antics added. He was a constant champion, holding many lightweight and welterweight champions during his heyday. Breaks entered pro-wrestling in the early 60s after a decorated career as an amateur hence the cauliflower ears that became a trademark. Breaks was a quick study and like many British greats was well-touted in his first couple years. He was a top ranked lightweight trading titles all over Britain with Bill Ross and Bobby Ryan. Then he moved up to the more competitive welterweight division with men like the Dynamite Kid and Vic Faulkner. Breaks spent the rest of his career shifting around weight divisions and battling everyone from Johnny Saint to Danny Boy Collins in excellent matches. He ran a pub for years and after retiring in the early 90s to Gran Canaria, Spain where he opened another establishment.