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Fundraiser reaches goal to bring ‘Da Crusher’ statue to South Milwaukee

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SOUTH MILWAUKEE — A special fundraiser was held Friday, April 6 to help bring a statue of a famous South Milwaukee wrestler to life.

A “legends roundtable” was held at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, featuring a number of big names from the American Wrestling Association (AWA).

They participated in a panel discussion honoring South Milwaukee native, Reggie “Da Crusher” Lisowski.

He was a three-time AWA Heavyweight Champion and was inducted into the WCW Hall of Fame.

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Da Crusher’s wrestling friends remember him fondly.

“He’s the wrestler that made Milwaukee famous. Put it right there on the map, right next to a lake of all places,” said Baron Von Raschke, retired pro wrestler.

Great news, organizers say they have reached their fundraising goal to build a life-sized statue of “Da Crusher” in South Milwuakee.