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Killer Kowalski



Real name: Walter Kowalski (legally changed from Edward Wladyslaw Spulnik in 1963)
Height: 6’7″
Weight: 280 lbs.
Date of birth: October 13 1926
Date of death: August 30, 2008
From: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Pro debut: 1947
Trained by: Lou Thesz
Finishing move: Kowalski Claw

Biography

– On January 9, 1950, Mike Sharpe defeated Tarzan Kowalski
– On December 12, 1950, Killer Kowalski defeated Duke Keomuka & Danny Savich in a Handicap Match to win the NWA Texas Tag Team Titles
– On January 25, 1951, Tarzan Kowalski defeated Bill Longson to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title
– On April 26, 1951, Dennis Clary defeated Tarzan Kowalski to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title
– On December 22, 1955, Killer Kowalski defeated Manuel Cortez
– On January 11, 1956, Killer Kowalski defeated Pat O’Connor
– On October 15, 1957, Antonino Rocca & Miguel Perez defeated Killer Kowalski & Dick The Bruiser in a two-out-of-three falls match
– On October 29, 1960, Killer Kowalski defeated Pepper Gomez
– On April 15, 1961, Killer Kowalski defeated Emile Dupree
– On March 9, 1962, Czaya Nandor defeated Killer Kowalski to win the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title
– On April 3, 1962, Gene Kiniski & Killer Kowalski defeated Bearcat Wright & The Mighty Ursus
– On July 6, 1962, Killer Kowalski defeated Czaya Nandor to win the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title
– On February 28, 1963, Buddy Rogers defeated Killer Kowalski to retain the WWWF World Title
– On March 22, 1963, Jim Wright & The Masked Destoyer defeated Ron Etchison & Dominic Bravo to win the NWA International Tag Team Titles
– On April 12, 1963, Ricky Waldo & Karl von Schober defeated Jim Wright & The Masked Destoyer to win the NWA International Tag Team Titles
– On May 6, 1963, Rikidozan & Toyonobori defeated Fred Atkins & Killer Kowalski to win the vacant JWA All Asia Tag Team Titles
– On May 12, 1963, Czaya Nandor defeated Killer Kowalski to win the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title
– On August 23, 1963, Bruno Sammartino defeated Killer Kowalski to retain the WWWF World Title
– On November 14, 1963, Killer Kowalski & Gorilla Monsoon defeated Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard to win the WWWF United States Tag Team Titles
– On December 28, 1963, John & Chris Tolos defeated Killer Kowalski & Gorilla Monsoon to win the WWWF United States Tag Team Titles
– On March 13, 1964, Bobo Brazil defeated Killer Kowalski by DQ to retain the WWWF United States Title
– On April 14, 1964, Bruno Sammartino defeated Killer Kowalski by countout to retain the WWWF World Title
– On February 26, 1965, Dominic DeNucci defeated Killer Kowalski to retain the IWA World Title
– On August 25, 1967, Killer Kowalski & Skull Murphy defeated Red Bastien & Mario Milano to win the IWA Tag Team Titles
– On September 1, 1967, Killer Kowalski defeated Bearcat Wright to win the IWA World Heavyweight Title
– On September 8, 1967, Mario Milano defeated Killer Kowalski to win the IWA World Heavyweight Title
– On October 6, 1967, Killer Kowalski & Skull Murphy defeated Red Bastien & Mario Milano to win the IWA Tag Team Titles
– On October 13, 1967, Red Bastien & Mario Milano defeated Killer Kowalski & Skull Murphy to win the IWA Tag Team Titles
– On December 28, 1968, Bruno Sammartino fought Killer Kowalski to a no contest to retain the WWWF World Title
– On January 27, 1969, Gorilla Monsoon & Killer Kowalski defeated Bruno Sammartino & Victor Rivera in a two-out-of-three falls match
– On March 3, 1969, Bobo Brazil fought Killer Kowalski to a double-DQ to retain the WWWF United States Title
– On April 23, 1969, Killer Kowalski defeated WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino by countout
– On September 6, 1969, The Rising Suns (Mitsu Arakawa & Professor Toru Tanaka) defeated Killer Kowalski & George Steele to retain the WWWF International Tag Team Titles
– On January 19, 1970, Tony Marino & Victor Rivera defeated Killer Kowalski & Waldo von Erich to retain the WWWF International Tag Team Titles
– On January 31, 1972, Killer Kowalski defeated Frankie Laine to win the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title
– On March 10, 1972, John Tolos defeated Killer Kowalski to win the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title
– On April 25, 1972, Killer Kowalski & Kinji Shibuya defeated Dory Dixon & Raul Mata to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles
– On May 5, 1972, Raul Mata & Ray Mendoza defeated Killer Kowalski & Kinji Shibuya to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles
– On September 26, 1972, John Kowalski defeated Tatsumi Fujinami
– On February 7, 1974, Killer Kowalski defeated WWA World Champion Bob Ellis by DQ
– On May 20, 1974, Bruno Sammartino defeated Killer Kowalski in a Texas Death Match to retain the WWWF World Title
– On October 25, 1974, Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Killer Kowalski in an Indian Strap Match
– On March 21, 1975, Dean Ho & Tony Garea defeated Bobby Duncum & Killer Kowalski in a two-out-of-three falls match
– On December 29, 1975, Billy Robinson defeated The Masked Destroyer to win the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title
– On May 11, 1976, The Executioners (Killer Kowalski & John Studd) defeated Louis Cerdan & Tony Parisi to win the WWWF World Tag Team Titles
– On July 10, 1976, The Executioners (Killer Kowalski & John Studd) defeated Haystacks Calhoun & Kevin Sullivan to retain the WWWF Tag Team Titles
– On December 7, 1976, Chief Jay Strongbow & Billy White Wolf defeated Tor Kamata & Nikolai Volkoff and The Executioners (Killer Kowalski & John Studd) in a 3-way tournament to win the vacant WWWF World Tag Team Titles
– On February 26, 1977, Billy White Wolf & Chief Jay Strongbow defeated The Executioners (Killer Kowalski & John Studd) to retain the WWWF Tag Team Titles
– In mid-1977, Kowalski retired from the ring and opened his now-famed wrestling school
– On November 16, 1987, Killer Kowalski participated in a WWF Legends Battle Royal, won by Lou Thesz
– On September 19, 1992, Killer Kowalski fought John Tolos to a time-limit draw
– On November 16, 1996, Killer Kowalski was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame
– On August 18, 2006, Killer Kowalski defeated Gregory Edwards
– On March 14, 2008, Killer Kowalski defeated Gino Giovanni
– On August 30, 2008, Killer Kowalski died aged 81 of a heart attack
– On June 30, 2013, Kowalski was voted in to GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame


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