Brian Adams


Height: 6'6"

Weight: 322 lbs

Real Name: Brian Adams

DOB: 4/14/1964

DOD: 8/13/2007

Hometown: Kona, Hawaii

Other Names: Demolition Crush (WWF, NWA P-NW), Disciples Of Apocalypse Crush (WWF), American Ninja (P-NW), The Midnight Soldier, Bryan Adams (nWo), the Demon (WCW)

Wrestler Since: 1986

Finishing Maneuver: Kona Crush, Heart Punch, Tilt-A-Whirl Slam, Chokeslam

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #185(2001), #178(2000), #246(1999), #228(1998), #137(1997), #53(1994), #35(1993), #76(1992)

Other Related Websites:
Demolition - Rollercoaster Bio
nWo - Rollercoaster Bio
KroniK - Rollercoaster Bio
Brian Adams - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Brian Adams - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Last Upated: 8/13/07)

Adams' history is pretty much pieced together from the few items I could find. I know he began wrestling in 1986 in various organizations, starting out in Japan, where he learned the craft. He then mainly became attached to both the NWA Pacific-Northwest branch and the WWF. In December 1989, he and the Grappler defeated the Southern Rockers to claim the NWA P-NW Tag-Team Titles. The Southern Rockers reclaimed the titles a month later. In April 1990, Adams appeared in the WWF as Crush, the new third member of the WWF Tag-Team Champions, Demolition. He was mainly brought in to help out, since Axe's health was getting worse. Also recorded in April was Adams winning the tournament final over Larry Oliver to become the NWA P-NW Heavyweight Champion. Scott Norton eventually won the belt from him.

In August 1990, Crush and Smash lost the WWF Tag-Team belts to the Hart Foundation. Soon after, Demolition split up, and Crush tried out his singles career. As one of the "good guys", Crush would come out and squeeze his opponent's head to win. Back in the NWA, Adams (now known as Crush) teamed with Steve Doll to win the P-NW Tag-Team belts from the Bruise Brothers. They were later beaten by Don Harris and Adam's old teammate The Grappler. In October '91, Adams defeated Rip Oliver to start his second reign as Heavyweight Champion. He stayed champ for about 4 months before Oliver dethroned him again. In the WWF, Crush soon became a heel, under the tutelage of Mr. Fuji. Adam's most memorable feud was with "Macho Man" Randy Savage.

Adams' career took a slight slide downhill when he was reportedly arrested and jailed for drug possession. He returned to the WWF (still as Crush) in 1996 as a member of the Nation of Domination. After being kicked out of that group, he helped form the Disciples of Apocolypse, who had a great feud with the NOD. In 1997, Adams left the WWF protesting the Bret Hart/Vince McMahon incident.

In February 1998, Brian Adams appeared, as himself, in WCW. Feigning friendship with Bret Hart, he instead viciously attacked him, then showed his new World order t-shirt, showing that he had joined the heel faction against Hart & WCW. Adams feuded with Hart and his brother-in-laws (the British Bulldog and Jim Neidhart) for a while, but never really climbed up the ladder, usually helping other people's careers soar. He wrestled some in Japan during this time as well, helping nWo Japan become a force.

When the nWo Black 'n' White and the nWo Wolfpac joined together, Adams was regulated to the "B" Team. He was involved in the "leadership" battle of the nWo "B" Team, where Stevie Ray won out at the Battle Royale. But the nWo "B" Team was going downhill fast, and soon evaporated from the scene. Adams became basically a jobber for a time, never able to get the victory over a major wrestler in WCW. For a long while, Adams barely appeared on the WCW spotlight. In the year 2000, Adams briefly returned, playing the KISS Demon, who first came to WCW after the band KISS played at a WCW show. Adams was later replaced by another wrestler, Dale Torberg, and returned to the back.

A few months later, Adams made a triumphant return to the "high" life, coming back into WCW along with Bryan Clark (Wrath). The two appeared as a team for the first time at Spring Stampede '00, where they helped Buff Bagwell & Shane Douglas win the Tag-Team Titles over Lex Luger & Ric Flair. The two formed the tag-team Kronik, and began destroying all opposition, fighting for the Millionaire's Club after Russo reneged on a promise to them. Adams and Clark beat down many teams opposing them towards the tag-team titles, and began a month-long feud with Shane Douglas and Buff Bagwell, the two New Blood members holding the tag belts. In May '00, Kronic defeated Douglas and the Wall, who was subbing for Bagwell, to get their hands on the titles. They held them for less than a month before the New Blood managed to cheat them back, with the Perfect Event (Chuck Palumbo and Sean Stasiak of the Natural Born Killers) coming away with the belts. This started a full-out feud between Kronik and the Natural Born Thrillers, as Adams & Clark worked to get back their titles.

They first had to get through the Marmalukes, Johnny the Bull and Big Vito. After various confrontations, the two teams met at Uncensored '00 in a #1 Contenders match for the Tag-Team Titles. The match was a good one, although Big Vito was obviously distracted by the Hardcore Title he and Johnny had just won the week before. This allowed Kronik to double-team Johnny the Bull and get the victory with their finisher, the High Time. The win put Kronik back on target to face the Perfect Event, who quite obviously didn't want any of the powerful duo. They finally got it on at Bash at the Beach, where Kronik dominated, getting two High Times and winning back the tag-team titles. The Perfect Event weren't done, though, wanting another crack at the titles. They became joined by Natural Born Thriller allies Mark Jindrak & Sean O'Haire, and the two teams continuously tried double-teaming the champions. General Rection & Corporal Cajun soon became involved as well, leading to a Four Corners match at New Blood Rising. The Filthy Animals also become part of the action, as the Commissioner, Ernest "The Cat" Miller, made Disco Inferno the referee for the match, with the rest of the Animals on the outside.

During the fight, the Great Muta & Vampiro came to the ring to get into it as well, attacking Kronik. This made it 6 teams involved around ringside. At the end, Kronik took out Palumbo with the High Times. Although Disco wouldn't count the pin, Chavo Guerrero Jr came down to the ring and took the ref shirt, counting the 1-2-3 to give Kronik the win, keeping the tag-team titles. Later in the night, after Sting defeated the Demon (Torberg), Vampiro & The Great Muta again came out, attacking him. Kronik made the save, then demanded a tag-team match against them that night. The match was signed, and the battle began soon after, with Kronik again in control, getting the High Time on both wrestlers. However, interference from the Harris brothers allowed the Great Muta to score the pin on Clark, costing Kronik the Tag-Team straps.

Of course, Kronik was displeased with this, and later had a short feud with the Harris brothers for a few weeks. After battling on and off, they met for a Chain match at Fall Brawl '00. Adams changed the rules before the match, though, making it a First Blood Chain match. Adams was chained to Don Harris, while Clark was locked onto Ron Harris. The fight went all over the arena, as the two duos battled in different areas. During the fight, the referee was knocked out by an errant chain swing. The Harris Brothers took advantage, with Ron Harris using a bat with chains wrapped around it, which he got from under the ring, to cut Clark open. When the referee recovered, the Harris Brothers got the victory.

After faltering for two straight pay-per-views, Kronik changed its attitude, leaving the fans behind when they offered their services to Vince Russo, for a sizable fee. Adams & Clark became enforcers-for-hire, and began going after Bill Goldberg, who, with one loss, would lose his career in WCW. After numerous double-teams by Kronik on Goldberg, Russo made a Handicap match for Halloween Havoc. Before the pay-per-view, Kronik worked over Goldberg, apparently injuring him. At Havoc, the two claimed that Goldberg would not be competing in the match. A few seconds later, Goldberg's music started, and he made his way out. The two tried to double-team the monster, but Goldberg proved too strong, spearing Clark through a table and pinning him. Russo then appeared and said that Goldberg had to beat both men, giving Adams a second chance. But a minute later, Goldberg scored the Jackhammer and defeated Adams, crushing Kronik. Kronik next began getting paid off by Alex Wright & Disco Inferno, who wanted their help against the Filthy Animals, their enemies. For the next few weeks, Kronik did Wright's bidding, helping the Dancing Fools on their assaults. Kronik also defeated Billy Kidman & Rey Mysterio Jr during the Millenium Final.

At Mayhem '00, another handicap match was assigned, pitting Wright & Kronik against Kidman & Mysterio. For the first seven minutes, Kronik dominated, with little help from Wright. Kidman & Mysterio, though gamely fighting back, seemed powerless against the two heavyweights. However, after the seven-minute mark, Kronik looked at their watches, then told Wright & Disco that their time was up, walking away from the match. This left Wright outnumbered, and Kidman & Mysterio made a comeback, getting the Nutcracker Suite on Wright, which left him easy pickings for Kidman to pin him. Kronik appeared to care less about the loss on their record, instead continuing to sell their services.

Their next feud grew out of the Natural Born Thrillers, when Reno apparently joined his brother, Big Vito, leaving the Thrillers behind. Kronik then became contracted to fight the two men at Starrcade '00. Before the match took place, Adams & Clark were shown talking, saying that they were going against their usual policy, and would be getting paid after the match. When they came out to the ring, Kronik pointed to Big Vito's & Reno's sister, Marie, saying that they wanted their money after the match. The fight then began, with Big Vito doing most of the fighting against the two big men. During the match, Adams continued to demand payment from Marie, who denied any knowledge of it. Near the end of the bout, the Natural Born Thrillers came out to watch the fight. When Big Vito finally managed to tag in Reno, Reno proceeded to hit his finishing maneuver, Roll the Dice, on his brother! Kronik then demanded that the referee count the pinfall, with Reno pinning Big Vito. Reno then paid Kronik, proving that he and his sister were the ones behind it all along. The match was later ruled a No-Contest, since one tag partner had pinned another.

Kronik continued helping Mike Sanders and the rest of the Natural Born Thrillers into 2001, taking their cut off the top, as usual. However, things begin to change as January rolled on. Kronik found new heart, changing alligiances and joining with Ernest "The Cat" Miller, even lending their aid for free. At WCW Sin, the two came down during the Cat's match with Sanders, which was for the WCW Commissionership. Kronik then proceeded to tear into Sanders, leaving him wide open for a pin by the Cat, gaining him his Commissioner spot back. Kronik kept aiding the Cat on a number of occasions, earning the ire of CEO Ric Flair and his squad of wrestlers. This led to battles between Kronic and Totally Buff, Lex Luger & Buff Bagwell. The two teams were slotted to face at Superbrawl: Revenge. During one card, though, Clark was injured during a match with Totally Buff, apparently putting him out of the PPV match. But Clark, though not cleared to wrestle, came out with Adams anyway. The match was still one-sided, as the injured Clark was taken out early on by Totally Buff. Adams fought hard, but found himself tricked in the end, when another "Clark" attacked him, allowing Totally Buff to get the victory. The other "Clark" was then revealed to be Mike Awesome.

It seemed like Adams and Awesome would be facing off next, but this was not to be, as Adams was rushed to the hospital on February 21st, 2001, for an emergency appendectomy. Fortunately, the surgery was successful, but it put Adams on the sidelines for four months. This proved to be longer than the Turner-run WCW had left, and thus Adams wasn't at the Season Finale in March '01. After recovering from his surgery, Adams joined Clark again as Kronik, with the team debuting in the World Wrestling Federation in September '01 by joining Steven Richards in his feud against the WCW World Tag-Team Champions, the Brothers of Destruction (Kane & the Undertaker). The two teams feuded for a few weeks, then faced off at Unforgiven '01, in what is generally considered a rough match. Clark was eliminated after Kane hit a Flying Clothesline, with Adams following soon thereafter when he took a Chokeslam from the Undertaker, losing the match.

Kronik never again appeared in the WWF after the loss, with many believing that the poor match between the two teams caused Kronik to fall into disfavor with WWF management. The team stayed together for the next year, having great success overseas in All Japan Pro Wrestling. In July '02, Kronik defeated Taiyo Kea & Keiji Mutoh to win the AJPW World Tag-Team Titles, and would hold them for the next 4 months against all challengers. In November '02, though, the belts were vacated, due to Adams getting involved in professional boxing. Adams' run as a professional boxer didn't last long, as he later retired, due to spinal & shoulder injuries, ending his long wrestling career.

Adams later was said to be living well on his Lloyd's of London's insurance, while also participating in side areas, including as a bodyguard for Randy "Macho Man" Savage during Savage's run as a rap artist. Not much more was known of Adams' life after his run in the squared circle. On August 13th, 2007, it was announced on WWE.com that Brian Adams had been found dead, and that more details would be forthcoming. Adams was 44 years old.

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (22 - 35, 1 NC)
- PNCW Northwest Title Tournament (April '90) = Bryan Adams defeated Curtis Thompson, Rip Oliver, and Larry Oliver to win the tournament.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #27 (July '90) = Demolition (Crush, who replaced Axe, & Smash) stayed the WWF Tag Champs by defeating the Rockers.
- WWF Summerslam '90 = Demolition lost a "2 Out of 3 Falls" Match to the Hart Foundation, who won the WWF Tag Titles.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #28 (September '90) = Demoltion, with Axe, lost to the Ultimate Warrior and the Legion of Doom.
- WWF Survivor Series '90 = Demolition, Axe, & Mr. Perfect fought in an "Elimination" Match against the Ultimate Warrior, "The Texas Tornado" Kerry von Erich, & the Legion of Doom. Crush was DQ'ed. The Warrior was the "sole surviver".
- WWF Royal Rumble '91 = Crush competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Hulk Hogan.
- WWF Wrestlemania VII ('91) = Demolition lost to Koji Kitato & Genichiro Tenryu.
- SWS Wrestlefest (March '91) = Demolition defeated Shunji Takano & Shinichi Nakano.
- WWC 18th Anniversary Show (July '91) = Demolition (Crush & Smash) lost to TNT & the Giant Warrior.
- WWF Summerslam '92 = Crush forced the Repo Man to submit.
- WWF Survivor Series '92 = Crush forced the Brooklyn Brawler to submit in a dark match.
- WWF Wrestlemania IX ('93) = Crush was defeated by Doink.
- WWF King of the Ring '93 = Crush lost to then-WWF Intercontinental Champ Shawn Michaels.
- WWF "Yokozuna's Bodyslam Challenge" (July '93) = Crush failed to bodyslam Yokozuna.
- WWF Survivor Series '93 = Crush, Yokozuna, Ludwig Borga & the Mountie fought in an "Elimination" Match against Lex Luger, the Undertaker & the Steiner Brothers. Crush was counted out. Luger was the sole "surviver".
- WWF Royal Rumble '94 = Crush competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Bret Hart & Lex Luger.
- WWF Wrestlemania X ('94) = Crush lost a "Falls Count Anywhere" Match with "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
- WWF King of the Ring '94 = Crush & Yokozuna were defeated by the Headshrinkers.
- WWF Royal Rumble '95 = Crush competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Shawn Michaels.
- WWF Survivor Series '96 = Crush, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Jerry Lawler, & Goldust fought in an "Elimination" Match against Jake "The Snake" Roberts, "The Rock" Rocky Maivia, Marc Mero, & Barry Windham. Crush was eliminated by the Rock, who was the sole "surviver".
- WWF Royal Rumble '97 = Crush competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Steve Austin.
- WWF Triple Threat (January '97) = Crush defeated Goldust.
- WWF Final Four (February 16, '97) = Crush, Farooq, & Savio Vega beat Flash Funk, Bart Gunn, & Goldust.
- WWF Wrestlemania XIII ('97) = Crush, Farooq, & Savio Vega lost to Ahmed Johnson & the Legion of Doom.
- WWF A Cold Day In Hell (May 11, '97) = Crush was defeated by Ahmed Johnson.
- WWF King of the Ring '97 = Crush was pinned by Goldust.
- WWF Summerslam '97 (August 3) = The Disciples of the Apocalypse (Crush, Chainz, Skull, & Eight Ball) fell to Los Boricuas.
- WWF Ground Zero (September 7, '97) = Crush lost a "Triangle" Match to Savio Vega. Farooq was the other participant.
- WWF Badd Blood '97 (October 5) = The Disciples of the Apocalypse defeated Los Boricuas.
- WWF Survivor Series '97 = The Disciples of the Apocalypse fought in an "Elimination" Match against the Truth Commission (The Interrogator, Recon, Sniper, & Jackyll). Crush was eliminated by the Interrogator, who was the "surviver".
- WCW Slamboree '98 = Adams was racked by Lex Luger, and forced to submit.
- NJPW Top of the Super Junior '98 (May 16 - June 3, '98) = Adams & the nWo Sting competed in the League, which was won by Yuji Nagata & Kensuke Sasaki.
- WCW Road Wild '98 = Adams was beaten by Steve "Mongo" McMichael.
- WCW Starrcade '98 = Adams & Scott "Flash" Norton defeated Jerry Flynn & Fit Finlay.
- WCW Uncensored '00 = UNSURE; The Kiss Demon & Norman Smiley defeated Lane & Rave.
- WCW Great American Bash '00 = Kronik (Adams & Bryan Clark) beat the Marmalukes.
- WCW Bash at the Beach '00 = Kronik defeated Sean Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo to win the WCW Tag-Team Titles.
- WCW New Blood Rising (August '00) = Kronik won a Four Corners match over the Perfect Event, Jindrak & O'Haire, and General Rection & Corporal Cajun. Later in the night, Kronik lost the Tag-Team Titles to the Great Muta & Vampiro.
- WCW Fall Brawl '00 = Kronik lost a "First Blood Chains" match to the Harris Brothers.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '00 = Kronik was beaten by Bill Goldberg in a Handicap match.
- WCW Millenium Final (November '00) = Kronik won over Rey Mysterio Jr & Billy Kidman. Later, Adams competed in a Battle Royale, which was won by Mike Awesome.
- WCW Mayhem '00 = Kronik & Alex Wright were defeated in a Handicap Match by Billy Kidman & Rey Mysterio Jr.
- WCW Starrcade '00 = Kronik fought to a No-Contest with Big Vito & Reno.
- WCW Superbrawl: Revenge (February '01) = Adams lost a Handicap match to Lex Luger & Buff Bagwell.
- WWF Unforgiven '01 = Kronik fell to the WCW World Tag-Team Champs, Kane & the Undertaker.
- HWA Dayton Show (November 14, '01) = Adams, Kwee Wee & Haku were beaten by Val Venis, Steve Blackman & Tony B.
- WWA "Revolution" (February 24, '02) = Kronik defeated Ghost Walker & the Navajo Warrior.
- AJPW Prefectural Gym PPV (July 17, '02) = Kronik took down Keiji Mutoh & Taiyo Kea to win the AJPW Double Tag-Team Titles.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (July 20, '02) = Kronik lost a "Four Corners" Match to Jim Steele & Mike Barton. Steve Williams & Mike Rotunda and George Hines & Johnny Smith were the other participants.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (August 30, '02) = Kronik stayed the AJPW Tag Champs, beating Mike Barton & Jim Steele.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (August 31, '02) = Kronik won over Tomoaki Honma & Yuto Aijima.
- AJPW Egg Dome (January 19, '03) = Kronik fell to Bill Goldberg & Keiji Mutoh.

Title Summary:
- OWF Tag-Team Champion (??/??/??)
- NWA Pacific-Northwest Tag-Team Champion w/ the Grappler (12/14/89 - 1/27/90)
- WWF Tag-Team Champion w/ Demolition (4/1/90 - 8/27/90)
- NWA Pacific-Northwest Heavyweight Champion (4/21/90 - 5/12/90)
- NWA Pacific-Northwest Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Steve Doll (7/27/91 - 9/1/91)
- NWA Pacific-Northwest Heavyweight Champion(2) (10/12/91 - 1/18/92)
- WCW Tag-Team Champion w/ Bryan Clark (5/15/00 - 5/30/00)
- WCW Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Bryan Clark (7/09/00 - 8/13/00)
- AJPW World Tag-Team Champion w/ Bryan Clark (7/17/02 - 11/02)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 2 1st RUs, 1 2nd RUs, 2 3rd RUs)
- 1990 Tag-Team of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Demolition)
- 1991 Most Improved Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1994 Feud of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Crush vs. Randy Savage)
- 1998 Feud of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (nWo Hollywood vs. nWo Wolfpac)
- 2000 Tag-Team of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Kronik)