Bryan Clark

Height: 6'6"

Weight: 300 lbs

Real Name: Bryan Clark

DOB: 3/14/1964

Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee

Other Names: The Nightstalker (SMW, WCW, AWA), Adam Bomb (WWF), Wrath (WCW)

Wrestler Since: 1991

Finishing Maneuver: The Meltdown (Pump-Handle Slam)

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #188(2001), #245(2000), #128(1997), #158(1996), #47(1995), #142(1994), #144(1993)

Other Related Websites:
KroniK - Rollercoaster Bio
Bryan Clarke - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Bryan Clark - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Last Updated: 3/04/2006)

Bryan Clark's wrestling history was not easy to piece together before his WCW days, but this is what I have found. Clark was in the AWA in 1990, as the Nightstalker. When the AWA collapsed, he appeared briefly in WCW before going to Smokey Mountain Wrestling for a few years. In February 1993, the Night Stalker won the Television Title from Tracey Smothers. Unfortunately, that same night he lost it to Tim Horner.

In late 1993, Clark appeared as Adam Bomb in the World Wrestling Federation. He wrestled as both a good and bad guy, but mainly was a mid-carder, having feuds with such wrestlers as the 1-2-3 Kid (Syxx) and Kwang. He later came to WCW as Wrath, teaming sometimes with Mortis (now Kanyon). Wrath then disappeared from the scene, healing from various injuries.

Wrath returned to WCW in late 1998 in a powerful way, starting a major win streak going. He had feuds with Meng and Bam-Bam Bigelow, among others during his time. He also stayed a mid-carder, despite his obvious wrestling skills. In April '99, Wrath began feuding with Jerry Flynn. During one of their fights, however, Wrath injured his leg, tearing his ACL. This stopped Wrath dead in his tracks, causing him to have surgery. He left WCW for a long period of time, recovering.

In 2000, Bryan Clark returned to the ring, going under his real name. He started teaming up with another powerhouse, Bryan Adams. They first appeared as a team at Spring Stampede '00, where they destroyed Lex Luger & Ric Flair to help the New Blood's Buff Bagwell & Shane Douglas win the vacated tag-team titles. 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. Clark and Adams 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 Clark & Adams 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 victory, keeping the tag-team titles. Later in the night, after Sting defeated the Demon, 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. Kronik 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. Clark & Adams 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 at the time. 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, Clark & Adams 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, Kronik 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 later 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 a Thunder, however, Clark was injured, taking a chair to the side of the head. The cut needed several stiches to seal, which put Clark out of the match. Clark did make an appearance despite not being 'medically cleared', coming out with Adams. But Clark was taken out early in the match, and did very little wrestling. 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.

Clark soon had lots of time to recover from the shot he took, as Adams was rushed to the hospital in February '01 for an emergency appendectomy. Fortunately, the surgery was successful, but it put Adams on the sidelines for four months. Clark, although later cleared to wrestle, stayed on the sidelines along with his tag-team partner, and did not reappear in the Turner-run WCW before it was bought by the WWF 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. The two wrestled once more as a team in AJPW, facing off against Bill Goldberg & Keiji Mutoh in January '03. The match was rough for Kronik, though, as both men would retire from injuries after the match. Clark sustained a serious neck injury, ending his run inside the squared circle. Years later, in February '06, Clark underwent surgery on his lower back, to reduce some of the pain from a long wrestling career.

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (15 - 22, 1 NC)
- WCW Starrcade '91 = The Nightstalker & Rick Steiner lost to Big Van Vader & Mr. Hughes.
- SMW Thanksgiving Thunder '92 = The Nightstalker defeated Robbie Eagle.
- SMW Bluegrass Brawl I (April '93) = The Nightstalker lost, via DQ, to Tim Horner.
- WWF Survivor Series '93 = Adam Bomb, Diesel, I.R.S., & "The Model" Rick Martel fought in an "Elimination" Match against Razor Ramon, Marty Jannetty, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, & the 1-2-3 Kid. Adam was pinned by Jannetty, who "survived" along with the 1-2-3 Kid.
- WWF Royal Rumble '94 = Adam Bomb competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Bret Hart and Lex Luger.
- WWF Wrestlemania X ('94) = Adam Bomb was easily beaten by Earthquake.
- WWF King of the Ring '94 = Adam Bomb lost in the first round to the 1-2-3 Kid.
- WWF Summerslam '94 = In a dark match, Adam Bomb defeated Kwang.
- Jacques Rougeau Retirement Show (October '94) = Adam Bomb again defeated Kwang.
- WWF Survivor Series '94 = Adam Bomb, Lex Luger, Mabel & the Smoking Gunns fought in an "Elimination" Match against King Kong Bundy, Tatanka, Bam Bam Bigelow & the Heavenly Bodies. Adam was eliminated by Bigelow, who "survived" along with Bundy.
- WWF Royal Rumble '95 = Adam Bomb competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Shawn Michaels.
- WWF In Your House I (May '95) = Adam Bomb was pinned by Mabel in the first round of the King of the Ring '95.
- WCW Great American Bash '97 = Wrath was defeated by Glacier.
- WCW Bash At The Beach '97 = Wrath & Mortis beat Glacier & "The Cat" Ernest Miller.
- WCW Fall Brawl '97 = Wrath & Mortis defeated Meng & the Barbarian.
- WCW World War III '97 = Wrath competed in the "3-Ring Battle Royal", which was won by Scott Hall.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '98 = Wrath defeated Meng.
- WCW World War III '98 = Wrath easily defeated Glacier. Later in the night, Wrath competed in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by Kevin Nash.
- WCW Souled Out '99 = Wrath was beaten by Bam-Bam Bigelow.
- WCW Great American Bash '00 = Kronik (Clark & Bryan Adams) 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, Clark 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 (with Clark at ringside) lost a Handicap match to Lex Luger & Buff Bagwell.
- WWF Unforgiven '01 = Kronik fell to the WCW World Tag-Team Champs, Kane & the Undertaker.
- 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:
- SMW "Beat The Champ" Television Champion (2/8/93)
- WCW Tag-Team Champion w/ Bryan Adams (5/15/00 - 5/30/00)
- WCW Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Bryan Adams (7/09/00 - 8/13/00)
- AJPW World Tag-Team Champion w/ Bryan Adams (7/17/02 - 11/02)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 2 3rd RUs)
- 2000 Comeback of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up
- 2000 Tag-Team of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Kronik)