John Kronus

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 273 lbs

Real Name: George Caiazo

DOB: 1/13/1969

DOD: 7/18/2007

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Other Names: Kronus(ECW/XPW)

Wrestler Since: 1989

Finishing Maneuver: Kronus Krunch, Hurricane Kronus, Flying 450 Splash, Space Flying Kronus Drop

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #230(2001), #246(2000), #237(1999), #167(1998), #73(1997), #88(1996)

Other Related Website:
The Eliminators - Rollercoaster Bio
John Kronus - Online World of Wrestling Bio
John Kronus - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Last Updated: 7/19/2007)

George Caiazo entered the wrestling business the way many other wrestlers seemed to find their way over: by working in a nightclub. Caiazo worked as a bouncer, earning his pay by cleaning out the riff-raff. It was here that Caiazo met former Army Ranger Perry Satullo, with Satullo having the connections to get Caiazo in the door at Killer Kowalski's wrestling academy. Caiazo and Satullo trained together, with Satullo becoming known as Perry Saturn. Caiazo, as his partner, chose the Greek equivalent of Saturn's name, becoming known as Kronus. The two would soon form a powerful tag-team, becoming the Eliminators. They struck gold first in the United States Wrestling Association, winning the USWA World Tag-Team Titles in May 1994 by beating Brian Christopher & Eddie Gilbert. The Eliminators would hold the belts against tough competition for over a month before falling to PG-13.

Their success as a tag-team soon led the Eliminators to be signed to the growing organization known as Extreme Championship Wrestling. They were joined by a new manager, Jason, giving the Eliminators some promos to go along with their devestating wrestling style. The Eliminators eventually took control of ECW's tag-team division, and won the ECW Tag-Team Titles from Mikey Whipwreck & Cactus Jack in February '96. For the next 6 months, no one could take down the Eliminators. Finally, the Gangstas, New Jack & Mustapha, took the team down in August, causing a raging feud between the two teams. In December, the Eliminators won in a big rematch, regaining their tag belts. The Gangstas & the Eliminators continued to feud into 1997, with a new team entering the battles: The Dudley Boys. In March '97, those damn Dudleys took the belts from the Eliminators, but Saturn & Kronus came back a month later, winning the titles for the third time at ECW Barely Legal. The Eliminators were running strong, but a bad injury to Saturn ended their run, with Kronus eventually losing a "Handicap" Match to the Dudley Boyz to drop the titles. A few months later, Saturn officially left ECW for World Championship Wrestling, splitting up the Eliminators.

Kronus was on his own for a few months, and he went after other gold, most notably taking on the ECW Television Champion, Taz, at ECW's Orgy of Violence. Unfortunately, Kronus was unsuccessful in singles competition, so he began looking for another partner. At the same time, former rival New Jack had broken up with his Gangsta partner, Mustapha. Surprisingly, Kronus and New Jack were able to form a bond, creating the Gangstanators tag-team. The duo was able to work together at ECW As Good As It Gets, taking down the Dudleyz and earning Kronus his fourth Tag-Team Title reign in ECW. Ultimately, the reign only lasted a month, with the Gangstanators losing to the Full-Blooded Italians in October '97. The team would stay together going into '98, but never managed to regain the gold. Kronus also tried going as a singles wrestler again, but once again, met with no success.

Kronus would make a few more appearances in other wrestling organizations, using his Hardcore status to allow for some memorable matches in Xtreme Championship Wrestling and Combat Zone Wrestling. He would never meet with the same amount of success he had in ECW, though, and retired from active wrestling in 2002. He did make a few more surprise appearances, including re-teaming with New Jack at Hardcore Homecoming I in '05, but mostly stayed away from the wrestling scene. During the summer of '07, Kronus had knee surgery, possibly due to his years in the wrestling business. On June 18th, 2007, it was announced that George Caiazo, aka John Kronus, was found dead in his girlfriend's home. Details are still forthcoming about the death of another ECW wrestler, and will be posted here when it's released.

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (28 - 23, 5 NCs, 1 Draw, 1 DDQ)
- USWA Tag Title Tournament (April '94) = The Eliminators (Kronus & Perry Saturn) beat Spellbinder & Jeff Gaylord and the Moondogs before losing in the finals to Brian Christopher & Eddie Gilbert.
- WAR Sumo Hall (July '95) = The Eliminators & Hector Garza lost to Mil Mascaras, Bob Backlund & Jimmy Snuka.
- ECW Gangstas Paradise (September 16, '95) = The Eliminators & Jason Knight took down Taz & the Steiner Brothers.
- ECW November To Remember '95 (November 18) = The Eliminators were beaten by the Pitbulls.
- ECW December to Dismember '95 (December 9) = The Eliminators defeated the Pitbulls. Later that night, the Eliminators, the Heavenly Bodies, Stevie Richards, & Raven lost an "Ultimate Jeopardy Steel Cage" Match to the Pitbulls, The Public Enemy, & Tommy Dreamer.
- ECW Holiday Hell '95 (December 29) = The Eliminators took down the Pitbulls.
- ECW House Party '96 (January 5) = The Eliminators fell to Rey Mysterio Jr & 911.
- ECW Cyberslam '96 (February 17, '96) = The Eliminators & Stevie Richards lost a "Triple Dog Collar" Match to Francine & the Pitbulls.
- ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash (March 8, '96) = The Eliminators kept the ECW World Tag-Team Titles, beating the Pitbulls.
- ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash (March 9, '96) = The Eliminators stayed the ECW Tag Champs, defeating Buh Buh Ray Dudley & Hack Myers.
- ECW A Matter of Respect '96 (May 11) = The Eliminators & Brian Lee fell to Tommy Dreamer & the Gangstas.
- ECW Fight the Power (June 1, '96) = The Eliminators defended the ECW World Tag straps, winning over the Gangstas.
- ECW Hardcore Heaven '96 (June 22) = The Eliminators retained the ECW Tag Belts after fighting to a No-Contest with The Gangstas.
- ECW Heat Wave '96 (July 13) = The Eliminators stayed the ECW Tag-Team Champions, beating Mikey Whipwreck & Sabu.
- ECW The Doctor Is In (August 3, '96) = The Eliminators lost the ECW Tag-Team Titles to the Gangstas in a "Four Way Dance". The other participants were the Samoan Gangsta Party and the Harris Brothers.
- ECW Natural Born Killaz (August 24, '96) = The Eliminators lost a "Steel Cage" Match to the ECW Tag Champs, the Gangstas.
- ECW When Worlds Collide II (September 14, '96) = The Eliminators & Brian Lee defeated Tommy Dreamer, Terry Gordy, & Steve Williams.
- ECW Ultimate Jeopardy '96 (October 5) = The Eliminators lost to the ECW Tag-Team Champions, the Gangstas.
- ECW High Incident (October 26, '96) = The Eliminators took down Terry Gordy & Steve Williams.
- ECW November To Remember '96 (November 16, '96) = The Eliminators fought Sabu and Rob Van Dam to a draw. Later in the night, the two tag-teams lost a "Tag Triangle" Match to the ECW Tag Champs The Gangstas.
- ECW House Party '97 (January 11) = The Eliminators retained the ECW Tag-Team straps, beating D-Von Dudley & Axl Rotten.
- ECW Winter Blowout '97 (January 31) = The Eliminators kept the ECW Tag Titles, winning over Chris Candido & Brian Lee.
- ECW Crossing The Line Again (February 1, '97) = The Eliminators defended the ECW Tag belts, defeating Rob Van Dam & Sabu.
- ECW Cyberslam '97 (February 21) = The Eliminators retained the ECW Tag-Team Titles, once again taking down Rob Van Dam & Sabu.
- ECW Cyberslam '97 (February 22) = The Eliminators kept the ECW Tag-Team straps, winning a "Tables & Ladders" Match over Rob Van Dam & Sabu.
- ECW Mountain Top Madness (February 28, '97) = The Eliminators stayed the ECW Tag Champs, beating the Pitbulls.
- ECW Hostile City Showdown '97 (March 15) = The Eliminators lost the ECW Tag Titles to the Dudley Boyz.
- ECW Barely Legal '97 (April 13) = The Eliminators defeated the Dudley Boyz to win back the ECW Tag Titles.
- ECW Chapter 2 (May 10, '97) = The Eliminators kept the ECW Tag-Team Titles, beating PG-13.
- ECW Wrestlepalooza '97 (June 7) = The Eliminators retained the ECW Tag straps, beating the Dudley Boyz.
- ECW Orgy of Violence (June 28, '97) = Kronus lost to the ECW Television Champion, Taz.
- ECW Heat Wave '97 (July 19) = Kronus pinned Prodigy.
- ECW As Good As It Gets (September 20, '97) = The Gangstinators (Kronus & New Jack) won the ECW World Tag Titles from the Dudley Boyz.
- ECW Fright Fight (October 31, '97) = The Gangstinators won a "Three Way Dance" over Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney and the Dudley Boyz.
- ECW Ultimate Jeopardy '97 (November 8) = Kronus lost a "Four Way Dance" to Axl Rotten. Tracey Smothers and D-Von Dudley were the other participants.
- ECW November To Remember '97 (November 30) = The Gangstinators lost a "Four Way Dance" to the ECW Tag Champs, Tracey Smothers & Little Guido. The other participants were Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney and the Dudley Boyz.
- ECW House Party '98 (January 10) = The Gangstinators & Spike Dudley were beaten by Bick Dick Dudley & the Dudley Boyz.
- ECW Hostile City Showdown '98 (January 31) = The Gangstinators lost a "Four Way Dance" to Rob Van Dam & Sabu. The other participants were Tommy Dreamer & the Sandman and the Dudley Boyz.
- ECW Cyberslam '98 (February 21) = The Gangstinators & Spike Dudley lost a "Three Way Dance" to Axl Rotten, Balls Mahoney, & the Sandman. Big Dick Dudley & the Dudley Boyz were the other participants.
- ECW A Matter of Respect '98 (May 16) = Kronus pinned Danny Doring.
- ECW Guilty As Charged '99 (January 10) = Kronus was quickly beaten by Sid Vicious.
- ECW House Party '99 (January 16) = Kronus took down Ulf Herrman.
- CZW May Madness (May 22, '99) = Kronus lost a "Four-Way" Match to John Zandig, who won the CZW Heavyweight Title. Nick Gage and Justice Pain were the other participants.
- CZW Night of Main Events (February 5, '00) = Kronus won a "Three-Way No Rope Barbed Wire Cactus Death" Match over Mad Man Pondo and Lobo.
- CZW Climbing The Ladder (February 12, '00) = Kronus fought to a No-Contest with Lobo.
- XPW My Bloody Valentine '00 (February 26) = Kronus defeated Carlito Montana and Axl Rotten, then lost to Supreme in the finals of the King of the Death Match Tournament.
- CZW March Violence (March 11, '00) = Kronus fought to a No-Contest with the CZW Heavyweight Champion, John Zandig.
- CZW Xspelled (March 18, '00) = Kronus & Wifebeater fought to a No-Contest in a "Fans Bring The Weapons Tag" Match against John Zandig & Lobo.
- CZW A Living Hell (May 6, '00) = Kronus & Justice Pain fought to a No-Contest with the CZW Tag-Team Champs, the Haas Brothers.
- XPW Halloween In Hell II (October 13, '01) = Kronus & Kraq were beaten by Mexico's Most Wanted.
- CZW A Higher Level Of Pain (April 13, '02) = Kronus & the Messiah fought to a Double Disqualification with Adam Flash & Chris Hamrick.
- Hardcore Homecoming I (June 10, '05) = In an unoffical match, the Gangstinators got into a brawl with Axl & Ian Rotten.
- Hardcore Homecoming IV (November 5, '05) = Kronus was pinned by Balls Mahoney.

Title Summary:
- USWA Tag-Team Champion w/ Perry Saturn (5/02/94 - 6/13/94)
- ECW World Tag-Team Champion w/ Perry Saturn (2/03/96 - 8/03/96)
- ECW World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Perry Saturn (12/20/96 - 3/15/97)
- ECW World Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Perry Saturn (4/13/97 - 6/20/97)
- ECW World Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ New Jack (9/20/97 - 10/18/97)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 1 1st RU, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
- 1996 Tag-Team of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (The Eliminators)