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Brian Adams Flag of the United States
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Ring name(s) The American Ninja
Demolition Crush
Crush
Kona Crush
Brian Adams
B.A.
The Demon
Billed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Billed weight 315 lb (143 kg)
Born April 14, 1963(1963-04-14)
Flag of Hawaii Kona, Hawaii
Died August 13, 2007 (aged 43)
Flag of Florida Tampa, Florida
Trained by Tatsumi Fujinami
Antonio Inoki
Debut 1986
Retired 2003

Brian Adams (April 14, 1964 - August 13, 2007) was an American actor and professional wrestler. Adams gained fame in the 1990s while performing for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) under the name Crush and for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under his given name. In the August 20, 2007 issue of Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Meltzer wrote, "Although Adams' birthday in wrestling was always listed as April 14,1964, dating back to his start in Japan, his actual birthday was January 31, 1963." Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... // The following is a list of notable deaths in 2007. ... Bryan Adams OC, OBC, (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian rock singer, guitarist, songwriter and photographer. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The kilogram or kilogramme (symbol: kg) is the SI base unit of mass. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Kona redirects here. ... is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Tatsumi Fujinami (Fujinami Tatsumi, 藤波辰巳) is a Japanese professional wrestler who is famous for his gimmick as The Dragon. He is the one who is credited for inventing the Dragon Sleeper and the Dragon Suplex. ... Antonio Inoki (アントニオ猪木), real name Kanji Inoki (猪木寛至 Inoki Kanji, born February 20, 1943) is a retired Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial artist who now resides in New York City. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. ...


Trained in Japan by Antonio Inoki, Adams was a two time WCW World Tag Team Champion as well as a one time holder of both the WWF World Tag Team Championship and the All Japan Pro Wrestling World Tag Team Championship among other titles and "accomplishments".[1] Antonio Inoki (アントニオ猪木), real name Kanji Inoki (猪木寛至 Inoki Kanji, born February 20, 1943) is a retired Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial artist who now resides in New York City. ... The WCW World Tag Team Championship was the major tag team title in World Championship Wrestling from 1991 to 2001, when the promotion closed. ... The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling world tag team championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The AJPW Unified World Tag Team Championship is the premier tag team title in All Japan Pro Wrestling. ...


In 2002, Adams briefly tried a career in boxing until he was forced to retire due to a back and shoulder injury. Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left, throwing a left uppercut) versus Rafael Ortiz Boxing, also referred to as pugilism is a combat sport in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in a series of one to three-minute intervals called rounds. ...

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Career

Brian Adams was born on January 31, 1963 in Kona, Hawaii and was raised in Kealakekua, Hawai'i and attended Konawaena High School.[2][3] After graduating from Konawaena High School Adams joined the military.[4] It was during his time in the military, while stationed in Japan, that he was exposed to wrestling. Adams was then trained in wrestling by famed Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist Antonio Inoki. In 1986, after training in Japan, Adams came to the United States and began working in Portland, Oregon's Pacific Northwest Wrestling (PNW).[5] is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kona redirects here. ... Kealakekua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. ... The School System This is by far one of the worst schools in the state of Hawaii. ... Antonio Inoki (アントニオ猪木), real name Kanji Inoki (猪木寛至 Inoki Kanji, born February 20, 1943) is a retired Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial artist who now resides in New York City. ... Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City 376. ... Pacific Northwest Wresting (PNW) was a Portland, Oregon based professional wrestling company. ...


Pacific Northwest Wrestling

Given the nickname The American Ninja, he was put together in a tag team called "The Wrecking Crew" with veteran performer Len Denton, billed as masked wrestler, "The Grappler.".[6] Adams and Denton were given the Pacific Northwest Tag Team Champions for a time and worked a storyline feud with the Southern Rockers, Steve Doll and Rex King.[1] In 1990, he was given the Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship after being scheduled to win a tournament final over Larry Oliver in Portland on April 21, 1990 for the vacant title.[1] He lost the title to Scott Norton on May 12, 1990 in Portland.[1] A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... Len Denton (real name - Edward Lynn Denton) is a professional wrestler, best known by his ring name The Grappler. ... The NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and defended in its member promotion Pacific Northwest Wrestling, which promoted shows in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... Steve Doll (born Steven Dunn) is an American professional wrestler. ... Timothy Well was a professional wrestler that was also known as Rex King. ... The NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and defended in its member promotion Pacific Northwest Wrestling, which promoted shows in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Scott Michael Norton (born June 15, 1961[1]) is an American professional wrestler who is best known for working for New Japan Pro Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


World Wrestling Federation: first stint (1990–1991)

Adams as Crush (far right) as a member of Demolition

In April 1990, while still working for the PNW, Adams was introduced to the World Wrestling Federation as Crush, the third member of the popular WWF World Tag Team Championship team Demolition.[6][7] The introduction of Adams turned the tag team into a stable.[5][6] With Adams joining Demolition, the stable exercised the Freebird Rule allowing any combination of the three to defend the titles and not just Ax and Smash that had originally won the titles. This meant that Adams as Crush became a WWF World Tag Team Champion without actually being involved in winning the title in the first place.[8] At the 1990 SummerSlam pay-per-view, Demolition, with new member Adams, lost the Tag Team titles to the The Hart Foundation in a Two out of three falls match with Adams getting pinned for the final fall to lose the titles.[9] After SummerSlam, Demolition continued a feud the WWF had previously placed them in with The Road Warriors.[8] Adams continued to perform as part of the Demolition tag team up until WrestleMania VII where he and Demolition member Smash lost to Genichiro Tenryu and Koji Kitao in a very short, one-sided match. After WrestleMania the WWF decided to disband Demolition as a team.[8] Image File history File links Demolition from http://www. ... Image File history File links Demolition from http://www. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling world tag team championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Demolition was a professional wrestling tag team in the late 80s / early 90s World Wrestling Federation made up of Ax (Bill Eadie), Smash (Barry Darsow), and later Crush (Brian Adams). ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable number of slang, in-references and jargon. ... The Fabulous Freebirds were a groundbreaking professional wrestling tag-team that attained fame in the 1980s, performing into the 1990s. ... SummerSlam 1990 was the third annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by the World Wrestling Federation. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... The Hart Foundation was a collective name used by various stables in the World Wrestling Federation. ... In professional wrestling, a two out of three falls match, or a best of three falls match, is a series of matches (often between two wrestlers or two teams of wrestlers), in which wrestlers attempt to win the majority of matches. ... This article is about the professional wrestling team, for otheruses see Road warrior The Road Warriors were a professional wrestling tag team famously comprised of Michael Hawk Hegstrand and Joseph Animal Laurinaitis, though other members were added later. ... WrestleMania VII was the seventh annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Genichiro Tenryu (天龍源一郎 Tenryū Genichirō), real name Genichiro Shimada (嶋田源一郎 Shimada Genichirō, born February 2, 1950), is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Return to PNW (1991–1992)

Upon his departure from the WWF, Adams, who began using the Demolition Crush gimmick, returned to PNW.[10] He was portrayed as a dominant wrestler, winning both the Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship and the Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship. Adams received the first of these two championships during this stint in the PNW while teaming with previously scripted rival Steve Doll and defeating The Bruise Brothers for the Tag Team Championship on July 27, 1991 in Portland, Oregon.[1] They remained the champions until September 1, 1991 when they lost the titles to The Grappler & Don Harris.[1] A little more than a month later, Adams received his second Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title, on October 12, 1991, in Portland during a performance that had him defeating Rip Oliverby submission with the full Nelson.[1] Adams was the champion for just over three months, until he lost the title to Ron Harris at a show in Portland, on January 18, 1992.[1] Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable number of slang, in-references and jargon. ... The Harris Brothers is the tag team of real-life twin brothers Don Harris & Ron Harris. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City 376. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Len Denton (real name - Edward Lynn Denton) is a professional wrestler, best known by his ring name The Grappler. ... The Harris Brothers is the tag team of real-life twin brothers Don Harris & Ron Harris. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


World Wrestling Federation: second stint (1992–1998)

Adams went back to work for the WWF, in 1992, and was given the first of numerous gimmicks created for him while using the name Crush, the first being a surfing Hawaiian occasionally referred to as Kona Crush.[5][8] The WWF put him in a feud with his former tag team partner Barry Darsow (Smash) who was now known as Repo Man.[5] Two years after losing the tag team titles, the two clashed at the 1992 SummerSlam with Crush as the victorious one.[11] Crush then engaged in a feud with Doink the Clown and was the target of many of Doink's pranks.[5] This storyline rivalry culminated at WrestleMania IX where it was revealed that there were two Doinks.[5] In 1993, it was scripted that Crush was injured in a WWF Title Match by Yokozuna and had to take several months off. When he returned in autumn, he attacked his on-screen friend Randy Savage, because Savage had failed to contact him during his convalescence. Crush dropped Savage on the guardrail, giving him a lacerated tongue, and allied himself with Yokozuna and Mr. Fuji. Turning heel (bad guy) Adams adopted a "Japanese Sympathizer" gimmick to go with his new attitude. This led to a falls count anywhere match against Savage at WrestleMania X.[5] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... SummerSlam 1992 was the fifth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... WrestleMania IX was the ninth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ... WrestleMania X was the tenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ...


In March 1995, Adams was arrested, and subsequently jailed, for purchasing steroids and owning an illegal stun gun, while home in Hawaii.[6] After a brief stint in jail, Adams was brought back to the WWF at the beginning of the Monday Night Wars in 1996 with his incarceration being introduced as part of a storyline on Monday Night RAW.[5] Upon his return, the WWF gave Adams Clarence Mason as a manager, Mason’s gimmick was that of a lawyer thereby tying it in with Adams’ time in jail. Shortly after his return to the WWF he was made a member of the Nation of Domination (NOD) along with Faarooq and Savio Vega.[5] Steroid skeleton of lanosterol. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... The term Monday Night Wars pertains to the period of American professional wrestling from September 4, 1995, to March 26, 2001. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Clarence Mason was a professional wrestling manager in the mid-1990s for the World Wrestling Federation. ... The Nation of Domination is a former professional wrestling stable in the World Wrestling Federation. ... Ron Simmons[1] (born May 15, 1958) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and retired American football player. ... Savio Vega (born Juan Rivera August 10, 1966 in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico) is a former professional wrestler for what was then the World Wrestling Federation. ...


Preparing for the coming "Gang Wars" storyline, the WWF had Adams and Vega kicked out the group in favor of Ahmed Johnson and Kama Mustafa. No longer a part of the NOD, the WWF had them each form their own gang with Adams leading a wrestling biker gang called the Disciples of Apocalypse (DOA), formed by Chainz, and the Harris twins, then known as Skull & 8-Ball. The DOA was pitted in a feud with Faarooq's NOD and the gang Vega led called Los Boricuas.[5] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Harris Brothers is the tag team of real-life twin brothers Don Harris & Ron Harris. ... Los Boricuas is a former Hispanic WWE stable from the late-90s. ...


In 1996, Adams had an uncredited role in the Bollywood movie Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi. In the movie he played "Crush" and was killed by "The Undertaker" (played by Brian Lee) in a wrestling match.[6] In 1997, Adams obtained his release from the WWF because of his objection to Vince McMahon's double-cross of Bret Hart that has become known as the Montreal Screwjob. Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi-language film industry in India. ... Movie Plot Ajay Malhotra has re-located to the U.S., and has started his own orchestra with the help of some of his friends. ... For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The screwjob in execution - Earl Hebner calling for the bell as Shawn Michaels holds Bret Hart in the sharpshooter. ...


World Championship Wrestling (1998–2001)

After his release from the WWF, Adams signed with World Championship Wrestling (WCW), in 1998 as part of the New World Order stable and later as part of it’s off-shoot nWo Hollywood.[5] As a lower card performer, he often tag teamed with the likes of Scott Norton and Stevie Ray, occasionally being placed in squash matches against smaller and lesser known wrestlers. One of his most notable matches with the promotion was his involvement in a tag team tournament steel cage match on WCW Thunder, in February 1999, where he and Horace Hogan lost to Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko. World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. ... The New World Order was a stable of wrestlers, originally in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... The New World Order was a stable of wrestlers, originally in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Scott Michael Norton (born June 15, 1961[1]) is an American professional wrestler who is best known for working for New Japan Pro Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a squash is an extremely one-sided match; one performer dominates the other and quickly defeats him with virtually no resistance. ... Kane bloodied in a cage match with Edge on Raw, showing the current WWE Steel Cage. ... WCW Thunder was a professional wrestling show produced by World Championship Wrestling which aired on TBS from January 8from play by play man Tony Crist 1998 until March 21, 2001. ... Michael Bollea (October 21, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Horace Hogan. ... Christopher Chris Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who wrestled for Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Later, he was scripted as the original Demon, a take off of Gene Simmons of the band KISS. This saw him emerging from an iron maiden with a rendition of "God of Thunder" as his entrance theme. The gimmick did not work for Adams as he made only one appearance as the Demon. Dale Torborg took over that gimmick, while Adams was placed back into tag wrestling again.[5] He formed a team with Bryan Clark called KroniK, where he won the WCW World Tag Team Championship twice.[1][5][6] Chaim Witz (חיים וויץ), (born August 25, 1949 in Haifa, Israel), better known by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American hard rock bass guitarist and vocalist. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in 1973. ... The Iron Maiden of Nuremberg “Iron maiden” redirects here. ... Destroyer is the fourth studio album and fifth album overall by hard/glam rock band Kiss. ... Dale Torborg (born October 24, 1971) is an American baseball trainer and former professional wrestler. ... Emmitt Bryan Clark, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The WCW World Tag Team Championship was the major tag team title in World Championship Wrestling from 1991 to 2001, when the promotion closed. ...


World Wrestling Federation: third stint (2001)

After the WWF's purchase of WCW, Adams, along with Clark, appeared as KroniK in WWF, in 2001, as part of the Alliance storyline. During their time in WWF, they were managed by Steven Richards and were placed in a short feud with the Undertaker and Kane. Adams and Clark faced the Brothers of Destruction at the 2001 Unforgiven pay-per-view and gave a very poor performance.[5] Clark was released from his WWF contract and Adams was sent to the then WWF development territory Heartland Wrestling Association in Cincinnati, Ohio where he performed until he too was released from his WWF contract, in November 2001. The WCW logo used in the WWF during the Invasion storyline. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... Glen Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) is an American professional wrestler better known by the ring name, Kane. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Unforgiven is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which has been held in September since the 1999 edition. ... The Heartland Wrestling Association is an independent professional wrestling promotion based in Cincinnati, Ohio that promotes its own shows. ... Nickname: Motto: Juncta Juvant (Strength in Unity) Location in Hamilton County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio County Hamilton Founded 1788 Incorporated 1802 (village) - 1819 (city) Government  - Type Mayor-council government  - Mayor Mark L. Mallory (D) Area  - City 79. ...


After the WWF (2001–2003)

Adams & Savage in a promotional picture for Adams first boxing match

Adams, along with Clark, briefly worked for World Wrestling All-Stars, in early 2002. They then traveled to Japan to work for All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW). On July 17, 2002, at AJPW's Prefectural Gym pay-per-view, AJPW had Adams & Clark defeat Keiji Mutoh and Taiyō Kea for the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Championship. Adams and Clark remained champions until October 10, 2002 when AJPW declared the titles vacant, because Adams had left the promotion to pursue a boxing career.[12] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The World Wrestling All-Stars (WWA) was one of the professional wrestling promotions to come into existence after the fall of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). ... All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) (全日本プロレス, zen nihon puroresu) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Keiji Mutoh , born December 23, 1962) is a Japanese professional wrestler who first gained international fame in the National Wrestling Alliance. ... Maunakea Mossman is an American professional wrestler, better known under his stage name Taiyō Kea (太陽ケア). Although he was born in Hawaii, he has spent nearly his entire career as a member of the Japan-based All Japan Pro Wrestling promotion, where he is one of the former Triple Crown Heavyweight... The AJPW Unified World Tag Team Championship is the premier tag team title in All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Adams was scheduled to have his first boxing match, on November 16, 2002, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, with professional wrestler Randy Savage in his corner.[13] The match versus Rick Zufal was to air on the Never Surrender boxing pay-per-view, but during his training for the bout, Adams injured his shoulder leaving him unable to fight.[14] November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a 39-story hotel casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


After recovering from his shoulder injury, Adams returned to wrestling in Japan. In January 2003, during his last in-ring performance he faced Rey Mysterio and lost. He suffered a spinal injury in his last-in-ring performance that forced him into retirement. Rey Mysterio Óscar Gutiérrez Rubio, better known as Rey Misterio, Jr. ...


Retirement

Adams had surgery in an attempt to correct his spinal injury, but it did not result in a return to professional wrestling. Adams said that due to his spinal injury, he was unfit to wrestle.[15] Following his retirement, Adams became a bodyguard for his longtime friend, wrestler-turned-rapper Randy Savage, who was touring to promote his CD, Be a Man.[16] It was reported that he was living off of a Lloyd's of London insurance policy.[5] Rapping, also known as Emceeing, MCing, Rhyme spitting, Spitting, or just Rhyming, is the rhythmic delivery of rhymes, one of the central elements of hip hop music and culture. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Be a Man is a hip hop album released on October 7, 2003 featuring professional wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage. ... It has been suggested that Council of Lloyds be merged into this article or section. ... An Insurance contract determines the legal framework under which the features of an insurance policy are enforced. ...


Death

On August 13, 2007, Adams was found by his wife unconscious in bed and not breathing. His wife then dialed 911. When paramedics arrived they could not revive Adams. He was pronounced dead of an undetermined cause. Police noted that "there were no visible signs of injury."[17][18] An autopsy was performed on August 14, 2007 with inconclusive results. Adams' death was later attributed to SARS. is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


In wrestling

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Championships and accomplishments

  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him # 289 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003.
    • PWI ranked him # 59 of the 100 best tag teams during the "PWI Years" with Bryan Clark in 2003.

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References

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  2. ^ Konawaena High School Alumni. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
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NAME Adams, Brian
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Crush
SHORT DESCRIPTION Professional Wrestler
DATE OF BIRTH January 31, 1963
PLACE OF BIRTH Kona, Hawaii, United States
DATE OF DEATH August 13, 2007
PLACE OF DEATH Tampa, Florida, United States

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Brian Adams: Information From Answers.com (975 words)
Brian Adams (born April 14, 1964 in Kona, Hawaii) is a former actor and professional wrestler who performed for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Adams signed with WCW in 1998, where he was part of the nWo and nWo Hollywood.
Adams, along with Clark appeared as Kronik in WWF in 2001 as part of the Alliance storyline.
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