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Wladek Kowalski

Wladek (Walter) "Killer" Kowalski was a professional wrestler. Professional wrestling is a form of performance entertainment where the participants engage in simulated sporting matches. ...


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Career

The legendary Wladek "Killer" Kowalski wrestled over 6,000 bouts from 1947 to 1973 in a number of organizations, including the NWA and AWA. Always a fearsome heel, the genuinely intimidating Kowalski stood a good deal taller than most of his opponents and was known for a mean, unrelenting attack on any and all comers. He was on the first ever televised wrestling program in Canada, and with his easy-to-remember moniker he benefited from the first wave of televised wrestling popularity in the 1950s. He achieved his greatest fame as the main antagonist of Bruno Sammartino in the WWWF in the 1960s. This page is about the rap group; NWA can also mean Northwest Airlines or National Wrestling Alliance. ... The Aw are an endangered indigenous group of people living in the eastern Amazon forests of Brazil. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a character who is portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner; sometimes they are humourously referred to as evil. In non-wrestling jargon, heels are often bad guys in professional wrestling storylines. ... Bruno Laopardo Franceso Sammartino, born October 6, 1935 in Abruzzo, Italy, is a professional wrestler. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling organization. ...


After his retirement Kowalski started the very successful Killer Kowalski's Professional Wrestling School. Among the alumni of this school are Paul Levesque (better known as Hunter Hearst Helmsley or Triple H) and Joanie Laurer (better known as Chyna). Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969 in Nashua, New Hampshire) is an American professional wrestler, best known as Hunter Hearst Helmsley or Triple H. He is a 5-time WWE Champion and a 5-time World Heavyweight Champion of WWE RAW. Career Triple H was taught to wrestle by... Joanie Laurer (born December 27, 1971 in Londonderry, New Hampshire, USA) is an American professional wrestler, most famously known as Chyna while in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE; then the World Wrestling Federation, WWF). ...


Championships/Accomplishments

  • 1-time NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion
  • 1-time NWA Texas Tag-Team Champion (by himself)
  • 2-time NWA Pacific Coast Tag-Team Champion (with Hans Herman)
  • 1-time NWA Central States Heavyweight Champion
  • 8-time Montreal International Champion
  • 1-time NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Champion
  • 1-time WWWF United States Tag-Team Champion (with Gorilla Monsoon)
  • 6-time IWA World Champion
  • 1-time IWA United States Heavyweight Champion
  • 4-time IWA World Tag-Team Champion
  • 1-time IWA Americas Champion
  • 1-time IWA Americas Tag-Team Champion (with Kinji Shibuya)
  • 1-time Grand Prix Heavyweight Champion
  • 1-time NWA Southern Heavyweight Champion
  • 1-time WWWF World Tag-Team Champion (with John Studd)

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SLAM! Wrestling Canadian Hall of Fame: Killer Kowalski (4006 words)
One day I hope to meet Killer Kowalski, I carry a peace of him with me in my heart whenever I take my children to my parents house to visit their papaw and my mind drifts off to my papaw and those stories he'd tell.
At least Killer was honest with me. If he was just a money hungry bastard trying to keep his school afloat he might have taken my money and I might have been hurt by some 300 pounder trying to make a name for himself.
Killer Kowalski provided endless hours of entertainment a kind of hero to a young boy without a father in those long ago few years and for that I will be eternally grateful to Walter Kowalski.
Killer Kowalski's Pro Wrestling School (921 words)
Walter ‘Killer’ Kowalski, the founder and owner of Killer Kowalski’s Professional Wrestling School, was born on Oct. 13, 1926 in Windsor, Ontario, the son of Polish immigrants.
Kowalski knee dropped Yukon Eric, severing a piece of his ear in the process - and ‘Killer’ Kowalski was born.
Kowalski is regarded as one of the greatest all around wrestlers in the history of the sport.
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