13 Facts About Adrian Adonis

1.

Adrian Adonis was best known for his appearances with the American Wrestling Association and World Wrestling Federation throughout the 1980s.

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2.

Adrian Adonis later began working for the American Wrestling Association, forming a tag team with Jesse Ventura called the “East-West Connection, ” winning the AWA World Tag Team Championship.

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3.

Adrian Adonis would be involved in a feud with Roddy Piper, which culminated in a hair vs hair match at WrestleMania III.

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4.

Adrian Adonis was the only son of Kenneth and Hortense Franke, and had two sisters, Karen and Susan.

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5.

Adrian Adonis went to Kenmore East High School in the class of 1971.

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6.

Adrian Adonis was a frequent challenger of WWF Champion Bob Backlund and Intercontinental Champion Pedro Morales throughout the first half of 1982.

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7.

In early 1986, Adrian Adonis started carrying a briefcase with the phrase "Relax with Trudi" on it and a spray called Fragrance.

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8.

Adrian Adonis ceased his prior weightlifting regimen, stopped tanning, and removed all of his body hair.

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9.

Adrian Adonis defeated Uncle Elmer in quick fashion at WrestleMania 2 and feuded extensively with the Junkyard Dog and George "The Animal" Steele, while unsuccessfully challenging Hulk Hogan for the WWF Championship on multiple occasions.

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10.

In reality, Adrian Adonis was fired but quickly rehired when Piper's house show matches vs Don Muraco and Bob Orton Jr.

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11.

Adrian Adonis then began a feud with Beefcake but was fired in May 1987 for what the WWF claimed were "dress code violations".

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12.

Adrian Adonis maintained his "Adorable" Adrian Adonis gimmick, feuded with Tommy Rich and lost the final match of the AWA International Television Championship tournament to Greg Gagne in December 1987.

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13.

Adrian Adonis is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Bakersfield, California.

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