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WWF Veteran Passed Away 34 Years Ago Today At The Age Of 34

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• WWF Veteran Passed Away 34 Years Ago Today At The Age Of 34

On this day in 1988, we lost Old School WWF Veteran Adrian Adonis (Real name: Keith Franke Jr.), who died in a car accident at the age of 34.

Adrian Adonis formed ‘The East-West Connection’ with Jesse “The Body” Ventura and ‘The North-South Connection’ with “Dirty” Dick Murdoch, before adapting the queer gimmick of “Adorable” Adrian Adonis, which led to the legendary match with fellow WWF Legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper at WrestleMania III, that resulted in Adonis getting his head shaved.

Adonis held the World Tag Team Championship in WWF & AWA.

He has yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, which might actually happen as part of the annual Legacy Wing inductions.


September 15, 1953 – July 4, 1988

Also Read: A Major Babyface Turn Took Place 29 Years Ago Today

• ON THIS DAY IN ECW HISTORY (July 4, 1995) – ECW Hardcore TV

On this day in 1995, Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘ECW Hardcore TV’.

You can find the card below:

ECW Fan Cam: Highlights Of Bill Alfonso

ECW Fan Cam: In Ring Promo By Cactus Jack

Short Promo By Tommy Dreamer & Luna Vachon

Short Promo By The Sandman & Woman

Short Promo And Highlights Of Too Cold Scorpio

Short Promo By Big Val Puccio

Highlights Of The Taipei Death Match Between Axl And Ian Rotten

Highlights Of The Public Enemy vs. The Gangstas

In Ring Interview w/ Shane Douglas

Promo By Luna Vachon

ECW Fan Cam: Highlights Of Raven & Stevie Richards Winning The World Tag Team Titles

Promo By Raven, Stevie Richards & Beulah

Taz vs. Too Cold Scorpio (From Hardcore Heaven 1995)

Promo By Axl Rotten

Promo By The Sandman & Woman

Promo By Bill Alfonso

Highlights Of “The Sandman vs. Cactus Jack” ECW World Heavyweight Title Match From Hardcore Heaven 1995

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