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Killer Karl Kox

Name: Killer Karl Kox
Height: 6'1" / 1.85m
Weight: 260 lbs / 120 kgs
Born: April 26, 1931
From: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Trained by: Fred Bozack
Debut: 1954
Retired: 1983.
Died: October 10, 2011
Finisher: The Brainbuster

Also known as: - Durwood Gerwig, Herb Gerwig, The Masked Menace, The Spirit, Spoiler 1, Gaucho 2.

Starred all over the world, particularly US, Australia and Japan. Regarded as one of the alltime great heels, he wrestled heel on each visit to Australia from 1966 to 1972, then became one of the most popular faces in Australian history from that point on when he toured again in 1974 and 1978. Was always a star in Texas, and became big in places such as Florida and Georgia in the late 70s.

While in Australia, won the IWA World title in 1968 from Mario Milano, dropping it two weeks later to Spiros Arion. Won the title again in 1969, from Cowboy Bob Ellis, again dropping it a week later to Arion. Final run came later in 1969, defeating Milano and holding it for a month before losing it to Billy Robinson. Also won the IWA World Tag titles with Skull Murphy in 1968, defeating Milano and Antonio Pugliese, before losing them a couple of weeks later to Pugliese and Dominic de Nucci. Famously applied his brainbuster to commentator Jack Little after a TV match in 1972.

Major titles: NWA International Tag Team Championship (w/ Cyclone Negro), NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship, NWA Central States Tag Team Championship (w/ Takachiho), NWA Brass Knuckles Championship - Florida (3), NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship, NWA United States Tag Team Championship - Florida (4) (w/ Bobby Duncum, Dick Slater and Jimmy Garvin (2)). NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship, NWA National Heavyweight Championship, JWA All Asia Tag Team Championship (w/ Joe Carello), NWA Brass Knuckles Championship - Texas (3), NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (w/ Great Malenko), NWA Mid-South Tag Team Championship (w/ Junkyard Dog), NWA North American Heavyweight Championship - Tri-state, NWA United States Tag Team Championship - Tri-state (3) (w/ Dick Murdoch, Bob Sweetan and Ken Patera), NWA Brass Knuckles Championship - Amarillo, NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (3), IWA World Heavyweight Championship (3), IWA World Tag Team Championship (w/ Skull Murphy)

Credit: Mark Dalgleish, Wikipedia
Photo credit: Libnan Ayoub's 100 Years of Professional Wrestling in Australia