Walter Kowalski (born Edward Władysław Spulnik; October 13, 1926 – August 30, 2008) was a Polish-Canadian professional wrestler. Kowalski wrestled for numerous promotions during his career, including the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF, now WWE), and was a known villain professional wrestler. He held numerous championships including the WWWF World Tag Team Championship with Big John Studd billed as The Executioners and managed by Lou Albano.
Killer Kowalski with Disquiet (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW) The Rips, DangerZone, Mack JoVin, Pampalibros. TONIGHT! KILLER KOWALSKI at THE SPACE 10/11. Fri 21:00 EDT · The Space · Hamden, CT, United States.
Inside the ring, Walter Kowalski went by a simple, yet painfully true nickname: "Killer. As anyone who ever stepped in the ring with Kowalski will tell you, his moniker was more than appropriate. Known for his dreaded Iron Claw, Kowalski began his 30-year career in St. Louis in 1947. Soon, however, he was competing all throughout the United States and Canada as well as overseas. Perhaps his most infamous moment came at the Montreal Forum in 1954, and it was the night he truly earned the "Killer" nickname. After winning several regional titles in North America in the first half of his career, Kowalski came to WWE and became a perennial No. 1 contender to Bruno Sammartino during Bruno's lengthy title reign. While he was never able to unseat Sammartino (or later Pedro Morales), Kowalski enjoyed tag team success in WWE.
Killer Kowalski vs Pedro Morales - video dailymotion.
He was 81. Kowalski’s death was announced by his wife, Theresa, who said he had been hospitalized since a heart attack in early August. Kowalski retired in 1977 and founded Killer Kowalski’s School of Professional Wrestling in Malden, Mass. His protégés included the wrestlers Triple H and Chyna. He sold the school in 2003, and it is now in North Andover, Mass. Kowalski married in 2006, his first marriage.
Walter 'Killer' Kowalski, Actor: WWWF Championship Wrestling. Walter 'Killer' Kowalski was born on October 13, 1926 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada as Edward Wladyslaw Spulnik. He was an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WCW Slamboree 1994 (1994) and WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972). He was married to Theresa Ferrioli. From open-world games to first-person shooters, check out which video games IMDb users are excited about in IMDb's Video Game Guide. See what IMDb users are playing.
Killer Kowalski Cup Tournament. The Killer Kowalski Cup Tournament is a professional wrestling round-robin tag team tournament held by Top Rope Promotions. The Kowalski Cup is held under a points system, with two points for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss. The team finishing atop the points standings are the winners. Matches in the Tenkaichi Jr. have a 30-minute time limit.
Hercules Kowalski Killer Kowalski The Masked Destroyer The Masked Executioner Tarzan Kowalski. 6 ft 7 in (. 1 m). Billed weight. The man later known as "Killer Kowalski" (he legally changed his name in 1963) was the son of Polish immigrants Antoni Spulnik and Maria Borowska; he, his older sister Wanda, and his younger brother Stanley were raised in Windsor, Ontario. Years later, he told interviewers that he never expected to be a wrestler – by the age of 14, he was already 6.
Killer Kowalski (1926-2008). Real Name - Wladek "Walter" Kowalski. Lifespan - 10/13/1926 - 8/30/2008. Place in History - One of the most well-known characters of pro-wrestling's "Golden Age," Killer Kowalski was a top star all over the United States and Canada and after retiring trained a variety of noteworthy wrestlers. Wladek Kowalski grew up in a home of Polish immigrants and worked a blue collar job until getting started in the late 1940s. He was exceptionally large and picked up pro-wrestling very quickly and scored wins over Buddy Rogers and Whipper Watson, both future NWA champions, for regional titles