This is a series of articles where we shall look back into the history of World Wrestling Entertainment and talk about some of the great forgotten superstars of the company. WWE always produced lots of talents, some succeeded with WWE, and some succeeded elsewhere. The company has a long history of evolution since 1952, the year Capitol Wrestling Corporation was founded by Roderick James McMahon and Joseph Raymond Mondt. We can say that it was first form of WWE. In 1963, McMahon and Mondt formed World Wide Wrestling Federation and Buddy Rogers was awarded the World Wide Wrestling Federation championship. In 1979, the word ‘Wide’ has been removed from WWWF and it became WWF, World Wrestling Federation. The Golden Era of WWF begins in 1980 which continued till 1992 and in 1993 announced the beginning of the new generation era which was followed by the best era of WWE the attitude era in 1997, after the end of attitude era in 2002, Brand Extension era started and continued till 2007, and finally the PG era started in 2008. In this series of articles we shall look back look back some of the forgotten names from the seventy years history of World Wrestling Entertainment. In this part of this article, we shall discuss about the former World Wrestling Federation tag team champion Crush.
Brian Keith Adams debuted to professional wrestling in 1986 under the promotion of Pacific Northwest Wrestling where he spent four years. He achieved several championships under that promotion including the Pacific Northwest Heavyweight championship.
In April, 1990, Adams debuted to World Wrestling Federation under the ring name ‘Crush’ as the new member of Demolition. He achieved the tag team championship along with Ax and Smash. He left WWF in 1991 after the company decided to disband Demolition.
Adams went back to PNW again and continued his Crush gimmick given in WWF. Once again, he achieved the PNW heavyweight championship and the tag team championship too.
Adams returned to WWF in 1992 as a babyface. He feuded with Repo Man, Doink The Clown, Shawn Michaels, Yokozuna etc.
In 1993, Adams turned heel and feuded with his on screen friend Macho Man Randy Savage which was a remarkable feud that had been dragged until WrestleMania 10.
Adams was given a new biker look in 1996 when his real life matters got involved in a wrestling storyline. He joined the successful stable called The Nation of Domination in 1996 and later in 1997 he joined a new stable called the Disciples of Apocalypse. Meanwhile, he was injured by Kane (kayfabe) and departed from WWF.
In 1998, Adams joined World Championship Wrestling and spent three years. He accomplished the WCW tag team championship twice in this time. In 2002, Adams suffered a spinal injury which forced him to retire.
Apart from Wrestling, Adams appeared in an Indian film called Khiladiyon ka Khiladi under his Crush gimmick.
Adams died on August 13, 2007 due to a drug overdose.