"Kona" Crush

Brian Adams was a professional wrestler known under both his real name and his ring name, Crush. Standing a massive 6'8", and weighing approximately 315 lbs., Adams always looked like he was ready to become a huge star.

Adams entered the WWF in the early 1990s as a member of the popular tag team, Demolition, becoming the only man to enter the Federation as a recognized champion (under the Freebird Rule).


Anti-American Crush

Soon after the breakup of Demolition, Crush returned to the WWF with a surfer-esque babyface gimmick in mid-1992, nicknamed "Kona Crush," as he was a native of Kona Coast, Hawaii. This lasted until the summer of 1993, when Crush was, well, crushed, under the might of Yokozuna's banzai drop THREE TIMES. Crush blamed his injuries on his friend Randy Savage, who was sitting ringside for the entire assault, and refused to do anything to help. Crush denounced America and re-aligned himself with his former manager, Mr. Fuji, and began wearing facepaint reminiscent of his Demolition days.


Crush in the Nation of Domination/DOA days

In 1995, Adams was arrested for illegal arms possession. When he came back to the WWF in 1996, it was under a jailbird gimmick, with his hair braided, and wearing a chain between his pierced nose and earrings. As they were both managed by Clarence Mason, Crush joined the Nation of Domination until early 1998, when Faarooq fired every non-black NOD member. Crush founded the Disciples of Apocalypse (or DOA), which also consisted of Chainz, Skull and 8-Ball.


Adams in the nWo

After the Montreal Screwjob, Adams took exception to the way Vince McMahon treated Bret Hart, and left the WWF for rival WCW, under his real name. Adams soon joined the nWo, where he relished in mediocrity for years.



In 2000, Adams and fellow former-WWF employee Bryan Clark formed Kronik, and became multi-time WCW Tag Team champions. The two remained a team until the summer of 2001 when WCW was bought by WWF. The two wrestled as a team against the Brothers of Destruction. Supposedly, WWF management was unhappy with the match, and asked Kronik to return to developmental for further training. Adams was never seen on WWF/E TV again.

On August 13, 2007, Adams was found unconscious in his bed by his wife at their Tampa, Florida home. She called 911, but he was pronounced dead by paramedics after they arrived. He was 44 years old.


  • Crush was the first wrestler Psycho Andy ever saw on Monday Night Raw, and his power and energy is what got Andy addicted to pro wrestling, at the young age of 10.
  • Dariaan Nighthawk's black-and-purple color scheme is a tribute to "Evil" Crush's wrestling tights from 1993-1995.

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