Blood Runs Cold

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Career Highlights

World Championship Wrestling:

  • Early 1996: WCW began running seemingly endless vignettes hyping the eventual debut of something called “Blood Runs Cold”..
  • Early 1997: Glacier (aka Ray Lloyd) finally debuted and (figuratively) fell flat on his face, but they continued to push the gimmick..
  • ~~~Glacier had an impressive entrance, equipt with fog, snowflakes and lasers racing accross the arena..
  • James Vandenberg (Jim Mitchell) debuted with Mortis (aka Chris Kanyon) to feud with Glacier..
  • March 16, 1997 – Uncensored 1997: Glacier beat Mortis..
  • May 18, 1997 – Slamboree: Glacier beat Mortis by DQ when Wrath (aka Bryan Clarke) appeared..
  • June 15, 1997 – Great American Bash: Glacier defeated Wrath..
  • Glacier was eventually overpowered by his nemisis’ until 3-time Karate champion Ernest Miller jumped the rail and saved him!
  • July 13, 1997 – Bash at the Beach: Mortis & Wrath beat Glacier & Ernest Miller..
  • September 14, 1997 – Fall Brawl: Wrath & Mortis defeated Meng & The Barbarian..
  • October 25, 1997 – Worldwide: Glacier & Ernest Miller over Doc Dean & Manny Fernandez..
  • December 13, 1997 – Worldwide: Glacier over Mortis w/James Vandenburg after the Chronic Kick..
  • November 23, 1997 – World War III: Meng & The Barbarian defeated Glacier & Ernest Miller..
  • November 22, 1998 – World War III: Wrath demolished Glacier..
  • All of the Blood Runs Cold characters were created by AFX studios (owned and run by Andre Frietas)..

What Ever Happened To Those Guys?:

  • Glacier went on to become a glorified jobber, then took up a managerial role as “Coach Buzz Stern”..
  • Mortis lost the mask and Chris Kanyon had a pretty successful run, and landed a job with the WWE in 2001..
  • Wrath dissappered and returned using the same name with a monster push that did not catch on..
  • ~~~Wrath then began using his real name (Bryan Clarke) and teamed with Brian Adams as KroniK..
  • James Vandenburg went on to ECW-fame as “Sinister Minister” and TNA-fame as “Minister Jim Mitchell..
  • Ernest Miller went out on his own with a great push until WCW’s death, then signed with WWE as an announcer in 2003..