Chris Adams

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Trailer – Gentleman’s Choice: The Chris Adams Story

Title History

 

  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Heavyweight title defeating ???????? (????, 1981);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles w/Tom Prichard defeating ?????? (Febuary 13, 1981);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Beat the Champ Televison title defeating The Assassin (March ??, 1981);
  • WWF (UWA) Light Heavyweight title defeating Perro Aguayo (October 18, 1981);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles w/Ringo Rigsby defeating Killer Kim & Bobby Lane (????, 1982);
  • WCCW (World Class) Televison title defeating The Mongol (July 11, 1983);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Terry Gordy (August ??, 1983);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Jimmy Garvin (November 24, 1983);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Jimmy Garvin (January 30, 1984);
  • WCCW (World Class) Televison title defeating Kevin Von Erich (June 11, 1984);
  • WCCW (World Class) Televison title defeating Jake Roberts (September 3, 1984);
  • NWA (WCCW) World 6-Man Titles w/Jake Roberts & Gino Hernandez beat Mike & Kerry Von Erich & Bobby Fulton (October 27, 1984);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Kerry Von Erich (Febuary 8, 1985);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Gino Hernandez defeating Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers (June 24, 1985);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Gino Hernandez defeating Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (November 28, 1985);
  • WCCW (World Class) Televison title Awarded (June ??, 1986);
  • WCCW (World Class) World Heavyweight title defeating Rick Rude (July 4, 1986);
  • UWF (Mid South) World Tag Team titles w/Terry Taylor defeating Rick Steiner & Sting [Tournament] (Febuary 7, 1987);
  • WCWA (WCCW) World 6-Man Titles w/Steve Simpson & Kevin Von Erich beat Iceman Parsons/Buddy Roberts/Terry Gordy (December 25, 1987);
  • WCCW (World Class) Texas Heavyweight title defeating Iceman Parsons (January 16, 1993);
  • GWF (Global Wrestling Federation) North American Heavyweight title defeating Iceman Parsons (December 25, 1993);
  • GWF (Global Wrestling Federation) North American Heavyweight title defeating Rod Price (July 1, 1994);
  • WCCW (World Class) Texas Heavyweight title Awarded (January ??, 1997);

 

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Chris Adams was a National Judo Champion in England before getting into the world of professional wrestling..
  • ~~~He was a three-time national champion in that sport and a member of the British Olympic Judo team..
  • Chris Adams was trained by European legends Tony Sinclair and Shirly “Big Daddy” Crabtree..
  • Chris Adams started his wrestling career in England wrestling under the name “Judo” Chris Adams..
  • October 18, 1981: Chris Adams defeated Perro Aguayo to capture the WWF/UWA World Light Heavyweight title..World Class Championship Wrestling – “Gentleman” Chris Adams:
  • June 17, 1983 – Star Wars: Jose Lothario & Chris Adams & Chavo Guerrero defeated Bill Irwin & Fishman & The Mongol..
  • November 24, 1983 – Star Wars: Chris Adams defeated Jimmy Garvin to win the World Class American Heavyweight title..
  • December 25, 1983 – Star Wars: Jimmy Garvin defeated Chris Adams to recapture the World Class American Heavyweight title..
  • January 30, 1984 – Star Wars: Chris Adams defeated Jimmy Garvin to win back the World Class American Heavyweight title..
  • May 6, 1984 – Parade of Champions: Chris Adams & Sunshine defeated Jimmy Garvin & Precious..
  • June 16, 1984 – (Mid South) Superdome Extravaganza: Chris Adams & Stella Mae French beat Jimmy Garvin & Precious..
  • July 4, 1984 – Star Wars: Chris Adams & Stella Mae French defeated Jimmy Garvin & Precious in a “Loser Leaves Town” Cage match..
  • September 3, 1984 – Star Wars: Chris Adams defeated Jake Roberts to win the World Class Television title..World Class Championship Wrestling – vs Kevin von Erich:
  • Chris Adams was briefly managed by Gary Hart – It was an interesting storyline because a babyface took on a heel manager..
  • ~~~Kevin Von Erich tried to remain friends with Chris Adams and pleaded with him to drop his affiliation with Gary Hart..
  • ~~~Eventually Chris Adams made a full heel turn when he blasted Kevin von Erich with the Super Kick!
  • October 27, 1984 – Cotton Bowl Extravaganza: Kevin Von Erich defeated Chris Adams in a singles match..
  • ~~~Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams & Jake Roberts defeated Kerry & Mike von Erich & Bobby Fulton to win the 6-Man Tag Titles!
  • November 22, 1984 – Star Wars: Chris Adams defeated Kevin von Erich in a “No DQ” match..
  • December 25, 1984 – Star Wars: Kevin Von Erich defeated Chris Adams in a “Lumberjack” match..World Class Championship Wrestling – The Dynamic Duo:
  • Chris Adams formed a successful heel tag team with Gino Hernandez known as the “Dynamic Duo“..
  • ~~~Their entrance music was “We Are The Champions” by Queen and they feuded extensively with the von Erichs..
  • January 28, 1985 – Star Wars: Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez & Jake Roberts defeated The Fabulous Freebirds..
  • ~~~Mike & Kevin & Kerry von Erich defeated Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez & Jake Roberts..
  • March 30, 1985–(Mid South) Superdome Extravaganza: Kerry von Erich defeated Chris Adams by DQ..
  • May 5, 1985 – Parade of Champions: The Dynamic Duo defeated The Great Kabuki & Scott Casey..
  • ~~~The Freebirds & The von Erichs defeated Gino/Chris/Rip Oliver/Kamala/One Man Gang/Dr Death in a 12-man Tag Team match..
  • ~~~The prize was a Cadillac Car, which was destroyed by the losing team..
  • June 24, 1985: The Dynamic Duo defeated The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers) for the American Tag Team titles..
  • Chris Adams feuded with The Great Kabuki over who had the better kick – Adams’ Super Kick vs Kabuki’s Thrust Kick
  • July 4, 1985 – Star Wars: The Great Kabuki w/Sunshine defeated Chris Adams in a singles match..
  • ~~~Later on in the Main Event: The Dynamic Duo defeated Kerry & Kevin von Erich in a tag team match..
  • September 2, 1985 – Star Wars: Kevin Von Erich defeated Chris Adams..
  • September 20, 1985: Kevin & Kerry Von Erich defeated The Dynamic Duo to win the American Tag Team titles..
  • The Dynamic Duo began snipping the hair of Kerry, Kevin, Brian Adias, Scott Casey, Iceman Parsons and others..
  • The Dynamic Duo gleefully displayed their trophies (hair) in individually wrapped Ziplock bags..
  • October 1985 – Cotton Bowl: Kerry & Kevin von Erich defeated The Dynamic Duo in a “Hair” match and the duo was shaved bald!!
  • ~~~The highlight came when Gino Hernandez tried to run away but a teenaged Chris Adams tackles him to the ground!
  • November 28, 1985 – Star Wars: The Dynamic Duo beat Kerry & Kevin in a “Cage” match to win the American Tag titles..
  • December 25, 1985 – Star Wars: Kerry & Kevin von Erich defeated The Dynamic Duo by DQ — Gino/Chris retained..
  • Gino Hernandez eventually turned on Chris Adams and they feuded briefly before Gino died of an overdose on 1/26 of 1986..
  • ~~~During the angle, Gino “blinded” Chris by throwing “Freebird Hair Cream” in Chris’ eyes and putting him on the shelf..
  • ~~~Chris Adams went to England on vacation, and was scheduled to further the feud upon return but Gino passed away..World Class Championship Wrestling – “Gentleman” Chris Adams:
  • Chris Adams returned with an eye patch for an interview and was attacked and DDT’d by Rick Rude!
  • Chris Adams came back later and said his vision was cleared due to the attack, so therefore it backfired on Rude!
  • May 4, 1986 – Parade of Champions: Chris Adams & Brickhouse Brown defeated John Tatum & The Grappler..
  • July 4, 1986 – Star Wars: Chris Adams defeated Rick Rude to win the WCCW World Heavyweight title..
  • September 1, 1986 – Star Wars: Lance von Erich & Chris Adams defeated The Dingo Warrior & Socko ..
  • ~~~Buzz Sawyer & Matt Borne defeated Lance von Erich & Chris Adams to win the vacant WCCW Tag Team titles..
  • ~~~Chris Adams defeated Rick Rude by Disqualification to retain the WCCW World Heavyweight title..Universal Wrestling Federation – “Gentleman” Chris Adams:
  • April 11, 1987–Superdome Extravaganza: Terry Taylor & Chris Adams defeated Sting & Rick Steiner..
  • June 13, 1987–Superdome Extravaganza: Black Bart defeated Chris Adams..
  • August 1, 1987–Superdome Extravaganza: Rick Steiner beat Chris Adams in a “Taped Fist” match by KO in the 5th Round..National Wrestling Alliance – “Gentleman” Chris Adams:
  • July 4, 1987 – NWA Great American Bash: Chris Adams defeated Black Bart by Disqualification..World Class Championship Wrestling – “Gentleman” Chris Adams:
  • November 26, 1987 – Star Wars: Chris Adams & Matt Borne defeated The Iron Sheik & The Thing by DQ..
  • December 25, 1987 – Star Wars: Kevin von Erich/Chris Adams/Steve Simpson beat Terry Gordy/Buddy Roberts/Iceman Parsons..
  • ~~~This match took place inside the confines of a “Steel Cage” and was for the vacant 6-Man Tag Team titles..
  • May 8, 1988 – Parade of Champions: Terry Taylor defeated Chris Adams to retain the Texas Heavyweight title..
  • December 16, 1990 – Starrcade (Pat O’Connor Memorial International Cup Tag Team Tournament)..
  • ~~~FIRST ROUND: Konnan & Rey Mysterio Sr. (Mexico) defeated Chris Adams & Norman Smiley (Great Britain)..Global Wrestling Federation:
  • January 15, 1993: Kerry Von Erich & Chris Adams defeated Black Bart & Johnny Mantell by DQ..
  • January 22, 1993: Chris Adams vs Black Bart ended in a Double Count Out..
  • January 29, 1993: Black Bart defeated Chris Adams..
  • February 5, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Black Bart in a Taped Fist match..
  • February 12, 1993: Johnny Mantell & Black Bart beat Kerry Von Erich & Chris Adams by DQ in an Elimination match..
  • February 19, 1993: Black Bart defeated Chris Adams in a First Blood match..
  • February 26, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Black Bart..
  • March 5, 1993: Rod Price vs Chris Adams ended in a draw..
  • March 12, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Rod Price by Disqualification..
  • March 19, 1993: Rod Price defeated Chris Adams in an “I Quit!” match..
  • March 26, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Rod Price..
  • April 2, 1993: Kevin von Erich & Chris Adams defeated Buddy Roberts & Michael Hayes..
  • May 14, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Rod Price in a “Judo Jacket” match..
  • May 21, 1993: Chris Adams vs Iceman Parsons ended in a Double Disqualification..
  • May 28, 1993: Iceman Parsons defeated Chris Adams..
  • June 4, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Alex Porteau..
  • June 11, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Iceman King Parsons by Disqualification..
  • June 18, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Captain Ron by Disqualification..
  • June 25, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Iceman King Parsons by Disqualification..
  • July 2, 1993: Rod Price defeated Chris Adams to retain the North American Heavyweight title..
  • July 9, 1993: Action Jackson & Chris Adams defeated Rod Price & Iceman King Parsons by DQ
  • July 16, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Rod Price..
  • July 23, 1993: Iceman King Parsons defeated Chris Adams..
  • July 30, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Iceman King Parsons in a “Lumberjack” match..
  • August 6, 1993: Iceman King Parsons defeated Chris Adams in a “Loser Receives Ten Lashes” match..
  • August 13, 1993: Chris Adams & Scott Putski & Angel beat Awesome Kong & King Kong & Rod Price by DQ..
  • August 20, 1993: Chris Adams vs Rod Price ended in a Double Disqualification..
  • September 3, 1993: Iceman King Parsons defeated Chris Adams to win the vacant North American title!
  • October 1, 1993: Chris Adams vs Killer Tim Brooks ended in a Double Disqualification..
  • October 8, 1993: Chris Adams & Scott Putski defeated Black Bart & Killer Tim Brooks by Disqualification..
  • October 15, 1993: Killer Tim Brooks defeated Chris Adams..
  • October 22, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Killer Tim Brooks by Disqualification..
  • October 29, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Iceman Parsons..
  • November 5, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Brian Henning..
  • November 12, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Sweet Daddy Falcone..
  • November 19, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Alex Porteau..
  • November 26, 1993: Iceman King Parsons defeated Chris Adams..
  • December 3, 1993: Rod Price vs Chris Adams ended in a No Contest..
  • December 10, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Rod Price..
  • December 25, 1993: Chris Adams defeated Iceman Parsons to win the North American Heavyweight title!
  • January 2, 1994: John Hawk defeated Chris Adams (North American Champion) in a Non-title match..
  • January 7, 1994: Chris Adams defeated John Hawk to retain the North American Heavyweight title..
  • January 21, 1994: Chris Adams defeated Francis Buxton to retain the North American Heavyweight title..
  • February 4, 1994: Chris Adams defeated Boo Koo Decal to retain the North American Heavyweight title..
  • February 13, 1994: Chris Adams defeated Sweet Daddy Falcone to retain the North American Heavyweight title..
  • February 20, 1994: Rod Price defeated Chris Adams (North American Champion) in a Non-title match..
  • February 25, 1994: Chris Adams defeated Dapper Dan..
  • March 11, 1994: Chris Adams defeated Dr. Doom..
  • March 18, 1994: Chris Adams defeated Moadib by Count Out..
  • March 25, 1994: Chris Adams defeated John Hawk by Disqualification..
  • April 1, 1994: Rod Price defeated Chris Adams to win the GWF North American Heavyweight title..
  • May 13, 1994: Action Jackson & Chris Adams defeated Iceman King Parsons & Rod Price by DQ..
  • June 10, 1994: Chris Adams & Action Jackson vs Iceman King Parsons & The Black Prince ended in a No Contest..
  • June 17, 1994: Chris Adams defeated Nick Golden..
  • June 24, 1994: Chris Adams defeated The Ebony Prince by Disqualification..
  • July 1, 1994: Chris Adams defeated Rod Price to win the North American Heavyweight title..
  • July 22, 1994: Chris Adams defeated Alex Porteau..
  • July 29, 1994: Chris Adams defeated Rod Price to retain the North American Heavyweight title..
  • August 5, 1994: Chris Adams defeated The Ebony Prince..
  • August 12, 1994: Chris Adams defeated Iceman King Parsons by DQ to retain the North American Heavyweight title..
  • August 19, 1994: Chris Adams defeated Iceman King Parsons..
  • August 26, 1994: Chris Adams (North American Champion) vs Rod Price ended in a No Contest..
  • September 2, 1994: Chris Adams (North American Champion) vs Jimmy Garvin ended in a No Contest..
  • September 9, 1994: Chris Adams (North American Champion) defeated Scott Putski by Disqualification..
  • September 16, 1994: Chris Adams defeated Jimmy Garvin by DQ to retain the North American Heavyweight title..World Championship Wrestling:
  • Chris Adams wrestled for World Championship Wrestling barely extending past jobber status…
  • January 8, 1998 – Thunder: Randy Savage defeated Chris Adams by Reverse Decision on the 1st match on the 1st Thunder ever!
  • February 9, 1998 – Nitro: Chris Adams defeated Louie Spicolli..
  • February 13, 1998 – Thunder: Buff Bagwell defeated Chris Adams..
  • March 16, 1998 – Nitro: Scott Norton defeated Chris Adams..
  • April 20, 1998 – Nitro: Konnan defeated Chris Adams..
  • May 15, 1998 – Thunder: Perry Saturn defeated Chris Adams..
  • July 17, 1998 – Thunder: The Barbarian & Hugh Morrus defeated Chris Adams & Marty Jannetty..
  • September 7, 1998 – Nitro: Stevie Ray defeated Chris Adams..
  • November 12, 1998 – Thunder: Glacier defeated Chris Adams..
  • March 28, 1999 – Nitro: Booker T defeated Chris Adams to retain the Television title..
  • April 2, 1999 – Thunder: Chris Jericho defeated Chris Adams..
  • August 5, 1999 – Thunder: Prince Iaukea vs Chris Adams ended in a No Contest..
  • August 9, 1999 – Nitro: Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated David Taylor & Chris Adams..
  • August 19, 1999 – Thunder: Steve Regal/Dave Taylor/Chris Adams vs Bobby Blaze/Dave Burkhead/Adrian Byrd (No Contest)..
  • September 9, 1999 – Thudner: Shane Douglas/Perry Saturn/Chris Benoit defeated Steve Regal/Dave Taylor/Chris Adams..
  • October 7, 1999 – Thunder: Brad Armstrong defeated Chris Adams..
  • October 28, 1999 – Thunder: Eddie Guerrero/Billy Kidman/Rey Mysterio defeated Steve Regal/Dave Taylor/Chris Adams..
  • November 4, 1999 – Thunder: Chris Adams participated in a Battle Royal, which was won by Chavo Guerrero Jr…Retirement:
  • Chris Adams ran The Gentleman Chris Adams School of Personalized Professional Wrestling..
  • Chris Adams trained the one and only Stone Cold Steve Austin, whom he feuded with in the USWA..
  • October 7, 2001: Chris Adams was shot at killed during an altercation at a bar in Dallas (Owner of the gun claimed self defense)..NOTE VIA EMAIL: I am Karen Adams, widow of the late Gentleman Chris Adams. I ran across your bio of my late husband and wanted to point out an error: His death was not at a bar, it was at the home of Brent Parnell in Waxahachie, Texas