John Nord

Title History

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • 1984: John Nord made his debut in the American Wrestling Association..
  • John Nord split his time between Mid-South and the AWA territories wrestling as Nord The Barbarian..
  • John Nord breifly had a gimmick where he was a bible-thumper..
  • April 20, 1986 – AWA WrestleRock: Jimmy Snuka & Greg Gagne beat Nord the Barbarian & Bruiser Brody in a “Steel Cage” match..
  • 1988: John Nord breifly teamed with Scott Norton as “The Lumberjacks”..
  • John Nord also competed in the Pacific Northwest territory, where he teamed with The Grappler, to form, The Breakfast Club..
  • March 14, 1990 – NJPW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Nord the Barbarian.
  • March 18, 1990 – NJPW: Scott Hall defeated Nord the Barbarian.
  • World Wrestling Federation – The Berzerker:
  • 1991: John Nord entered the World Wrestling Federation and competed breifly as The Viking..
  • 1991: John Nord changed his name to The Berzerker and was managed by Mr. Fuji..
  • The Berzerker always won his matches by tossing his opponents to the outside of the ring, and winning via countout..
  • The Berzerker began a feud with Davey Boy Smith, which was suppose to climax at WrestleMania..
  • ~~~Due to either lack of time, or lack of interest, the matchup never took place..
  • The Berzerker began a feud with The Undertaker, which included trying to stab him with a sword..
  • February 9, 1991 – Superstars: John Nord defeated Pat Rose in a dark match.
  • February 17, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Viking defeated David Isley.
  • March 2, 1991 – Superstars: The Viking defeated Tommy Landell by count-out.
  • March 10, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Viking defeated Brian Costello by count-out.
  • March 23, 1991 – Superstars: The Viking defeated Danny Brazil.
  • April 13, 1991 – Superstars: The Berzerker defeated Jim Kolhep by count-out.
  • April 20, 1991 – House Show: The Berzerker defeated Tugboat.
  • April 21, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Berzerker defeated Randy Tyler.
  • April 24, 1991 – UK Rampage: The British Bulldog defeated The Berzerker.
  • May 4, 1991 – Superstars: The Berzerker defeated Dan Robbins.
  • May 19, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Berzerker defeated Randy Fox by count-out.
  • June 8, 1991 – Superstars: The Berzerker defeated Gary Jensen by count-out.
  • June 9, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Berzerker defeated Warren Bianchi by count-out.
  • June 14, 1991 – House Show: The Berzerker defeated Koko B. Ware.
  • June 23, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Berzerker defeated Jerry Stevens.
  • June 29, 1991 – Superstars: The Berzerker defeated Larry Williams.
  • July 1, 1991 – MSG Network: The Berzerker defeated Jimmy Snuka.
  • July 27, 1991 – Superstars: The Berzerker defeated Chi Chi Cruz.
  • August 4, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Berzerker defeated Ken Johnson.
  • August 17, 1991 – Superstars: The Berzerker defeated Dave Milison by count-out.
  • September 1, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Berzerker defeated Ray Garcia.
  • September 7, 1991 – Superstars: The Berzerker defeated Gary Davis by count-out.
  • September 7, 1991 – King of the Ring: Irwin R. Schyster defeated The Berzerker by count-out in the 1st round.
  • September 22, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Berzerker defeated Ron Cumberledge by count-out.
  • October 5, 1991 – Superstars: The Berzerker defeated Scott Taylor by count-out.
  • October 13, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Berzerker defeated Bill Pierce by count-out.
  • November 10, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Berzerker defeated Jim Kramer by count-out.
  • November 27, 1991 – Survivor Series: El Matador, Jim Duggan, Sgt. Slaughter & The Texas Tornado defeated Col. Mustafa, Hercules, Skinner & The Berzerker in a tag team elimination match.
  • December 1, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Berzerker defeated Russ Greenberg by count-out.
  • December 21, 1991 – Superstars: Chris Walker defeated The Berzerker in a dark match. Tito Santana defeated The Berzerker by DQ in a dark match.
  • December 29, 1991 – MSG Network: The British Bulldog defeated The Berzerker.
  • January 12, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: The Berzerker defeated Bob Bradley by count-out.
  • January 18, 1992 – Superstars: The Berzerker defeated Scott Bazo.
  • January 19, 1992 – Royal Rumble: The Berzerker was in the royal rumble match won by Ric Flair.
  • February 23, 1992 – MSG Network: The Berzerker defeated Jim Brunzell.
  • March 8, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: The Berzerker defeated Scotty Williams by count-out.
  • March 28, 1992 – Superstars: The Berzerker defeated Ian Weston by count-out.
  • April 18, 1992 – Superstars: The Berzerker defeated Mark Roberts.
  • April 25, 1992 – Superstars: The Berzerker vs. The Undertaker ended in a no contest.
  • May 16, 1992 – Superstars: The Berzerker defeated Scott Taylor by count-out.
  • May 24, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: The Berzerker defeated Jay Sledge by count-out.
  • May 30, 1992 – Superstars: The Berzerker defeated Glen Ruth by count-out.
  • June 27, 1992 – Superstars: The Berzerker defeated Bruce Mitchell by count-out.
  • August 8, 1992 – Superstars: The Berzerker defeated Jason Knight by count-out.
  • August 22, 1992 – Summerslam: Tatanka defeated The Berzerker in a dark match.
  • January 2, 1993 – Superstars: Mr. Perfect defeated The Berzerker.
  • January 24, 1993 – Royal Rumble: John Nord was in the Royal Rumble match won by Jim Duggan.
  • The Berzerker left the WWF in early 1993..
  • On Tour:
  • 1994-1997: John Nord began competing for All Japan Pro Wrestling..
  • 1997: John Nord resurfaced in World Championship Wrestling with short blonde hair and sunglasses..
  • September 15, 1997 – Nitro: John Nord defeated Tim Horner in a dark match.
  • October 6, 1997 – Nitro: John Nord and Barry Darsow defeated Mike Enos and Wayne Bloom in a dark match.
  • November 23, 1997 – World War III 1997: John Nord competed in the 60-man 3-ring Battle Royal – won by Scott Hall..
  • January 3, 1998 – Saturday Night: John Nord and Barry Darsow defeated Disorderly Conduct.
  • January 5, 1998 – Nitro: John Nord defeated The Barbarian.
  • January 17, 1998 – Saturday Night: John Nord defeated Lizmark Jr..
  • January 24, 1998 – Worldwide: John Nord defeated Road Block.
  • January 31, 1998 – Saturday Night: John Nord defeated Evan Karagias.
  • May 16, 1998 – Worldwide: John Nord defeated Julio Sanchez.
  • July 4, 1998 – Worldwide: Bill Goldberg defeated John Nord.
  • John Nord breifly teamed with Barry Darsow before receiving his release from WCW in 1998 after an injury..
  • Retirement:
  • John Nord’s son, Joe Nord, wrestles for Waconia High School in Minnesota..
  • 2005: Joe Nord won a Championship and signed with the Minnesota Gophers Wrestling team..