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Killer Karl Kox

Title History

 

  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Bull Curry (????, 1964);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Bull Curry (July 31, 1964);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Bull Curry (Febuary 21, 1965);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Fritz Von Erich defeating Sam Steamboat & Eddie Graham (June 29, 1965);
  • AJPW (All Japan) All Asian Tag Team titles w/Joe Carrolo defeating Giant Baba & Michiaki Yoshimura (May 26, 1966);
  • AJPW (All Japan) All Asian Tag Team titles w/Eddie Graham defeating Hiro Matsuda & Michiaki Yoshimura (June 27, 1966);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/Mike DiBiase defeating Ricky Romero & Pedro Morales (Febuary 21, 1967);
  • IWA (Australia) World Heavyweight title defeating Mario Milano (January ??, 1968);
  • MWCW (Ohio) North American Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Rogers (March ??, 1968);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Skull Murphy defeating Antonio Pugiliese & Mario Milano (May ??, 1968);
  • IWA (Australia) World Heavyweight title defeating Bob Ellis (Febuary 14, 1969);
  • IWA (Australia) World Heavyweight title defeating Mario Milano (September 19, 1969);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Great Malenko defeating ?????????? (March 16, 1970);
  • NWA (Texas) American Tag Team titles w/Mike York defeating ???????? (August ??, 1970);
  • NWA (Amarillo) International Tag Team titles w/Cyclone Negro defeating Terry & Dory Funk Jr. (August 26, 1973);
  • NWA (Amarillo) Brass Knuckles title defeating ?????????? (????, 1974);
  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles title won a tournament (????, 1975);
  • NWA (Tri State) North American Heavyweight title defeating Dick Murdoch (October 28, 1975);
  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles title defeating Rocky Johnson (May 10, 1976);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Bobby Duncum defeating Jack & Jerry Brisco (????, 1978);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Dick Slater defeating Jack & Jerry Brisco (????, 1978);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Dusty Rhodes (Febuary 7, 1978);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Jim Garvin defeating Bob Roop & Dick Slater (December 5, 1978);
  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles title defeating Steve Keirn (December 12, 1978);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Jim Garvin defeating Thor the Viking & Jos LeDuc (????, 1979);
  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles title defeating Sonny King (May ??, 1979);
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight title defeating Wahoo McDaniel (October 9, 1979);
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight title defeating Bob Armstrong (Febuary ??, 1980);
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight title defeating Ole Anderson for vacant title (March 16, 1980);
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight title defeating Jos LeDuc (April ??, 1980);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/Takachiho defeating Pat O` Connor & Bob Brown (June 21, 1980);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Dick Murdoch (July 24, 1980);
  • Mid South Mississippi Heavyweight title defeating The Grappler (November 29, 1980);
  • Mid South Tag Team titles w/Junkyard Dog defeating Leroy Brown & Ernie Ladd (January 29, 1981);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • February 21, 1967: Karl Kox & Mike DiBiase defeated Pedro Morales & Ricky Romero to win the WWA World Tag Team titles..
  • March 1968: Killer Karl Kox defeated Buddy Rogers to win the MWCW North American title..
  • May 4, 1973: Johnny Weaver defeated The Masked Menace (Karl Kox) in a “Hair vs Mask” match..
  • March 1975: Killer Karl Kox won the Florida Brass Knucks title by winning a Tournament..
  • May 10, 1976: Killer Karl Kox defeated Rocky Johnson to win the Florida Brass Knucks title..
  • February 1978: Killer Karl Kox defeats Dusty Rhodes to win the Florida Heavyweight title..
  • December 12, 1978: Killer Karl Kox defeated Steve Keirn to win the Florida Brass Knucks title..
  • October 9, 1979: Killer Karl Kox defeated Wahoo McDaniel to win the Georgia State Heavyweight title..
  • Killer Karl Kox was cheered in Australia for one of the few times in his life when he faced the team of Abdullah & Bulldog Brower..
  • November 10, 2011: Herb Gerwig, better known as Killer Karl Kox, a headliner in the 60s and 70, passed away at the age of 80.
  • Gerwig suffered a massive heart attack on Oct. 20 and had a second heart attack, which was fatal, this morning while hospitalized.Herb Gerwig wrote (On November 10, 2011): This is Herb Gerwig (Killer Karl Kox’s son), I believe we emailed each other back in forth a couple of years ago. I wanted to let the wrestling world know that my father passed away this morning due to complications from a heart attack he had on the 10/20 . My father lived a wonderful life and had a great career , he was 80. If anyone would like to send condolences or for more info they can email me at hgerwig@gmail.com
  • Special thanks to Herbert Gerwig (Herb Gerwig’s son) for helping with photos and a bit of the content for this profile..

    Dale Pierce wrote: (Killer Karl Kox was) always known for his inside humor during interviews, Dick Murdoch once listed a number of people he had supposedly defeated and put out of wrestling, including a midget wrestler from the 1940s (few people caught the jope reference) and also listed on Herb Gelwig, (who was of course Killer Karl Kox with whom he teamed several times and was still quite active.)