February 2002: Killer Kowalski was awarded with the Iron Mike Mazurki Award, the Cauliflower Alley Club’s top honor.
September 2003: Killer Kowalski closes down his Massachusetts-based wrestling school.
The name Killer Kowalski’s Pro Wrestling School has been acquired by the Chaotic Training Center in North Andover, MA.
February 2004: Killer Kowalski sells his ring (the one Triple H, Chyna and others trained in) on EBay.
April 15, 2006 – Big Time Wrestling: Killer Kowalski was honored by the promotions and all the wrestlers and gave a speech.
March 24, 2007 – United States Wrestling Federation: Ox Baker & Killer Kowalski teamed up for a Tag Team Tournament.Ox Baker helped Killer Kowalski into the ring where they got a bye because their opponants no-showed – so they advanced to the 2nd round. They met Gino Martino and Superstar Richard Byrne in the ring in the next round. Richard Byrne is an old veteran wrestler who actually was one of Killers first students (Kowalski’s gym was in his karate dojo for like 17 years before he moved it to Chaotic) and Gino who has been a close personal friend of Ox Baker for ages – got on the house mic and really put over their mentors which got a pretty good ovation as they both jumped out of the ring for a ten count to advance Ox & KILLER. Heels Tony Roy & Tre the Smooth Operating Gangsta made it to the final by cheating. After the annoucement of Ox and Killer in the final got jumped and beat up as they fought the two guys off. Tony entered the ring and took a pummeling by Ox and GOT HIT with a heart punch. OX tagged off to Killer as Tre was backing up and he turned around and got the CLAW! Tre submitted and they won-big standing ovation-there was about 250-maybe 300 there and it got a huge pop
June 14, 2007: Walter “Killer” Kowalski was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in Troy, Michigan.
April 2008: Killer Kowalski spent time in a physical rehabilitation center in Massachusetts recovering from several knee injuries.
August 8, 2008: Walter “Killer” Kowalski suffered a heart attack and was eventually taken off life support.
August 30, 2008: Walter “Killer” Kowalski passed away almost two weeks after being taken off of life support.
October 13, 1926
Hometown: Born in Windsor, Ontario
Billed from Hamtramack, Michigan
Lives in Salem, Massachusetts
Height and Weight
Tarzan Kowalski (St Louis)
The Masked Executioner
The Masked Destroyer
Flying Knee Drop
Mad Dog Vachon
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