Powers of Pain

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Title History

  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World 6-Man Tag Team titles w/ Ivan Koloff defeating Dusty Rhodes and Hawk and Paul Ellering (sub for Animal) (February 12, 1988);

Career Highlights

National Wrestling Alliance – The Powers of Pain (Warlord and Barbarian):

  • Barbarian formed a powerful tag team with Warlord, known as The Powers of Pain and managed by #1 Paul Jones.
  • The Powers of Pain (Warlord and Barbarian) immediately began feuding with the Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal).
  • March 27, 1988 – CotR: The Road Warriors and Dusty Rhodes beat The Powers of Pain and Ivan Koloff in a barbed wire match.

World Wrestling Federation – The Powers of Pain (Warlord and Barbarian):

  • The Powers of Pain jumped ship to the World Wrestling Federation as a babyface tag team, managed by The Baron.
  • July 31, 1988 – WrestleFest: The Powers of Pain defeated The Bolsheviks (Nikolai Volkoff and Boris Zhukov).
  • August 29, 1988 – Summerslam: The Powers of Pain defeated The Bolsheviks (Nikolai Volkoff and Boris Zhukov).
  • October 16, 1988 – King of the Ring: “Outlaw Ron Bass” defeated The Barbarian in the 1st Round of the tournament.
  • November 24, 1988 – Survivor Series: Team Powers of Pain defeated Team Demolition in a Survivor Series-style match.
  • ~~~Team POP: Powers of Pain, The Hart Foundation, The Rockers, The British Bulldogs and The Young Stallions.
  • ~~~Team Demolition: Demolition, The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers, The Brain Busters, The Bolsheviks and The Conquistadors.
  • ~~~After the match, Warlord and Barbarian turned heel and rescued Mr. Fuji from Demolition, who turned face.

World Wrestling Federation – The Powers of Pain (Warlord and Barbarian w/Mr. Fuji):

  • January 15, 1989 – Royal Rumble: Barbarian entered the Royal Rumble at number 26 but was eliminated by Rick Martel.
  • April 2, 1989 – WrestleMania V: Demolition beat The Powers of Pain and Mr. Fuji in a handicap match to retain the tag team titles.
  • The Powers of Pain feud with The Rockers and The Bushwhackers throughout 1989 while also wrestling singles matches.
  • October 14, 1989 – King of the Ring: Jimmy Snuka defeated The Barbarian in the 1st Round of the tournament.
  • November 23, 1989 – Survivor Series: The Hulkamaniacs defeated The Million Dollar Team in a Survivor Series match.
  • ~~~The Hulkamaniacs = Hulk Hogan and Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Demolition (Ax and Smash).
  • ~~~Million Dollar Team = Ted DiBiase and Zeus and Powers of Pain (Warlord and Barbarian).
  • ~~~The Powers of Pain were disqualified after executing a spike piledriver on Hulk Hogan.
  • January 21, 1990 – Royal Rumble: The Barbarian entered the Royal Rumble at #27 but was eliminated by Hercules.
  • Mr. Fuji sold the Barbarian’s contract to Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, and Warlords contract to Slick, splitting up the Powers of Pain.

The Powers of Pain (Reunion):

  • December 14, 2002: The Powers of Pain reunite on an Indy show in Florida to face “Desperado” Joe Gomez and Cuban Assassin.
  • The Powers of Pain occassionally team at Florida Championship Wrestling and International Wrestling Federation events.
  • The Powers of Pain are wrestling in FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling and Warlord is their current Heavyweight Champion.
  • October 30, 2004 – U of Virginia Children’s Medical Center Benefit Show: Animal and Rick Steiner beat Warlord and Barbarian.
  • June 2005 – Gladiator Championship Wrestling: Animal “showed up late” and got into a brawl with Warlord and Barbarian.
  • March 4, 2006 – Southern Championship Wrestling: Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton defeated The Warlord and The Barbarian.
  • July 14, 2006 – JCW: Samu and Alofa beat Powers of Pain and Bump-N-Uglies and 2Tuff Tony and Corporal Robinson in a 4-WAY.
  • July 15, 2006 – Juggalo Championshit Wrestling: Vampiro and Nosawa and Violent J defeated Mad Man Pondo and Powers of Pain.
  • October 19, 2007 – Wrestle Fan Fest (S.F.): The Powers of Pain w/Temptress defeated Kamala and One Man Gang w/Slick.
  • April 12, 2008 – IWC: The Powers of Pain defeated Demolition by disqualification.
  • September 26, 2009 – NWA New Jersey: The Powers of Pain defeated Baby Hughie and Rob Eckos.
  • March 10, 2012 – BTW: The Powers of Pain and Raven defeated Shane Douglas, Eddie Delfonzo and Tony Delfonzo.
  • September 14, 2012 – PWS: The Powers of Pain defeated Demolition by disqualification.
  • September 16, 2012 – Chikara: The Powers of Pain was in a tag team gauntlet match won by Marty Jannetty and The 1-2-3 Kid.
  • November 30, 2013 – Wrestlecade: Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander defeated Demolition (Ax and Smash), The Powers Of Pain (The Warlord and The Barbarian), Rick Steiner and Buff Bagwell, Manny Fernández and George South, The Bravado Brothers (Harlem Bravado and Lance Bravado), The Headbangers (Mosh and Trasher) and The Rock N Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton) in a 8 tag team gauntlet match.