Tom Zenk

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Title History

  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Scott Doring defeating Moondog Moretti & Mike Miller (December 14, 1985);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Bobby Jaggers (January 21, 1986);
  • IWA (Montreal) International Tag Team titles w/Dan Kroffat defeating Danny Johnson & Bill Irwin (August 12, 1986);
  • NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Brian Pillman defeating Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes [Tournament] (Febuary 12, 1990);
  • NWA World Televison title defeating Arn Anderson (December 4, 1990);
  • WCW World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Dustin Rhodes & Big Josh defeating The Freebirds (August 5, 1991);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

Pacific Northwest (Portland):

  • Tom Zenk formed a tag team with Scott Doring and captured the Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles..
  • January 21, 1986–Superstar Extravaganza: Tom Zenk defeated Bobby Jaggers to win the Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title..

Wrestling in Montreal:

  • Tom Zenk formed a tag team with Dan Kroffatand captured the International Tag Team titles..

World Wrestling Federation:

  • Tom Zenk (American) formed a tag team with Rick Martel (Canadian), known as The Can-Am Connection..
  • March 29, 1987 – Wrestlemania III: Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel & Tom Zenk) defeated Bob Orton & Don Muraco w/Mr. Fuji..
  • May 2, 1987 – SNME: Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel & Tom Zenk) defeated The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff..
  • Tom Zenk the WWF after a contract dispute, leaving Rick Martel without a partner in his feud with the Hart Foundation..

World Championship Wrestling – Z-Man:

  • Tom Zenk signed with World Championship Wrestling where he was often known as Z-Man..
  • September 12, 1989 – The Clash: Tom Zenk defeated The Cuban Assassin (David Sierra) with the Sleeperhold..

World Championship Wrestling – Tom Zenk & Brian Pillman:

  • Tom Zenk formed a tag team with Brian Pillman with a lot of success in the tag team division..
  • February 6, 1990 – The Clash: Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk defeated The MOD Squad (Spike and Basher)..
  • February 12, 1990: Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk defeated The Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin)..
  • ~~~This was the finals of a tournament to win the vacant NWA United States Tag Team titles..
  • May 19, 1990: The Midnight Express (Eaton/Lane) defeated Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk to win the United States Tag Team titles..

World Championship Wrestling – Tom Zenk:

  • June 13, 1990 – The Clash: Tom Zenk & Mike Rotunda defeated The SST (Fatu & Samoan Savage)..
  • July 7, 1990 – Great Amerian Bash: Big Van Vader defeated Tom Zenk..
  • September 5, 1990 – The Clash: “The Lariat” Stan Hansen defeated Tom Zenk..
  • November 20, 1990 – The Clash: Tom Zenk defeated Brian Lee..
  • December 4, 1990: Tom Zenk defeated Arn Anderson to capture the NWA World Television title..
  • December 16, 1990 – Starrcade: “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton defeated Tom Zenk (Non-title match)..
  • January 30, 1991 – The Clash: Tom Zenk defeated Bobby Eaton to retain the NWA World Television title..
  • February 1991: Arn Anderson defeated Tom Zenk to recapture the NWA World Television title..
  • March 21, 1991 – WCW/NJ: Shiro Koshinaka/Kuniaki Kobayashi/Takayuki Iizuka beat Tim Horner & Pillman & Zenk..
  • June 14, 1991 – The Clash: Tracy Smothers/Steve Armstrong/Tom Zenk defeated Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin/Badstreet..
  • July 14, 1991 – Great American Bash: The Diamond Stud (aka Scott Hall) defeated Tom Zenk..
  • September 5, 1991 – The Clash: “Stunning” Steve Austin defeated Tom Zenk to retain the Television title..
  • October 27, 1991 – Halloween Havoc: The Halloween Phantom (Rick Rude) defeated “The Z-Man” Tom Zenk..
  • November 19, 1991 – The Clash: Tom Zenk defeated The Diamond Stud (aka Scott Hall)..
  • December 29, 1991 – Starrcade: Lex Luger & Arn Anderson defeated Tom Zenk & Terrance Taylor (Lethal Lottery)..
  • February 29, 1992 – Superbrawl: Van Hammer & Tom Zenk defeated Vinnie Vegas (Kevin Nash) & Ricky Morton..
  • June 16, 1992 – The Clash: Rick Rude & Steve Austin defeated Marcus Bagwell & Tom Zenk (Tournament)..
  • October 25, 1992 – Halloween Havoc: Tom Zenk/Johnny Gunn/Shane Douglas beat Arn Anderson/Michael Hayes/Bobby Eaton..
  • January 13, 1993 – The Clash: The Wrecking Crew (Rage & Fury) defeated Johnny Gunn & Tom Zenk..
  • May 23, 1993 – Slamboree: Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated Dos Hombres (Ricky Steamboat & Tom Zenk)..
  • ~~~Tom Zenk was a last minute replacement for Brad Armstrong, who was originally a replacement for Shane Douglas..