Tom Zenk

[Tom Zenk GALLERY]

Title History

  • NWA Pacific Northwest tag team titles w/ Scott Doring defeating Moondog Moretti and 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 and Bill Irwin (August 12, 1986);
  • NWA United States tag team titles w/ Brian Pillman defeating Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes [Tournament] (Febuary 12, 1990);
  • NWA World Televison title defeating Arn Anderson (December 4, 1990);
  • WCW World 6-man tag team titles w/ Dustin Rhodes and 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 Kroffat and 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: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Bob Orton and Don Muraco w/ Mr. Fuji.
  • May 2, 1987 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff.
  • Tom Zenk left 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 and 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 and Tom Zenk defeated The MOD Squad (Spike and Basher).
  • February 12, 1990: Brian Pillman and Tom Zenk defeated The Freebirds (Michael Hayes and 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 and Tom Zenk to win the United States tag team titles.

World Championship Wrestling – Tom Zenk:

  • June 13, 1990 – The Clash: Tom Zenk and Mike Rotunda defeated The SST (Fatu and 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 and Pillman and 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 and Arn Anderson defeated Tom Zenk and Terrance Taylor (Lethal Lottery).
  • February 29, 1992 – Superbrawl: Van Hammer and Tom Zenk defeated Vinnie Vegas (Kevin Nash) and Ricky Morton.
  • June 16, 1992 – The Clash: Rick Rude and Steve Austin defeated Marcus Bagwell and 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 and Fury) defeated Johnny Gunn and Tom Zenk.
  • May 23, 1993 – Slamboree: Steve Austin and Brian Pillman defeated Dos Hombres (Ricky Steamboat and Tom Zenk).
  • ~~~Tom Zenk was a last minute replacement for Brad Armstrong, who was originally a replacement for Shane Douglas.