Wojo the BC Hulk
Adam Yawrenko played basketball for a community college in Washington State and also played for the U of BC Thunderbirds.
Adam Yawrenko was introduced into wrestling by Vancouver fight commissioner Davey Brown..
Adam Yawrenko was trained by All Star Wrestling promoter Al Tomko based out of Vancouver..
Adam Yawrenko was groomed and mentored by Moose Morowski and Paddy Ryan..
January 9, 1984: Adam Yawrenko defeated Precious Peter Flowers in his pro debut and also won a Battle Royal..
Adam Yawrenko was given the name “Wojo” as an attempt to capitalize on his Ukranian background..
~~~~The “B.C. Hulk” part was an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of Hulk Hogan at the time..
~~~~The name “Goliath” was the name he used as a heel while wrestling in South Africa..
Adam Yawrenko (as Goliath) was so convincing as a heel that he incited some riots in South Africa..
Adam Yawrenko kept a live bullet that was thrown into the ring as a souvenir from one of the wild shows in South Africa..
Adam Yawrenko’s career ended during a match in Vienna when he got a deep vein thrombosis and almost died in the ring..
~~~Yawrenko had a blood clot come out of his leg, through his lungs, and into his heart..
Adam Yawrenko spent 28 days in a Vienna hospital and then was in therapy and took blood thinners for eight months..
~~~This medical problem ended what could have been a very good career as he had made some contact with the WWF before this..
Though his career ended in Austria it is where he met his wife, Barb, who visited him every day while he was in the hospital..