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Corporal Kirschner

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[ Slam!Wrestling: Cpl. Kirschner Passes Away ]
[ Slam!Wrestling: Cpl. Kirschner: “I’m Not Dead!” ]
[ Slam!Wrestling: Cpl. Kirschner Sets Things Straight ]

Title History

Career Highlights

World Wrestling Federation:

  • Michael Kirschner made frequent appearances with the WWF as “R.T. Reynolds” as enhancement talent putting over established stars..
  • Cpl. Kirschner debuted with the World Wrestling Federation after the departure of Sgt. Slaughter to carry on the “patriot” gimmick..
  • March 31, 1985 – Wrestlemania II: Corporal Kirschner defeated Nikolai Volkoff in a “Flag” match..
  • July 11, 1985 – WWF Wrestling Classic: Adrian Adonis defeated Corporal Kirschner in the first round of the tournament..
  • January 2, 1986 – Tuesday Night Titans: Corporal Kirschner appeared in a segment where he was skydiving..
  • January 4, 1986 – Saturday Mights Main Event: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Corporal Kirschner in a “Peace” match..

Calgary Stampede Wrestlig:

  • Michael Kirschner received his another big push while working for Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestlingin Calgary as “Col. Kirschner”..

Japan – Leatherface:

  • 1990s: Corporal Kirschner worked for FMW in Japan as “Super Leather”, and also doing the Leatherface gimmick..
  • Corporal Kirschner ended up going to jail after punching a Japanese man, and Rick Pattersonbecame “Leatherface”..

Retirement (The Life and Death and Life of Corporal Kirschner):

  • 2004: Released a fictional biography “Wrestle This…Corporal Punishment” by his mother Jean (Pen name: Genevieve O’Callaghan)..
  • October 15, 2006: A man named “Thomas Spear” passed away in Maryland and WWE.com reported that Corporal Kirschner had DIED!
  • October 21, 2006: SLAM!Wrestling’s Greg Oliver broke the story that Corporal Kirschner was alive and well [View The Article]


Updated: February 21, 2024 @ 5:48 am

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Born in Chicago, Illinois






253 lbs

Finishing Move(s)

"Corporal Clutch" Cobra clutch

Favorite Move(s)

Football Tackle
Short arm clothesline

Notable Feuds

The Iron Sheik
Nikolai Volkoff