Adrian Adonis - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Adrian Adonis, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Keith Adonis Franke was born in Buffalo, New York on September 15, 1953.

He died on July 4, 1988 at the age of 34.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Keith Adonis Franke
  • Ring Names
    • Adrian Adonis ( January 30, 1978 - July 4, 1988)
    • Keith Franks ( January 1, 1974 - January 29, 1978)
  • Born September 15, 1953
  • Died July 4, 1988 (aged 34)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Buffalo, New York
  • Billed From
    • New York City ( January 1, 1974 - July 4, 1988)
  • Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
  • Weight
    • 250 lbs (113 kg) ( January 1, 1988 - July 4, 1988)
    • 350 lbs (159 kg) ( January 11, 1986 - May 31, 1987)
    • 298 lbs (135 kg) ( January 1, 1974 - January 10, 1986)
  • Nicknames Adorable

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( January 1, 1974 - July 4, 1988)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW May 20, 1988 June 26, 1988
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA June 30, 1987 February 20, 1988
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF November 15, 1986 May 31, 1987
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF October 13, 1981 October 4, 1986
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW March 29, 1985 June 13, 1985
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA September 21, 1979 January 7, 1982
    Promotion INDY January 1, 1974 September 20, 1979
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel June 21, 1985 July 4, 1988
    Face January 30, 1978 June 20, 1985
    Tweener January 1, 1974 January 29, 1978
  • Images History
    Mar 1987
    Mar 1987
    Jan 1986
    Jan 1986
    Jan 1978
    Jan 1978
    Jan 1974
    Jan 1974

  • Finishers
    • Goodnight, Irene - Sleeper hold ( January 11, 1986 - July 4, 1988)
    • DDT ( June 21, 1985 - July 4, 1988)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song “Addonas” by Jim Johnston - Single ( January 11, 1986 - May 31, 1987)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • World Wrestling Entertainment

  • American Wrestling Association

    • 1 AWA World Tag Team Championship (with Jesse Ventura)

    NWA Hollywood Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 NWA Americas Tag Team Championship (1 with Black Gordman, 1 with Roddy Piper)

    Pacific Northwest Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship (with Ron Starr)

    Southwest Championship Wrestling

    • 1 SCW Southwest Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 SCW World Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • PWI Editor’s Award (1988 - tied with Bruiser Brody)
    • Ring Around the Northwest Newsletter Wrestler of the Year Award (1979)
    • WON Most Improved Wrestler (1981)
    • WON Most Underrated Wrestler (1982)

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