KroniK

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This article is about American wrestling tag team. For Voivod album, see Kronik (album).
KroniK
Tag team
Members Brian Adams
Bryan Clark
Name(s) Kronic
KroniK
Heights 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) - Adams
6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) - Clark
Combined
weight
573 lb (260 kg)[1]
Debut April 16, 2000
Disbanded January 19, 2003
Years active 2000-2003
Promotions WCW
WWF
AJPW
WWA

KroniK was an American professional wrestling tag team in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), composed of Brian Adams and Bryan Clark. Their name was based on the word "chronic".

History[edit]

World Championship Wrestling (2000–2001)[edit]

Adams and Clark first joined together as a duo in April 2000 in World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Upon joining together as a tag team, Kronik (originally spelled Kronic) assisted Vince Russo in his vision of a clean sweep for his New Blood alliance at the 2000 Spring Stampede pay-per-view. Adams and Clark interfered in the WCW World Tag Team Championship match, allowing the team of Buff Bagwell and Shane Douglas to win the title.

While in WCW, Kronik moved between babyface and heel roles several times - holding the WCW Tag Team Championship twice. In the final months of WCW, Kronik became hired muscle, adopting the catch phrase "breaking necks and cashing checks", similar to the WWE's popular APA tag team. Their contracts were not picked up by WWF when WCW was sold by Time Warner.

World Wrestling Federation (2001)[edit]

In September 2001, Brian Adams and Bryan Clark each made their re-debut as a World Wrestling Federation (WWF) tag team. Recruited by Stevie Richards, Kronik was called in to settle past differences Richards had with The Undertaker,[1] stemming from the disbanding of Richards' stable, "Right to Censor" earlier that year. Kronik wrestled their first tag team match defeating Kaientai on the September 20, 2001 episode of SmackDown and their last tag team match for WWF a few days later at Unforgiven, losing to then WCW Tag Team Champions Kane and The Undertaker.

WWA, All Japan Pro Wrestling, and Retirement (2002–2003)[edit]

Following their WWF departure, KroniK joined up with World Wrestling All-Stars and appearing on the second pay-per-view: Revolution defeating Navajo Warrior and Ghost Walker in less than five minutes.

The team then joined All Japan Pro Wrestling in the summer of 2002 and made an immediate impact defeating Keiji Mutoh and Taiyo Kea for the World Tag Team Championship on July 17, 2002.[2] They would only make one successful title defense against Mike Barton and Jim Steele on August 30, 2002[2] before being stripped of the titles in October as they cancelled their appearances.

They returned for the WRESTLE-1 show on January 19, 2003 losing to Keiji Muto and Goldberg.[3] Both Adams and Clark suffered spinal injuries during the match, forcing both of them into retirement. Adams died in August 2007.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shields, Brian; Sullivan, Kevin (2009). WWE Encyclopedia. Dorling Kindersley. p. 177. ISBN 978-0-7566-4190-0. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/japan/alljapan/ajindex.html
  3. ^ http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/japan/jpindex.html
  4. ^ a b "Brian Adams profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Brian Adams profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  6. ^ World Championship Wrestling (1999-02-18). "Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko Vs. Bryan Adams & Horace". WCW Thunder.
  7. ^ World Championship Wrestling, TNT (1999-01-04). "Brian Adams Vs. Diamond Dallas Page". WCW Monday Nitro.
  8. ^ "Finishing Moves List". Other Arena. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  9. ^ Shields, Brian; Sullivan, Kevin (2009). WWE Encyclopedia. Dorling Kindersley. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-7566-4190-0.