Keith trained under Fred Atkins and debuted in 1974 ; while he was still fighting under his own name. In the late seventies he came up with a nickname and aggressive image ,dressed in leather biker.
Keith Frank (Keith Franke, 12.09.1954 - 4.07.1988) - American professional wrestler, best known under the name Adrian Adonis.
Keith trained under Fred Atkins and debuted in 1974 ; while he was still fighting under his own name. In the late seventies he came up with a nickname and aggressive image, dressed in a leather biker.
In the late seventies Adonis went to Minneapolis and Minnesota joined the American Wrestling Association (American Wrestling Association, AWA). In the 1979th, he teamed with Jesse Ventura ;they called themselves ` West Contact Vostokom` - Adonis was born in is located in the east of New York City, and Ventura - California, in the west of America. Adonis and Ventura received a well-deserved reward in the Team World Championship AWA on July 20, 1980; at that time Vern Gunn, one of the champion team members could not take part in combat ,because he was on vacation in Europe, and it ` otduvalsya` his colleague, Mad Dog Vachon. Ventura and Adonis held the belt up to 14 June 1981, has not yet been defeated Greg Gunn and Jim Branzellom.
This was followed by Adonis and Ventura went to the World Wrestling Entertainment (World Wrestling Federation, WWF). They took part in team battles ,and in singles matches. Adonis often fought with WWF champion Bob Buckland and Intercontinental Champion Pedro Morales ; however, most of these battles took place at the first half of 1982 - th.
Since the injury Ventura periodically forced to miss the competition, Adonis went to another team - he teamed up with Texan Dick Murdoch ;It called the new command ` Communication with the North Yugom`. For the first time in its new composition, they were at the end of 1983. In the 1984th April 17th, Adonis and Murdoch defeated Tony Atlas and Rocky Johnson, thereby winning the WWF World Tag Team Championship. The title of this they held until January 21, 1985 ; then they beat Barry Windham and Mike Rotando. Shortly after the defeat of the team disbanded.
Adonis was killed in a terrible car accident and absurd the 4th of July of 1988 in Lyuisporte, Newfoundland ; He was riding in a minivan together with other wrestlers - William ` Mike Kelli` Arco, Victor ` Pat and Dave Kelli` Arco ` Dikar` MakKayni. The driver - Mike Kelly - turned off the road ,so as not to bump into an elk, and, blinded by the setting sun, he flew into the lake. All passengers were killed, and the Kelly survived, though seriously injured legs.