On August 13, 2007 Brian “Crush” Adams was found in his bed unresponsive by his wife. She called police and rescue workers who made attempts to revive him but failed. He was pronounced dead at the scene. At the time so called inside sources claimed he may have choked on his own vomit, but following Autopsy results no cause of death was determined and no physical signs of injury were found at the initial scene. He is survived by his 2 children and wife Irene.
Coming so soon after the Benoit tragedy and death of John Kronus the story was picked up by several media outlets, adding him to the list of untimely dead wrestlers.
After working for Pacific Northwest under a mask Brian Adams advanced to the then WWF and joined famed tag team Demolition. Now renamed as Crush he and his partners held the Tag Team titles and had several feuds, most notably with The Hart Foundation and The Road Warriors. In 1991 the team was broken up and Crush went back to PNW before being brought back to the WWF as a singles wrestler.
He took on a surfer gimmick “Kona Crush” and took on former demolition member Smash (Repo man) and had a nice feud with Doink the Clown resulting in a match at Wrestlemania.
At the end of 1992 it was rumoured that Crush joined the Legion of Doom after the departure of Hawk but the tag team was short lived as Animal also left the WWF. Crush was said therefore to be the only man to be a member of both Demolition and the Legion of Doom.
After a brief feud with Randy Savage Crush was arrested for buying an abnormal amount of steroids and for owning a stun gun. His jail time was very short but WWF used it in a gmmick before he joined the early ranks of the Nation of Domination.
Before his departure to WCW in some interesting trivia Adams had an uncredited role in the Bollywood movie Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi. In the movie he played “Crush” and was killed by “The Undertaker” (played by Brian Lee) in a wrestling match. Some people often confuse Adams with Brian Lee, although Adams had a much better career.
In protest against the montreal “screw job” he joined his friend Bret Hart and left for WCW. He was later brought in to the NWO gimmick making him a member of yet another popular stable. That eventually ran it’s course and he was thrown in to the “Demon” gimmick, a rip off of Gene Simmons from Kiss. For whatever reason he dropped the gimmick and Dale Torborg replaced him.
The last memory most people have of Brian Adams was during his run with tag partner Bryan Clark in the team Kronik. They captured the WCW Tag title twice and following the buying of WCW from Vince McMahon the team joined the ranks of WWE. During their time in WWF, they were managed by Steven Richards and were placed in a short feud with the Undertaker and Kane. Adams and Clark faced the Brothers of Destruction at the 2001 Unforgiven pay-per-view and gave a very poor performance. Clark was released from his WWF contract and Adams was sent to the then WWF development territory Heartland Wrestling Association in Cincinnati, Ohio where he performed until he too was released from his WWF contract, in November 2001.
After working several Indy events Adams turned his hand to boxing and wanted a full time career. Unfortunately during his training for his first match he injured his shoulder and would never lace up the gloves again. He went to Japan to start up wrestling again but injured his spine against Rey Mysterio causing him to retire.