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Władek (later Walter) "Killer" Kowalski[1] (October 13, 1926 – August 30, 2008), born Edward Władysław Spulnik, was a Polish-Canadian professional wrestler. Kowalski wrestled for numerous promotions during his career, including the NWA and WWF, and was a known heel wrestler. He held numerous championships including the WWWF World Tag Team Championship with Big John Studd billed as The Executioners and managed by Lou Albano. After retiring in 1977, Kowalski started a professional wrestling school in Malden, Massachusetts and trained many professional wrestlers, including Triple H, Chyna, Eddie Edwards, Kofi Kingston, Damien Sandow, Fandango, Brittany Brown, April Hunter, John Kronus and Perry Saturn. In 1996 he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

  • Atlantic Athletic Commission World Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Central States Tag Team Championship
  • NWA Iowa Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version)
  • International Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship
  • International Wrestling Federation Tag Team Championship
  • Montreal Athletic Commission World/International Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Hawaii version)
  • NWA Pacific Coast Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version)
  • NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Americas Tag Team Championship
  • NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Championship (San Francisco version)
  • NWA Pacific Coast Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version)
  • NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Texas version
  • NWA Texas Tag Team Championship
  • NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary version)
  • NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version)
  • United States Wrestling Federation Tag Team Championship
  • IWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • IWA World Tag Team Championship
  • WWWF United States Tag Team Championship
  • WWWF World Tag Team Championship

See Also

WWE Alumni

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