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Kelly Kiniski

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Ring name(s)  Kelly Kiniski
Retired  1987
Trained by  Gene Kiniski
Debut  1980
Parents  Gene Kiniski

Billed weight  260 lb (120 kg)
Role  Professional wrestler
Billed height  6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Name  Kelly Kiniski
Siblings  Nick Kiniski
Born  May 27, 1960 (age 55) Calgary, Alberta (1960-05-27)
Residence  Blaine, Washington, United States
Movies  Wrestling Gold: Vol. 5: Beat Me If You Can
Grandparents  Julia Kiniski, Nicholas Kiniski

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Kelly Kiniski (born May 27, 1960) is a Canadian-born American retired professional wrestler. He is the elder son of the legendary wrestler Gene Kiniski and is best known for his work with Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling and WCCW.


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Early career

Kelly Kiniski was trained by his father, the legendary "Canada's Greatest Athlete" Gene Kiniski. He made his professional debut with Stampede Wrestling on August 1, 1980 in Calgary, defeating Texas Red Miller. On December 26, 1980, he teamed with his father to defeat Moose Morowski and The Destroyer in an NWA All-Star Wrestling tag team match in Vancouver. He spent his first year in the sport competing primarily in Canada, splitting his time between Stampede and NWA All-Star.

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling Mid South and back(1982-1984)

In 1982, Kelly debuted in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling. but had a short set of match's latter that yearin Mid South Wrestling before returning to MACW In 1983, he formed a tag team with One Man Gang. They defeated Mike Rotunda and Rufus R. Jones in a tournament final on May 23, 1983 to win the vacant NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship. On July 20, 1983, they lost the titles to Rufus R. Jones and Bugsy McGraw. Kelly and OMG challenged Jones and McGraw in several rematches but were unsuccessful in regaining the belts.

World Class Championship Wrestling (1984-1987)

In early 1984, Kelly Kiniski signed for Dallas, Texas based World Class Championship Wrestling which was owned by Fritz Von Erich, who was one of Gene Kiniski's best friends. When Fritz's son Jackie died of electrocution and drowned in a puddle of melted snow, it was Gene Kiniski who broke the news to Fritz, thus prompting Fritz to break a car window with his fist. He defeated Iceman King Parsons on February 20, 1984 to win the WCCW Television Championship. On May 7, 1984, Kiniski, who had previously been injured, gave the title to Killer Khan to defend in a match against Johnny Mantell. At WCCW's Christmas Star Wars event on December 25, 1984, he defeated Rock "N" Roll Buck Zumhofe. He wrestled for WCCW, as well as later competing in the American Wrestling Association, until 1987 and then retired from pro wrestling.

Championships and accomplishments

  • Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
  • NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with One Man Gang
  • World Class Championship Wrestling
  • WCCW Television Championship (1 time)
  • References

    Kelly Kiniski Wikipedia