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Killer Karl Kox

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Birth name  Herbert Alan Gerwig
Name  Killer Kox
Billed from  Amarillo
Debut  1956
Retired  1982
Billed height  6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Role  Professional wrestler

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Born  April 26, 1931Baltimore, Maryland (1931-04-26)
Ring name(s)  Killer Karl KoxKiller KoxMasked MenaceCarl Cox
Died  November 10, 2011, Dallas, Texas, United States

Billed weight  260 lb (120 kg; 19 st)
Trained by  Ralph "Ruffy" Silverstein

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Herbert Alan Gerwig (April 26, 1931 – November 10, 2011) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name of Killer Karl Kox, who competed in the National Wrestling Alliance as well as international promotions such as All Japan Pro Wrestling, the International Wrestling Alliance and World Championship Wrestling during the 1960s and 1970s. Rumors were that in 1957, Kox earned the name, Killer, when he performed his famous finishing move, the brainbuster, on his opponent by holding him upside down for a period of time and allowing the blood to rush to the brain.


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On November 10, 2011, Kox died at the age of 80 following a heart attack and a stroke he had suffered nearly three weeks prior.

In wrestling

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  • Finishing moves
  • Brainbuster - Innovated
  • Inverted suplex
  • Signature moves
  • Piledriver
  • Championships and accomplishments


  • All Japan Pro Wrestling

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  • NWA International Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Cyclone Negro
  • Killer Karl Kox Killer Karl Kox vs Ron Sexton YouTube

  • Central States Wrestling
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • NWA Central States Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Takachiho
  • NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Central States version) (2 times) – with K.O. Kox
  • Championship Wrestling from Florida
  • NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Florida version) (3 times)
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Florida version) (4 times) - with Bobby Duncum (1), Dick Slater (1), and Jimmy Garvin (2)
  • Georgia Championship Wrestling
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • NWA Macon Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • NWA National Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Japan Wrestling Association
  • All Asia Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Joe Carrollo
  • NWA Big Time Wrestling
  • NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Texas version) (3 times)
  • NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Great Malenko
  • NWA Tri-State - Mid-South Wrestling Association
  • Mid-South Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Junkyard Dog
  • NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State version) (1 time)
  • NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Tri-State version) (3 times) - with Dick Murdoch (1), Bob Sweetan (1) and Ken Patera (1)
  • NWA Western States Sports
  • NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Amarillo version) (1 time)
  • NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
  • PWI ranked him # 417 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003
  • Southeastern Championship Wrestling
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Northern Division) (3 times)
  • Texas Wrestling Hall of Fame
  • Class of 2013
  • World Championship Wrestling (Australia)
  • IWA World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
  • IWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Skull Murphy
  • References

    Killer Karl Kox Wikipedia