Known to the professional wrestling world as "Adorable" Adrian Adonis, this flamboyant wrestler made a name for himself as a leather jacket-clad biker in the Minnesota-based American Wrestling Association and soon formed a highly successful tag team with Jesse Ventura known as the East-West Connection. In 1980, the duo captured the AWA World Tag Team Championship. Adonis later formed a tag team with "Dirty" Dick Murdoch known as the North-South Connection, which went on to win the WWF World Tag Team Championship in 1984. By 1986, Adonis had ditched his leather jacket, bleached his hair blond and adopted his "Adorable" Adrian Adonis persona. Tragically, Adonis was killed in a bizarre accident after his rental minivan hit a moose while on a pro wrestling tour in Newfoundland on July 4th, 1988.