Stan Kowalski

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Stan Kowalski (May 13, 1926 – October 20, 2017) was an American professional wrestler. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was one half of the tag team Murder Incorporated with partner Tiny Mills in the American Wrestling Association (AWA) from 1960 to 1975.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Kowalski turned to professional wrestling, debuting as Buddy Marco for a NWA promotion run by Tony Stecher.[1]

In 1970, he went to New York to wrestle in the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) as Krippler Karl Kovacs.[1] In Pennsylvania, Kowalski and Bruno Sammartino set a record attendance and gate of $86,000.

Personal life[change | change source]

Kowalski died of complications from Alzheimer's disease on October 20, 2017 in Minneapolis at the age of 91.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oliver, Greg (March 21, 2011). ""The Big K" Stan Kowalski gives and gives". SLAM Wrestling. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  2. "Minneapolis pro wrestler, WWII vet Stan Kowalski dies". Kare 11. October 22, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017.

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