(real name Brian Gower
) was a professional wrestler
best known for his time in World Class Championship Wrestling
(WCCW). He was a legitimate longtime friend of the Adkisson family
, and was a classmate of Kerry Von Erich
in high school.
Brian was a mainstay of the Texas wrestling scene (mainly for the Fritz Von Erich owned WCCW). Adias also had success in Maple Leaf Wrestling
, NWA Mid-Atlantic/Worldwide, Portland Wrestling
, and Joe Pedicino
's Global Wrestling Federation
Brian appeared (using the moniker of Brian Adidas) at Starrcade 84
defeating Mister Ito. Fan magazines like Pro Wrestling Illustrated
continued to list him in their regional rankings as "Brian Adidas" for the next two years, but he was referred to as Brian Adias in WCCW.
Brian continued his alliance with the Von Erich family until the fall of 1986, when he turned heel against Mike Von Erich
in a singles match. In an angle very similar to the one used with Chris Adams
two years before, Adias declared that he wanted to succeed on his own merits, accused the Von Erichs of holding him back, and formed an alliance sometimes called the "Duo of Doom" with Al Madril
. During one shocking incident, Kerry Von Erich
, who was Brian's classmate in high school, confronted him regarding his actions. Still in crutches after his 1986 motorcycle accident, Kerry was attacked by Madril with Brian standing and allowing Madril to blast Kerry with the crutch several times before Marc......