Masked Executioner, The

Real Name: Edward Władysław Spulnik

Height: 6 ft 7 in

Weight: 280 lb

Born: October 13, 1926

Died: August 30, 2008

Debut: 1947

Retired: 1977

Work History:
Trained by:
  • Lou Thesz
Ring Names:
  • Executioner #1
  • Hercules Kowalski
  • Killer Kowalski
  • Masked Destroyer, The
  • Masked Executioner, The
  • Tarzan Kowalski
Nick Names:
  • "Killer"
Teams and Stables:
  • Masked Executioner, The
  • Masked Executioner, The
  • Masked Executioner, The
  • Masked Executioner, The
Finishing Moves:
  • Diving knee drop
  • Kowalski Claw (Vice grip applied to either the opponent's stomach or head)
Signature Moves:
  • Dropkick
  • Piledriver
He suffered a heart attack on August 8, 2008. According to Slam! Sports, the Quincy Patriot Ledger, and other sources, Kowalski's family was apprised that he would not recover. When Kowalski was taken off life support on August 18, subsequent news reports erroneously stated that he had died. Just before he passed, he was living in Sydney, NSW Australia, before returning to Boston which was the location of his death. Kowalski died on August 30, 2008.After his WWF retirement in 1977, Kowalski started a professional wrestling school in Malden, Massachusetts.Wrestlers Trained:
Triple H
Big John Studd
Chris Nowinski
Frankie Kazarian
Damien Kane
Nikki Roxx
Perry Saturn
Killer Kowalski Jr
April Hunter
Cadillac Joe D
Ron Zombie
Ace Andrews
Kenny Dykstra