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Former AWA & WWF Wrestler Trevor Adonis/Jim Evans Passes Away
Sad news today, as a former star with the AWA who also worked for the WWF in the 1980s and 1990s as Jim Evans, and founded continued work on the indies through the 2000s as Trevor Adonis, passed away today at the age of 53. He had suffered a massive heart attack a few days prior and succumbed to the damage done by the cardiac arrest.
Jim Evans began wrestling in 1982, and by 1987 he found work with the WWF as an enhancement talent, facing the likes of One Man Gang, Butch Reed, Rick Rude, Honky Tonk Man and Harley Race, as well as in tag team action against the likes of the Islanders, Demolition, and The Brainbusters. He also worked for the American Wrestling Association (AWA) during the company’s last few years.
He worked for the WWF through 1992, when he went to the independents, where he changed his name and look to become “The Heartbreaker” Trevor Adonis. He would on the indies through the mid-2000s, often helping to train aspiring indie wrestlers.
Gene Okerlund IMO was the best interviewer of all time. He was also great to meet in person too. I remember at Wrestle Reunion 4 in 2011 at the LAX Hilton I was riding the elevator from my room down to the lobby when it stopped at a floor and Gene Okerlund entered the elevator. I had talked to him earlier in the day and when he saw me standing there in the elevator he stopped and smiled and said “I thought I’d find you here” as if he was looking for me lol. RIP