Adrian Adonis Net Worth

How much is Adrian Adonis worth?

Net Worth:$2 Million
Profession:Professional Wrestler
Date of Birth:September 15, 1953 (aged 34)
Country:United States of America
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About Adrian Adonis

Keith Adonis Franke, better known by his ring name Adrian Adonis, was an American professional wrestler who competed from September 15, 1953, to July 4, 1988. His estimated net worth was $2 million.

American professional wrestler Adrian Adonis had an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars at the time of his death, in 1988.

The Adrian Adonis WWE career timeline and other notable moments from his wrestling career are shown here. The outcomes of every pay-per-view bout he has participated in (apart from battle royals in which he did not take part in the conclusion) and every match he has competed in at Madison Square Garden are listed below, as the majority of his WWE career took place before the invention of PPV.


7/20 – Adrian Adonis and Jesse Ventura defeated Verne Gagne and Mad Dog Vachon to win the AWA Tag Team Championship by forfeit.


Jim Brunzell and Greg Gagne’s The High Flyers defeated The East-West Connection to claim the AWA Tag Team Championship on June 14.


beat WWE Champion Bob Backlund on January 18 at MSG when the referee stopped the match due to blood

2/15 MSG – Ivan Putski served as the special guest referee in a Texas Death Match where he lost to WWE Champion Bob Backlund.

3/14 MSG: Pedro Morales, the intercontinental champion, was defeated.

defeat Pete Sanchez on April 26 at MSG

Adrian Adonis and Jesse Ventura fell against Chief Jay and Jules Strongbow on June 5 at MSG.

6/28 MSG – Tony Garea was defeated by a DQ


Adrian Adonis defeated Bob Orton Jr. in the championship match on May 26 to win the SCW World Heavyweight Championship for the first time. (Southwest Championship Wrestling was the organization that broadcast wrestling on the USA Network prior to WWE.) A few months later, there was a bogus title change in which Scott Casey defeated him just before the championship was given up since WWE had taken over the company’s time slot on USA.


Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch defeated Tony Atlas and Rocky Johnson to claim the World Tag Team Championship on April 17.

The Wild Samoans and Dick Murdoch battled to a draw on June 16 at MSG.

7/23 MSG: Terry Daniels and Sgt. Slaughter were defeated by Dick Murdoch.

w/Dick Murdoch, on August 25, MSG defeated The Wild Samoans by DQ

Dick Murdoch, Adrian Adonis, and Captain Lou Albano fell to Sgt. Slaughter and The Wild Samoans on September 22 on MSG.

10/22 MSG – Sika defeated by DQ

12/28 MSG: Jack and Jerry Brisco were defeated by Dick Murdoch via a double count-out.


Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch were defeated by Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo for the World Tag Team Championship on January 21.

MSG – Big, 6/21 George Steele, Barry Windham, and Mike Rotundo were defeated by John Studd, Bobby Heenan, and Adrian Adonis via DQ.

defeated Jose Luis Rivera on July 13 at MSG

9.5 MSG – defeated Rick McGraw

MSG defeated Jones on October 21.

11/7 Wrestling Classic: defeated Cpl. Kirchner in the tournament’s opening round before falling to Dynamite Kid in the second.

beat Lanny Poffo on 12/30 MSG


1/27 MSG: Junkyard Dog was defeated by DQ

2/17 MSG: George Steele was defeated by DQ.

beat Junkyard Dog in Saturday Night’s Main Event No. 5 on 3/1

Beat Uncle Elmer at WrestleMania 2 on April 7.

SNME #6 on 5/3 defeated Paul Orndorff by DQ

Adrian Adonis and Randy Savage defeated Bruno Sammartino and Tito Santana by count-out on June 14 at MSG.

7/12 MSG – In a cage match, Bruno Sammartino and Tito Santana defeated Adrian Adonis and Randy Savage.

defeat Tony Atlas on August 25th, MSG


Roddy Piper was defeated via count-out by 1/3 SNME #9.

Randy Savage, Harley Race, and Adrian Adonis lost against Ricky Steamboat, Junkyard Dog, and Roddy Piper in an elimination match on February 23 on MSG.

On March 29th, at WrestleMania III, was defeated by Roddy Piper in a contest billed as Roddy Piper’s retirement match.


7/4 – A automobile accident in Canada claimed the lives of four wrestlers, including Keith Franke. At the time of his death, he was only 33 years old.

Along with fellow wrestlers William “Mike Kelly” Arko, Victor “Pat Kelly” Arko, and Dave McKigney, Adonis had serious brain injuries in a minivan accident. On July 4, 1988, he passed away.

Adrian Adonis was valued $2 million when he passed away in 1988. At Bakersfield’s Greenlawn Memorial Park, he was laid to rest.

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