Player Profile

Tony Kozina

Tony Kozina

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :October 23, 1970
Height :5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight :174 lb (79 kg)

Tony Kozina: A Brief Biography

Ony Kozina, an American professional wrestler, was born on October 23, 1970. He is best known for his work in the Pacific Northwest, particularly in Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling and the National Wrestling Alliance. Additionally, he has appeared in World Wrestling Entertainment, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Full Impact Pro, IWA-Mid South, and Ring of Honor.

Titles

  • American Wrestling Association Superstars of Wrestling
    • AWA Washington Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Canadian Wrestling’s Elite
    • Canadian Unified Junior Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
  • Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling
    • NWA Canadian Junior Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
    • NWA Pacific Northwest Junior Heavyweight Championship (6 times)
  • National Wrestling Alliance
    • NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • National Wrestling Alliance Virginia
    • NWA Virginia Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Pinnacle Pro Wrestling
    • Pinnacle Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Davey Richards
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #179 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 2002
  • Slam! Wrestling
    • Canadian Hall of Fame

Height of Tony Kozina, Weight, and Body Stats

Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight174 lb (79 kg)

All-time Career of Tony Kozina

Training

Kozina began working out with Billy Jack Haynes and “Maniac” Matt Borne in the summer of 1996 at North American Wrestling Asylum, where he also assisted in the training of others.

Independent wrestling (1997–present)

Kozina defeated Torch on October 20, 1998, earning the newly established NWA Pacific Northwest Junior Heavyweight Championship. Kozina won the sixth NWA Pacific Northwest Junior Heavyweight Championship on July 21, 2001, by defeating Scotty Mac. Due to inactivity, the title was rescinded on April 5, 2002. Kozina defeated Vince Kaplack on January 14, 2000, to claim his first NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship. Kaplack defeated Kozina in a rematch at the NWA 52nd Anniversary Show on October 20 to win the title of NWA World Junior Heavyweight.

Canadian Wrestling’s Elite (2015–present)

Kozina defeated Mentallo on May 5, 2017, at Canadian Wrestling’s Elite 8th Anniversary Show in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to win the title of Canadian Unified Junior Heavyweight. The title is now active for the first time in almost ten years. Kozina attacked Billy Corgan and the National Wrestling Alliance after the match. He declared that he would like to compete for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title.

Canadian Wrestling’s Elite made a stop in St. Albert, Alberta, on January 1, 2018, as part of the “Pick Your Poison Tour.” Kozina was defeated by “The Original” Marky, who now holds the Canadian Unified Junior Heavyweight Championship. The CWE “Pick Your Poison Tour” stopped in Calgary, Alberta, on January 3, 2018. In a six-man scramble that also featured “The Original” Marky, Chayse Britton, Strife, Darren Burns, and “The Prodigy” Matt Hart, Kozina won the Canadian Unified Junior Heavyweight Championship for the second time

WWE

Buddy Wayne and Kozina collaborated on an episode of WWE Heat on August 10, 2003. They were defeated by the Mark Jindrak and Garrison Cade team.

Ring of Honor

Kozina and Davey Richards squared off in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Ring of Honor in January 2011. When the referee called time on the fight after just under five minutes, Richards had won by knockout.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

Kozina competed against Davey Richards in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling on February 16, 2015 (which was broadcast on September 4, 2015), as part of the TNA One Night Only Gut Check pay-per-view. Richards triumphed when Kozina attempted a moonsault but slipped off, allowing Richards to roll up for the victory.

Fale Dojo (2018–present)

Kozina was appointed as their head trainer on May 28, 2018, according to Bad Luck Fale, the owner of Fale Dojo in New Zealand.