Icons of Wrestling #4 – The Berzerker

https://ringthedamnbell.wordpress.com/ Jamie Lithgow

The Berzerker & Mr Fuji

“Huss huss huss”
Image courtesy of http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com

Height: 6’6” Weight: 318lbs Hometown: Somewhere in Iceland Years Active: 1991-1993 Fun Fact: The Berzerker throws an awesome party! Bio: In 1991, approximately 1000 years removed from the Viking Age, the WWF got it’s very own Viking. Imaginatively named The Viking this barbarian ran roughshod over wrestling jobbers the length and breadth of the country, until someone realised that ‘The Viking’ was a shit name and rechristened him The Berzerker instead. Hailing from Iceland, The Berzerker must have spent some considerable time conquering the USA because he had a thick American accent. How the big man sounded was irrelevant, what mattered was what he said, and what he said was “huss”, repeatedly. With such terrifying rhetoric his opponents had every right to be scared. Those brave enough to step into the ring would feel the full force of this giant of man when he unleashed his special move upon them – throwing them over the top rope. This tactic brought him success against many a jobber, and believe it or not even led him to victory in a 40 man battle royal on Prime Time Wrestling. As impressive a feet as that sounds this was not his career highlight, nor was his feud with The British Bulldog which fizzled out before they could face each other at Wrestlemania 8. The Berzerker’s biggest claim to fame was trying to stab The Undertaker with his toy sword. No, that’s not a euphemism. Knife crime between pretend Vikings and supernatural funeral workers was at an all-time high in 1992. By early 1993 The Berzerker had conquered everything he could in the WWF and quietly moved on, to Mexico or Canada or some other weird place. You can find all the pieces from the ‘Icons of Wrestling’ series here.

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