Kazarian (wrestler)

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Kazarian (wrestler) : biography

August 4, 1977 –

Frank "Frankie" B. Gerdelman (born August 4, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Kazarian. He is currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

Kazarian is a two-time former world champion, having won the PWG World Championship in 2003 and 2004. Kazarian is also a five-time TNA X Division Champion and a two-time TNA World Tag Team Champion.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • As Kazarian
      • Back to the Future (Bridging wrist-lock electric chair drop)
      • Fade to Black (Kneeling back to belly piledriver) – 2007–present
      • Flux Capacitor (Rolling moonsault side slam)
      • Half nelson choke with bodyscissors – PWG
      • Shining wizard – 2011
      • Wave of the Future (Swinging reverse STO)
    • As Suicide
      • DOA – Dead On Arrival (Leg trap sunset flip powerbomb)
      • Rolling moonsault side slam
      • Running double high knee to a cornered opponent’s chest transitioned into a double knee facebreaker
      • Suicide Solution (Overhead flipping leg hook belly to back suplex)
  • Signature moves
    • As Kazarian
      • Belly to belly suplex
      • German suplex
      • Hangman’s neckbreaker followed by a DDT
      • Multiple kick variations
        • Bicycle
        • Jumping high
        • Rope aided corner drop to a seated opponent
        • Running single leg drop
        • Spin
      • Slingshot DDT
      • Slingshot leg drop
      • Springboard back elbow
      • Springboard discus leg drop
    • As Suicide
      • Headbutt
      • Rolling fireman’s carry slam
      • Running front dropkick
      • Running snapmare driver into the second turnbuckle
      • Slingshot Oklahoma roll
      • Springboard back elbow
      • Swinging Russian legsweep
  • With Michael Shane / Matt Bentley
    • Double team finishing moves
      • Modern Art (Superkick by Bentley followed into a bridging German suplex by Kazarian)
      • Xtreme Elimination (Simulateneous superkick (Bentley) / legsweep (Kazarian) combination)
  • With Nova
    • Double team finishing moves
      • EV Splash (Simultaneous diving leg drop / diving splash combination)
  • Managers
    • Jade Chung
    • Looney Lane
    • Melina
    • SoCal Val
    • Traci
    • Christy Hemme
    • C. Edward Vander Pyle
    • Ric Flair
  • Nicknames
    • "The Future"
    • "The Coolest Man in Wrestling"
    • "The K-A-Z"
    • "The Dark Savior" (as Suicide)
  • Entrance themes
    • "You’re the Best" by Joe Esposito (Independent circuit)
    • "Kaz" by Dale Oliver (TNA)
    • "Coming Alive" by Dale Oliver (TNA; as Suicide)
    • "Fortune 4" by Dale Oliver
    • "Devious" by Dale Oliver (TNA; Used while teaming with Christopher Daniels)

Other media

Kazarian made a cameo appearance on an episode of The Man Show where Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla learned how to wrestle. He also appeared in the film Backyard Dogs in 2000 as "Snake Duggan" and was on an episode of Distraction with Curry Man and Samoa Joe. Kazarian was also referenced in Mike Vallely’s documentary, Mike V’s Greatest Hits, in which one part of it involved the pro skater spending part of his time as a wrestler. He also made a cameo appearance in MTV’s Made when The Motor City Machineguns were making a Michigan choir boy into a professional wrestler.

Personal life

Gerdelman married fellow professional wrestler Tracy Brookshaw on January 7, 2010.

Professional wrestling career