|Killer Kowlski & Big John Studd|
The Executioner gimmick is one that has been used by several different wrestlers through the years. In the 1970's the tag team version of the gimmick held the WWWF tag team titles. The men wore masks to conceal their identities, but we know that Big John Studd and Killer Kowalski were the original duo. They added a third executioner during their tag team title reign: Nikoali Volkoff. Back then it was before the "Freebird" rule in tag team wrestling and the Executioners were stripped of the tag titles for using all three members to defend.
|Duane Gill & Barry Hardy|
Gordy had a lot of success with Michael Hayes and Buddy Roberts as the Fabulous Freebirds. Then he and "Dr. Death" Steve Williams formed one of the best tag teams of the early 90's. They won multiple titles in Japan and had a decent run in WCW.
The Executioner gimmick didn't do much for the men who portrayed it, but I thought it deserved a mention during this month of Halloween posts.