Read a few things about Adrian Adonis lately and was wondering if there was ever any explanation given for his rapid weight gain. I know the story that he was given the “Adorable” gimmick by Vince as punishment and that he was never in the greatest of shape to begin with. I was reading through the old Observer recaps that he was down to 315 and trying to get back with Vince right before the car accident. I'm a lifelong wrestling fan at 38 and remember his previous biker gimmick and run with the tag title. It's just such a tragic story of his final run in the cartoon era for anyone that didn't know his prior work. This is completely juxtaposed to workers getting in the best muscular shape toward the end of their careers (i.e. Rick Martel, Scott Steiner, etc.).
Yeah it’s weird. I don’t think we ever really learned why he suddenly ballooned in the 80s. But it was FAST.