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Wrestler: John Nord
Real Name: John Nord
Birthday: October 18, 1959
Hometown:
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6'8" - 318 lbs
Trained by: Verne Gagne
Debut: 1981
Titles:
Previous Gimmicks: Nord the Barbarian (WCCW)
The Viking (WWF)
The Berzerker (WWF)
"Yukon" John Nord
Finishing Move:
Favorite Moves:
Notable Feuds: Kevin Von Erich (World Class)
Davey Boy Smith
Undertaker


In The Beginning:
  • 1984: John Nord made his debut in the American Wrestling Association..
  • John Nord split his time between Mid-South and the AWA territories wrestling as Nord The Barbarian..
  • John Nord breifly had a gimmick where he was a bible-thumper..
  • April 20, 1986 - AWA WrestleRock: Jimmy Snuka & Greg Gagne beat Nord the Barbarian & Bruiser Brody in a "Steel Cage" match..
  • 1988: John Nord breifly teamed with Scott Norton as "The Lumberjacks"..
  • John Nord also competed in the Pacific Northwest territory, where he teamed with The Grappler, to form, The Breakfast Club..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Berzerker:
  • 1991: John Nord entered the World Wrestling Federation and competed breifly as The Viking..
  • 1991: John Nord changed his name to The Berzerker and was managed by Mr. Fuji..
  • The Berzerker always won his matches by tossing his opponents to the outside of the ring, and winning via countout..
  • The Berzerker began a feud with Davey Boy Smith, which was suppose to climax at WrestleMania..
  • ~~~Due to either lack of time, or lack of interest, the matchup never took place..
  • The Berzerker began a feud with The Undertaker, which included trying to stab him with a sword..
  • The Berzerker left the WWF in early 1993..

    On Tour:
  • 1994-1997: John Nord began competing for All Japan Pro Wrestling..
  • 1997: John Nord resurfaced in World Championship Wrestling with short blonde hair and sunglasses..
  • November 23, 1997 - World War III 1997: John Nord competed in the 60-man 3-ring Battle Royal - won by Scott Hall..
  • John Nord breifly teamed with Barry Darsow before receiving his release from WCW in 1998 after an injury..

    Retirement:
  • John Nord's son, Joe Nord, wrestles for Waconia High School in Minnesota..
  • 2005: Joe Nord won a Championship and signed with the Minnesota Gophers Wrestling team..