Tony Kozina (October 23, 1970) is an American professional wrestler who is best known for his work in the Pacific Northwest especially in Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling and National Wrestling Alliance. He has also made appearances in Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Full Impact Pro, IWA-Mid South, and World Wrestling Entertainment.


Training and debut

In the summer of 1996 Kozina started training with Billy Jack Haynes and refing for Championship Wrestling USA in Washington.

Kozina than received additional training from fellow ECCW alumnus "Maniac" Matt Borne and helped train others at North American Wrestling Asylum.


On January 26, 1997 he made his debut in Vancouver, Washington in a losing effort to Oly Olson for Sandy Barr's Championship Wrestling U.S.A. promotion.

Spring 97 debuts in New Westminster, B.C. Canada for Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling, losing to El Antorcha. (Adam Firestorm) The two young wrestlers set the pace of what would become an explosive junior division in western Canada in the years ahead.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Sky Twister
  • Figure Four leglock
  • Vortex(spinning facebuster)
  • Managers
  • Wrestlers managed
  • Wrestlers trained
  • Nicknames
  • "Tornado" Tony Kozina

Championships and accomplishments

  • AWA Pinnacle
    AWA Pinnacle Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • PWI ranked him #179 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 2002
  • Slam! Wrestling Canadian Hall of Fame

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