By Mike Mooneyham
July 19, 2007
Professional wrestler John Kronus, formerly one half of the ECW world tag-team champs known as The Eliminators, was found dead Wednesday at his home in New Hampshire.
No other details were available as of press time.
Kronus, whose real name was George Caiazo, was a top act in the now-defunct Extreme Championship Wrestling promotion run by Paul Heyman during the mid-’90s. Kronus and Perry Saturn (Perry Satullo) held the tag-team title on several occasions.
The Eliminators were best known for using high-impact, double-team maneuvers, with their coupe de grâce being a move known as “The Total Elimination.”
The team engaged in noteworthy feuds with the likes of The Pit Bulls, The Gangstas, and Rob Van Dam and Sabu. Kronus later teamed with New Jack (Jerome Young) to win the ECW tag-team belts from The Dudleys (now Team 3-D).
Kronus, who was trained by the legendary Walter “Killer” Kowalski, retired from the wrestling business in 2002.