Sad news today, as a former star with the AWA who also worked for the WWF in the 1980s and 1990s as Jim Evans, and founded continued work on the indies through the 2000s as Trevor Adonis, passed away today at the age of 53. He had suffered a massive heart attack a few days prior and succumbed to the damage done by the cardiac arrest.
Godspeed, “Heartbreaker” Trevor Adonis. THANK YOU for your friendship and for everything you taught me.
— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) January 1, 2019
Jim Evans began wrestling in 1982, and by 1987 he found work with the WWF as an enhancement talent, facing the likes of One Man Gang, Butch Reed, Rick Rude, Honky Tonk Man and Harley Race, as well as in tag team action against the likes of the Islanders, Demolition, and The Brainbusters. He also worked for the American Wrestling Association (AWA) during the company’s last few years.
He worked for the WWF through 1992, when he went to the independents, where he changed his name and look to become “The Heartbreaker” Trevor Adonis. He would on the indies through the mid-2000s, often helping to train aspiring indie wrestlers.
Im at a loss. Today Trevor Adonis passed away. He is the reason Im in the wrestling business. He broke me in. Without him Beer City Bruiser wouldn’t be here. He pushed me to go to Harley’s to further my training. He was always there for me! I love you Trevor!
— Beer City Bruiser (@bcbwinchester) January 1, 2019