The Killer Bees was a tag team comprised of "Jumpin" Jim Brunzell and B. Brian Blair in the World Wrestling Federation from 1985 to 1988 and later on in the independent circuit. The team name is a play on the name of the Miami Dolphins' defensive unit known as the Killer Bs as well as the fact that both team members' last name started with a "B".
B. Brian Blair was trained by Hiro Matsuda and made his debut in 1977, competing in various territories (including the WWF) before 1985.
The team debuted on June 17, 1985, defeating the team of Steve Lombardi and Dave Barbie . After facing several makeshift teams, the Killer Bees started a long-running feud with the Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart). The Bees also had a running feud with the Funks (Hoss, Terry and Jimmy Jack). In August 1986, they faced Hoss and Jimmy Jack Funk in front of 70,000 people at The Big Event in Toronto , a card headlined by Hulk Hogan vs. Paul Orndorff. The team also received a couple of unsuccessful shots at then-WWF tag team champions The Dream Team .
The Killer Bees were a part of a battle royal involving wrestlers and NFL players at WrestleMania II and next got the spotlight at WrestleMania III, where they faced Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik, losing by disqualification because of the interference of Hacksaw Jim Duggan. After WrestleMania III, the Killer Bees moved on to a feud with WWF newcomers Demolition. By this point, the Bees' stock was clearly slipping in terms of their card placement, though they were one of two teams (with the Young Stallions) to "survive" the 10-team elimination match at the inaugural Survivor Series on Thanksgiving Day 1987.
The Killer Bees’ last prominent appearance was at “WrestleFest" in summer 1988, where they lost to The Fabulous Rougeaus . In the fall of 1988, B. Brian Blair left the WWF after repeated promises of winning the tag team titles never came to fruition, thus (at least temporarily) ending the yellow and black days of the Bees. The duo's last WWF match as a team came on August 24, 1988, against the Young Stallions . Brunzell remained with the WWF into the 1990s, mainly being used to make younger stars look good in the ring.