Tag: The Von Erichs


Another terrible tragedy befalls the legendary Von Erich family, when their second-youngest son, Mike, takes his own life at the age of 23

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… FEB 10th: Saying Goodbye To The...

1984 - David Adkisson, best known to wrestling fans as "The Yellow Rose of Texas" David Von Erich, dies while on tour with All Japan Pro Wrestling

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… DEC 25th: Fritz Collapses on Christmas

At World Class' Christmas event, 'Star Wars', Fritz Von Erich collapses and is taken away to a hospital, leaving fans speculating whether he had a heart attack

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… DEC 13th: Two World Champions Clash...

The AWA, CWA, and World Class come together for the SuperClash III pay per view, headlined by Jerry Lawler vs. Kerry Von Erich in a title unification match

KAYFABE THEATER: Marc Lowrance walks out on The Freebirds

1984 - The World Class Championship Wrestling announcer can't handle the behavior of The Fabulous Freebirds, so he quits the interview and the 'Birds take over

KAYFABE THEATER: 1985 Dallas News feature on World Class and “Rock...

Dallas TV special about the Rock 'n' Wrestling phenomenon featuring The Freebirds, Von Erichs, Sunshine, Gary Hart and more

KAYFABE THEATER: Butch Reed humiliates Ric Flair

The Nature Boy calls out Butch Reed - mistakenly calling him 'Bruce'- only to be stripped by the Hacksaw in front of all the fans in the Florida territory

KAYFABE THEATER: Michael ‘Santa Claus’ Hayes attacks The Von Erichs

Buddy Roberts sits down for an interview with Bill Mercer, as they watch video of the recent Christmas assault launched by Michael Hayes in a Santa Claus suit

KAYFABE THEATER: Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez music video – “Bad...

A World Class video tribute to the former tag team champions, set to their theme song, George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone"


This series continues its look at the greatest promotions of the past, as we travel to Texas and present the legacy of Fritz Von Erich's World Class Wrestling