David Von Erich

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Title History

  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Gino Hernandez (????, 1978);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Kevin Von Erich defeating Tim Brooks & Leroy Brown (April 7, 1978);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Kevin Von Erich defeating Bruiser Brody & Gino Hernandez (September 4, 1978);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Bruiser Brody (September 10, 1978);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Kevin Von Erich defeating Terry & Dory Funk for vacant titles (October ??, 1978);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Gino Hernandez (Febuary ??, 1979);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Gino Hernandez (June 30, 1980);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Kevin Von Erich defeating Ali Mustafa & Hercules Ayala (Febuary ??, 1981);
  • AJPW (All Japan) All Asia Tag Team titles w/Kevin Von Erich defeating Motoshi Okuma & Great Kojika (May 23, 1981);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jack Brisco (December 26, 1981);
  • NWA (Florida) North American Tag Team titles w/Dory Funk Jr. defeating Jack & Jerry Brisco (March ??, 1982);
  • NWA Florida Television title defeating Sweet Brown Sugar (aka Skip Young) (April 24, 1982);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Bill Irwin (September 19, 1982);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Jimmy Garvin for vacant title (????, 1983);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Jimmy Garvin (April 4, 1983);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Jimmy Garvin for vacant title (July 4, 1983);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kerry & Kevin Von Erich defeating The Freebirds (July 4, 1983);
  • NWA Missouri Heavyweight title defeating Ric Flair (September 16, 1983);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kerry & Kevin Von Erich defeating Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy & Ric Flair (sub for Michael Hayes) (December 2, 1983);
  • NWA (All Japan) United National Heavyweight title defeating Michael Hayes (Febuary 3, 1984);

Career History

In The Beginning:

  • David Von Erich was the first son of Jack Adkissonto turn pro in the wrestling business..

Breaking into the Business:

  • August 15, 1977: Harley Race (NWA World Champion) wrestled David von Erich to a 30:00 time limit draw!

World Class Championship Wrestling:

Heaven Needed a Champion:

  • February 10, 1984: David von Erich (25) was found dead in Japan, the victim of acute enteritis, a severe inflamation of the intestines..
  • David von Erich was given a hero’s send off by WCCW complete with a song entitled “Heaven Needed a Champion”..
  • Conspiracy theorists feel that the Enteritis cause of death was a cover and David actually died of a drug overdose..
  • March 20, 2009–SmackDown!: The WWE announced that the von Erich Family would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame..
  • April 4, 2009–WWE Hall of Fame: The von Erich Family was officially inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Michael Hayes..
  • April 5, 2009–WrestleMania 25: The entire WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2009 was introduced to the live crowd as a tribute.