Fritz Von Erich

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Title History

  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Karl Von Schober defeating Anthol Layton & Billy Watson (October 25, 1955);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Karl Von Schober defeating Ilio DiPaolo & Billy Watson (December 29, 1955);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Gene Kiniski defeating Pat O` Connor & Billy Watson (October 31, 1957);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Bull Curry (April 15, 1958);
  • NWA (Minneapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Hans Hermann defeating Mike & Doc Gallagher (July 1, 1958);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) Southern Tag Team titles w/Waldo Von Erich defeating Mike Clancy & George Becker (October 13, 1958);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating Dick the Bruiser (December 1, 1961);
  • NWA (Amarillo) North American Heavyweight title defeating Dory Funk Sr. (April 26, 1962);
  • (Omaha) World Heavyweight title defeating Vern Gagne (July 31, 1962);
  • NWA (Amarillo) North American Heavyweight title defeating Dory Funk Sr. (October ??, 1962);
  • NWA (Amarillo) North American Heavyweight title defeating Dory Funk Sr. (Febuary 20, 1963);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating Anthol Layton (June 8, 1963);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating Anthol Layton (October 19, 1963);
  • NWA (Amarillo) North American Heavyweight title defeating Dory Funk Sr. (July 23, 1964);
  • AWA World Heavyweight title defeating Vern Gagne (July 27, 1963);
  • NWA Southwest Tag Team titles w/Mike DiBiase defeating Ricky Romero & Dory Funk Sr. (????, 1965);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Pepper Gomez (January 5, 1965);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Ernie Ladd (April 30, 1965);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Killer Karl Kox defeating Sam Steamboat & Eddie Graham (June 29, 1965);
  • NWA (Texas)World Tag Team titles w/Duke Keomuka defeating Golden Terror & Destroyer (March 1, 1966);
  • NWA (Texas) American Heavyweight title defeating Brute Bernard (June 6, 1966);
  • NWA (Texas) American Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Valentine (August 4, 1966);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Joe Blanchard (January 16, 1967);
  • NWA (Texas) American Tag Team titles w/Waldo Von Erich defeating Karl Von Brauner & Al Costello (Febuary 21, 1967);
  • NWA (Texas) American Heavyweight title defeating Brute Bernard (March 27, 1967);
  • NWA (Texas) American Tag Team titles w/Waldo Von Erich defeating Mike Paidousis & Brute Bernard (September 11, 1967);
  • NWA (Texas) American Tag Team titles w/Billy Red Lyons defeating Gary Hart & The Spoiler (January 30, 1968);
  • NWA (Texas) American Heavyweight title defeating The Spoiler (June 3, 1968);
  • NWA (Texas) American Tag Team titles w/Grizzly Smith defeating Gary Hart & The Spoiler (July 19, 1968);
  • NWA (Texas) American Heavyweight title defeating The Spoiler for vacant title (July 26, 1968);
  • NWA (Texas) American Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Valentine (August 4, 1969);
  • NWA (Texas) American Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Valentine for vacant title (October 21, 1969);
  • NWA (Texas) American Tag Team titles w/Dan Miller defeating Gary Hart & The Spoiler (December 17, 1969);
  • NWA (Texas) American Heavyweight title defeating Boris Malenko (June 14, 1970);
  • NWA (Texas) American Heavyweight title defeating Toru Tanaka (Febuary 22, 1971);
  • NWA (Texas) American Tag Team titles w/Dean Ho defeating Johnny Valentine & Thunderbolt Patterson (January 25, 1972);
  • NWA (Amarillo) International Tag Team titles w/Killer Karl Krupp defeating Umanosuke Ueda & Kintaro Ohki (April 18, 1973);
  • NWA (Texas) American Heavyweight title defeating Missouri Mauler (August 7, 1973);
  • NWA (Texas) American Heavyweight title defeating Blackjack Mulligan (April 18, 1974);
  • NWA (Texas) American Heavyweight title defeating Blackjack Lanza (December 29, 1974);
  • NWA (Texas) American Heavyweight title defeating Bruiser Brody (April 12, 1977);
  • NWA (Texas) American Heavyweight title defeating Ox Baker (December 12, 1977);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating King Kong Bundy (June 14, 1982);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kevin & Mike Von Erich defeating The Freebirds (May 6, 1984);

Career History

  • Jack Adkisson is a former collegiate football star at Southern Methodist University and played professionally with the Dallas Texans.
  • Jack Adkisson began his pro-wrestling career under the name Fritz Von Erich, working under the premise of being a Nazi sympathizer..
  • November 1966: Fritz von Erich had his first match in Japan (where he was billed as being from Berlin, Germany)..
  • As a promoter, Fritz von Erich worked with the governing bodies of the NWA in promoting the sport in his native Texas.
  • Fritz von Erich was the father of the five world famous von Erich brothers; David, Kevin, Kerry, Mike and Chris
  • Fritz von Erich formed World Class Championship Wrestling headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas territory..
  • Fritz von Erich’s dream was to build an entertainment empire – his plan was to use his sons as the foundation to build that empire.
  • June 24, 1972–Parade of Champions: Dory Funk Jr. (NWA World Champion) vs Fritz Von Erich wrestled to a 60:00 time limit draw..
  • March 15, 1982–WCCW Star Wars: Fritz Von Erich defeated The Great Kabuki in Ft. Worth, Texas at the Convention Center…
  • June 4, 1982: Fritz von Erich (Retirement) beat King Kong Bundy in a “Falls Count Anywhere” match to win the American title..
  • May 6, 1984: Fritz came out of retirement and teamed with his sons Kevin & Mike and they defeated The Freebirds in a 6-man Tag..
  • ~~~But that night will long be remebered for Kerry von Erich defeating NWA champion Ric Flair with a backslide at 25:42..
  • October 12, 1986 — WCCW: Bruiser Brody defeated Abdullah The Butcher in a Cage Match with Fritz Von Erich as the referee..
  • November 27, 1986 — WCCW Star Wars: Fritz Von Erich defeated Abdullah The Butcher via DQ in a “Submission” Match..
  • September 10, 1997: Fritz von Erich found dead at his home in Lake Dallas.. [read more].
  • 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..