Kevin Von Erich

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TITLE HISTORY

  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/David Von Erich defeating Leroy Brown & Tim Brooks (April 7, 1978);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/David Von Erich defeating Bruiser Brody & Gino Hernandez (September 4, 1978);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/David Von Erich defeating Terry & Dory Funk Jr. for vacant titles (October ??, 1978);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Bruiser Brody (December 25, 1978);
  • NWA Missouri Heavyweight title defeating Dick Murdoch (November 23, 1979);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Ox Baker (January 12, 1980);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Toru Tanaka (April 28, 1980);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/David Von Erich defeating Ali Mustafa & Hercules Ayala (Febuary ??, 1981);
  • AJPW (All Japan) All Asia Tag Team titles w/David Von Erich defeating Motoshi Okuma & Great Kojika (May 23, 1981);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Kerry Von Erich defeating Bugsy McGraw & King Kong Bundy (July 5, 1982);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating King Kong Bundy (September 5, 1982);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Terry Gordy (March 4, 1983);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kerry & David Von Erich defeating Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes (July 4, 1983);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kerry & David Von Erich defeating Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy & Ric Flair (sub for Michael Hayes) (December 2, 1983);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Fritz & Mike Von Erich defeating Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes (May 6, 1984);
  • WCCW (World Class) Television title Awarded (May 21, 1984);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kerry & Mike Von Erich defeating Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes (September 3, 1984);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kerry & Mike Von Erich defeating Jake Roberts & Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez (December 31, 1984);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kerry Von Erich & Brian Adias defeating One Man Gang & Mark Lewin & Jack Victory (sub for Tim Brooks) (September 2, 1985);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Kerry Von Erich defeating Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez (September 20, 1985);
  • WCWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kerry & Lance Von Erich defeating Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes (May 4, 1986);
  • WCWA (World Class) World Heavyweight title defeating Black Bart (October 12, 1986);
  • WCWA (World Class) World Tag Team titles w/Kerry Von Erich defeating Brian Adias & Frankie Lancaster (November 25, 1987);
  • WCWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Chris Adams & Steve Simpson defeating Iceman Parsons, Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy (January 4, 1988);
  • WCWA (World Class) World Tag Team titles w/Kerry Von Erich defeating Terry Taylor & Iceman Parsons (July 1, 1988);
  • WCWA (World Class) Texas Heavyweight title Awarded (July 4, 1988);
  • WCWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kerry Von Erich & Michael Hayes defeating Iceman Parsons & Buddy Roberts & Kamala (sub for Terry Gordy) (July 8, 1988);
  • WCWA (World Class) World Tag Team titles w/Kerry Von Erich Awarded (Febuary ??, 1989);
  • WCWA (World Class) Texas Heavyweight title defeating Angel of Death (November 23, 1990);
  • NWA (Dallas) North American Heavyweight title defeating Greg Valentine (January 7, 1995);

Kevin Von Erich Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Kevin Von Erich was the second son of Jack Adkisson to turn pro in the wrestling business..

Breaking into the Business:

  • January 21, 1980 – WWF: Kevin Von Erich pinned Johnny Rodz in his Madison Square Garden debut..

World Class Championship Wrestling:

  • May 11, 1987: Kevin von Erich collapsed in the middle of the ring during an eight-man tag team match…
  • ~~~Kevin von rich & The Fantastics & Bruiser Brody against Brian Adias & Black Bart & Al Madril & Al Perez..
  • ~~~The Fantastics’ Tommy Rogers, seeing von Erich turning blue, administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation..

Retirement:

  • Kevin von Erich is now the only surviving member of the von Erich dynasty..
  • Kevin von Erich credits his being married and thus having direction may have saved him from the same fate as his brothers..

Retirement (Back in the Spotlight):

  • May 24, 2004: WWE has offered Kevin Von Erich $50,000 for the World Class video library, but the offer is considered low..
  • January 29, 2005 – WrestleReunion: Kevin von Erich refereed an NWA title match between Jeff Jarrett and Tully Blanchard..
  • 2005: Kevin von Erich’s negotiations to sell the WCCW video library to Vince McMahon fell through and the deal was pulled..
  • October 3, 2005 – WWE Homecoming: Kevin von Erich made a rare appearance sitting with a group of Legends in the front row..
  • ~~~Later, Rob Conway interrupted a Legends Cememony, so the Legends fought back and von Erich performed the CLAW!
  • January 20, 2006–Patriotic Pro Wrestling: Roddy Piper had a “Piper’s Pit” with Kevin von Erich and his son, Ross ..
  • ~~~The segment concluded when General Skandor Akbar shoved Ross and Kevin put the claw on General Akbar!!
  • May 2006: Kevin von Erich finalized the deal to sell the World Class tape library to World Wrestling Entertainment..
  • July 15, 2006 – SNME in Dallas: Kevin von Erich was introduced and he came out to the stage to wave to the fans..
  • 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..