Mike Von Erich

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Title History

 

  • 1984: Mike von Erich was voted rookie of the year..
  • 1985: Mike von Erich was voted most inspiration wrestler..
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kevin & Fritz defeating The Freebirds (May 6, 1984);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Gino Hernandez (August 4, 1984);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kevin & Kerry defeating The Freebirds (September 3, 1984);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kevin & Kerry defeating Jake Roberts & Dynamic Duo (December 31, 1984);
  • WCCW (World Class) Middle Eastern Heavyweight title defeating Gino Hernandez [Tournament] (August 7, 1985);

 

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Mike Von Erich was one of five sons of Jack Adkisson to turn pro in the wrestling business..

 

World Class Championship Wrestling:

The Fall of Mike Von Erich:

  • August 22, 1985: Mike von Erich was operated at Granville C. Morton Cancer & Research Center for an injured shoulder..
  • ~~~He was released from hospital four days later, with no complications, but later he had a 105 & 107 degree fevers..
  • ~~~Mike von Erich began a painful battle with the rare disease toxic shock syndrome and had to give up wrestling..
  • The von Erichs were so popular in Texas by this point, numerous fans were offering to donate kidneys to save him..
  • April 12, 1987: Mike von Erich committed suicide by overdosing on a tranquilizer placidyl — he was only 23..
  • Kevin once said that Mike suffered from the pressure of having to “be David” after his older brother’s death.
  • 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..