Check out the Von Erich’s WWE Alumni profile
here! 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);
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..