Von Erich Family
Virtually every title there is to be won in Texas….
1959: Jack Adkisson Jr. dies at the age of 7 from electrical shock..
David von Erich was the first von Erich brother to wrestle.
1978: David von Erich was voted 3rd place for rookie of the year..
February 10, 1984: David (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 complete with a song entitled “Heaven Needed a Champion”..
May 6, 1984: Fritz von Erich came out of retirement and teamed with his sons Kevin and Mike and they defeated the Freebirds..
~~~But that night will long be remebered for Kerry von Erich defeated NWA champion Ric Flair with a backslide at 25:42..
~~~This match was voted match of the year in 1984, in front of 43,517 fans in Irving, Texas..
August 22, 1985: Mike Von Erich was operated at Granville C. Morton Cancer and Research Center in Dallas,TX for an injured shoulder..
~~~He is released four days later, with no complications, and later he has a 105 and 107 degree fevers..
~~~Unfortunately, Mike begins a battle with the rare disease toxic shock syndrome..
~~~Mike had to give up wrestling because of this disease..
April 12, 1987: Mike von Erich committed suicide by overdosing on a tranquilizer placidyl — he was only 23..
May 11, 1987: Kevin von Erich collapsed in the middle of the ring during an eight-man bout;
~~~Kevin/The Fantastics/Bruiser Brody against Brian Adias/Black Bart/Al Madril/Al Perez..
~~~The Fantastics Tommy Rogers, seeing von Erich turning blue, administers cardiopulmonary resuscitation..
September 12, 1991: Chris von Erich committed suicide by shooting himself he was only 21..
February 8, 1992: Kerry von Erich was arrested for attempting to falsify drug prescriptions and was released on bond and sent to rehab..
October 1, 1992: Kerry von Erich is sentenced on 6 felony counts of prescription forgery..
~~~He recieves a 10-yr suspended license, 10-yrs of supervised probation and a $6,000 fine..
February 17, 1993: Kerry von Erich was indicited on a cocaine possession charge and was going to go to jail for violating his parole..
February 18, 1993: Kerry von Erich took his own life and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. He was 33 years old..
~~~Sadly, Kerry was the third of the von Erich brothers to commit suicide, with brothers Mike and Chris taking their own lives before him..
September 19, 1997: Fritz von Erich was found dead at his home in Lake Dallas.. [
read more].. Kevin von Erich is the only surviving member of the von Erich dynasty and attributes that to his marriage and direction in life..
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..