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Encyclopedia > David Von Erich
David Adkisson
David Adkisson

David Allen Adkisson (July 22, 1958 - February 10, 1984) was an American professional wrestler famous under the ring name David Von Erich (of the famous Von Erich Family). He was the son of Fritz Von Erich and the brother of Kerry, Kevin, Mike and Chris. Image File history File links David_von_erich. ... Image File history File links David_von_erich. ... July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Professional wrestling is generally any form of wrestling in which the wrestlers receive payment for participating. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Von Erich family is a legendary wrestling family. ... Jack Barton Adkisson (August 16, 1929 - September 10, 1997) was an American professional wrestler under the ring name Fritz Von Erich, better known today as a wrestling promoter and the patriarch of the tragically famous Von Erich wrestling family. ... Kerry Gene Adkisson (February 3, 1960 - February 18, 1993) was an American professional wrestler under the ring names Kerry Von Erich and The Texas Tornado (World Wrestling Federation) and part of the famous Von Erich wrestling family. ... Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15, 1957 in Denton, Texas) is a retired professional wrestler under the ring name Kevin Von Erich. ... Mike Von Erich Michael Brent Adkisson (born on March 2, 1964 in Dallas, Texas; died April 12, 1987), was a professional wrestler under the name Mike Von Erich. ... Chris von Erich Chris Adkisson (September 30, 1969 - September 12, 1991) was an American professional wrestler, best known the ring name Chris Von Erich. ...

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Profile

July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: None Location Location within the state of Texas Government County Denton County Mayor Euline Brock Geographical characteristics Area     City 161. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jack Barton Adkisson (August 16, 1929 - September 10, 1997) was an American professional wrestler under the ring name Fritz Von Erich, better known today as a wrestling promoter and the patriarch of the tragically famous Von Erich wrestling family. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents. ...

Career

David Von Erich, the "Yellow Rose of Texas", was the son of Fritz Von Erich. David was the second oldest wrestling son, and was the son whom everyone thought would win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. He often wrestled Ric Flair for that title. The NWA World Heavyweight Championship The National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Championship is a title in professional wrestling. ... Richard Morgan Fleihr (born February 25, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee), better known by his ring name The Nature Boy Ric Flair, is an American professional wrestler currently with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its RAW brand. ...


David was a high school basketball star and a football player at Lake Dallas High School. He won a scholarship to North Texas State University to play basketball and football. David dropped out to pursue a wrestling career that he had started in 1977. The University of North Texas (informally UNT or North Texas), is a public university located in Denton, Texas. ...


He was a huge star in WCCW and he had a huge feud with Jimmy Garvin. He won a match where Garvin and his valet Sunshine would have to be his slaves for a day. He had a ranch, so they cleaned the horse stalls, washed the horses, etc. It made for good TV, and the WCCW fans loved David for it. He also feuded with the Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts), with his brothers, Kevin and Kerry. They had many exciting six-man matches and helped to make those type of matches popular in the United States. WCCW might refer to: WCCW-AM, an AM radio station WCCW-FM, an FM radio station WCCW, the abbreviation for the World Class Championship Wrestling This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Jimmy Garvin (born James Williams on September 25, 1952 in Tampa, Florida) is a former professional wrestler. ... Sunshine Valerie French was a professional wrestling valet better known as Sunshine. ... The Fabulous Freebirds The Fabulous Freebirds were a professional wrestling tag team that usually consisted of three wrestlers. ... Michael P.S. Hayes Michael P.S. Hayes (born Michael Seitz on March 29, 1959 in Marietta, Georgia), is a former professional wrestler famous for his group, The Fabulous Freebirds. ... Terry Gordy (April 23, 1961 - July 16, 2001) was a professional wrestler who was most famous for being a member of the Fabulous Freebirds. ... Buddy Jack Roberts Dale Hey was a professional wrestler better known as Buddy Roberts. ...


Rumors about David's death circulated for years, with some wrestling magazines fanning the flames by reporting inaccurate details. It has been confirmed that the official cause of David Von Erich's death was a heart attack caused by ruptured intestines, which resulted from acute enteritis.


On May 6, 1984, David's brother Kerry defeated Flair to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship at Texas Stadium. It was a tribute to David, who had been scheduled to win the title from Flair before his death. The NWA however allowed only a brief title reign for Kerry, as he was to lose the title back to Flair 18 days later in Yokohama, Japan. May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Texas Stadium is the home field of the National Football Leagues Dallas Cowboys. ... For the town of Yokohama in Aomori Prefecture, see Yokohama, Aomori. ...


Championships and accomplishments

National Wrestling Alliance

The National Wrestling Alliance NWA is a group of independent professional wrestling promotions, in operation since 1948. ... The NWA Missouri Heavyweight Championship was a major title in the Central States area in the National Wrestling Alliance in the 1970s and 1980s. ... The NWA Texas World Tag Team Championship was the Texas version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles. ... He was on WWE Homecoming last night, on USA Kevin Ross Adkisson was a professional wrestler. ... Dory Funk, Jr. ...

All Japan Pro Wrestling

  • 1-time AJPW United National Champion
  • 2-time AJPW All Asia Tag-Team Champion (with Kevin von Erich)

All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) (全日本プロレス, zen nihon puroresu) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. ...

Florida Championship Wrestling

Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) was an National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) promotion that started in Florida in 1949. ... The NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight Championship was the major singles title in the National Wrestling Alliances Florida territory, Championship Wrestling Florida. ... The NWA Florida Television Championship was a secondary title in Florida Championship Wrestling. ...

World Class Championship Wrestling

World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW), also called the World Class Wrestling Association (WCWA), was a popular regional professional wrestling promotion run out of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. ... The WCCW Six-Man Tag Team Championship was a title in World Class Championship Wrestling from 1982 until 1988. ... Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15, 1957 in Denton, Texas) is a retired professional wrestler under the ring name Kevin Von Erich. ... Kerry Gene Adkisson (February 3, 1960 - February 18, 1993) was an American professional wrestler under the ring names Kerry Von Erich and The Texas Tornado (World Wrestling Federation) and part of the famous Von Erich wrestling family. ... The WCCW Texas Heavyweight Championship is a title that has existed since the 1930s and has had several different names. ... The WCWA Tag Team Championship was the major tag team title in World Class Championship Wrestling. ... Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15, 1957 in Denton, Texas) is a retired professional wrestler under the ring name Kevin Von Erich. ... Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15, 1957 in Denton, Texas) is a retired professional wrestler under the ring name Kevin Von Erich. ...

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) ranked him # 58 of the 500 best wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003. PWI also ranked him # 23 of the best tag teams of the "PWI Years" with any combination of him and his brothers, Kerry & Kevin Von Erich.
  • David was awarded the 1984 PWI Editor's Award due to his death.

Hulk Hogan on the cover of the November 1994 issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated. ... In 2003, the magazine Pro Wrestling Illustrated published a list of the top 500 singles wrestlers and top 100 tag teams of the PWI Years. These are the results of the list. ... Kerry Gene Adkisson (February 3, 1960 - February 18, 1993) was an American professional wrestler under the ring names Kerry Von Erich and The Texas Tornado (World Wrestling Federation) and part of the famous Von Erich wrestling family. ... Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15, 1957 in Denton, Texas) is a retired professional wrestler under the ring name Kevin Von Erich. ...

See also

The Von Erich family is a legendary wrestling family. ...

External links

  • Official Family Site: http://www.vonerich.com/

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David Von Erich Information (491 words)
He was the son of Fritz Von Erich and the brother of Kerry, Kevin, Mike and Chris.
David Von Erich, the "Yellow Rose of Texas", was the son of Fritz Von Erich.
David was the second oldest wrestling son, and was the son whom everyone thought would win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
David Von Erich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (554 words)
He was the son of Fritz Von Erich and the brother of Kerry, Kevin, Mike and Chris.
David Von Erich, the "Yellow Rose of Texas", was the son of Fritz Von Erich.
David was the second oldest wrestling son, and was the son whom everyone thought would win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
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