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Encyclopedia > Kerry Von Erich
Kerry Adkisson
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Ring name(s) The Modern Day Warrior
Texas Tornado
Kerry Von Erich
Cosmic Cowboy#2
Billed height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Billed weight 254 lb (115 kg)
Born February 3, 1960
Niagara Falls, New York
Died February 18, 1993 (aged 33)[1]
Denton, Texas[1]
Trained by Fritz Von Erich
Debut 1979

Kerry Gene Adkisson (February 3, 1960February 18, 1993) was an American professional wrestler under the ring names Kerry Von Erich, The Modern Day Warrior, and The Texas Tornado and was part of the Von Erich family of professional wrestlers. is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: North of Ordinary Location within the state of Texas County Denton County Government  - Mayor Perry McNeill Area  - City 161. ... 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 Von Erich wrestling family. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Von Erich family is a legendary professional wrestling family. ...

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Career

Kerry was the son of legendary wrestler Fritz Von Erich. His brothers, David, Kevin, Mike, and Chris were also wrestlers.[2] 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 Von Erich wrestling family. ... 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). ... Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15, 1957 in Belleville, Illinois) is a retired professional wrestler under the ring name Kevin Von Erich of the famous Von Erich Family. ... Michael Brent Adkisson (March 2, 1964 – April 12, 1987) was an American professional wrestler under the ring name Mike Von Erich. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


World Class Championship Wrestling (1984-1990)

Most of Kerry's fame was made in Texas' World Class Championship Wrestling, where he was nicknamed "The Modern Day Warrior" (his entrance music was Rush's "Tom Sawyer"). Kerry's biggest career highlight was on May 6, 1984 when he beat "Nature Boy" Ric Flair in front of a capacity crowd at Texas Stadium to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.[2] Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Not to be confused with World Championship Wrestling. ... Rush is a Canadian rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... Tom Sawyer is a 1981 song by Canadian progressive rock band Rush named for Mark Twains literary character. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Richard Morgan Fliehr[2] (born on February 25, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota[2]) better known by his ring name Ric Flair , is a legendary American professional wrestler of iconic staus signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its SmackDown! brand. ... Texas Stadium is the home field of the National Football Leagues Dallas Cowboys. ... The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the primary professional wrestling title in the National Wrestling Alliance. ...


Kerry's victory was a tribute to his brother David, who had died three months earlier and for whom the event, the David Von Erich Memorial Parade Of Champions, was named. He lost the belt 18 days later in Yokosuka, Japan, back to Flair in a bout that was marred by controversy: Von Erich's feet were on the bottom rope following a reversed rollup, but the referee ignored this and made the count. Kerry had the third-shortest NWA World title reign in history. Yokosuka (Japanese: 横須賀市; -shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ...


On June 4, 1986, Kerry was in a motorcycle accident that nearly ended his life and left him with a dislocated hip and a badly injured right leg. Doctors eventually had to amputate his right foot. (According to brother Kevin, Kerry injured the foot following surgery by attempting to walk on it prematurely, crushing the bones beyond repair and thus forcing the doctors to amputate it.) He was able to continue wrestling after the accident with a fused ankle. is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


Kerry was able to keep his amputation secret for a while. However, during a match on an AWA card in Las Vegas against Colonel DeBeers, Kerry's secret was exposed. During the bout, DeBeers ended up on the outside, but he grabbed Kerry's foot and tried to pull him out of the ring. However, he ended up pulling off Kerry's boot with the prosthetic foot attached.


He, along with his brothers, had a famous feud with another tag team, the Fabulous Freebirds (Michael P.S. Hayes, Terry "Bam-Bam" Gordy, and Buddy "Jack" Roberts). Kerry was also engaged in lengthy feuds with "Gentleman" Chris Adams between late 1984 and early 1986, Brian Adias in 1986 and 1987, and Iceman Parsons in 1988. Kerry also had a long-standing feud with Gino Hernandez on and off during the 1980s. The Fabulous Freebirds were a groundbreaking professional wrestling tag-team that attained fame in the 1980s, performing into the 1990s. ... Michael Seitz (born March 29, 1959) is an American retired professional wrestler. ... 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. ... Christopher Adams (February 10, 1955 – October 7, 2001) was a professional wrestler, wrestling promoter, trainer and judoka. ... Brian Adias was a professional wrestler best known for his time in World Class Championship Wrestling. ... Iceman King Parsons Iceman Parsons (born King Parsons) was a professional wrestler that sometimes went by Iceman King Parsons. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


World Wrestling Federation (1990-1992)

Near the end of his career he ended up in the World Wrestling Federation as the "Texas Tornado" Kerry Von Erich, a babyface. He debuted in the WWF on the July 28, 1990, edition of Saturday Night's Main Event and defeated Buddy Rose. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... This is a list of results from every edition of WWE Saturday Nights Main Event (formerly WWF Saturday Nights Main Event). ... Playboy Buddy Rose (real name - Paul Perschmann) is an American professional wrestler // Trained by Verne Gagne and Billy Robinson in the mid 70s. ...


At SummerSlam 1990, he defeated Mr. Perfect (Curt Hennig) to win the Intercontinental Championship. He was a substitute for Brutus Beefcake. Von Erich defended his title against Haku successfully. His next title defense was against the former champion Mr. Perfect on the November 19 edition of Superstars, where he lost to Perfect. SummerSlam 1990 was the third annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by the World Wrestling Federation. ... Curtis Michael Hennig (March 28, 1959 – February 10, 2003), also known by his ring name Mr. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Edward Harrison Leslie (born April 21, 1958) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation under the ring name Brutus The Barber Beefcake. ... Tonga Uliuli Fifita (born February 3, 1959 in Nukualofa, Tonga, then under British sovereignty) is a former professional wrestler for both World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... WWF Superstars of Wrestling was a professional wrestling program that debuted on September 6, 1986, replacing WWF Championship Wrestling. ...


Von Erich participated in the 1990 Survivor Series, where he teamed with the WWF Champion Ultimate Warrior and the Legion of Doom. He was eliminated by long-time rival Mr. Perfect but his team won the match. He also participated in the 1991 Royal Rumble match where he entered fifth and was eliminated by The Undertaker after lasting nearly half an hour. At WrestleMania VII, he defeated Dino Bravo following a discus punch. At SummerSlam later that year, he teamed with the British Bulldog and Ricky Steamboat to defeat the team of The Warlord and Power and Glory. Survivor Series 1990 was the fourth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the professional wrestling team, for otheruses see Road warrior The Road Warriors were a professional wrestling tag team famously comprised of Michael Hawk Hegstrand and Joseph Animal Laurinaitis, though other members were added later. ... Royal Rumble 1991 was the fourth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... WrestleMania VII was the seventh annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Adolfo Bresciano (August 6, 1948 - March 11, 1993) was an Italian-born professional wrestler, best known for his work as Dino Bravo, self-proclaimed Worlds Strongest Man. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... SummerSlam 1991 was the fourth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... David Boy (Davey Boy) Smith (November 28, 1962 – May 18, 2002) was an English professional wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Terry Szopinski (born March 28, 1962 in Pompano Beach, Florida) is a professional wrestler better known as The Warlord. ... Power & Glory was a short lived tag-team in the World Wrestling Federation during the early 1990s (from about 1990-1991). ...


At the 1991 Survivor Series, he teamed with Sgt. Slaughter, Jim Duggan and Tito Santana against Colonel Mustafa, The Berzerker, Skinner and Hercules. He did not eliminate anyone, but his entire team survived. Survivor Series 1991 was the fifth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... This article is about the wrestler Robert Remus. ... James Stuart Duggan (born January 14, 1954), better known by his ring name Hacksaw Jim Duggan, is an American professional wrestler, currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... Merced Solis (born May 10, 1953) better known by his ring name Tito Santana, is a semi-retired Mexican-American professional wrestler whose career spanned from the late 70s to the early 90s. ... Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri (حسین خسرو وزیری), (born March 15, 1943 in Tehran, Iran) is a retired Iranian professional wrestler better known by his ring name The Iron Sheik. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Steve Keirn (born September 10, 1951) is a retired professional wrestler. ... Hercules Ray Hercules Fernandez (1957–2004) was a professional wrestler who primarily wrestled in Florida and Texas. ...


In 1992, Von Erich participated in the Royal Rumble, where he was eliminated by Ric Flair, the man Von Erich beat eight years before for the NWA World heavyweight title. Royal Rumble 1992 was the first annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ...


Global Wrestling Federation (1992)

Kerry left the WWF in 1992 and returned to Dallas to compete in the Global Wrestling Federation, where he began teaming with former arch-rival Chris Adams. Kerry's final match took place on January 23, 1993 at an ECW/WWA show in Philadelphia, where he fought a double disqualification with Salvatore Bellemo. Global Wrestling Federation was a professional wrestling promotion based in Dallas, Texas. ...


Kerry had a history of drug problems, and drugs may have been a factor in the motorcycle crash in 1986 that cost him his right foot. Von Erich committed suicide at his father's ranch in Denton, Texas, on February 18, 1993 only one day after being indicted on a cocaine possession charge.[1] He is survived by two daughters, Lacey and Hollie. Motto: North of Ordinary Location within the state of Texas County Denton County Government  - Mayor Perry McNeill Area  - City 161. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


Finishing and signature moves

Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ...

Championships and accomplishments

  • Feud of the Year award in 1983 - with Kevin Von Erich and Mike Von Erich vs The Fabulous Freebirds.
  • Feud of the Year award in 1984 - with Kevin Von Erich and Mike Von Erich vs The Fabulous Freebirds.
  • Match of the Year award in 1984 - with Kevin Von Erich and Mike Von Erich vs The Fabulous Freebirds.

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The WCCW Six-Man Tag Team Championship was a title in World Class Championship Wrestling from 1982 until 1988. ... The WCCW Six-Man Tag Team Championship was a title in World Class Championship Wrestling from 1982 until 1988. ... 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). ... Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15, 1957 in Belleville, Illinois) is a retired professional wrestler under the ring name Kevin Von Erich of the famous Von Erich Family. ... Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15, 1957 in Belleville, Illinois) is a retired professional wrestler under the ring name Kevin Von Erich of the famous Von Erich Family. ... Michael Brent Adkisson (March 2, 1964 – April 12, 1987) was an American professional wrestler under the ring name Mike Von Erich. ... Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15, 1957 in Belleville, Illinois) is a retired professional wrestler under the ring name Kevin Von Erich of the famous Von Erich Family. ... Brian Adias was a professional wrestler best known for his time in World Class Championship Wrestling. ... Kevin Vaughn Kevin William Vaughn was a professional wrestler better known as Lance Von Erich. ... Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15, 1957 in Belleville, Illinois) is a retired professional wrestler under the ring name Kevin Von Erich of the famous Von Erich Family. ... Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15, 1957 in Belleville, Illinois) is a retired professional wrestler under the ring name Kevin Von Erich of the famous Von Erich Family. ... Michael Seitz (born March 29, 1959) is an American retired professional wrestler. ... The World Class Heavyweight Championship was the major title in World Class Championship Wrestling. ... The WCWA Heavyweight Championship was the major title in World Class Championship Wrestling. ... The WCWA Tag Team Championship was the major tag team title in World Class Championship Wrestling. ... The WCWA Tag Team Championship was the major tag team title in World Class Championship Wrestling. ... Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15, 1957 in Belleville, Illinois) is a retired professional wrestler under the ring name Kevin Von Erich of the famous Von Erich Family. ... Jeffrey Jeff Leonard Jarrett (born April 14, 1967) is an American professional wrestler. ... The St. ... 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 Missouri Heavyweight Championship was a major title in the Central States area in the National Wrestling Alliance in the 1970s and 1980s. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The WWE Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling title. ... Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) is a professional wrestling magazine. ... The PWI Match of the Year Award, given yearly since 1972 by professional wrestling magazine Pro Wrestling Illustrated, recognizes the best match of the year as voted by readers of the magazine. ... Richard Morgan Fliehr[2] (born on February 25, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota[2]) better known by his ring name Ric Flair , is a legendary American professional wrestler of iconic staus signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its SmackDown! brand. ... The PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year Award, given yearly since 1972 by professional wrestling magazine Pro Wrestling Illustrated, recognizes the most popular professional wrestler of the year as voted by readers of the magazine. ... 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). ... Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15, 1957 in Belleville, Illinois) is a retired professional wrestler under the ring name Kevin Von Erich of the famous Von Erich Family. ... David Allen Meltzer (born October 24, 1961) is the editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON), a newsletter for the world of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c Power Slam Staff. "Power Slam", This Month in History: February, SW Publishing, January 1999, p. 28. 55. Retrieved on 2007-07-14. (English) 
  2. ^ a b Foley, Mick (1999). Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. New York: Regan Books, 129. ISBN 0060392991. 

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Kerry Von Erich (2931 words)
Kerry Adkisson was born in 1960, one of many sons of the great professional wrestler Fritz Von Erich (Jack Adkisson).
Just as Von Erich was about to win the NWA World Title by escaping the cage, the special referee, Michael Hayes, slammed the cage on his head, knocking him out long enough for Flair to win.
Kerry managed to win, briefly unifying the two belts, before he was made to return the AWA belt back to Lawler.
Kerry Von Erich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1079 words)
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 or WWF) and part of the famous Von Erich family.
Kerry was the son of legendary wrestler Fritz Von Erich.
Kerry was also engaged in lengthy feuds with Chris Adams between late-1984 and early-1986, Brian Adias in 1986 and 1987 and Iceman Parsons in 1988.
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