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Encyclopedia > Kevin Von Erich
Kevin Von Erich
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Ring name(s) Kevin Von Erich
Cosmic Cowboy #1
Billed height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Billed weight 235 lb (108 kg)
Born May 15, 1957 (1957-05-15) (age 51)
Belleville, Illinois
Trained by Fritz Von Erich
Debut 1976
Retired 1995

Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15, 1957) is a retired professional wrestler under the ring name Kevin Von Erich of the Von Erich Family. He is the last surviving son of wrestler Fritz Von Erich and had four brothers that wrestled, David, Kerry, Mike and Chris, as well as an older brother, Jack, Jr., who died in 1959. is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... , Belleville is a city in St. ... 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. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Von Erich family is a legendary professional 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 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). ... Kerry Gene Adkisson (February 3, 1960 – February 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. ... 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. ...

Contents

Career

Football career

Kevin Adkisson played football at North Texas State University as a fullback, second string to Garry Smith, until an injury ended his football career and dream of playing in the National Football League. UNT redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ...


World Class Championship Wrestling

Kevin started wrestling as Kevin Von Erich in 1976. He spent most of his career wrestling for his father's promotion, World Class Championship Wrestling. He teamed with his brothers and had a huge feud against the Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts), where they had many six-man tag matches. Not to be confused with World Championship Wrestling. ... 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. ...


Kevin also had a long feud with Chris Adams that lasted for months and had many violent matches. Kevin would also tag-team with Adams on numerous occasions before and after their feud. Away from the ring, Kevin and Chris were close friends; Kevin served as a pallbearer during Adams' funeral in 2001 and traveled to England to visit Adams' family afterwards. Christopher Adams (February 10, 1955 – October 7, 2001) was a professional wrestler, wrestling promoter, trainer and judoka. ...


A longtime friend of the Hart family away from the ring, Kevin also represented the Von Erich family in 1999 during the funeral of Owen Hart. Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999)[1] was a Canadian professional wrestler who was most known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ...


Kevin was also known for wrestling barefoot, highly unusual in a sport where almost all wrestlers wear high-topped boots. Kevin later admitted in an interview that he never set out to wrestle barefoot, but that before his debut match, someone hid his boots as a rib, and he wasn't able to find them before his match, so just went out barefoot to wrestle, and it later became his trademark. Kevin was also a huge fan of Jimmy Snuka, who also wrestled barefoot, and like Snuka, Kevin often performed a flying body splash from the top rope, which Snuka calls The Superfly. Walking barefoot Going barefoot means not wearing shoes, socks, or other foot covering. ... Boots is the name of at least five different albums and singles: Boots by Nancy Sinatra (1966) Boots by Mighty Gabby (1984) Boots by Condemned Eighty Four (2001) Boots by KMFDM (2002) Boots by Noe Venable (2003) It is also the name of a large chain of chemists in the... James Reiher (born May 18, 1943) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name of Jimmy Superfly Snuka. ...


Kevin had several close matches with NWA World Champ Ric Flair, including the main event of the 2nd Memorial show at Texas Stadium, but never won the title. 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. ...


After the failure of SuperClash III, in 1989, Kevin became very dispondant over his father's decision to sell the promotion to Jerry Jarrett, who owned the Memphis-based CWA, despite his brother Kerry welcoming Jarrett into the mix; the merged promotions became the USWA. However, because of disputes, including suing Jarrett himself, he pulled WCCW out of the USWA in 1990, but he couldn't resurrect the promotion his father built and shut down that November. Jerry W. Jarrett (born September 4, 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American promoter and professional wrestler, and the father of wrestler Jeff Jarrett. ...


WWE Homecoming

On October 3, 2005, Kevin made an appearance on the WWE Homecoming show alongside many WWE Hall of Famers. Later that night, as Dusty Rhodes and the WWE Hall of Famers were gathered in the ring, Rob Conway came out and interrupted Rhodes. This eventually led to Conway's beatdown by several Hall of Famers, in which Kevin used the legendary Iron Claw on Conway, to the raves of the partisan Dallas, Texas crowd. Announcer Jim Ross said afterwards that he never thought he would live to see the Iron Claw again. is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr. ... Robert Thomas Conway (born November 28, 1974) is an American professional wrestler and is best known for his 7 year stint with World Wrestling Entertainment. ... For other uses, see Dallas (disambiguation). ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ...


Independent circuit

On January 20, 2006, Kevin and his son Ross Adkisson (billed as Ross Von Erich) appeared on a local wrestling card in Longview, Texas as guests of Roddy Piper's Piper's Pit. During the segment, in which Kevin and Piper talked about going to the Sportatorium as teenagers, Skandor Akbar interrupted the interview to berate both Kevin and Ross. At one point, Akbar pushed Ross, which prompted Kevin to apply the iron claw on Akbar. Greg Valentine then pulled Akbar away, with Kevin, Ross, Piper and The Grappler taking in the cheers of the crowd. is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Von Erich family is a legendary professional wrestling family. ... Roderick George Toombs (born April 17, 1954) better known by his ring name Rowdy Roddy Piper, is a Canadian professional wrestler, and film actor. ... Pipers Pit was an interview segment featuring Roddy Piper which was mainstay on WWF television from 1984 to 1987, although Piper also hosted similar segments while wrestling for other promotions. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... John Anthony Wisniski Jr. ... Len Denton (real name - Edward Lynn Denton) is a professional wrestler, best known by his ring name The Grappler. ...


In wrestling

  • Nicknames
    • "The Golden Warrior"

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Championships and accomplishments

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Retirement and personal life

Kevin was very close to his brothers David and Kerry and was deeply affected when each of them died. He semi-retired after Kerry committed suicide in 1993 and permanently retired in 1995. In an interview in 2000, Kevin got out of the business simply because wrestling stopped being fun for him after the deaths of all of his brothers.


Kevin and his wife of over 25 years live in Hawaii and run a family investment business together. Kevin also dabbles in commercial real estate, and owns the rights to Southwest Sports (the distributor of World Class Championship Wrestling), which was later renamed K.R. Adkisson Enterprises. Together they have four children; Kristen, Jill, David Ross, and Kerry Marshall, and one grandchild, Adeline Clair.[14] Kevin is also the uncle of Lacey and Hollie Adkisson, Kerry's two daughters. Lacey is already in the wrestling business (using the Von Erich name), with reports of Kevin's son Ross entering the business soon.


In 2006, Kevin, and a number of others from World Class Championship Wrestling's heyday, participated in Heroes of World Class Wrestling, an independently produced retrospective documentary about the promotion and the Von Erich family.[15] The documentary featured comments from Adkisson, Gary Hart, Skandor Akbar, Bill Mercer, Mickey Grant, David Manning, Marc Lowrance and via earlier interviews, Chris Adams. Not to be confused with World Championship Wrestling. ...


Later that October he sold the rights to the (pre-1988) WCCW name and tape archives to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).[16] WWE has since been broadcasting WCCW's syndicated programming on their subscription video on demand service WWE 24/7 with Kevin and Michael "P.S." Hayes acting as hosts. WWE has produced The Triumph and Tragedy of World Class, their own documentary on the territory.[17] Kevin was also featured in the 2007 WWE produced DVD The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling in a segment on the Von Erich family. The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) video library is currently the largest collection of professional wrestling videos and copyrights in the world. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... WWE 24/7 is a video on demand television service provided by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Michael Seitz (born March 29, 1959) is an American retired professional wrestler. ...


References

  1. ^ All Asia Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  2. ^ NWA American Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  3. ^ NWA American Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  4. ^ Texas Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  5. ^ Texas Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  6. ^ World 6-Man Tag Team Title (World Class) history At wrestling-titles.com
  7. ^ National Wrestling Alliance World Tag Team Title (Texas) history At wrestling-titles.com
  8. ^ World Class Television Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  9. ^ World Class Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  10. ^ World 6-Man Tag Team Title (World Class) history At wrestling-titles.com
  11. ^ World Class Wrestling Association World Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  12. ^ NWA North American Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  13. ^ NWA Missouri Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  14. ^ Kevin Von Erich. Bios. VonErich.com. Retrieved on 2007-11-25.
  15. ^ Heroes of World Class Wrestling. Right Here Pictures. Retrieved on 2007-12-19.
  16. ^ WCCW FAQ. World Class Memories. Retrieved on 2007-11-25.
  17. ^ The Triumph and Tragedy of World Class product information page. WWEShop.com. Retrieved on 2007-11-25.

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See also

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