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  David Von Erich Information
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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  David Von Erich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/David_Von_Erich   (554 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
David won the Missouri State Heavyweight belt from Ric Flair on September 16 1983, holding the championship until losing it to Harley Race on January 6 1984.
Many within the industry believe that David's reign with the belt was his final step to winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, as the NWA Championship Committee allegedly voted in January 1984 for David to win it from Ric Flair in March or April of that year.
The Von Erichs however claimed that David's death was a heart attack, caused by ruptured intestines resulting from acute enteritis.
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 David von Erich
David was only 25 years old when he died, but in those 25 years he rose to the stature of hero not only in his home state of Texas, but in the hearts of wrestling fans across the country and around the world.
David was born in Lake Dallas, Texas on July 22, 1958, the second of the six Von Erich sons.
David Von Erich achieved much in his 25 years on this earth, and as long as we remember those achievements, as long as we recall the excellence that is David Von Erich, he will never be gone.
www.accelerator3359.com /Wrestling/bios/dvonerich.html   (1612 words)

  
 David Von Drehle said good-bye to Love Story. Jonathan Alter helped hype a replacement.
David Maraniss and Ellen Nakashima, Simon and Schuster, 2000
VON DREHLE AND CONNOLLY: Friends and supporters, who know him as an upright man, believe that Gore's statements are examined to such adversarial extent that he gets charged with the mistakes of others and prosecuted on faulty evidence.
Von Drehle is fairly new to this beat, but Connolly has been flogging Gore for years, so our analysts emitted low, mordant chuckles to see the way this explanation was proffered.
www.dailyhowler.com /h101000_1.shtml   (1367 words)

  
 Fritz Von Erich dead at 68
Adkisson, who went by the name Fritz Von Erich during a 35-year wrestling career, was diagnosed in July with lung cancer that had spread to his brain and adrenal glands.
David, probably the best wrestler of the sons, died at the age of 25 in 1984 from an apparent overdose while on a wrestling tour of Japan.
In their heyday, the Von Erichs were the good guys of the wrestling world, vanquishing trash-talking, loudmouthed wrestlers in fl garb.
www.canoe.ca /SlamWrestlingArchive/sep11_fritz.html   (550 words)

  
 otherarena.com :: View topic - WCCW Digest: 9/82 - 12/82
David Von Erich pinned Irwin with a roll up when the match was restarted after Bronco Lubich notified the referee that Irwin had crotched David over the top rope.
Popular history tells us that David Von Erich was sent to Florida in the early eighties to learn from Dory Funk Junior and to prove that he could work as a heel in preparation for an NWA world title reign.
David Manning revealed that Michael Hayes had been chosen by World Class fans to be the special guest referee for the upcoming NWA title match between Ric Flair and Kerry Von Erich.
www.otherarena.com /phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=654   (2389 words)

  
 The Von Erich Rating System
While there’s no doubt in my mind that David was the best pure worker out of all the Von Erich boys, when Kerry pinned Ric Flair in Texas Stadium to win the NWA World title in 1984, he reached a career peak of “over” that 99.9% of pro wrestlers can only dream of.
Kerry was also the Von Erich boy with the most and best international exposure, thanks to a brief WWF fling in the 90s, highlighted with an IC title win over Curt Hennig at SummerSlam 90.
A (David) rating means a match is fine in its own right, good for what it was, accomplished what it needed to (such as advancing a storyline, or getting a character over), but it’s not necessarily something you’d want to ever see again.
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 Kevin Von Erich Shoot Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Kerry Von Erich was just interested in athletics in general, but his biggest success was in the discus throw where he held the world’s record in the AAU for a thrower under age 19.
David and Kerry getting into the business- David was both a basketball player and a football player until one day when he took a REALLY hard hit during football practice that made him decided to concentrate on basketball instead.
David figured out what was going on and threatened to destroy the entire office, at which point the doctor got him out of the office ASAP and didn’t bother to check for the cause of the diarrhea.
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 Hack-Man The Von Erich story from wrestling empire to macabre body count Page
As a full-time promoter, Von Erich proceeded to build an empire around his photogenic sons: David, the rambunctious Yellow Rose of Texas; Kerry, the dumb but lovable jock with the long thick hair and Conan pecs; Kevin, the barefooted high-flying specialist; and Mike, the earnest overachiever.
If David mixed it with alcohol (and he was known to be fond of Jack Daniels), he may well have taken a lethal dose and, in the isolation of a foreign hotel room, been beyond the reach of timely help.
The Von Erichs had publicized a $100 ticket entitling the holder to a luxury box seat and catered meal with the family; when only 14 fans signed up, that idea was scrapped.
www.hack-man.com /Wrestling/NewsArticles/20001019-VonErich.html   (4695 words)

  
 Mike Von Erich
# February 10, 1984: David (25) was found dead in Japan, the victim of acute enteritis, a severe inflamation of the intestines..
# February 8, 1992: Kerry von Erich was arrested for attempting to falsify drug prescriptions and was released on bond and sent to rehab..
# Kevin von Erich is the only surviving member of the von Erich dynasty and attributes that to his marriage and direction in life..
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 The Best Of The Von Erich Family: Wrestling's True Dynasty Volume #2
Jimmy Garvin vs. David Von Erich in a "Loser Must Be The Winner's Slave Match" for the vacant NWA Texas Title.
David, Kerry and Kevin Von Erich vs. Michael Hayes, Buddy Roberts and Jimmy Garvin.
Clips of Mike Von Erich receiving a coat from his brother Kerry to celebrate the memory of David Von Erich.
www.wrestletapes.net /bestofthevonerichfamily2.html   (572 words)

  
 World Class Championship Wrestling
David Von Erich had a grip on the Texas Title as strong as his Iron Claw.
Battles between members of The Freebirds and the Von Erich family were always intense, but the heat for full six man matches between the teams was simply off the charts.
For the Von Erichs, Kevin was the knowing older brother, David was the tough guy, and Kerry was the matinee idol that could get it done in the ring.
www.kayfabememories.com /Regions/wccw/wccw11-2.htm   (1925 words)

  
 Video Review - The Von Erichs: Front Row Ringside
Recently, I was surfing the net and came across a web site that Kevin Adkisson (Von Erich) had set up to celebrate perhaps the greatest wrestling family of all time, the Von Erichs.
One of the most interesting things on there was a very good story from the Dallas Observer about Kevin Von Erich that chronicles the history and tragedies of the family.
David always had a lot of charisma, and this was a nice remembrance.
www.ddtdigest.com /features/vonerich.htm   (1011 words)

  
 News
David died overseas prior to a scheduled title match with Ric Flair (in which the strap was going to be given to David).
In 1997, Fritz Von Erich was diagnosed with cancer and died on September 10.
Von Erich fan or not, it is one of the best pieces of filmmaking I have ever had the pleasure of viewing.
www.wrestlingclothesline.com /news27.htm   (1346 words)

  
 The Von Erichs quiz -- free game
Kerry Von Erich was chosen as an alternate for the 1980 United States Summer Olympic team.
The Von Erichs vs. The Fabulous Freebirds, one of the most famous feuds in professional wrestling history, began in late 1982 when the Freebirds turned on one of the Von Erichs.
In 1985, Chris Von Erich, still five years away from becoming a wrestler himself, tackled the loser of a hair vs. hair match as they tried to run from the ring.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=228149   (384 words)

  
 Ring of Honor Discussion Forum - Best Of Von Erichs DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Von Erichs were not great workers and there are no classic matches on this DVD.
In the end, the Von Erichs become almost a backdrop for the heels and the crowd.
We have seen the Hart Family and all of their tremendous wrestling matches but this Von Erich dvd is something that each and every person should get.
www.rohwrestling.com /MessageBoard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2052   (1115 words)

  
 CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Reviews: Heroes of World Class DVD a definite treasure
As expected, and noted by the title, a large portion of the DVD is dedicated to the fall of WCCW and the fall of the Von Erichs as all the brothers, with the exception of Kevin, have passed on.
David was set to take the NWA World title from Ric Flair at the first Parade of Champions on May 6, 1984, but it quickly turned to the David Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions and Kerry unseated Flair in front of 43,000-plus fans at a raucous and insane Texas Stadium.
The truly forgettable Lance Von Erich "cousin" gimmick was mentioned in brief and though the Von Erich brothers were against the idea, Fritz was boss and Fritz let the storyline unfold.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Wrestling/Reviews/2006/06/13/1628867.html   (2041 words)

  
 Championship Wrestling from Florida
David slaps Graham across the face a couple times and then spits on him before running off with Dory to the safety of the dressing room.
He was deliberate and methodical as he talked about how tall David was but after he broke both his legs we are all the same height lying on our backs in the hospital.
David actually debuted in December of 1981 in CWF and captured the Southern Heavyweight Championship on December 26
www.kayfabememories.com /Regions/cwf/cwf25.htm   (1005 words)

  
 Mike Von Erich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was the son of longtime Texas wrestler and wrestling promoter Fritz Von Erich and a member of the famous Von Erich family.
Several wrestlers associated with Mike, such as his brother Kevin, King Kong Bundy and Jake Roberts, have stated that he never wanted to be a wrestler.
Since the two had similar facial features, many fans saw David in Mike, and from the beginning of his career the pressure was on for Mike to succeed on the same level of his brothers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mike_Von_Erich   (675 words)

  
 411mania.com
Von Erich continued traveling from territory to territory for the rest of 1984 and part of 1985.
Without David, WCCW was seen around the country as a one-trick pony; if there wasn't a Von Erich vs. Freebirds match of some kind on the card, ticket sales flopped.
Von Erich defended the AWA title in both territories, making him the only recognized World champion in the western half of the United States.
www.411mania.com /wrestling/columns/47542/Just-S/pose-11.15.06.htm   (2166 words)

  
 Wrestling Observer - headlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
David Von Erich was becoming the breakout star I the company and the NWA board of director's were considering a match between David and NWA champion Ric Flair, with the possibility of Von Erich winning the belt.
David Von Erich dead." At first Manning thought it was a rib, but after confirmation, Manning quickly realized he would have to be the one to tell Fritz.
The DVD cutting between a young Kevin Von Erich pushing through the crowd on his way to the ring and an older Kevin Von Erich walking those same steps in a run down building was striking to say the least.
www.wrestlingobserver.com /wo/news/headlines/default.asp?aID=16560   (3558 words)

  
 World 6-Man Tag Team Title [World Class]
Kevin Von Erich, David Von Erich, and Kerry Von Erich 83/07/04 Ft. Worth, TX Fabulous Freebirds [2] 83/08/12 Dallas, TX Kevin Von Erich, David Von Erich, and Kerry Von Erich [2] 83/12/02 Dallas, TX * Defeat Gordy, Roberts, and Ric Flair after Hayes loses to loser-leaves-town match to Kerry on 83/11/24.
Kevin Von Erich, Mike Von Erich, and Lance Von Erich 86/07 * Mike returns from illness on 86/07/04 and replaces Kerry, who is injured in a motorcycle accident on 86/06/04; vacant on 87/04/12 when Mike commits suicide.
Kevin Von Erich, Kerry Von Erich, and Michael Hayes 88/07/08 Dallas, TX * Defeat Roberts, Parsons, and Kimala; title abandoned in 88.
www.wrestling-titles.com /us/tx/wccw/am-6.html   (376 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Kevin VonErich Presents - Best of the VonErichs: DVD: Best of the Vonerichs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
If you are a true Von Erich fan who is dying to relive the days of the only true family of professional wrestling this DVD is for you.
This is the most important match in Von Erich history because anyone who knows the family history knows David was scheduled wrestle Ric Flair for this title and would have undoubtly won, but his tragic death preceeded it.
If you are a wrestling fan who is oblivious to the Von Erich Legacy, and wish to be exposed, this DVD does not do them justice, but if you are a true Von Erich fan yearing for the old days of Kerry, Kevin and David this DVD is for you.
www.amazon.com /Kevin-VonErich-Presents-Best-VonErichs/dp/B0002F6BHY   (1573 words)

  
 Kerry Von Erich
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.
Later in the night, Von Erich lost to the WCCW Champion Al Perez in a "Steel Cage" Match.
www.accelerator3359.com /Wrestling/bios/kvonerich.html   (2908 words)

  
 Von Erich 1983 Compilation Tape
Kevin Von Erich vs Jimmy Garvin w/ Sunshine
David Von Erich interview concerning Jimmy Garvin valet w/ clip showing incident
David Von Erich vs Terry Gordy in a handcuff match
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