Kerry Von Erich

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Real Name - Kerry Adkinsson
Lifespan - 2/3/60 - 2/18/93
260 lbs. - Dallas, TX

Aliases - none

Athletic background - Track & Field, Football (University of Houston)

Teachers - Fritz Von Erich

Professional background - WCCW(`79-`91), Florida(`84), Missouri(`84-`85), Hawaii(`85), Mid-South(`85), AWA(`85-`88), All Japan (`87), WWF(`90-`92)

Groups - Von Erichs

Peak Years - `81-`87

Career Highlights -
- Is the focal point of the Von Erich-Freebird feud when Terry Gordy shut his head in cage door
- Has numerous near misses when going after the NWA World title
- At only 24 defeats Ric Flair for the NWA championship at the Parade of Champions show
- Defeats Al Perez to become the WCWA World champion
- Wins the WWF Intercontinental title from Curt Hennig at Summerslam `90

Finisher(s) -
- Iron Claw
- Discus Punch

Favorites -
- Dropkick
- Atomic Drop
- Hip Toss
- Side Headlock
- Haymaker

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 5
science - 2
aerial - 3
power - 9
strikes - 7

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 8
selling - 7
bumping - 5
carrying - 5
heat - 9
legacy - 5

Serious Injuries - Knee (Required Surgery), Foot (Required Surgeries)

Place in History - Kerry Von Erich will probably best remembered as the biggest star of the Von Erich kids. While Kevin was the eldest and perhaps the most talented and though David may have had the greatest potential, it was Kerry who was given the title shots and eventually the title. That title win made Kerry, for an instant, the biggest star in the world as he had dedicated the win to deceased brother David and did what not even his old man could do. Kerry was carriable and had enough jock charisma, so that he was the most popular in the clan. This made the greatest difference and eventually allowed him opportunities in WCW and the WWF. While neither really panned out, Kerry was able to make a brief impression on the WWF fans. His demons and some might say the famalies caught up with him in 1993, when a cocaine charge threatened to put him in prison Kerry became the last of the brothers to die, when he commited suicide in 1993. The "Modern Day Warrior" may not have been the greatest, but for a moment in time he was the biggest.

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