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KAYFABE CLIPS: Kerry Von Erich arrives in the Mid-South Territory

Mid-South Wrestling - 1985

The Modern Day Warrior has made his way from Texas to the Mid-South, and he says that he and his brothers are there to handle some business.

The former NWA World Heavyweight Champion was based in his father's promotion of World Class in Dallas, but Kerry Von Erich and his brothers would sometimes venture to neighboring promotions. In this case, it was Kerry dropping in on the Mid-South Wrestling broadcast.

Von Erich told announcers Jim Ross and Joel Watts that he, Kevin, and Mike wouldn't mind getting into a few scraps in the territory. JR mentioned that as the former world titleholder, he was still listed as the number-one contender. Von Erich said that he had the goal of getting the Ten Pounds of Gold back. It was one he unfortunately never achieved, however.

Von Erich was often regarded as the most charismatic and biggest superstar of all his brothers. His victory over Ric Flair for the NWA World Title at the First Annual Parade of Champions - in memory of his recently deceased brother David - is a memory for the ages. It was one of the most memories of professional wrestling in the 1980s.

He would eventually leave Texas and sign with the World Wrestling Federation, where he would win the Intercontinental Championship. His WWF career, however, was short-lived.

Kerry Von Erich died on February 8, 1993, when he tragically took his own life. He was just 33 years old at the time of his passing.


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