12-Man Tag Team Match: WCCW Parade of Champions 1985

Sometimes it has to take two different full-sized wrestling  rings to contain the action and mayhem that comes with a 12-Man Tag Team Match.  This one from World Class Championship Wrestling’s Parade of Champions event in 1985 (hey, my birth year!) includes The Fabulous Freebirds teaming up with their long time rivals, The Von Erich Family.  

WCCW promoter Fritz Von Erich came up with the idea of a “Parade of Champions” supercard event in 1984 to honor his son, David, who had recently died overseas in Japan while on tour. The first event was titled the “David Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions,” and at that event — which at that point was the largest crowd ever to watch a pro wrestling event in the United States — Kerry Von Erich defeated Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, however he would lose the belt back to Flair 18 days later in Yokohama, Japan. Over the next few years, Fritz changed the name of the event as tragedy repeatedly struck his family with the deaths of his sons Mike (drug overdose), Chris (suicide), and Kerry (suicide). The Parade of Champions is WCCW’s most recognized event and was annually held from 1984 through 1988. All Parade of Champions events were held at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas.

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