ESPN on the Tragic Tale of the Von Erichs

The Von Erich family is often considered to be the Kennedys of the pro wrestling business; a family blessed with good looks, near-limitless potential in their professions, and had their lives cut tragically short by sudden deaths.  Of Fritz Von Erich’s six sons (five of whom were wrestlers), only Kevin remains as suicides, drug overdoses, and childhood accidents claimed his other brothers. While it’s easy to throw around the word “cursed” when talking about trivial things like a baseball team’s World Series drought (**cough-cough** Chicago Cubs **cough-cough**), this scenario seems to be an apt one to use such a term.

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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.   Continue reading “12-Man Tag Team Match: WCCW Parade of Champions 1985”