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Kerry Von Erich Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Kerry Gene Adkisson
Place Of Birth
New York, USA
63 years old
Birth Date
February 3 1960

Kerry Von Erich Facts

Child Star?
Professional Wrestler
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth
Lacey Von Erich, Hollie Brooke
Jack Barton Adkisson, Doris J. Smith.
David Von Erich, Mike Von Erich, Kevin Von Erich, Chris Von Erich

About Kerry Von Erich 

Kerry Von Erich was a Niagara Falls, New York-born American professional wrestler.

Kerry Von Erich was known by his ring names, Kerry Von Erich, The Texas Tornado, and The Modern Day Warrior. He competed under the Von Erich wrestling family, and throughout his career, he won more than 40 championships in different promotions.

Kerry Von Erich took a motorcycle journey, where he sustained injuries to his right leg and hip. Kerry Gene Adkisson was his birth name. Kerry Von Erich are five brothers; David Von Erich, Mike Von Erich, Kevin Von Erich, Chris Von Erich. He excelled in the field and track competitions held by his high school throughout his academic career.

Kerry Von Erich was once the WWF Intercontinental Champion and five times the world champion. His victory as the WCWA World Heavyweight Champion and NWA World Heavyweight Champion made him the world champion.

Despite the sad turn of circumstances, Kerry Gene Adkisson was remembered as a hero to legions of followers all around the country. Keep reading further to know more interesting facts about Kerry Gene Adkisson.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Kerry Von Erich's net worth?

 As a wrestler, Kerry Von Erich accumulated a net worth of $10 million.

How much did Kerry Von Erich earn per year?

Kerry Von Erich received a yearly income of roughly $1 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Kerry Von Erich?

Kerry Von Erich stood at the height of about 6 ft 2 in (188 cm).

How old was Kerry Von Erich?

Kerry Von Erich was also known by another name, Texas Tornado. He lived up to 33 years old. His birthplace was Niagara Falls, New York, in 1960. He passed away in 1993 in Denton, Texas, USA.

Childhood And Education

Kerry Von Erich was born on February 3, 1960, in Niagara Falls, New York. His father, Jack Barton Adkisson Sr. (Fritz Von Erich), was a professional wrestler who was the patriarch of the Von Erich family in wrestling, and his mother was Doris J. Smith.

Kerry von Erich had five brothers; Mike Von Erich, David Von Erich, Chris Von Erich, Kevin Von Erich. At the age of six, Jack Von Erich, his older brother, perished from electrocution. The brothers he still had were wrestlers.

Kerry Von Erich excelled in the field and track competitions held by his high school throughout his academic career. He turned to wrestling as a vocation after the US president declared a boycott of the Olympics in 1980.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Kerry Von Erich's partner?

Kerry Von Erich got married to Catherine Murray on June 18, 1983. She gave birth to their two daughters, Lacey Von Erich and Hollie Brooke. Like her father, Lacey entered the professional wrestling world before retiring in 2010.

However, the couple divorced in April 1992.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Kerry Von Erich was best known for making his professional wrestling debut on May 7, 1979, in World-class Championship Wrestling. He fought against Paul Perschmann. He wrestled for 11 years in the World Wrestling Federation and won titles such as the Texas Tag Team and American Tag Team.

In 1982, Kerry Von Erich worked as a solo wrestler before he teamed up with his brother, Kevin Von Erich. The Von Erich brothers engaged in numerous feuds with competitors, including Chris Adams, Gino Hernandez, and Jake Roberts. Kerry Von Erich got his first shot at the NWA Title against Flair on August 15, 1982.

Kerry Von Erich became the most famous member of the Von Erich family on May 6, 1984, when he defeated Rick Flair, popularly known as Nature Boy, at Texas Stadium to claim the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. The Von Erich brothers, Kevin, Kerry, and David, compete against the Fabulous Freebirds in a six-man tag team match. The victory made them win the NWA Texas Six-Man Tag Team Championship.

Sadly, his brother David Von Erich died from a heart attack and a small perforated intestine not long after.

In 1992, Kerry Von Erich returned to Texas, where he battled and won the USWF Texas Heavyweight Championship. He played his final match in Global Wrestling Federation, teaming up with Chris Adams, on February 12, 1993. They played the match against Black Bart and Johnny Mantell at the Sportatorium. The duo sadly couldn't win the match due to disqualification in the match.

Kerry Von's life revolved around wrestling until he passed away, but he did uphold the Von Erich family legacy.

What awards did Kerry Von Erich win?

Throughout his career, Kerry Von Erich won plenty of awards. He won the NWA American Heavyweight Championship three times and the NWA American Heavyweight Championship four times. He twice won the Texas heavyweight championship title. Kerry Von Erich has won plenty more titles during his career. Kerry Von Erich also belonged to the 2009 class of the WWE Hall of Fame.

Other Interesting Kerry Von Erich Facts And Trivia

  • Kerry Von Erich suffered a right leg injury and was forced to leave WWE due to his deteriorating health and was unable to keep up with his schedule there.
  • Kerry Von Erich starred in many movies like 'Problem Child' in 1990 and 'Heroes of World Class Wrestling' in 2006.
  • Kerry Von Erich met with a motorcycle accident that left his right leg wounded and hip dislocated in 1986. Due to negligence by the wrestler, doctors had to amputate his right leg, leaving his leg permanently damaged. Even after Kerry injured his leg later went on to fight more matches.
  • In Dallas, Texas' Grove Hill Memorial Park, Kerry Von Erich was laid to rest. Kevin was buried in the same grave as Chris Von Erich, Mike Von Erich, David Von Erich, Fritz Von Erich, and Natasha Adkisson. Catherine Murray, his ex-wife, was present at his funeral.
  • James Brian Hellwig was originally The Ultimate Warrior. However, Kerry Von Erich, also called Texas Tornado, replaced him when James took some time off wrestling.
  • Kerry Von Erich's daughter Lacey Von Erich praised her father for his compassion and generosity. It was very kind and nice of him to get a large table to enjoy supper with his fans. This demonstrates how he felt about his supporters.

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