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Chris Jericho Reveals The Insane Amount Impact Wrestling Offered Him For 4 Matches

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 18, 1993) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away

On this day in 1993, we lost Old School WWF Legend “The Texas Tornado” Kerry Von Erich (Real name: Kerry Adkisson) at the young age of 33 due to committing suicide with a single gunshot to the heart.

After a great career in his father’s promotion World Class Championship Wrestling, Kerry joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1990 as “The Texas Tornado” and became the Intercontinental Champion after only a few months with the company.

Prior to his WWF run (1990-1992), Kerry Von Erich’s by far biggest accomplishment was winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship from “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair in front of over 45,000 fans at Texas Stadium in 1984.

In 2009, he, his father & his brothers were all inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, but unfortunately his brother Kevin Von Erich was the last one of them, who was still alive and there to accept the award.

† REST IN PEACE TEXAS TORNADO

February 3, 1960 – February 18, 1993

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• Chris Jericho Reveals The Insane Amount Impact Wrestling Offered Him For 4 Matches

During a recent interview with Wrestling Observer Radio, Old School WWF Legend & AEW Superstar Chris Jericho revealed that Impact Wrestling offered him a crazy amount for just 4 matches.

Below is what Jericho said:

“In my mind, I was like from a pure business standpoint, I’m worth as much as Brock Lesnar at this point in time to WWE as far as what I bring to the table. That was just kind of the watermark that I had.

So for me to go back to Vince, it was like: ‘I want that type of a deal.’ Because that’s the way it should be in my mind.

When I was starting to talk with Tony and you know, I was negotiating with New Japan and even Impact as well– Like I said, the thing is, Impact offered me a hell of a deal for a four-match series. Like it was a really good amount of money. We’re talking mid-seven figures.

They have some cash as well. I think people kinda gloss over Impact at this point in time. When they believe in something, they have money for it.”

        
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