• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 10, 1997) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1997, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend Fritz Von Erich (Real name: Jack Adkisson) at the age of 68 due to brain cancer and lung cancer.
Fritz von Erich was promoter of the famous Texas based World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) territory and the father of fellow Professional Wrestlers Kevin Von Erich, “The Texas Tornado” Kerry Von Erich, David Von Erich, Mike Von Erich & Chris Von Erich.
Only Kevin is still alive today.
In 2009, Fritz and all of his above mentioned sons were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Michael “P.S.” Hayes, a long-time friend of the family.
† REST IN PEACE FRITZ VON ERICH
August 16, 1929 – September 10, 1997
• Title Match Announced For SmackDown
WWE has announced that Jeff Hardy will defend his Intercontinental Championship against AJ Styles on this week’s SmackDown.
Below is the card for this week’s SmackDown:
– Jeff Hardy (c) vs. AJ Styles for the Intercontinental Championship
– Bayley to address last week’s vicious attack on Sasha Banks
– Bray Wyatt to unveil newest creation on “The Firefly Funhouse”
• AEW Dynamite Draws 1 Million Viewers
Last night’s post-All Out edition of AEW Dynamite, which featured the debut of former WWE wrestler Rusev (Miro), drew 1.02 million viewers, with a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
This is up from previous week’s 928,000 viewers (and 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic).
There was no Wednesday Night War again this week, as NXT took place on Tuesday night (which drew 838,000 viewers, and 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic).
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