• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 12, 1987) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 1987, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran Mike Von Erich (Real name: Michael Adkisson) took his own life at the young age of 23.
Mike Von Erich was the son of the legendary World Class Championship Wrestling promoter Fritz Von Erich, as well as the brother of David Von Erich, “The Texas Tornado” Kerry Von Erich, Kevin Von Erich & Chris Von Erich.
In 2009, he, his father & his brothers were all inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, but his brother Kevin was the last one of them who was still alive and there to accept the award.
Their former rival “Freebird” Michael “P.S.” Hayes inducted them.
† REST IN PEACE MIKE VON ERICH
March 2, 1964 – April 12, 1987
• WCW Veteran Announces He’s Been Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Disease
Old School WCW Veteran Vampiro (age 51) announced on Facebook that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Below is what Vampiro posted:
“Got some results from the doctor yesterday
Not the best of news
But in my heart I know it’s a fight I am gonna win
I am not worried about anything
I am worried about how I can give more back to everyone who needs support
I Don’t give a f*** about being sick , as me and my doctors have a plan! And I will be fine!
Alzheimer’s (it’s been detected) is bullsh*t. I am scared about potential Parkinson’s disease because it might f*** up my PlayStation time
I have been beaten up for so long , this is an easy one
Look at the news of the world
So much Bullsh*t going down
Just do what’s right and be cool to everyone
Don’t get involved in the stupid sh*t
Not worth it
Be safe y’all and talk soon”