• WWE Hall Of Famer Passed Away 35 Years Ago Today At The Age Of 23
On this day in 1987, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran Mike Von Erich (Real name: Michael Adkisson) at the young age of 23 due to suicide.
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 unfortunately 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
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 12, 1992) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1992, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1992’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– WrestleMania Highlights
– The British Bulldog vs. John Allen
– Jake The Snake Roberts vs. Jim Powers (From “March to WrestleMania VIII”)
– Tatanka vs. Brad Avery
– El Matador vs. Bob Morgan
– The Beverly Brothers vs. Koko B. Ware & Ian Weston
– Papa Shango vs. Scott Allen
– Repo Man vs. David Taylor