• WWF Veteran Committed Suicide 28 Years Ago Today
On this day in 1993, we lost Old School WWF Veteran “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 biggest accomplishment was winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship from “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair in front of over 45,000 fans at the 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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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 18, 1985) – WWF The War To Settle The Score
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 18, 1985, the World Wrestling Federation held ‘WWF The War To Settle The Score’ at the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Only the Hogan/Piper main event for the World Title aired on MTV, while the rest of the card were basically dark matches.
This was the event that was used to build up the storylines for the very first WrestleMania, that happened a little over a month later.
Here are the results:
Moondog Spot wrestled Rick McGraw to a draw
Johnny Rodz defeated Jose Louis Rivera
Hillbilly Jim defeated Rene Goulet
WWF Women’s Championship: Leilani Kai defeated Wendi Richter (c)
David Sammartino defeated Moondog Rex
Nikolai Volkoff (with Freddie Blassie) defeated Swede Hanson
Jimmy Snuka defeated Bob Orton
Paul Orndorff defeated Tony Atlas
WWF Tag Team Championship: The U.S. Express (c) (with Lou Albano) defeated The Spoiler & The Assassin
Don Muraco defeated Salvatore Bellomo
WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Hulk Hogan (c) defeated Roddy Piper by DQ