Tag Archives: Mike Von Erich

Born-Again Bashing

Penthouse – October, 1988
By Irving Muchnick

MAY 11, 1987. Less than a month after his brother Mike killed himself because he felt he couldn’t live up to the family name, Kevin Von Erich was working the main event in Fort Worth when something rare happened: a moment of spontaneous, unmediated terror. As the television cameras rolled, teenage girls squealed, and spectators shouted for blood, Kevin and his opponent crisscrossed off the ropes. No doubt they were setting up the usual wild finish – perhaps a variation on the patented Von Erich Iron Claw, or a violent collision followed by an out-of-control brawl outside the ring, or maybe a miscarriage of justice with the ref taking an accidental bump and failing to see the heel clobber the baby face with a foreign object. Continue reading

World Class Wrestlers Tangle At FH

Fort Hood Sentinel – December 11, 1986
By Sonya Hill and Jenna Westlein

Dingo the Warrior picks on Master Gee

Dingo the Warrior picks on Master Gee

In hair pulling, teeth grinding, head banging action, 12 world class wrestlers awed and entertained a large Fort Hood audience Dec. 4 at Abrams Physical Fitness Center. Continue reading