Kerry Von Erich

Professional Wrestler
Born Feb 3, 1960
Hometown Niagara Falls, Ne...
Died Feb 18, 1993
Death Place Denton, Texas
Other Names The Texas Tornado

Kerry Gene Adkisson was an American professional wrestler under the ring names Kerry Von Erich, The Modern Day Warrior, and The Texas Tornado and was part of the Von Erich family of professional wrestlers. He is best known for his time with his father's promotion World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW), where he spent eleven years of his career, and his time in World Wrestling Federation (WWF).… Read More

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1960 Birth Born on February 3, 1960.


1979 19 Years Old He debuted in his father's promotion, NWA Texas/Big Time Wrestling on June 17, 1979 against Gary Hart. … Read More


1980 20 Years Old Most of Kerry's fame was made in Texas' World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW), where he was nicknamed "The Modern Day Warrior." On December 28, 1980, his first NWA American Heavyweight Championship reign came after he defeated Gino Hernandez for the vacant title. He lost the title to Ken Patera before winning his second NWA American Heavyweight Championship from The Masked Superstar. In May and June 1981, Kerry exchanged the NWA American Heavyweight Championship with Ernie Ladd. … Read More
He also worked for St. Louis Wrestling Club in 1983, where he once held the NWA Missouri Heavyweight Championship.
On January 30, 1984, he teamed up with his brothers Mike and David against the Fabulous Freebirds in a six-man tag team match, which the Von Erichs lost by disqualification.
1986 26 Years Old …  Due to the amputation of his foot in 1986, Kerry had become addicted to pain killers, followed by several drug problems. Amongst the many of them were two arrests, the first of which resulted in probation. After the second, which violated the probation and likely would have resulted in extensive jail time, Kerry committed suicide by a shot to the heart on February 18, 1993 on his father's ranch in Denton County, Texas. … Read More


1990 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In mid-1990, he signed a contract with Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and debuted on the July 28, 1990 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event as a fan favorite under the ring name Texas Tornado, defeating Buddy Rose, who coincidentally was older brother Kevin's opponent when he made his wrestling debut in 1976. … Read More
1991 31 Years Old At the Royal Rumble in 1991, he participated in the Royal Rumble match where he entered fifth and was eliminated by The Undertaker after lasting nearly half an hour. … Read More
1992 32 Years Old 1 More Event
He made his last pay-per-view (PPV) appearance at the Royal Rumble in 1992; he participated in the Royal Rumble match for the vacant WWF World Title. … Read More
1993 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Kerry committed suicide by shooting himself with a magnum revolver in the chest at his father's ranch in Denton, Texas on February 18, 1993.
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