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Ric Flair vs Mike Von Erich
Ric Flair vs Mike Von Erich
Published: 2014/08/24
Channel: Gaijins rareolestuff
The Dynamic Duo attack Mike Von Erich 8/19/85 Ft Worth
The Dynamic Duo attack Mike Von Erich 8/19/85 Ft Worth
Published: 2014/11/20
Channel: Gaijins Stuff
Von Erichs Death News Story 1991
Von Erichs Death News Story 1991
Published: 2012/07/07
Channel: mikey777799
MIKE VON ERICH VS MIKE WILLIAMS W/ ADIAZ ATTACK & WHIPPING VON ERICH
MIKE VON ERICH VS MIKE WILLIAMS W/ ADIAZ ATTACK & WHIPPING VON ERICH
Published: 2016/07/10
Channel: My Wrestling Obsession
Mike Von Erich vs. Chris Adams w/ Gary Hart, 11/15/84
Mike Von Erich vs. Chris Adams w/ Gary Hart, 11/15/84
Published: 2017/09/10
Channel: Rob Moore, the Voice of Texas Wrestling
MIKE VON ERICH IN BANANA YELLOW TRUNKS NEAR SLEEPERS, CLAWS ETC BRIAN ADIAZ
MIKE VON ERICH IN BANANA YELLOW TRUNKS NEAR SLEEPERS, CLAWS ETC BRIAN ADIAZ
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: My Wrestling Obsession
Michael Hayes/ Mike Von Erich ring jacket angle
Michael Hayes/ Mike Von Erich ring jacket angle
Published: 2014/08/23
Channel: Gaijins rareolestuff
Mike Von Erich vs Michael Hayes
Mike Von Erich vs Michael Hayes
Published: 2014/08/22
Channel: Gaijins rareolestuff
Von Erich
Von Erich's Family Gravesites- Dallas (Grove)
Published: 2015/07/23
Channel: David Meece
30 for 30 Shorts: Wrestling The Curse
30 for 30 Shorts: Wrestling The Curse
Published: 2015/02/28
Channel: SMChyanall
Mike Von Erich interrupts Michael Hayes
Mike Von Erich interrupts Michael Hayes
Published: 2015/02/04
Channel: Jose Guy
Jake Roberts on the Von Erich Tragedies!
Jake Roberts on the Von Erich Tragedies!
Published: 2016/03/04
Channel: THE HANNIBAL TV
Mike Von Erich Vs Jake "The Snake" Roberts
Mike Von Erich Vs Jake "The Snake" Roberts
Published: 2011/03/20
Channel: TheIronClaw1
Dream about wrestler Mike Von Erich 12/23/03
Dream about wrestler Mike Von Erich 12/23/03
Published: 2016/03/05
Channel: LisaLisaJesusFreak
Ross Von Erich - The Von Erichs TNA Slamiverary 2014 Kevin Von Erich The Claw
Ross Von Erich - The Von Erichs TNA Slamiverary 2014 Kevin Von Erich The Claw
Published: 2015/06/27
Channel: Ross Von Erich
WCCW - MIKE & KEVIN VON ERICH VS. TERRY GORDY & BUDDY ROBERTS 1984
WCCW - MIKE & KEVIN VON ERICH VS. TERRY GORDY & BUDDY ROBERTS 1984
Published: 2017/08/29
Channel: q8Wrestling 2017
The Freebirds vs David, Kerry & Mike Von Erich
The Freebirds vs David, Kerry & Mike Von Erich
Published: 2014/08/24
Channel: Gaijins rareolestuff
Tribute to the Von Erich Family
Tribute to the Von Erich Family
Published: 2010/10/30
Channel: 80swrestling
Never Say Never Mike
Never Say Never Mike
Published: 2010/08/23
Channel: kai6093
WWE Circus - Texas Legend Kerry Von Erich DOPED UP In Ring Classic Footage
WWE Circus - Texas Legend Kerry Von Erich DOPED UP In Ring Classic Footage
Published: 2017/01/29
Channel: American Mysteries & Conspiracies
Mike Von Erich vs Buddy Roberts
Mike Von Erich vs Buddy Roberts
Published: 2014/08/30
Channel: Gaijins rareolestuff
Von Erich Grave - Kerry David Fritz Mike Chris - With Directions
Von Erich Grave - Kerry David Fritz Mike Chris - With Directions
Published: 2011/06/08
Channel: Wicked24Seven
The Von Erich Family Legend
The Von Erich Family Legend
Published: 2007/12/13
Channel: AirTexas
Kerry Von Erich Presents Jeff Jarrett w/ Bro Mike
Kerry Von Erich Presents Jeff Jarrett w/ Bro Mike's Jacket & Dutch Mantell Rips It Off & Destroys It
Published: 2017/04/27
Channel: My Wrestling Obsession
WCCW April 15, 1984
WCCW April 15, 1984
Published: 2017/09/10
Channel: Rassle Reel
Headline News Reports death of Kerry Von Erich
Headline News Reports death of Kerry Von Erich
Published: 2009/06/24
Channel: cf1969
Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez vs Kerry & Kevin Von Erich
Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez vs Kerry & Kevin Von Erich
Published: 2014/10/24
Channel: Gaijins Stuff
Best of WCCW Wrestling #1 Von Erichs
Best of WCCW Wrestling #1 Von Erichs
Published: 2016/12/10
Channel: 4WrestlingFans
Von Erichs are coming after Brian Adias!
Von Erichs are coming after Brian Adias!
Published: 2014/08/19
Channel: Gaijins rareolestuff
Mike Von Erich on JTGMtv
Mike Von Erich on JTGMtv
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Expanded Wrestling Universe
David Von Erich Memorial Service
David Von Erich Memorial Service
Published: 2016/07/18
Channel: TPWWSeth82
Freebirds vs Von Erichs (streetfight) part 1
Freebirds vs Von Erichs (streetfight) part 1
Published: 2009/07/09
Channel: sxdx20000
Kevin,Mike & Lance Von Erich vs Brian Adias, Crusher Yurkov & Black Bart
Kevin,Mike & Lance Von Erich vs Brian Adias, Crusher Yurkov & Black Bart
Published: 2014/08/20
Channel: Gaijins rareolestuff
The Von Erich Grave Site
The Von Erich Grave Site
Published: 2016/04/03
Channel: steviebreech
Fritz Von Erich has a surprise for Michael Hayes
Fritz Von Erich has a surprise for Michael Hayes
Published: 2014/08/26
Channel: Gaijins rareolestuff
WWE Network: Kerry Von Erich & King Parsons vs. Mark Lewin & Jack Victory: WCCW, Sept. 29, 1985
WWE Network: Kerry Von Erich & King Parsons vs. Mark Lewin & Jack Victory: WCCW, Sept. 29, 1985
Published: 2015/09/29
Channel: WWE
JBL on Kerry Von Erich
JBL on Kerry Von Erich's Death
Published: 2015/11/21
Channel: Legendary Jobber
Chris Von Erich & Chris Adams vs Steve Austin & Percy Pringle III
Chris Von Erich & Chris Adams vs Steve Austin & Percy Pringle III
Published: 2014/09/30
Channel: beeteep60
LACEY VON ERICH TALKS OF DAD KERRY, FAMILY, THE CLAW-HOLD, & MORE ...
LACEY VON ERICH TALKS OF DAD KERRY, FAMILY, THE CLAW-HOLD, & MORE ...
Published: 2015/10/06
Channel: 1WrestlingVideo
DORIS (VON ERICH) ADKISSON HAS DIED
DORIS (VON ERICH) ADKISSON HAS DIED
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: 1WrestlingVideo
12 Famous WWE Wrestlers Who Committed Suicide
12 Famous WWE Wrestlers Who Committed Suicide
Published: 2016/07/16
Channel: World OF Stars
Kevin Von Erich Interview
Kevin Von Erich Interview
Published: 2011/03/20
Channel: TheIronClaw1
Kerry Von Erich interview
Kerry Von Erich interview
Published: 2013/05/20
Channel: timmy8271b
Kerry Von Erich Vs Mike Blood
Kerry Von Erich Vs Mike Blood
Published: 2011/03/07
Channel: TheIronClaw1
Larry Zbyszko on Kerry Von Erich Incident
Larry Zbyszko on Kerry Von Erich Incident
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: THE HANNIBAL TV
WCCW August 30, 1986 Labor Day Spectacular
WCCW August 30, 1986 Labor Day Spectacular
Published: 2017/09/24
Channel: Rassle Reel
Kevin Von Erich does the Von Erich claw on RAW!
Kevin Von Erich does the Von Erich claw on RAW!
Published: 2008/09/26
Channel: NewJerseyDevil83
Visiting the Von Erich Gravesite     Kerry, Fritz, David, Mike   World Class Wrestling
Visiting the Von Erich Gravesite Kerry, Fritz, David, Mike World Class Wrestling
Published: 2017/08/26
Channel: Wrestling Unabridged
Kerry Von Erich vs Michael PS Hayes
Kerry Von Erich vs Michael PS Hayes
Published: 2015/11/18
Channel: Js js
Kerry Von Erich Workout Video
Kerry Von Erich Workout Video
Published: 2012/02/13
Channel: IamTEXXAS
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Mike Von Erich
Mike Von Erich.jpg
Birth name Michael Brett Adkisson
Born (1964-03-02)March 2, 1964
Dallas, Texas
Died April 12, 1987(1987-04-12) (aged 23)
Lake Dallas, Texas
Cause of death Suicide
Family Von Erich
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Mike Von Erich
Billed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[citation needed]
Billed weight 210 lb (95 kg)[citation needed]
Trained by Fritz Von Erich
Debut 1983

Michael Brett Adkisson (March 2, 1964 – April 12, 1987) was an American professional wrestler under the ring name Mike Von Erich. His four brothers, David, Kerry, Kevin and Chris, also wrestled. He was the son of longtime Texas wrestler and wrestling promoter Fritz Von Erich and a member of the Von Erich family.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Several wrestlers associated with Mike, such as his brother Kevin, King Kong Bundy, "Gentleman" Chris Adams, Gary Hart and Jake Roberts, have all stated that he never wanted to be a wrestler. He was not a natural athlete like his older brothers and wanted to work for his father's company, World Class Championship Wrestling, as a cameraman. He also played guitar and wanted to be a musician away from the industry.

Mike made his debut on November 24, 1983, winning a match against Skandor Akbar during "WCCW Wrestling Star Wars" at the Reunion Arena. He was then involved in several encounters with The Freebirds. Von Erich and Michael Hayes brawled on October 17, 1983, in Ft. Worth, after Hayes ripped a jacket given to Mike by his brother Kerry.

Mike teamed up with his brother Kevin against Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts on December 25, 1983. The only time Mike ever teamed up with his brother David was in January 1984 when, along with Kerry, they battled the Freebirds. Mike took David's place teaming with Kerry after David's death in February 1984.

WCCW tried to give Mike a feud of his own against Brian Adias in October 1986, since Kerry was out of wrestling with an ankle injury. Mike and Adias were to battle in a match at Parade of Champions on May 3, 1987, but Mike died on April 12 of that year. His final match took place at the Sportatorium on April 3, 1987, against Mike Williams.

Personal life[edit]

Mike was married on February 14, 1985, to Shani Garza.[1] He underwent shoulder surgery on August 22, 1985, due to an injury suffered during a wrestling tour of Israel; he was involved in a tag match against Hernandez and Adams with his brother Kevin when his shoulder "went out." He was released from the hospital in good condition, but four days later he developed a fever of 107 °F (42 °C). He was later diagnosed with toxic shock syndrome. According to the Heroes of World Class DVD, he suffered some brain damage as a result of his illness and lost a great deal of weight.

In 1986, he suffered head injuries from a car accident in which his vehicle overturned after he lost control. In addition, Kevin cited an incident in which Mike attacked a streetlight in frustration over his current condition. Kevin once said that Mike also suffered from the pressure of having to "be David" after his brother's death. Since the two had similar facial features, many fans saw David in Mike, and from the beginning of his career the pressure was on for Mike to succeed on the same level as his brothers.

Death[edit]

A few days before his death, Mike was arrested on drunk driving and drug possession charges. On April 12, 1987, he left a suicide note for his family, then went to Lewisville Lake, where he drank alcohol and overdosed on the sleeping aid Placidyl.[2] His body was found four days later and buried at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Texas Marriages". 
  2. ^ Cohen, Eric. "Who's who in the Von Erich Family?". Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated Award Winners Inspirational Wrestler of the Year". Wrestling Information Archive. Archived from the original on 2006-03-16. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  4. ^ "PWI 500 of the PWI Years". Willy Wrestlefest. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  5. ^ "PWI 500 of the PWI Years". Willy Wrestlefest. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  6. ^ "NWA American Heavyweight Title history". wrestling-titles.com. 
  7. ^ "Christmas Star Wars 1982". Pro Wrestling History. December 25, 1982. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  8. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "(Texas) Dallas: World Class 6-Man Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 271–272. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  9. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Texas: WCCW Middle Eastern Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 396. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

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