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Overview (4)

Born in Jewett, Texas, USA
Died in Lake Dallas, Texas, USA  (brain cancer)
Birth NameJack Barton Adkisson
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Fritz Von Erich was born on August 16, 1929 in Jewett, Texas, USA as Jack Barton Adkisson. He was married to Doris Smith. He died on September 10, 1997 in Lake Dallas, Texas.

Spouse (1)

Doris Smith (23 June 1950 - 21 July 1992) (divorced) (6 children)

Trivia (8)

Father of David, Mike, Kevin, Chris and Kerry Von Erich.
A former collegiate football star at Southern Methodist University and played professionally with the Dallas Texans.
As a promoter, he worked with the governing bodies of the NWA in promoting the sport in his native Texas.
Began his wrestling career under the name Fritz Von Erich, a villain working under the premise of being a Nazi sympathizer.
When a dispute arose among the NWA members, Fritz formed World Class Wrestling, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. His dream was to build an entertainment empire. His plan was to use his sons as the foundation upon which to build that empire.
Notable Title Wins Include: Texas Brass Knucks title; NWA World Tag Team titles w/Hans Hermann; NWA US Heavyweight title (3); World Heavyweight title (Omaha)(2); AWA World Heavyweight title; NWA Texas Heavyweight title (3); NWA World Tag Team titles (Texas) w/Killer Karl Kox; NWA World Tag Team titles (Texas) w/Duke Keomuka; NWA American Heavyweight title (13); NWA American Tag Team titles w/Waldo von Erich; NWA American Tag Team title w/Billy Red Lyons; NWA American Tag Team titles w/Grizzly Smith; NWA American Tag Team titles w/Dan Millerl; NWA American Tag Team titles w/Fred Curry; NWA American Tag Team titles w/Dean Ho; NWA International Tag Team titles w/Killer Karl Krupp; World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kevin & Mike Von Erich
Was trained by Stu Hart.
WWE Hall of Famer.

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