Fritz von Erich - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Fritz von Erich, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Jack Barton Adkisson Sr. was born in Jewett, Texas on August 16, 1929.

He died on September 10, 1997 at the age of 68.

Fritz von Erich was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Von Erichs) and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2012 as part of the Television Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Jack Barton Adkisson Sr.
  • Ring Names
    • Fritz von Erich ( December 15, 1953 - November 27, 1986)
    • Jack Adkisson ( November 9, 1953 - December 14, 1954)
  • Born August 16, 1929
  • Died September 10, 1997 (aged 68)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Jewett, Texas
  • Billed From
    • Denton, Texas
  • Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
  • Weight
    • 260 lbs (118 kg)
  • Nicknames Tetsu no Tsume (The Iron Claw)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( November 9, 1953 - November 27, 1986)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA February 10, 1954 June 4, 1982
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW December 12, 1973 July 25, 1975
    Promotion Japanese Wrestling AssociationJWA April 13, 1973 April 19, 1973
    Promotion Japanese Wrestling AssociationJWA November 28, 1966 December 3, 1966
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA February 2, 1963 July 24, 1964
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE February 1, 1955 July 12, 1956
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face May 6, 1970 November 27, 1986
    Heel November 9, 1953 May 5, 1970
  • Images
    Nov 1953
    Nov 1953

  • Finishers
    • Iron Claw - Clawhold ( November 9, 1953 - November 27, 1986)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2009, Groups, The Von Erichs
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2012, Television Era
  • Titles Won

    All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 NWA International Tag Team Championship (with Karl Krupp)

    Big Time Wrestling

    • 3 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Detroit Version)

    Maple Leaf Wrestling

    • 3 NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship (2 with Karl Von Schober, 1 with Gene Kiniski)

    Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (with Waldo von Erich)

    NWA Minneapolis Wrestling and Boxing Club / American Wrestling Association

    • 1 AWA World Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Minneapolis version) (with Hans Hermann)
    • 2 World Heavyweight Championship (Omaha)

    NWA Western States Sports

    • 1 NWA International Tag Team Championship (Amarillo version) (with Killer Karl Krupp)
    • 4 NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Amarillo version)
    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Amarillo version) (with Gene Kiniski)

    Southwest Sports, Inc / NWA Big Time Wrestling / World Class Championship Wrestling

    • 13 NWA American Heavyweight Championship
    • 7 NWA American Tag Team Championship (2 with Waldo von Erich, 1 with Billy Red Lyons, 1 with Grizzly Smith, 1 with Fred Curry, 1 with Dan Miller, 1 with Dean Ho)
    • 5 NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Texas version)
    • 4 NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship
    • 3 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Texas version)
    • 1 NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (Texas version) (with Kevin & Mike von Erich)
    • 2 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Texas Version) (1 with Killer Karl Kox, 1 with Duke Keomuka)

    Stampede Wrestling

    • 2 Alberta Tag Team Championship (with Lou Sjoberg)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2007)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)

Relations

Fritz von Erich Game Appearances

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