Pro Wrestler Profile - Kerry Von Erich

Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name Kerry Gene Adkisson
Ring Names
  • Kerry Von Erich
  • The Texas Tornado
  • The Modern Day Warrior
  • Cosmic Cowboy #2
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight
  • 254 lbs (115 kg)
Born February 3, 1960
Died February 18, 1993 (aged 33)
Birth Place Niagara Falls, New York
Billed From
  • Denton, Texas

Career History

Roles
  • Wrestler ( August 14, 1978 - February 18, 1993)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE July 28, 1990 August 1, 1992
Promotion World Class Championship Wrestling WCCW August 14, 1978 December 25, 1989
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPW May 29, 1986 February 5, 1986
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Heel
Images
Aug 1978
Aug 1978
Finishers
  • Iron Claw
  • Tornado Punch - Discus Punch
Theme Songs
  • Theme Song "Tornado Warning", by Jim Johnston - Single

Titles & Accomplishments

Hall of Fame
  • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2009, Groups, as a member of the Von Erichs
Titles Won

World Wrestling Federation

  • 1 WWF Intercontinental Championship

NWA Big Time Wrestling / World Class Championship Wrestling / World Class Wrestling Association

  • 1 NWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • 5 NWA American Heavyweight Championship
  • 6 NWA American Tag Team Championship (3 with Bruiser Brody, 2 with Kevin Von Erich, 1 with Al Madril)
  • 3 NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship
  • 3 NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (1 with Bruiser Brody, 1 with Skip Young, 1 with Tiger Conway Jr.)
  • 6 NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (Texas version) (2 with David & Kevin Von Erich, 1 with Kevin & Mike Von Erich, 1 with Kevin Von Erich & Brian Adias, 1 with Lance & Kevin Von Erich, 1 with Kevin Von Erich & Michael Hayes)
  • 3 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Texas version) (1 with Al Madril, 2 with Terry Orndorff)
  • 4 WCWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • 2 WCWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (1 with Kevin & Lance Von Erich, 1 with Kevin Von Erich & Michael Hayes)
  • 4 WCWA World Tag Team Championship (3 with Kevin Von Erich, 1 with Jeff Jarrett)

St. Louis Wrestling Club

  • 1 NWA Missouri Heavyweight Championship

Texas Wrestling Federation

  • 1 TWF Texas Heavyweight Championship

United States Wrestling Federation

  • 1 USWF Texas Heavyweight Championship

World Wide Wrestling Alliance

  • 1 WWWA Heavyweight Championship
Other Accomplishments
  • WWE Hall of Fame induction (class of 2009)
  • PWI Match of the Year (1984, vs. Ric Flair at WCCW Parade of Champions 1)
  • PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (1984)
  • 24° in the PWI Years Top 500 (2003)
  • 23° in the PWI Years Top 100 Teams (2003 - with David, Mike and Kevin Von Erich)

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