Kerry von Erich - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Kerry 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.

Kerry Gene Adkisson was born in Niagara Falls, New York on February 3, 1960.

He died on February 18, 1993 at the age of 33.

Kerry 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).

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Kerry Gene Adkisson
  • Ring Names
    • Kerry von Erich ( August 2, 1992 - February 18, 1993)
    • The Texas Tornado ( July 28, 1990 - August 1, 1992)
    • Kerry von Erich ( August 14, 1978 - July 27, 1990)
  • Born February 3, 1960
  • Died February 18, 1993 (aged 33)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Niagara Falls, New York
  • Billed From
    • Denton, Texas
  • Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
  • Weight
    • 254 lbs (115 kg)
  • Nicknames The Texas Tornado; The Modern Day Warrior

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( August 14, 1978 - February 18, 1993)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion Extreme Championship WrestlingECW January 23, 1993 January 23, 1993
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF July 28, 1990 August 1, 1992
    Promotion World Class Championship WrestlingWCCW August 14, 1978 December 25, 1989
    Promotion Continental Wrestling AssociationCWA May 2, 1988 January 30, 1989
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight November 30, 1987 December 19, 1988
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight October 4, 1985 May 29, 1986
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face August 14, 1978 February 18, 1993
  • Images History
    Aug 1978
    Aug 1978

  • Finishers
    • Iron Claw - Clawhold ( August 14, 1978 - February 18, 1993)
    • Tornado Punch - Discus Punch ( July 28, 1990 - February 18, 1993)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Tornado Warning" by Jim Johnston - Single ( July 28, 1990 - August 1, 1992)
    • Theme Song "Call Me" by Blondie - Single ( August 14, 1978 - December 25, 1989)
    • Theme Song "Jump" by Van Halen - Single ( November 30, 1987 - December 19, 1988)
    • Theme Song "Bad Seamstress Blues/Fallin' Apart at the Seams" by Cinderella - Single ( October 4, 1985 - May 29, 1986)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2009, Groups , The Von Erichs
  • World Wrestling Entertainment

    National Wrestling Alliance

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

    • 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
    • St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2016)
    • 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 & Kevin von Erich)
    • WON Feud of the Year (1983, 1984 - with Kevin & Mike von Erich vs. The Fabulous Freebirds)
    • WON Match of the Year (1984 - with Kevin & Mike von Erich vs. The Fabulous Freebirds, Anything Goes match on 07/04)

Relations

Kerry von Erich Games Appearances (5)

WWE Main Series (2/24)

Other Games (3)

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