Not All In The Family: The Worth of the Von Erich Name

Brian Damage

If you are a fan of pro wrestling, it is hard for you not to at least be familiar with the Von Erich family from World Class Championship Wrestling in the 1980’s. The Von Erichs ruled Texas wrestling during this time. They consisted of the patriarch Fritz and his real life sons David, Kevin, Kerry, Mike and later Chris. While extremely popular, their careers were all cut short due to tragedy. Drugs, alcohol and suicide plagued the Von Erich family and brought a once very profitable promotion to its end. Despite all the scandals and tragedies, the Von Erich name still means something in pro wrestling, although perhaps not like it used to.

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Downed On The Farm: Top WWE Developmental Prospects That Never Made It…Part 47

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Brian Damage

The WWF/WWE has had some type of developmental system for years now. Whether it was the USWA, Ohio Valley, Power Pro, Heartland, Deep South, Florida Championship Wrestling or NXT…many of the company’s top superstars got their start in at least one of them. While some developmental names like John Cena, Kurt Angle, Randy Orton, The Miz, Brock Lesnar and Charlotte Flair all made big stars of themselves by first training in developmental, others never got to see the light of day. This series will focus on those wrestlers…the ones that at some point were a lock to get called up to the main roster and never quite made it. What once was hot, suddenly became a “not” as a WWE superstar.

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Voodoo Kin Mafia: How NOT to Declare War on Vince McMahon and WWE

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The New Age Outlaws of ‘The Road Dogg’ Jesse James and the ‘Bad Ass’ Billy Gunn were one of the most popular and successful tag teams in the World Wrestling Federation during the Attitude Era of the late 1990’s. By the turn of the century and into the 2000’s the Outlaws became exactly like their name in the WWF with drug use and being unreliable. Both Road Dogg and Billy Gunn were ultimately fired by the company at separate times….but it wasn’t the end of their story.

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