Kevin von Erich



Height: 6'2"

Weight: 235 lbs

Real Name: Kevin Adkisson

DOB: 5/15/1957

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Other Names: Cosmic Cowboy #1

Wrestler Since: 1976

Finishing Maneuver: The Iron Claw

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #381(1995), #239(1994), #170(1993), #219(1992), #78(1991)

Official Website: http://www.vonerich.com/

Other Related Websites:
Kevin von Erich - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Kevin von Erich - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (35 - 12, 3 DCOs, 1 DDQ)
- NWA/WWF World Title Unification (November 7, '80) = Kevin von Erich pinned Bill Howard.
- WCCW Wrestling Star Wars (March 15, '82) = Kevin & Kerry von Erich fought to a Double Disqualification in a "Texas Death Steel Cage" Match against King Kong Bundy & Gary Hart.
- WCCW Fritz von Erich Retirement Show (June 4, '82) = Kevin & David von Erich lost the All-Asian Tag-Team Titles to Magic Dragon & the Great Kabuki.
- WCCW Wrestling Star Wars (August 15, '82) = Kevin & David von Erich won the All-Asian Tag-Team Titles, taking down Magic Dragon & the Great Kabuki.
- WCCW Christmas Star Wars '82 (December 25) = Kevin von Erich retained the NWA American Heavyweight Title, winning, via DQ, over King Kong Bundy.
- WCCW Wrestling Star Wars (June 17, '83) = Kevin lost, via DQ, to the NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Harley Race.
- WCCW Independence Day Star Wars '83 (July 4) = Kevin, David, & Kerry von Erich won a "Three Falls" Match over the Freebirds.
- WCCW Labor Day Star Wars '83 (September 5) = Kevin won, via DQ, over the NWA American Heavyweight Champion, Jimmy Garvin. Later on, Kevin, David, & Kerry von Erich lost to the NWA World Six-Man Tag-Team Champions, the Freebirds.
- CMLL 50th Anniversary Show (September 23, '83) = Kevin von Erich, Mascara Ano 2000, & Halcon Ortiz beat Coloso Colosetti, Pirata Morgan, & Herodes.
- WCCW Thanksgiving Star Wars '83 (November 24) = Kevin pinned Terry Gordy.
- WCCW Christmas Star Wars '83 (December 25) = Kevin & Mike von Erich won a "No Disqualification Loser Leaves Town" Match over Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts.
- WCCW 1st Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions (May 6, '84) = Kevin, Fritz, & Mike von Erich won the NWA World Six-Man Tag-Team Titles, beating the Freebirds (Gordy, Hayes, & Roberts).
- NWA Texas Heavyweight Title Tournament (June 23, '84) = Kevin beat Killer Khan, then fell to Ric Flair. Gino Hernandez won the tournament.
- WCCW Independence Day Star Wars '84 (July 4) = Kevin, Kerry, & Mike von Erich fell to the Freebirds, who won the Six-Man Tag-Team Titles.
- WCCW Labor Day Star Wars '84 (September 3) = Kevin & Kerry von Erich won the NWA World Six-Man Tag-Team Titles, winning a "Handicap Steel Cage Loser Leaves Town Elimination" Match over the Freebirds.
- WCCW 1st Cotton Bowl Extravaganza (October 27, '84) = Kevin pinned Chris Adams.
- WCCW Thanksgiving Star Wars '84 (November 22) = Kevin lost a "No Disqualification" Match to Chris Adams.
- WCCW Christmas Star Wars '84 (December 25) = Kevin won a "Lumberjack" Match over Chris Adams.
- WCCW Wrestling Star Wars (January 28, '85) = Kevin defeated Rip Oliver. Later on, Kevin, Kerry, & Mike von Erich beat Chris Adams, Gino Hernandez, & Jake Roberts.
- WCCW 2nd Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions (May 5, '85) = Kevin, Kerry, & Mike von Erich & the Freebirds won a "Two Ring Five Falls" Match over Chris Adams, Gino Hernandez, Rip Oliver, Steve Williams, Kamala, & the One Man Gang. Later on, Kevin fought to a Double Countout with the NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Ric Flair.
- WCCW Independence Day Star Wars '85 (July 4) = Kevin & Kerry von Erich were beaten by Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez.
- WCCW Labor Day Star Wars '85 (September 2) = Kevin pinned Chris Adams. Later on, Kevin & Kerry von Erich & Brian Adias won the NWA World Six-Man Tag-Team Titles, beating Mark Lewin, Jack Victory, & the One Man Gang.
- WCCW 2nd Cotton Bowl Extravaganza (October 6, '85) = Kevin & Kerry von Erich won a "No Disqualification Hair vs. Hair" Match over Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez.
- WCCW Thanksgiving Star Wars '85 (November 28) = Kevin & Kerry von Erich lost a "Steel Cage" Match to Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez, who won the vacated American Tag-Team Titles. Brian Adias and Terry Gordy were the special referees.
- WCCW Christmas Star Wars '85 (December 25) = Kevin & Kerry von Erich won, via DQ, over the American Tag-Team Champions, Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez. Later on, Kevin, Kerry, & Lance von Erich defeated the Freebirds.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 6, '86) = Kevin von Erich won, via DQ, over Kengo Kimura.
- WCCW Independence Day Star Wars '86 (July 4) = Kevin, Lance, & Mike von Erich retained the WCCW World Six-Man Tag-Team Titles, winning over Matt Borne, Butch Reed, & Buzz Sawyer.
- WCCW Labor Day Star Wars '86 (September 1) = Kevin & Mike von Erich lost, via countout, to Matt Borne & Buzz Sawyer.
- WCCW 3rd Cotton Bowl Extravaganza (October 12, '86) = Kevin won the WCCW World Heavyweight Title, pinning Black Bart.
- WCCW Thanksgiving Star Wars '86 (November 27) = Kevin stayed the WCCW World Heavyweight Champion, beating Black Bart. Later on, Kevin won a "Lights Out" Match over Al Madril.
- WCCW World Tag-Team Titles Tournament (September 1, '86) = Kevin & Mike von Erich lost in the first round to the eventual winners, Matt Borne & Buzz Sawyer.
- WCCW Christmas Star Wars '86 (December 25) = Kevin & Mike von Erich won, via DQ, over the WCCW World Tag-Team Champions, Brian Adias & Al Madril.
- WCCW Wrestling Star Wars (February 2, '87) = Kevin retained the WCCW World Heavyweight Title, taking down Al Madril.
- WCCW 4th Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions (May 3, '87) = Kevin stayed the WCCW World Heavyweight Champion, fighting to a Double Countout with Nord the Barbarian.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (June 12, '87) = Kevin von Erich & Tony St. Clair fell to Masa Chono & Kengo Kimura.
- WCCW Labor Day Star Wars '87 (September 7) = Kevin lost, via Countout, to the WCCW World Heavyweight Champion, Al Perez.
- WCCW 4th Cotton Bowl Extravaganza (October 17, '87) = Kevin defeated Al Perez in a match for Perez' WCCW World Heavyweight Title. However, due to outside intereference, the belt was returned to Perez.
- WCCW Thanksgiving Star Wars '87 (November 26) = Kevin won a "Texas Death" Match over Al Perez.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (December 4, '87) = Kevin & Kerry von Erich took down Shiro Koshinaka & Keiji Mutoh.
- WCCW Christmas Star Wars '87 (December 25) = Kevin von Erich, Chris Adams, & Steve Simpson won the vacated WCCW World Six-Man Tag-Team Titles, winning over Terry Gordy, Iceman Parsons, & Buddy Roberts.
- WCCW 5th Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions (May 8, '88) = Kevin von Erich & Bruiser Brody won over Solomon Grundy & Buddy Roberts.
- WCCW 5th Cotton Bowl Extravaganza (October 15, '88) = Kevin won, via DQ, over Brian Adias.
- WWC 16th Anniversary Show (October 7, '89) = Kevin defeated Ron Bass.
- Tri-State Wrestling Autumn Armageddon (September 15, '90) = Kevin von Erich & Chris Adams fought to a Double Countout with Austin Idol & Al Perez.
- WWE Wrestlemania XXV (April 5, '09) = Kevin was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Title Summary:
- NWA Texas Tag-Team Champion w/ David von Erich (4/07/78 - 8/78)
- NWA Texas Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ David von Erich (9/04/78 - 10/78)
- NWA American Tag-Team Champion w/ David von Erich (10/78 - 2/19/79)
- NWA American Heavyweight Champion (12/25/78 - 4/01/78)
- NWA Missouri Heavyweight Champion (11/23/79 - 4/25/80)
- NWA American Heavyweight Champion(2) (1/12/80 - 4/20/80)
- NWA American Heavyweight Champion(3) (4/28/80 - 5/25/80)
- NWA American Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ El Halcon (8/80 - 10/80)
- NWA (Texas) World Tag-Team Champion w/ David von Erich (2/81 - 81)
- AJPW All Asia Tag-Team Champion w/ David von Erich (5/23/81 - 6/11/81)
- AJPW All Asia (Dallas) Tag-Team Champion w/ David von Erich (82)
- NWA American Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Kerry von Erich (7/05/82 - 9/12/82)
- NWA American Heavyweight Champion(4) (9/05/82 - 1/21/83)
- NWA American Heavyweight Champion(5) (3/04/83 - 7/11/83)
- NWA (Texas) World Six-Man Tag-Team Champion w/ David & Kerry von Erich (7/04/83 - 8/12/83)
- NWA (Texas) World Six-Man Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ David & Kerry von Erich (12/02/83 - 1/84)
- NWA (Texas) World Six-Man Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Fritz & Mike von Erich (5/06/84)
- NWA (Texas) World Six-Man Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Kerry & Mike von Erich (5/06/84 - 5/84)
- WCCW Television Champion (5/21/84)
- NWA (Texas) World Six-Man Tag-Team Champion(5) w/ Kerry & Mike von Erich (9/03/84 - 10/27/84)
- NWA (Texas) World Six-Man Tag-Team Champion(6) w/ Kerry & Mike von Erich (12/31/84 - 7/07/85)
- NWA (Texas) World Six-Man Tag-Team Champion(7) w/ Kerry von Erich & Brian Adias (9/02/85 - 1/03/86)
- NWA American Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Kerry von Erich (9/20/85 - 10/18/85)
- WCCW (formerly NWA Texas) World Six-Man Tag-Team Champion(8) w/ Kerry & Lance von Erich (5/04/86 - 7/86)
- WCCW World Six-Man Tag-Team Champion(9) w/ Mike & Lance von Erich (7/86 - 4/12/87)
- WCCW (formerly NWA American) World Heavyweight Champion(6) (10/12/86 - 8/21/87)
- WCCW (formerly NWA American) World Tag-Team Champion(5) w/ Kerry von Erich (11/25/87 - 88)
- WCCW World Six-Man Tag-Team Champion(10) w/ Chris Adams & Steve Simpson (12/25/87 - 1/04/88)
- WCCW World Tag-Team Champion(6) w/ Kerry von Erich (7/01/88 - 8/12/88)
- WCCW Texas Heavyweight Champion (7/04/88 - 8/05/88)
- WCCW World 6-Man Tag-Team Champion(11) w/ Kerry von Erich & Michael Hayes (7/08/88 - 88)
- WCCW World Tag-Team Champion(7) w/ Kerry von Erich (2/89 - 2/17/89)
- WCCW Texas Heavyweight Champion(2) (11/23/90 - 1/91)
- WCCW World Heavyweight Champion(7) (11/23/90 - 1/91)
- NWA North American Heavyweight Champion (1/07/95 - 1/14/95)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 2 1st RUs, 2 2nd RUs, 2 3rd RUs)
- 1979 Most Improved Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1983 Tag-Team of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Kevin, David, & Kerry von Erich)
- 1984 Tag-Team of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Kevin, Kerry, & Mike von Erich)
- 1984 Most Inspirational Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1985 Most Inspirational Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1987 Feud of the Year, 3rd Runner- Up (von Erich vs. Brian Adias)