New Column: The Birds Are Back

After a lot of complaining we’ll talk about something fun for a change with a look at the Fabulous Freebirds. The Birds Are Back

WCCW TV – December 28, 1982: The Match That Launched A Promotion

WCCW Television Date: December 28, 1982 Location: Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas Attendance: 18,000 Commentator: Bill Mercer I think you might have heard of this one. This show was taped three days earlier on Christmas night 1982 at the annual Star Wars show with this match main eventing the card. Fritz Von Erich had this idea […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1990: Oh Warrior. We Barely Knew Ye.

Summerslam 1990 Date: August 27, 1990 Location: Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 19,304 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper This is a personal favorite of mine as I’ve probably seen this show upwards of 40 times. It was the first tape I ever owned and I went through at least two copies. We have a double […]

Wrestler of the Day – May 17: Kerry Von Erich

Today is one of those guys that could have been something very special if not for some personal demons. It’s Kerry Von Erich.

David Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions – Not Much Of A Memorial

David Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions Date: May 6, 1984 Location: Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas Attendance: 32,123 Commentator: Marc Lawrence So back in 1984, David Von Erich was allegedly the next in line to become NWA World Champion. Then he died. He had gone on a tour of Japan and complained of a stomach […]