Fritz Von Erich (Wrestler) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Fritz Von Erich

Jack Barton Adkisson Sr., better known by his ring name Fritz Von Erich, was an American professional wrestler, wrestling promoter, and the patriarch of the Von Erich family. He was also the owner of the World Class Championship Wrestling territory.

Birth name: Jack Barton Adkisson
Born: August 16, 1929, Jewett, Texas, U.S.
Died: September 10, 1997, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Cause of death: Brain and lung cancer
Family: Von Erich
Ring name(s): Fritz Von Erich, Tetsu no Tsume (Iron Claw), Jack Adkisson
Billed from: Denton, Texas
Trained by: Stu Hart
Debut: 1953
Retired: 1982
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About Fritz Von Erich

Texas wrestling icon who was a 13-time NWA American Heavyweight Champion in his WWE Hall of Fame career.

Before Fame

He played a season for the Dallas Texans after playing college football at Southern Methodist University.


He became a member of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame and St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He fathered a generation of future wrestlers: Kerry, David, Kevin, Mike and Kris Von Erich.


He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame with his son David Von Erich in 2009.

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