Kevin Von Erich appearing for Harley Race’s training camp
Jun 28, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
- The following was sent out today…
World League Wrestling has the esteemed pleasure to announce its first guest for the 2011 Harley Race camp. This guest has history in professional wrestling like no other. His family started in the late 1950’s and thrived in the Texas area with World Class Championship Wrestling. Not only did he wrestle for W.C.C.W., but he also wrestled world-wide for the N.W.A. This wrestler is the last remaining member of the Von Erich family, Kevin.
“The Golden Warrior” has agreed to be a guest at the world-renowned camp ran by the 8-times world heavyweight champion as well as be a guest at the show following the camp on Oct. 22, 2011.
Kevin Von Erich’s heritage in professional wrestling speaks for itself. The Von Erich family is considered to be one of the most popular wrestlers in this business’ history. The oldest of 5 sons, Kevin started wrestling in 1976 for his father’s promotion of World Class Championship Wrestling. His natural athletic ability helped him gain popularity and made him into one of the company’s biggest stars.
His feud with Terry Gordy, Michael “PS” Hayes, and Buddy Roberts (collectively known as the Fabulous Freebirds) showcased matches that brought World Class Championship Wrestling to its peak. These matches helped sell out the Dallas Sportatorium on a weekly basis.
While achieving great success as a tag team with his brothers (Kerry, David, and Michael), he also gained stardom as a singles wrestler. He wrestled all over the world for the National Wrestling Alliance including St. Louis, Georgia, and Florida. He also competed for a short time with the World Wide Wrestling Federation. One of his standout matches as a singles competitor came on Christmas day of 1978, as he defeated Bruiser Brody for the NWA American Heavyweight Championship. He also had numerous other matches with superstars including the 8-Times World Heavyweight Champion, Harley Race.
Kevin Von Erich has since retired from professional wrestling to spend time with his family. He rarely makes appearances for any company, but has agreed to come in and help out with World League Wrestling ran by Harley Race for this year’s camp (scheduled October 17th through October 21st, with a show in Eldon, MO on October 22nd).
To reserve your spot in gaining advice in this ultra-rare experience by Kevin Von Erich, please visit www.harleyrace.com/camp09.html to download the registration form.
Also, if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-392-4100 !