Tx wrestling icon who was simply a 13-period NWA American Heavyweight Champ in his WWE Hall of Popularity career. He performed a time of year for the Dallas Texans after playing university soccer at Southern Methodist University or college. He joined up with the Professional Wrestling Hall of Popularity, Wrestling Observer Hall of Popularity and St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Popularity. He fathered a era of long term wrestlers: Kerry, David, Kevin, Mike and Kris Von Erich. He was inducted in to the WWE Hall of Popularity with his child David Von Erich in ’09 2009.