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Waldo von Erich dies suddenly (professional wrestler)
CANOE -- SLAM! Sports ^ | July 6, 2009 | Greg Oliver

Posted on 07/08/2009 12:13:01 PM PDT by EveningStar

The German great, Waldo von Erich, died suddenly last night at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener. He was 75.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: obituary; prowrestling; waldovonerich
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1 posted on 07/08/2009 12:13:01 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: CounterCounterCulture

ping


2 posted on 07/08/2009 12:14:02 PM PDT by EveningStar (If you suggest that Sarah Palin is incapable of anything less than levitating, you're a Palinphobe.)
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To: EveningStar

Just how man “Von Erichs” were in the wrestling business??


3 posted on 07/08/2009 12:17:05 PM PDT by Texican72
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To: Texican72

man=many


4 posted on 07/08/2009 12:19:35 PM PDT by Texican72
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To: Texican72

He was not a real Von Erich. See the article.

The real Von Erichs in the business were the father, Fritz (deceased), and his sons, Kevin (living), and David, Kerry, Mike, and Chris (deceased).

Kerry, Mike, and Chris were suicides.

His first son, Jack, died at the age of 7.


5 posted on 07/08/2009 12:23:46 PM PDT by EveningStar (If you suggest that Sarah Palin is incapable of anything less than levitating, you're a Palinphobe.)
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To: Texican72

In reality, none. Remember, this is wrestling.


6 posted on 07/08/2009 12:24:11 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: EveningStar

LOL - according to Wikipedia, his signature move was the “Blitzkrieg Dive”. After all he wasn’t German, though. “Waldo” is a dogs name in Germany, not a human name. Perhaps it just sounded typical German to him.


7 posted on 07/08/2009 12:24:12 PM PDT by avid (Please consider the environmental impact of not printing this posting!)
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To: Texican72

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Von_Erich

Waldo not related to the Von Erich wrestling famly although he and Fritz tagteamed for a while and shared a submission move called the Iron Claw.


8 posted on 07/08/2009 12:27:02 PM PDT by wolfcreek (KMTEXASA!)
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To: AppyPappy; Texican72

Yes. Adkisson is the real family name.


9 posted on 07/08/2009 12:32:29 PM PDT by EveningStar (If you suggest that Sarah Palin is incapable of anything less than levitating, you're a Palinphobe.)
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To: avid

I never saw “Waldo” perform.


10 posted on 07/08/2009 12:35:41 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I had Rikidozan’s autograph on a Japanese wrestling ad but lost it somewhere on the trip home.


11 posted on 07/08/2009 12:43:43 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


12 posted on 07/08/2009 12:54:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: EveningStar

I saw Fritz Von Erich in 1960 or so. After the event was over and the place was nearly empty, Fritz Von Erich and Yukon Erich got into a REAL fight. A bloody one. The remaining 50 or so people were hustled out. It was a brawl. lol


13 posted on 07/08/2009 1:25:54 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: EveningStar

I remember Fritz, but not Waldo.


14 posted on 07/08/2009 1:50:33 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: EveningStar

I saw a match between von Erich & Gorilla Monsson at the Baltimore Civic Center in the mid 70’s. Monsoon won.


15 posted on 07/08/2009 7:56:44 PM PDT by stevecmd
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