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The Von Erich family dynasty, through triumph and tragedy, is what Von Erich family patriarch Fritz Von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling is all about.
WCCW originated in Dallas, Texas and functioned as a pro wrestling organization for much of the mid to late 20th century. WCCW’s popularity reached its peak in the mid-'80s with the rise of the Von Erich family wrestling for the promotion.
The documentary portion of this double-DVD set runs nearly two hours and features interviews with key WCCW personalities. Unfortunately, many of the top WCCW Superstars are deceased.
The tragedy of this documentary is the story of the Von Erich family, who started WCCW and bore witness to five out of six Von Erich sons dying early in life. This is a fascinating documentary and it serves to tell the story of the Von Erich family and WCCW in a compelling way by those who lived through it.
Many fans are not even aware of World Class Championship Wrestling today, but it was extremely influential in helping to showcase future WWE Superstars and personalities such as the “Texas Tornado” Kerry Von Erich, Michael Hayes, Ric Flair, Kamala, One Man Gang, Rick Rude, Mick Foley, Jake Roberts, Shawn Michael and more.
Of course, there are matches on this compilation as well. Some of the best are:
Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich
Fritz Von Erich, Mike Von Erich, David Von Erich vs. The Fabulous Freebirds
Iceman King Parsons vs. Buddy Roberts
Fantastics vs. Midnight Express