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Kevin Von Erich

When you think of the relationship between the Von Erich family and WWE, two immediate things should come to mind: Kerry Von Erich’s successful turn in the early ’90s as The Texas Tornado and the family’s emotional induction into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009.

But in the late 1970s, with the popularity of their Dallas-based World Class Championship Wrestling on the rise, two of the adored Von Erich boys competed in overlooked WWE bouts in historic Madison Square Garden. “The Yellow Rose of Texas” David Von Erich ventured into the “World’s Most Famous Arena” on Nov. 19, 1979, to compete victoriously against Irishman Davey O’Hannon. Two months later, big brother Kevin made a successful MSG debut by defeating future WWE Hall of Famer Johnny Rodz on Jan. 21, 1980. Kevin returned to WWE television nearly two decades later in his beloved Dallas to take part in 2005’s “WWE Homecoming” event.