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by don smith


Bio of Wrestling star Fritz Von Erich

In Fritz Von Erich: Triumph and Tragedy, author Donald G. Smith brings to the page the account of how a Depression baby, born in Texas to the local sheriff and his homemaker wife, became a high school football hero and eventually ended up in the flash, glam and often dangerous world of professional wrestling. Jack Adkisson married the love of his life at age 21, dropped out of college and worked a series of odd jobs from fireman to debt collector. With a child on the way he received a phone call that would change his life. Professional Wrestling had discovered Jack Adkisson, soon to become uber villain Fritz Von Erich, whose deadly Iron Claw would destroy his many opponents while finding time to spawn a wrestling dynasty—with a little help from his wife Doris!
In this book, Smith gives a balanced and unbiased look at the life of one of Pro-Wrestling's greatest villains and major promoters.