Fritz Von Erich Retirement Show
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Fritz Von Erich Retirement Show
Fritz Von Erich Retirement Show
PromotionWorld Class Championship Wrestling
DateJune 4, 1982[1][2]
CityIrving, Texas[1][2]
VenueTexas Stadium[1][2]
Attendance6,800[1][2]
Event chronology

The Fritz Von Erich Retirement Show was a major professional wrestling show held by World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) at the Texas Stadium on June 4, 1982. As the name indicates the show marked Fritz Von Erich's retirement from active in ring competition after 29 years of active competition. His retirement came shortly after his promotion "Big Time Wrestling" was renamed "World Class Championship Wrestling" as they were making an attempt to expand to a national promotion. In the main event Fritz Von Erich defeated King Kong Bundy to win the NWA American Heavyweight Championship. After the match Von Erich vacated the American Heavyweight Championship. The show featured a total of nine matches. On the show David and Kevin Von Erich lost the WCCW All-Asia Tag Team Championship, which is not to be mistaken for the All Asia Tag Team Championship.

Results

No. Results[1][2] Stipulations Times
1 The Spoiler defeated Frank Dusek Singles match 05:31
2 Bill Irwin defeated Ken Mantell Singles match 13:32
3 Lola Gonzales defeated Irma Gonzales Singles match 09:58
4 Andre the Giant defeated Bugsy McGraw via disqualification Singles match  
5 El Solitario defeated Rene Guajardo (c) Singles match for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship 10:12[3]
6 Andre the Giant defeated Frank Dusek, Bill Irwin, Al Madril, Ken Mantell, Bugsy McGraw, The Spoiler and T John Thibedeaux. Bodyslam battle royal  
7 The Great Kabuki and Magic Dragon defeated David and Kevin Von Erich (c) Tag team match for the WCCW All-Asian Tag Championship  
8 Kerry Von Erich defeated Harley Race No Disqualification match  
9 Fritz Von Erich defeated King Kong Bundy (c) Falls count anywhere match for the NWA American Heavyweight Championship 08:32[4]
  • (c) - refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Texas Stadium 1982 Fritz Von Erich Retirement Show". Pro Wrestling History. June 4, 1982. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Historical Cards: Fritz Von Erich Retirement Show (June 4, 1982. Irving, Texas)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts. Kappa Publications. p. 172. 2007 Edition.
  3. ^ Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2006). "Mexico: EMLL NWA World Light Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 389. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  4. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "(Texas) Dallas: World Class American Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 271. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.

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