Dallas-born legend Kevin Von Erich, a key figure in the renowned Von Erich wrestling dynasty, is set to make a rare appearance at the Majestic Theatre on September 1st, headlining a one-person show for the first time in over two decades.
The event, titled "An Evening with Kevin Von Erich: Stories From the Top Rope," will see Von Erich sharing personal anecdotes and insights from his storied career, including his family's triumphs and heartbreaks. Dale Hansen, the former WFAA sportscaster, will be hosting the night.
Presale tickets for the event are available starting Wednesday on Ticketmaster using the password "HOGWASH." A limited number of VIP tickets, which come with a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity, will also be up for grabs.
Von Erichs' Wrestling Legacy
The Von Erich siblings, especially Kevin and his brothers Kerry and David, rose to wrestling prominence in the late 1970s and 1980s. The family's wrestling prowess and charisma helped propel professional wrestling into the mainstream.
Notably, they sold out the Dallas Sportatorium and other arenas multiple times while feuding with their fierce rivals, The Fabulous Freebirds. However, the Von Erich family's journey has been fraught with adversity, including struggles with drug addiction, injuries, illnesses, and suicides.
In 2007, Kevin Von Erich relocated to the Hawaiian island of Kauai for a fresh start. In a 2019 interview with The Dallas Morning News, his son, Marshall Adkisson, explained that the tragedies experienced in Texas had become overwhelming for his father, with constant reminders of his lost brothers.
Kevin Von Erich expressed his need for a change, saying, "I needed this ocean." The upcoming indie film, The Iron Claw, written and directed by Sean Durkin, is set to thrust the Von Erich family back into the limelight. The film stars Zac Efron as Kevin and Jeremy Allen White as Kerry, with Kevin publicly endorsing Efron's casting.
Speaking to TMZ in October, he praised Efron, stating, "I saw a picture of the guy, and he looked great. I don't think I looked that good so they will do great. I'll bet they do."