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by Ron G. Mullinax

eBook Fritz Von Erich: Master Of The Iron Claw epub
  • ISBN: 1587364085
  • Author: Ron G. Mullinax
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Memoirs
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hats Off Books (February 28, 2005)
  • Pages: 242 pages
  • ePUB size: 1778 kb
  • FB2 size 1569 kb
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In the months prior to his September 1997 death from brain and lung cancer, Adkisson told his life story to a family friend, Ron G. Mullinax, who promised to write his biography.

The Von Erichs: A Family Album : Tragedies and Triumphs of America's First Family of Wrestling. In the months prior to his September 1997 death from brain and lung cancer, Adkisson told his life story to a family friend, Ron G. This is straight from the heart from two people, with Adkisson talking to the fans concerning his life and times as a husband, father and wrestler, with Mullinax crafting the text to show the real Adkisson, minus the trappings from an industry which brought his family incredible highs and - ultimately - so much sadness.

Fritz Von Erich book. The story, as told to Ron Mullinax by Jack Adkisson himself, follows his wrestling career and family tragedies beginning in the 1950s and continuing until his death in 1997.

The book tells the life story of Jack Adkisson, who is most commonly known as Fritz von Erich. Following the naming of the Iron Claw, I went down to the patent office in Minnesota and had the name and the hold patented. Fans of all ages are sure to appreciate this touching biography about the late pro wrestling champion.

Fritz Von Erich: Master of the Iron Claw is the true story about the life and times of Jack Adkisson-pro wrestling legend .

Fritz Von Erich: Master of the Iron Claw is the true story about the life and times of Jack Adkisson-pro wrestling legend Fritz Von Erich-and the famous Von Erich wrestling dynasty. Not since the Kennedys of Massachusetts has an American family publicly suffered personal tragedy after personal tragedy like the Von Erichs of Denton County, Texas. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Before Jack Adkission died in 1997, he relayed his life's story and family tragedies to Ron, making him promise that he would write his story! in Jack's own words so that all the Von Erich fans around the world would be able to read the Von Erich story from Fritz Von Erich himself.

Read how Fritz Von Erich and his five sons impacted the wrestling world with their family's show World Class Championship Wrestling, which at one time was syndicated in 66 . television markets, Japan, Argentina, and the Middle East. 9 people like this topic.

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Fritz Von Erich: Master of the Iron Claw is the true story about the life and times of Jack Adkisson-pro wrestling legend Fritz Von Erich-and the famous Von Erich wrestling dynasty. "Not since the Kennedys of Massachusetts has an American family publicly suffered personal tragedy after personal tragedy like the Von Erichs of Denton County, Texas." While the Kennedy family became famous worldwide for their political accomplishments and the tragedies of their sons, the Von Erich family became famous worldwide for their athletic accomplishments and the tragedies in their family. Read how Fritz Von Erich and his five sons impacted the wrestling world with their family's show World Class Championship Wrestling, which at one time was syndicated in 66 U.S. television markets, Japan, Argentina, and the Middle East. The story, as told to Ron Mullinax by Jack Adkisson himself, follows his wrestling career and family tragedies beginning in the 1950s and continuing until his death in 1997.
Comments: (7)
Goll
This is one sad book. Von Erich was a top wrestling promoter whose sons seemed to have been cursed resulting in accidental deaths and suicides really destroying the family.

The author was a close friend of Fritz's and was able to get the stories from this book directly from Fritz. We are told that Fritz after learning of his terminal illness, sat down with the author and told him the stories that are contained in the book.

The book is quite interesting and it doesn't gloss over the issues that the family had in that time (drugs).

Overall the book is fine just that I wish that the wrestling stories were not kayfabed.
Anazan
The intention of the author is worthy of praise, especially given that he had been caring for the gravely ill old man for months (volunteered!!), and the wealth of information from the legendary Fritz Von Erich is like no other. However, I can't help but blame the incessant inaccuracies and typo all over the place and seriously doubt the quality of the publisher that failed to edit and re-edit the text. The author cites an editor but did such a person really exist?! The inability of this author in terms of organization and editing really ruined the otherwise priceless account of the late Father Von Erich. The book was published in 2005 when MS Word 2003 was available with decent spell checker, right?
Also, while I understand that the author was in no way a professional writer, he should have tried harder to produce a better book out of Fritz's own words. Obviously he has failed to check much of the existing record available very easily; OK, let's forgive his unfortunate typo of "Takariawa" when he meant "Takanawa" (p. 124) as to the place where David passed away in 1984 - this indicates he had a printed material bearing the name of this location (the letter in the middle "n" looked like "r-i" I bet). Yet, likewise, Fritz should have provided more printed matter as reference, such as the other brothers' birth years!! Also, even though somewhat distant at that time already according to the author, he could have casually consulted the sole surviving brother Kevin living nearby while taking notes of Fritz's story.

I sincerely enjoyed the substance but had a really hard time reading through these lines like "when (in lieu of "went") on to say" (p. 216) and "for what had happen." (p. 193) Let me add that I truly enjoyed Chris' interview after his debut match. Mind you, this is a really valuable literature that deserved more careful literary construction.
Nuadazius
Jack Adkisson was a legend in the pro wrestling industry for his character, Fritz Von Erich, which became larger-than-life as the owner of the Dallas territory - World Class Championship Wrestling - and the father of four sons who helped make WCCW internationally-known for its roster and cutting-edge approach to delivering the product to fans.

But he may be best known to the general public for what has been called the "Von Erich Curse," with five of his six sons dying at young ages, four who were in the business at the time of their deaths, along with a divorce in the early 1990s, with the family tragedies becoming fodder for the emerging tabloid journalism TV programs.

In the months prior to his September 1997 death from brain and lung cancer, Adkisson told his life story to a family friend, Ron G. Mullinax, who promised to write his biography.

This is straight from the heart from two people, with Adkisson talking to the fans concerning his life and times as a husband, father and wrestler, with Mullinax crafting the text to show the real Adkisson, minus the trappings from an industry which brought his family incredible highs and - ultimately - so much sadness.
Tetaian
It gave a different insite into the family.it told me thing i didn't want to know
Uleran
I grew up on Dallas, Texas wrestling of which Fritz Von Erich was it's patron saint. The tragedy of the Von erich family was epic and sad. To read the sad last day of Fritz just adds to the sadness of it all. However, it was sraw and it was real and for that it is to be at least appreciated for it's honesty.
Gavikelv
great
Shakataxe
As a long time 50 y/o fan of the old Southern NWA territories, I was very familiar with the Von Eric story and it's tragedy. But I so enjoyed the depth, warmth, and heartache this book brought to light in a much more detailed accounting than I had ever read of the Von Eric's beforehand. Fritz's (and Doris') pain jumps off the pages as each Von Eric son's death is chronicled. Parts of the book are truly heartbreaking. And it's mind-numbing how one family could bear it all.

My ONLY compliant with the book, is the fact that when Fritz is telling about wrestling (whether his or his son's), it's ALL Kayfabe. (much like Arn Anderson's book) With parts of it bordering on the ridiculous -- ie: denying that match endings are scripted.

If you can overlook the Kayfabe...it's a fantastic book with rare insight into this extraordinary family!
Overall this is a great book for any fan of the Von Erich family! Fritz's details of his early life and how he met his wife Doris and struggled through various jobs trying to support his family are interesting. He details the events surrounding the deaths of 5 of his 6 children.
However there are some inaccuracies in this book. Verne Gagne's name is consistently misspelled as well as Freddie Blassie's.
To me there is really no prevalence of keeping kayfabe in this book with some minor exceptions, notably a seeming reluctance to admit to the matches being predetermined.
All in all, a really good buy for the money!
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