The Von Erich’s: Wrestling’s Most Tragic Family

Trigger Warning: Talk of suicide.

In the early 80s, the Von Erich family was wrestling royalty. An unstoppable wrestling dynasty founded by Father Fritz and followed by sons David, Kevin and Kerry. But soon tragedy after tragedy would hit the family in an unimaginable way. The true story of what would be dramatized in The Iron Claw contains even more devastation than what would play out on the silver screen.

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