September 12th - Texas will kill you.
On September 12th, 1991 WWE Hall of Famer Chris von Erich took his own life aged just 21. Like his brothers, Chris grew up working behind-the-scenes at his father’s WCCW promotion. He became a full-time wrestler in 1990, but several health issues held him back. He had a drug problem, suffered from asthma and also had very brittle bones, so brittle that they would break while performing very simple moves. He had only one notable feud in his career, against Percy Pringle (known to modern audiences as Paul Bearer) and his client, ‘Stunning’ Steve Austin, though Chris would never face Austin one-on-one in the ring. Chris fell into a deep depression following the deaths of his brothers, especially Mike, who he was particularly close to. His inability to make a name for himself in the ring only further fueled the depression and he eventually shot himself just 8 days prior to his 22nd birthday.
  • September 12th - Texas will kill you.

On September 12th, 1991 WWE Hall of Famer Chris von Erich took his own life aged just 21. Like his brothers, Chris grew up working behind-the-scenes at his father’s WCCW promotion. He became a full-time wrestler in 1990, but several health issues held him back. He had a drug problem, suffered from asthma and also had very brittle bones, so brittle that they would break while performing very simple moves. He had only one notable feud in his career, against Percy Pringle (known to modern audiences as Paul Bearer) and his client, ‘Stunning’ Steve Austin, though Chris would never face Austin one-on-one in the ring. Chris fell into a deep depression following the deaths of his brothers, especially Mike, who he was particularly close to. His inability to make a name for himself in the ring only further fueled the depression and he eventually shot himself just 8 days prior to his 22nd birthday.

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