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The Von Erichs Discuss The Risk Of Stardom, Facing The Briscoes At Ric Flair’s Last Match



On a recent edition of the “Talk Is Jericho” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Von Erich discussed the potential risk of gaining stardom in the pro wrestling industry.

Kevin’s sons, Ross and Marshall, also spoke about their favorite match, facing The Briscoes at the Ric Flair’s Last Match show, and more.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On the danger of becoming a big star in wrestling: “You gotta realize, [if] someone aims a TV camera at you and makes you bigger than life, but you gotta be careful not to believe that stuff. You’re just a man, but everyone wants to be your friend. You can have anything. And just wanting it, someone will find out and give it to you.”

On how he viewed wrestling as a business to provide for his family: “I just wanted a check because I was buying commercial and residential real estate throughout all that, so I had a little something else to go to and Kerry didn’t have that. I had my family — a loving family.”

Marshall Von Erich on his favorite match: “[My favorite match] would be the Briscoe Brothers for Ric Flair’s retirement show. We got to wrestle them, and that was by far my favorite. Meeting two brothers that were just as close was super, super cool, and just the kind of guys they were in general.”

Ross Von Erich on working with The Briscoes: “We only had a few words spoken before [with the Briscoes], and we had a bunch of uncertainty like, ‘How is this going to go?’ But they’re professionals. We made it work, and it was awesome. They just had so much chemistry, and working together with them, I’m never going to forget it.”

The Briscoes defeated The Von Erichs at the event, which was held in July 2022. Jay Briscoe sadly passed away earlier this year in a car accident.

WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Von Erich’s life and career are documented in the new biopic, The Iron Claw, which is currently playing in theaters nationwide. Kevin Von Erich is portrayed by Zac Efron in the movie.

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