Was bored on Friday night and watched The Triumph and Tragedy of World Class Championship Wrestling on Netflix for a second time. Had a question I figured you could surely answer. Why was Kerry Von Erich chosen to wrestle and beat Ric Flair for the NWA title on the David Von Erich Memorial show? Was Kevin too smart to put himself in a position to know he would be a lame duck champion (Flair won the title back 18 days later)? Or, was Kerry just that much more over than his brothers at the time?
Kerry was basically the backup plan for Hulkamania in Vince's mind, so yeah, he was that over. That being said, I get the feeling that Kevin didn't particularly want it anyway. Kerry could have totally carried the belt for a while if he was clean and dependable, but he wasn't, so c'est la vie.