6 NWA World Champions that never held the WWE title

The NWA World Heavyweight Title is one of the most prestigious titles in the World
The NWA World Heavyweight Title is one of the most prestigious titles in the World

#4 Kerry Von Erich

Kerry Von Erich was one of the members of the legendary Von Erich wrestling family
Kerry Von Erich was one of the members of the legendary Von Erich wrestling family

Kerry Von Erich is widely considered to be one of the most talented wrestlers to come out of the Von Erich family. Unfortunately, Kerry struggled with the same issues that plagued his family and his legacy is that of untapped potential. Kerry grew up wrestling in for promotions run by his father Fritz Von Erich. Kerry won the North American Heavyweight title in 1980 before being elevated to the NWA Main Event scene a few years later.

In 1982 after defeating NWA Legend, Harley Race, Kerry would feud with NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair. In 1984, Kerry would defeat Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight title at a tribute show to his brother David. Kerry would lose the title back a few weeks later at a House Show in Japan.

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In 1990, Kerry became the first member of the Von Erich family to wrestle for Vince McMahon and WWE. Wrestling as the "Texas Tornado", Von Erich won the Intercontinental title from Mr Perfect at SummerSlam only a few months after making his debut.

However, Kerry failed to make the jump to becoming a major star in WWF, despite feuding with Ric Flair and participating in the 1992 Royal Rumble for the vacant WWF title.

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Edited by Nishant Jayaram
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