The Iron Claw is without doubt one of the most highly-anticipated films of the 12 months. The movie facilities across the Von Erich household and their Texas wrestling dynasty. The primary official trailer for The Iron Claw was launched on October 11 and gave a glimpse on the sophisticated household dynamics and eventual tragedies.

The film relies on the true story of Fritz Von Erich, whose actual identify is Jack Barton Adkisson Sr., and his sons as they tackle the world {of professional} wrestling. You may be asking: what occurred to the Von Erichs? Is the household cursed? Right here’s every part you’ll want to know concerning the Von Erich household.

What Is The Iron Claw About?

The official synopsis for the movie reads: “The true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Through tragedy and triumph, under the shadow of their domineering father and coach, the brothers seek larger-than-life immortality on the biggest stage in sports.”

The Iron Claw options an all-star solid: Zac Efron as Kevin Von Erich, Jeremy Allen White as Kerry Von Erich, Harris Dickinson as David Von Erich, Stanley Simons as Mike Von Erich, Maura Tierney as Doris Von Erich, Holt McCallany as Fritz Von Erich, Maxwell Jacob Friedman as Lance Von Erich, and Lily James as Pam Adkisson. The A24 movie will get a large launch and debut in theaters on December 22.

What Is the Von Erich Curse?

The Von Erich household suffered numerous tragedies. The youngest son of Fritz and Doris, Jack Barton Jr., died when he was simply 7 years previous after he unintentionally electrocuted himself and drowned in a puddle, in accordance with D Journal.

5 of the six Von Erich sons adopted of their father’s footsteps and have become wrestlers. Sadly, the Von Erich dynasty was marred with tragedy. David Von Erich died from enteritis, an intestinal an infection, in 1984 whereas in Tokyo, per the Dallas Morning Information. He was simply 25 years previous.

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The celebrities of ‘The Iron Claw.’ (A24)

Mike Von Erich died of a drug overdose at 23 in 1987. Following the tragic demise of Mike, Chris Von Erich died by suicide on the age of 21 in 1991. He shot himself within the head close to his household’s farm.

Two years later in 1993, Kevin died by suicide as effectively. He shot himself within the coronary heart on his father’s ranch. He was 33 years previous. Years earlier, Kerry had gotten right into a near-fatal motorbike accident. He had his proper leg amputated, however he continued to wrestle. His amputation was stored a secret till after his demise.

Which Members of the Von Erich Household Are Nonetheless Alive?

Kevin Von Erich is the one authentic Von Erich member of the family who continues to be alive right now. His father died in 1997 after a battle with mind and lung most cancers. Doris died in 2015.

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Zac Efron as Kevin Von Erich. (A24)

“After all of this I went a little crazy,” Kevin advised ESPN in a 2019 30 for 30 quick titled Wrestling the Curse. “I wanted to die, but I wasn’t going to kill myself. I wanted to go to prison and get in fights, and I wanted to be punished like I had done something. It was stupid.”

The place Is Kevin Von Erich Now?

Kevin retired from wrestling in 1995. The WWE Corridor of Famer married his spouse, Pam, in 1980. They’ve 4 youngsters: Kristen Rain, Jillian Lindsey, David Michael Ross, and Kevin Marshall. They relocated to Hawaii for a number of years after Kevin retired. In Might 2023, Marshall revealed that the Von Erichs had been moving back to Texas. Ross and Marshall have adopted of their grandfather and father’s footsteps within the wrestling world.

Kevin lately launched the present, Tales from the High Rope. He has been touring to totally different cities in Texas to share tales about his household and his profession as a professional wrestler.