Tagged: Fritz Von Erich

Jim Powers of the Young Stallions is hospitalized with an infection

Former WWF upper-tier prelim wrestler Jim Powers made the news earlier this week with word that he was in the hospital with a serious infection following hip replacement surgery.

“[Powers] is currently in a rehab facility receiving antibiotics through an IV,” according to the Wrestling Observer website. “He is expected to be in the facility for at least another two weeks and then will have to get another hip surgery.”

Powers was an S.D. Jones-level star in terms of Continue reading

Lawler has a real heart attack; Fritz and Andre had fake ones

This world of wrestling we watch sure is a weird form of entertainment sometimes.

On Monday Night Raw, Jerry “The King” Lawler was taken out on a stretcher during the live broadcast after suffering a real-life heart attack.

Lawler’s woes are serious health concerns, and Michael Cole’s updates were somber.

But wrestling’s foolishness at times is brought upon by itself, so it’s no wonder that given Lawler’s very real circumstances, I am still thinking about the fake heart attack gimmicks I remember: Continue reading