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Kerry Gene Adkisson (born February 3, 1960) is an American professional wrestler under the ring names Kerry Von Erich, The Modern Day Warrior and The Texas Tornado. He was part of the Von Erich family of professional wrestlers. He is best known for his time with his father's promotion World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW), where he spent eleven years of his career, and his time in World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Adkisson held forty championships in various promotions during his career. Among other accolades, he was a five-time world champion (a four-time WCWA World Heavyweight Champion and one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion), and a one-time WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion.


Match Record

Winner Loser Location WrestleMania Stipulations Date
The Texas Tornado Dino Bravo (with Jimmy Hart) Los Angeles, California VII Singles match March 24, 1991

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Tornado Punch (Discus punch)
    • Iron Claw
  • Nicknames
    • "The Modern Day Warrior" (WCCW)
    • "The Texas Tornado" (WWF)
  • Managers
    • Woman
  • Entrance themes
    • "Call Me" by Blondie
    • "La Grange" by ZZ Top
    • "Texas (When I Die)" by Tanya Tucker (1984 as tribute to David Von Erich)
    • "Tom Sawyer" by Rush
    • "Still of the Night" by Whitesnake
    • "Crying in the Rain" by Whitesnake
    • "Midnight Rider" by Hank Williams, Jr.
    • "Storm" by Jim Johnston (WWF)
    • "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen
    • "Can't Get Loose" by Sammy Hagar

Championships and accomplishments

WWE Intercontinental Champions
Pat PattersonGreg ValentineRandy SavageRicky SteamboatThe Honky Tonk ManUltimate WarriorRick RudeMr. PerfectThe Texas TornadoBret HartRoddy PiperBritish BulldogShawn MichaelsRazor Ramon ● Diesel ● Hunter Hearst Helmsley/Triple HRocky Maivia/The RockStone Cold Steve AustinKen ShamrockRoad DoggThe GodfatherEdgeD'Lo BrownChris JerichoKurt AngleRikishiEddie GuerreroBilly GunnJeff HardyKaneAlbertChristianWilliam RegalRob Van DamBooker TRandy OrtonRic Flair ● CM Punk ● JBLBig ShowDaniel Bryan ● The Miz