The following press release was issued today:
SportsCenter’s “Friday Night Movie Night” Features Short Film on the Von Erich Wrestling Family
On Friday, Feb. 27, a new 30 for 30 Short will premiere on SportsCenter’s “Friday Night Movie Night” segment. The film, “Wrestling the Curse,” will air during the 6 p.m. hour ofS portsCenter and be available for purchase on iTunes afterward.
“Wrestling The Curse”
The Adkissons had a successful family business in Texas, but it wasn’t a typical enterprise passed on from father Jack to his five sons. It was professional wrestling, and they were the “Von Erichs,” bringing entertainment to towns all across the Lone Star State in the 1980s — and heartbreak to themselves. Director Amanda Spain tells their story with the help of Kevin, “The Barefoot Wonder” and last surviving brother. Now at peace and living in Hawaii, Kevin bears witness to the perilous hold that wrestling still has on his family.