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WALDO VON ERICH PASSES AWAY

By Mike Johnson on 2009-07-06 18:01:21

Slam! Wrestling in Canada is reporting that Waldo Von Erich passed away suddenly yesterday at the age of 75 in Kitchener, Ontario at Grand River Hospital at the age of 75.

Von Erich, real name Walter Sieber, was billed as Fritz Von Erich's brother when they teamed but was not actually related to the rest of the Von Erich family.  He and Fritz first met while working for Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling.  Waldo also worked for the WWWF, where he challenged Bruno Sammartino for the championship.

Although Lance Von Erich was later billed as Waldo's son in World Class Championship Wrestling, there was no blood relation there either.

Later in the life, he trained a number of talents, including current TNA star Eric Young.

Our deepest condolences to Waldo Von Erich's family, friends and fans.

To read the Slam! article, visit http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2009/07/06/10043216.html.

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