Kevin started wrestling as Kevin Von Erich in 1976. He spent most of his career wrestling for his father’s promotion, World Class Championship Wrestling. Kevin’s natural athletic ability are good and good looks made him one of the promotion’s biggest stars. He achieved great success in the company both as a singles and tag team wrestler, often participating in many of the company’s high profile feuds. Kevin was also known for wrestling barefoot, highly unusual in a sport where almost all wrestlers wear high-topped boots. World Class announcers often jokingly referred to him as “The Barefoot Boy” on WCCW broadcasts.