Yesterday marked the 35th anniversary of David Von Erich's untimely death in Japan at the age of 25. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Von_Erich David was a member of the beloved Von Erich wrestling family in Texas. Starring alongside his father Fritz and brothers Kerry and Kevin, et. al he was a star on the rise, and stories abound of his imminent crowning as NWA champion: both Harley Race and Ric Flair have said he was a no doubt champion at some point. What if David never died? What if he comes home, and helps Fritz continue the buildup of WCCW and fully participates in the Freebird feud? Does he get an NWA title run? Would it be a one off hotshot like Wildfire Rich, or more? Was he a big enough star to go national, or would he be relegated to a cowboy gimmick in the WWF later on when the allure of New York called him north? More importantly, was he the leader the family really needed to keep them from all falling down into the depths of depression and suicide? Could DVE have saved Texas wrasslin', more specifically WCCW from its awful fate, or would Vince still have swallowed them up whole eventually? What say you?