I understand being loyal to your father but limiting themselves to Texas/WCCW and the occasional foreign tour really held them back from rising.
Now, I haven't watched them extensively outside of Kerry but from shoots/interviews/articles I've read, David was the true star of the family and had the potential to make it big. Sad part is, never got the chance.
Kerry had tons of charisma but I personally think he was about 5-7 years too late in WWE. By then, the drug issues and harsh reality that he lost 2 brothers within 3 years and would later lose another in 1991, about a year after Kerry came to WWE, too much pressure.
But yeah, the big reason I feel they should have left Fritz if the opportunity presented itself was the slight possible an outsider could have recognized the substance issues and helped out. Fritz thought the world of his sons and would look the other way, despite the various signs that his kids were living life too damn fast with no authority. But considering some of the shit he did over the years, Fritz probably didn't care.
And oddly enough, I can't remember exactly who said it but it seemed to have been a surprise that Kevin is the only 1 alive, seeing as how he had bigger problems than the other 4. In the end, this is the perfect "what if" scenario.
Not sure if you guys remember but a few months back, I made a thread in this section in regards to Vince being high on the Von Erichs and covering them in his magazine and what could possibly have been different if he gathered them for his national expansion. I mention Vince Sr. being upset with Hogan and what role Jimmy Snuka could have played if he didn't "allegedly" kill his girlfriend.
Check it out and if you haven't commented, do so. Hopefully, the mods won't mind. Especially you greenlawler. IIRC, you were on hiatus when I made this thread. Really would love to here your input.