Slam! Wrestling in Canada is reporting that Waldo Von Erich suddenly passed away on July 5th in Kitchener, Ontario at the Grand River Hospital. He was 75. Von Erich’s, real name was Walter Sieber. He had been portrayed at the brother of Fritz Von Erich when they teamed together, 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.
Lance Von Erich was later promoted as in World Class Championship Wrestling as the son of Sieber for a part of a storyline. Later in his life, Sieber trained a number of talents, including current TNA star Eric Young.
Wresltingdot.com gives our deepest condolences to the Sieber & Von Erich families.