Wrestling has always been built on what if situations and talent that never gets the chance to break through with the potential they clearly have. During the late 1970's and early 80's wrestling in the Texas area was going through a golden age with incredibly gifted young stars like the two seen below. Both Gino Hernandez & David Von Erich helped lay the foundation for the peak of Texas wrestling in the mid 1980's. In my opinion though this might be a tough choice based on what could've been and what was, but David Von Erich is by far the best talent from his family dynasty next to maybe his father. Unfortunately though his career was cut short during his prime in 1984 while touring in Japan it is unclear what David could've accomplished or how this would have changed things for Texas wrestling either way though David was extremely gifted in the ring.
The man that was "217 pounds of twisted steel and sex appeal" Gino Hernandez would become a superstar in the state of Texas. From his time in Houston to Southwest to Dallas there is no doubt in my mind that had Gino not passed away on this day 33 years ago he would've become an international star in the world of wrestling. Not only would Gino have fit perfect as a talent in both WWF & WCW, but he could have helped provide a bit of stability in World Class had his feud with Chris Adams been able to happen.
Overall I know I don't talk about these men enough as I have always been a fan of Gino Hernandez due to how gifted I believe he was and that he was just a complete package in my opinion. David & Gino both had untapped potential and clearly could've held the NWA Worlds Title at one point, but sadly that didn't happen. Either way though this does provide a glimpse into what could've been had things been a little different for wrestling if tragedy didn't strike.