Fans Of The Von Erich's - Virtual Flowers
One of the many ways people choose to honor those that have passed is the giving of flowers and especially words. Here, we'd like to create the same thing. You can pick a flower picture and what you'd like to say and to whom, then we'll post it up here for all to see! Here's what you need to do (please follow these closely so we do it correctly!):
1. Decide which flower, icon or arrangement you'd like to appear beside your dedication.The letters A-K have been given to each and must be used. Please do not tell us "the red flower". We won't know which one. Thanks!
2. Decide what you want to say and to whom (i.e. Kerry, all, etc.).
3. Email us! Send what you'd like to say, the letter of the flower or arrangement you'd like to use and your name. (*Note: If you do not include the letter of what you'd like to appear beside your words, we will pick for you.*)
4. Please put "flowers" in the subject line so we can get to those right away! Thanks!
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Welcome to the virtual flowers section of our site. As one of the web masters of this site, it’s my job to make sure you know how to send virtual flowers to the boys and to keep this site in running order. As a Von Erich fan, I have the difficult task of putting my feelings for the Von Erich brothers into words.
Being that I didn’t have a lot of exposure to the boys as a child, the fact that I worked my tail off putting up this site might seem a little… strange.. for lack of a better word. But like all of you I too feel that special connection to the contributors of the Von Erich magic.
I enjoyed every minute of working on this site. The smiles and laughter that were shared with Jenny, my best friend. This was one more project that brought us even closer than we already are. But I also treasure the tears that were shed for the tragic, immature loss of wonderful lives. Because of the demons the boys carried around, we’ll never know how the rest of their lives would have played out and we’ll never know what their roles in wrestling would have been. I believe that every thing happens for a reason, but I’ll be the first person to admit that I don’t always understand the reason.
I’ve said that I don’t like dealing with the morbid details and here I am wallowing in them. The reason (or at least one of mine) for doing this site is because the boys were painted with so much negativity that I felt the rest of the fans should be given the chance to remember the boys as they did before all of the tragedy struck.
Like myself, Jenny and all of you reading this, the boys were human and I feel that they should be given the proper tribute to commemorate their lives and to be given the chance to be shown just how they touched us all.
The boys touched me in ways, that unfortunately, they’ll never know. I feel like I’m rambling and not getting anywhere – so I’m going to stop now. But the one thing I’d like to say to the Von Erich brothers is – thank you.
I’m really not good at this sort of thing…But I feel that I should say something so here goes. As time goes by you try to picture how different wrestling would be with the Von Erich’s added to the equation or how they would have turned out later in their lives. Unfortunately, it’s something we’ll never know. But we created this site to-at the very least-let the rest of the world who only knew the tragic story of the Von Erich’s see they were living breathing human beings just like the rest of us. Not just a story on the front page of a tabloid. Nevertheless, I hope that all the boys and Jack have found peace and happiness and know that the fans thought they were pretty special. Your memory lives on for those who respected you and in some cases, those that didn’t. Chris, I’ve always felt a special bond with you, though I have no idea why. :-) Maybe it’s the Indian thing. You were a large part of my teen life in ways you’ll never know and I only wish I’d gotten the chance to meet you to see what the bond was all about. Kevin, I hope you and your Mom have found your happiness and I wish you good luck and good fortune in the years to come.
To all of the VonErichs,
I don't know how to put in words what you have done for me over the years. I started watching as a little girl and each and everyone of you meant something to me. David was the first crush I ever had. He was the sexy cowboy, the Texan. Kevin was the sane one, the strong one. I admire his strength and his courage to live everyday with what he has gone threw.
Now Kerry was THE ONE. He was everything to me. I had pictures of him all over my walls. Kerry was my childhood hero and the teenage girls crush. I adored him. There will never be another person like Kerry. Mike was so sweet. I got to meet Kerry, Mike, Kevin and Chris. Mike was so quiet and I admired the fight in him. Chris was just hillarious. Many times I stood by him in the shadows watching the matches all around Texas. He was also a fighter and he was a true champion. The VonErichs will always be the first family of wrestling. They are all warriors and they all have a place in my heart. Thank you all so much.
never know the impact you made in my life. I never got to meet you
during your lifetime. That is one of my biggest regrets not meeting you.
I miss you everyday and I still can't believe I will never get to see
you in the ring again. You were my childhood crush!! I just want to
thank you for the memories and the joy you brought to me.
Your fan 4 life, Tracy
This is actually to the entire Von Erich family. My name is Mary and my entire life was dedicated to wrestling, I watched it every Saturday, then waited impatiently for it to come back on sun. I was raised watching Al Madril, Kabuke, the Freebirds, And of course, the Golden Warriors, The Von Erich’s. My wall was blessed with damn near every poster ever made.....From magazines to my favorites, the Pizza Hut Posters of the boys in their tuxedos. I had a few occasions to have my picture made with Kerry, Kevin, and one occasion, David. I managed to jerk a feather out of Kerry's head band and removed a purple stone from his bright pinks trunks with Kerry embossed on the back. Treasures from the past! I feel so lucky to have been a part of a wonderful generation , we had the best and will always feel honored to have had your boys come into our homes and give us a little excitement from time to time. 3 or 4 yrs ago, i was invited to walk Jose Latherio down the ring in a BIG BANG BOOM TOUR in Austin, and realizing that the first match I was at when I was little also had Jose wrestling, It was quite an honor as well of a flash back. Im 31 now , And to me wrestling has lost something....I remember Gino Hernandez, Gentleman Chris Adams and all of the other 80's heros, But this final note goes out to Fritz......You were always and will forever remain One hell of a man, You raised your boys to be warriors of merit, Followers of Faith, And Heros to a Nation of people who looked up to you and to them......We loved them then, And we Love them Now!!!!! THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO BE ENTERTAINED AND TOUCHED BY SUCH WONDERFUL ROLE MODELS!!!
ALL MY LOVE, MARY
Chris, I didn't know you very well. In fact, I didn't know you until you had already gone. I saw your pictures shortly after & I instantly fell in love with you. You were so special & you mean so much to me. I've seen videos of you & I miss you so much. I'm only 5'1" & I've been made fun of because I'm so short. I think we would've been great together if I had known you. I will always love you.
To Kerry and Kevin,
1. Kerry: You have no idea the impact you had on my life. I remember watching SummerSlam 1990 and seeing you beat Mr. Perfect for the Intercontinental Title. I screamed and jumped up and down for you!!!! You are still one of my all-time favorite wrestlers and I miss you every day that you are not here with me and the rest of your fans. You were my very first true crush!!! I enjoyed watching you wrestle and pin your opponents 1 - 2 - 3!!!!! I hope that you have found peace with God and yourself. I will always love you Kerry!!!!
To Kevin: May God bless and keep you. I know what it is like to lose a family member, but God has chosen to spare your life. I am thankful for every day that you are alive and I hope you will have the very best in life and in the life after!!!!
To Chris Von Erich Adkisson
I miss your smiling face. you were a sweet boy and I still miss
you and your brothers. I wish you happeness where your at now miss you
I was accustomed to seeing the Von Erichs' matches at the Sportatorium and
Reunion Arena. However, on one occasion in the early 80s, I was visiting
friends in Graham, Texas, and they got tickets to a match in a high school
cafeteria (or it could've been an armory) in Jacksboro. Kevin and David
were the headliners. I believe Jimmy Garvin and Sunshine were there . . .
that's how long ago this was. After the event was over, there were a few
people lingering out back around the Von Erichs' car. We decided to linger
as well. David was in a hurry to get out of there! He leaped into the car
without a word. Kevin, on the other hand, did not open the door of the car
until he had hugged each little kid who approached him. I will never
forget that moment. Just taking a few moments to do that made so many kids
I SEEN ALOT OF MATCHES IN PERSON AS WELL, THE VON ERICHS WRESTLED IN KERRVILLE TOO, I'LL NEVER FORGET THE DAY I SAW DAVID VON ERICH THE FIRST TIME, HE LOOKED OUT IN THE AUDIENCE AND SMILED,WHEN HE SEEN ME LOOKING AT HIM. HE WAS ONE OF THE SWEETEST MEN ON EARTH BUT REALLY THEY ALL WERE.
I MISS THEM SO MUCH. I'M GLAD KEVIN IS STILL ALIVE THO!!
I STILL LOVE ALL THE VON ERICHS AND THE OTHER WRESTLERS I MENTIONED BUT I DON'T REALLY CARE FOR THE NEW GUYS IN THE SPORT OF WRESTLING, SO I DON'T WATCH IT. I USED TO WATCH THE WORLD CLASS WRESTLING AND THIS BECAME LIKE A TRADITION FOR ME, IT CAME ON ON SAT. NIGHT AND DURING THE DAY I WOULD CLEAN MY ROOM, TAKE A SHOWER AND WAIT FOR WRESTLING TO COME ON AND ONE DAY I WAS
ASLEEP ON THE LIVING ROOM FLOOR AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, A NEWS FLASH CAME ON THE TV SAYING
DAVID VON ERICH WAS DEAD AND I WOKE UP, I WAS CRYING AND THEN I FOUND OUT KERRY AND
MIKE AND CHRIS ARE DEAD. I SAW KERRY AND FRITZ AT THE HEMISFAIR ARENA IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS AND I SAW DAVID, KEVIN AND KERRY WRESTLE WHEN I LIVED IN AUSTIN, TEXAS AND THEY MEANT EVERYTHING TO ME. IT NEARLY KILLED ME WHEN THEY DIED AND NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS ABOUT THEM, THERE WON'T EVER BE ANYONE ELSE LIKE THEM AGAIN AND
THEY WERE MORE THAN JUST WRESTLERS TO ME,
I LOVED THEM LIKE THEY WERE MY FAMILY AND I
WON'T GO THRU THAT AGAIN. AND I WILL SEE THE VON ERICHS AGAIN, THEY ARE NOT DEAD...THEY JUST WENT TO HEAVEN AND ONE DAY I'M GOING TO HEAVEN MYSELF BUT I DO MISS THEM,THERE ISN'T A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I DON'T MISS AND THINK ABOUT THEM AND I WILL NEVER FORGET THEM AS LONG AS I LIVE, THEY ARE PART OF ME AND THEY WERE THE GREATEST PART OF MY TEENAGE YEARS.
BUT THE WRESTLERS I USED TO KNOW AND LOVE, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE THEM BUT I WON'T WATCH THE NEW GUYS OF TODAY AND I AGREE WITH THE OTHER GIRLS WHO WROTE TRIBUTES TO THEM, THEY ARE WONDERFUL AND SPECIAL AND CAN NEVER BE DUPLICATED BY ANY ONE. I WON'T NAME ALL THE WRESTLERS I LIKE BECAUSE IT WOULD TAKE TOO MUCH ROOM BUT SOME OF THEM ARE DEAD AND SOME ARE NOT WRESTLING ANYMORE,I'LL TELL YOU A FEW I SAW IN PERSON: DAVID, KERRY, KEVIN VON ERICH, GINO HERNANDEZ, TOMMY RICH, RICKY MORTON, WAHOO MCDANIEL, IVAN PUTSKI, DUSTY RHODES, ANDRE THE GIANT, SCOTT CASEY, KEN LUCAS, TULLY BLANCHARD, AND OTHERS AND THEY WERE THE CLASSIC WRESTLERS AND I DON'T WANT TO WATCH WRESTLING ANYMORE CAUSE MOST OF THEM ARE NOT THERE ANYMORE AND NOW
THE RING IS FILLED WITH EMPTINESS AND IT WON'T EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN. THOSE GUYS CAN NOT BE REPLACED IN MY HEART OR MIND AND I DO STILL LOVE THEM, THERE'S SOME I LIKED THAT I NEVER SAW IN PERSON LIKE STEVE O,TED DIBIASE,
ROBERT GIBSON, BUT I'LL STOP HERE. JUST USE THIS FOR YOUR VIRTUAL FLOWERS TRIBUTE PAGE.
ALAINA-MARIE BRIANNE LOVE
I am sorry my English is very bad so I try to say something in German.
Lieber Kerry, Liebe von Erich Familie
Männer sterben, Legenden sterben nie. Obwohl ich nicht viele deiner Kämpfe gesehen habe, warst du immer einer meiner Helden. Du bist ein Vorbild und du warst einer der Besten. Ich selbst bin Kampfkünstler und wenn ich Trainiere denke ich oft an die großen Kämpfer der Vergangenheit. Vor allem habe ich immer dein lächeln bewundert wenn du den Ring betreten hast. Ich glaube du hast das Wrestling nicht nur geliebt sondern gelebt und das ist die höchste Form der Vollkommenheit. Immer werde ich dich vermissen nie werde ich dich vergessen!
***We did a translation to English***
Greetings from Austria
Dear Kerry, though you have passed on, legends never die. Although I did not see many of your battles, you were my hero. You are an example and you were one of the best. I myself am a battle artist and when I train I often think of large fighters of the past. Above all I have always admired you when you entered the ring. I believe not only were you loved and lived for wrestling but that you were the highest form of perfection. You will always be remembered and never be forgotten!
***Note from Jenny & Connie: This is as best to our abilities since we don’t speak German. :-) I got it from a Translator online.***
Since 1984, I felt change in my life when I saw Kerry against Ric Flair for the NWA title in Texas, same as a new person entered in my heart, from that time we were waiting always for the Von Erich brothers on Saturday night. Nobody can believe the screaming from my sisters, brothers even my mother in every competition for the Von Erich’s, especially Kerry. I saw the last match for Kerry in USWA against Matt Borne (cage match), then I never seen him again because the TV. station who transferred the USWA competitions to the middle east had closed. last year. Through the Internet, I was surprised when I saw the grave of Kerry and the date of death was 18 Feb.1993, it was a shock, my friends, my brothers, even my mother she refuse to believe the truth. Now I am 28 years old , and when I remember Kerry I cry from the bottom of my heart. I can say now, thank you Kerry Von Erich because you gave a special touch to my life forever. To remember Kerry, what can you find in my room? Sure many and many pictures of him and many video tapes of his competitions.
Khallad Hajjar (Lebanon)
To Kerry Von Erich, the name Kerry Von Erich will always
be mentioned in the history of wrestling, and in life as a tragedy to some,
however I prefer to remember Kerry the way he was when I watched him as a
kid: A great wrestler who was big in stature and name, also someone that had
a goal to be the best at what he did, and that was wrestling. He had many classic
matches that most hardcore wrestling fans such as myself remember even today
against the likes of Jerry Lawler, Ric Flair, Rick Rude, the Garvins, and so
many more. To me the legend of Kerry Von Erich will always remain in my heart
forever. May his legend never fall, and the light of his spirit always
remain with a glow.
RIP TEXAS TORNADO
I remember being no more than ten years old growing up in St.Louis,and watching Wrestling at the Chase on TV.The first VonErich I remember was Kevin,because it struck me that he wrestled bare foot. I was not only an instant fan but I also feel in love with wrestling. I remember faking sick so I wouldn't miss W.C.C.W on Sunday mornings. I remember Mike Von Erich 1st match against Scandar Acbar.My favorite VonErich was Kerry. When the song Tom Sawyer comes on I still think of Kerry trying to get to the ring while all the ladies where grabbing at his jacket, and pulling on him to get a kiss. Kerry's eyes were always focused on his opponent! I remember hearing about David and crying like I had never done in my life up till that point. That Sunday I skipped church again to see w.c.c.w's tribute on TV for David.It didn't seem like long after Mike passed. It also made me sad to watch the remaining brothers continue with all eyes still almost wondering if we'd lose another one. Just when I felt like every thing was going to be fine I loss my favorite. My super hero. The Modern day Warrior Kerry Von Erich. I'm 30 now and still watch wrestling religiously. Thanks to the greatest wrestling family ever!!! All these new fans should take some time and learn about the VonErichs.
jedemico "ThenewModerndaywarrior" lyons
It’s been about ten years now. It sure doesn’t seem like that long. I thought I would just check in.
I know, I know. You want to know how I’m doing. Actually I’m doing O.K. This growing old stuff isn’t as bad as I thought. The anger and the storms of youth have calmed and the seas have settled. It’s a pretty quiet ride.
Now I get wrinkles, but you stay forever young in my mind. I always remember you at your peak as the Modern Day Warrior. They called you the most popular wrestler in the world. As an athlete I admired your grace and power in the ring. I admired your courage and your skill wrestling with a prosthetic foot, when I had both feet and had trouble scoring points on my opponents. Plus you sure could turn a lot of heads. I got envious when you’d take off your robe before a match and all the girls would scream. You sent a lot of us guys back to the gym. It wasn’t fair, Kerry. It’s written that the Lord made man in his own image. Well He sure wanted to look good the day He made you. Then He added love, strength, and discipline; humor, kindness, and playfulness; and all the things we want to be. Like I said, it wasn’t fair. And now He’s taken you home.
Of course, no one can think of you outside your family. The love they had for you and you for them and especially for your brothers was palpable. We could feel it right through our television screens. Today, and always, the world could use such brotherly love. You were a teacher, a great example.
You were the greatest at the world’s everlasting sport. What showed was your love in the struggle. And that’s what life is, a struggle we love. Maybe that’s why, for so many, you became the starting point for dreams.
There’s something heavy I want to get off my chest. You worked and sacrificed so much for us. Those last couple of years, when you needed help, I feel I should have been there for you. But then, how could I have been? Maybe no one could have. What’s that, Kerry? You’re sorry for any pain you might have caused us? That’s just like you. If you lost a match you’d say, “Hey, it’s all my fault.” But I believe your judgment was clouded and your brains were scrambled when you did something desperate in a dark, lonesome moment. I couldn’t be there and I’m sorry, Kerry. I know that you’re sorry too. I feel like we’re shaking hands. The fight is over.
Sweet dreams, my friend. I believe that somewhere, we’re all the same. Someday we’ll meet and all of us will sail your quiet seas. We’re just one step behind you in eternity.
To Fritz (Jack Adkisson)
I just wanted to say thank you for all you have done for
the sport of wrestling and for raising such sweet boys.
You put the name Von Erich in everyone’s minds. Without
you the excitement of wrestling and the WCCW would
never have been. You and your family are the first family
of wrestling as far as I’m concerned. Rest in peace. You
will never be forgotten.
To The Von Erich’s,
We just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for
all the great memories. We used to go to the live
shows all the time. Kevin was my favorite. He would
have been the best NWA World Champion. He came close
many times. As a long time fan of pro wrestling and
the Von Erich family I'd like to say that as much as
the sport has changed it will never be as good as the
day The Von Erich's ruled the game. The wars with
the Freebirds was by far the best of the 80's. Again
thank you Von Erichs and thank you to this web site
for letting us all relive the magic of one of the best
times in wrestling history.
Tom & Krista
My heart feels empty without you here. I wish I could see your handsome face. Hope you are having the peace and happienss you didn`t have here on Earth.
I AM SO GLAD I FOUND THIS WEBSITE. AS A KID,I LIVED IN OKLAHOMA, WHERE "WRASSLIN" WAS HUGE, AND NOBODY WAS BIGGER THAN THE VON ERICHS. I REALLY MISS ALL OF THEM, AND WISH SOME OF TODAYS STARS HAD HALF THE HEART AND CARED FOR THE FANS THAT THE VON ERICHS DID. I CAN REMEMBER THE CHARITY EVENTS TO RAISE MONEY FOR KIDS THAT THE BROTHERS DID, AND I WOULD LIKE TO SAY "THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES". JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, I NAMED MY OLDEST SON(HE'S 11 NOW) KERRY. WONDER WHERE I GOT THAT FROM?
STILL A FAN, VICKY
I was lucky enough to meet Kerry and Mike before their untimely deaths and I just want all the fans that may of not had the same chance I did and to let the VonErich family know I think of how nice they both were to the fans and how much they all are missed. I miss wresling like it was then. I don't watch it much now it is not the same as it was then.
Still A Von Erich Fan In Arkansas,