Post by THE Dinobot on Jun 11, 2006 4:55:09 GMT -5
Thank you, Joanna.
May God bless you and the rest of your family and friends through these times. It was something special to communicate with your father, who always has nothing but the most positive things to say about you and the rest of the family. He was an extremely funny guy as well, which I liked, and never will forget. He was always looking at the upward side of everything, and was a true inspiration to us all. He became like a friend to us all during his time here. He'll never be forgotten.
Thanks Joanna, your father was a great man, there was never a bad word said against him here, and we all knew he loved you and the rest of your family like no-one else could. Us here on the wrestlecrap forums are deeply sorry for your loss, and we are all grateful that we got a chance to see into the life of the man they call john tenta.
Post by westendriot on Jun 11, 2006 6:57:46 GMT -5
Wonderful post, and wonderful to hear from a member of the immediate Tenta family. I actually watched WM6 last night, and fast-forwarded straight to 'Quakes match. I've dug out ALL my old tapes to re-watch all of his matches.
He has been completely under-estimated in all facets, and he was a wonderful man. Now I never got to speak with him personally, however I did get to read his posts and his answers in the 'Quake question thread, and he was a wonderful human being.
I wish your family nothing but the best and hope this time is made easier knowing our collective thoughts are with you.
Joanna your father was a blessing to me, with his immence faith in times of despair.Your father is in a place where there is no cancer, death, or sadness. No sickness nor pain. he is in a better place.
Thanks for stopping by the site. It's hard for me to say something that hasn't been said already. Your father came across as the same warm, friendly and caring individual that you described in your post. He spoke highly if all three of his kids when he talked about them on here. His wrestling career provided me with a lot of great memories. I'm glad that I was lucky enough to find out the kind of guy he was outside of the ring through his posts on this site. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Post by flairfan75 on Jun 11, 2006 13:23:48 GMT -5
You should know that your Dad was a respected member of this board and that, while it is not as tough as it is for you and your framily, he will definitely be missed by all of us who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
I want to be remembered by you 'Crappers as a friend.
Post by BrianTKessler on Jun 11, 2006 15:15:02 GMT -5
If you happen to read this messsage, then I'd like you to know that these following words were from the very last post your father ever wrote on this messsage board:
Daughter's prom plans include photos, dinner, prom, a night of videos at her friends, and MASS in the afternoon. That made me proud. VERY proud. No wild parties, alcohol, or hotels. I may even get some sleep that night!
My wife is so patient, kind, and caring to me during my illness. No more fever.
My son won his first shot-put competition. Nearest competitor putted the shot 30 feet. My son did 35 feet, 5 and a half inches.
Post by rdreynolds on Jun 11, 2006 16:04:09 GMT -5
I know I speak for everyone here when I say "thank you" for taking time to hop on here and posting. John was an amazing man, and we all miss him very much. God bless you and your family and friends during this trying time.
Post by lastelixir on Jun 11, 2006 22:51:53 GMT -5
Heh, I guess what I am about to say isn't going to be the most original thing, but thank you very much for the kind words, Joanna. I know what it is like to lose a father. You and the entire Tenta family have my symphathies and condolences.
I will keep John's friends and family in my thoughts and prayers during this tough period. Again, thank you very much.
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Post by Mad Johnny Maxx on Jun 11, 2006 23:16:23 GMT -5
If there's anyone on this board who can empathize with what you're going through right now, it's me.
Ten years ago, I lost my father when he succumbed to the complications of non-Hodgekin's lymphoma in his bone marrow. I thought everything was going well, that he was just going through the motions of post-cancer surgery, then he hit a brick wall health wise and on April 7th 1996 (which was Easter Sunday that year) around noon, my younger brother answered the phone which would be the call that rocked me like no other.
The messed up thing about it was, the day before, my brother and I went to go see him in the hospital and when we left, I walked out the door and like something out of "The Wonder Years"...the words "And that was the last time I saw my father alive" went through my head...and sure enough...next day...got the news and it just turned my world upside down.
Just take comfort in knowing that your dad is no longer suffering. I know it's going to be rough for you guys for quite awhile and trust me, I know what it's like. My heart goes out to you guys. Just gotta stay strong and keep on going. I'm sure that's what John would want.
Like Erik Majorwitz, I too am available if you need some words of encouragement. Just leave me a message and I'll get to it as quick as possible.
God bless you and the rest of your family.
John Kloppenborg III
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I'm Gabriele from Italy. I was just a kid when your father started his career in WWF/E and got his major shoot against Hulk Hogan. I remember him as a great showman, but even, following Wrestlcrap's Forum, as great MAN. He used to spoke about you and your family with very high words. I know it wasn't easy for you too to accept your father's illness and I know how hard and painfull was for you and your family. I've been adoring your father since I first saw him on the TV and now that he is no longer with us, I feel like a part of me went away. We gotta all thanks you, your family and your father for everything, for the chance he gave us to know him outside the ring and, believe me, we're all suffering for his lost. Be strong Joanna. And so your family. Your father will never die in our hearts, mind and in everything we'll do, 'cause we'll always take a little piece of the memory John Tenta with us.
From Rome, Italy, I salute you and I wish you and your family all the happiness in this world and more. I'm with you.
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Post by Allison Reynolds on Jun 12, 2006 8:51:25 GMT -5
If you ever read this.. I would like to say thank you. Thank you for taking your time to post on our little message board to express your feelings about your father.
He was a great man. I enjoyed watching old videos of him in his wrestling career. I enjoye reading his post and how much of a great guy he was for taking his time to interact with the fans on this board and for his stupendous personality.
Bottom line... Your dad.. Earthquake John Tenta is 'Da Man'