G. McConway
August 24, 2023

Wrestling Legend Terry Funk Dead at 79

As adults, most of us look at wrestling as a joke, that is unless we have kids.

As kids, this was the greatest sport around, as I can remember me and all my friends parked right in front of the TV on weekend mornings watch these guys do their thing.

One of the greatest to ever "entertain" was Terry Funk, who just came from a different era.

Sadly, he passed away this week, reported TMZ.

The Announcement

It was another living legend of the "sport" that broke the announcement that Funk had passed away.

Ric "The Golden Boy" Flair posted the death notice on social media, stating, "In My Entire Life, I've Never Met A Guy Who Worked Harder. Terry Funk Was A Great Wrestler, Entertainer, Unbelievably Fearless, And A Great Friend!

"Rest In Peace My Friend."

Funk made his debut in 1965 and wrestled up until he was 73, if you can believe that, retiring in 2017.

His trophy room is littered with championship belts, holding the ECW World Heavyweight Championship, NWA World Heavyweight Championship, USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship, WWF World Tag Team Championship, and ECW World Television Championship belts at one point or another in his career.

He has also been inducted into the WWE, WCW, NWA, and Hardcore Hall of Fame.

"Road House" fans will also remember Funk as the character "Morgan" in the movie, which has some of the most epic fight scenes in movie history.

While most of his IMDb credits are wrestling events, he has more than a handful of TV and movie credits, proving that John Cena and The Rock are not the only two wrestlers to make that successful transition.

Movies or not, this is the kind of thing that Funk was known for back in the day…

Rest in peace, Terry.

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