Terry Funk

Professional Wrestler; Actor
Born Jun 30, 1944

Terrence "Terry" Funk is an American professional wrestler and actor known chiefly for the hardcore wrestling style he adopted in the latter part of his career that inspired many younger wrestlers, including Mick Foley. Funk has appeared in the NWA, AWA, WWF/E, WCW, ECW, USWA, ROH, and TNA.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Terry Funk.


1944 Birth Funk was born in Hammond, Indiana on June 30, 1944. … Read More


1965 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Funk started his career in 1965, working in his father Dory Funk, Sr.'s promotion in Amarillo, Texas. … Read More


1975 31 Years Old In 1975, Terry defeated Jack Brisco for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in Miami, when Dory failed to appear for a title shot. … Read More


1985 41 Years Old Terry Funk made his World Wrestling Federation (WWF) debut in 1985 after a brief run in the AWA. … Read More
1989 45 Years Old Funk joined World Championship Wrestling in 1989 and became part of the J-Tex Corporation. … Read More
1993 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Later in Funk's career, his style changed from wrestling traditional southern style wrestling matches to the more violent style of hardcore wrestling. In 1993, after a special appearance against Blanchard at World Championship Wrestling's Slamboree, Funk promised to help the fledgling Eastern Championship Wrestling (later renamed Extreme Championship Wrestling or ECW) by lending his talent and notoriety to the promotion, which had just split from the NWA. … Read More


1994 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, Funk reappeared in WCW and wrestled Tully Blanchard to a double disqualification at Slamboree 1994 and later that night, he became a member of Colonel Robert Parker's Stud Stable. … Read More
1995 51 Years Old Funk would go on to be a participant in IWA's most famous event the King of the Death Match Tournament, held on August 20, 1995 in Kawasaki. … Read More
Funk further elevated ECW by headlining their first pay-per-view, Barely Legal on April 13, 1997, winning the ECW World Heavyweight Championship from Raven. … Read More
1998 - 2000 3 More Events
2002 58 Years Old From 2002 to 2004, Funk was a regular top star for Ring of Honor Wrestling and Major League Wrestling. … Read More


2004 - 2005 3 More Events
2006 62 Years Old 1 More Event
Funk made a brief return to WWE in 2006, when he appeared on the May 15 episode of Raw, confronting Mick Foley over the attack on Tommy Dreamer on the previous weeks episode of Raw. … Read More
2009 65 Years Old On May 23, 2009, Funk made an unannounced appearance at a house show for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. … Read More
Funk also appeared at the annual NJPW January 4 Dome Show in 2010, teaming with Manabu Nakanishi, Masahiro Chono and Riki Choshu to defeat Abdullah the Butcher, Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano.
Funk appeared at the fifth WrestleReunion event at the LAX Hilton in Los Angeles, California from January 28 to 30, 2011. … Read More
On January 12, 2013, Funk stated that he was officially retired from professional wrestling at age 68, however, it would seem that Funk is once again out of retirement.
2014 70 Years Old On December 11, 2014, Funk returned to Japan for a Tokyo Gurentai independent event, which saw him, Masakatsu Funaki and Mil Máscaras defeat Kaz Hayashi, Nosawa Rongai and Yoshiaki Fujiwara in a six-man tag team main event.
2015 71 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 16, 2015, Funk made an appearance at AIW's Big Trouble in Little Cleveland event, where he attacked Eddie Kingston and his manager, The Duke, destroying the concession stand in the process..
2016 72 Years Old 1 More Event
Funk made a cameo appearance on the March 21, 2016 episode of Raw, giving Dean Ambrose a pep-talk for his match against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 32 and giving him Chainsaw Charlie as a gift.
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