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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 Born on June 30, 1944.


1965 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Funk started out his career in 1965, working in his father Dory Funk, Sr.'s National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) promotion in Amarillo, Texas. He and his brother, Dory Funk, Jr., quickly rose up the ranks and became big money wrestlers by the end of the decade. In 1975, Terry defeated Jack Brisco for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. … Read More


1985 41 Years Old Terry Funk made his World Wrestling Federation (WWF) debut in 1985. … Read More
1989 45 Years Old In 1989, Funk returned to the NWA and joined 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 Tully Blanchard at World Championship Wrestling (WCW) 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 In 1994, Funk reappeared in World Championship Wrestling as part of Colonel Robert Parker's Stud Stable. … Read More
Funk further elevated ECW by headlining their first pay-per-view, Barely Legal on April 13, 1997, winning the ECW Championship from Raven. … Read More
1998 54 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He then had a Falls Count Anywhere match with Cactus Jack on Raw in 1998, where Jack defeated him. … Read More
1999 - 2000 2 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 (MLW) company based out of New York and Florida. … Read More


2004 60 Years Old In November 2004, Funk competed in the UK wrestling company FWA's main annual show British Uprising. … Read More
2005 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Funk was offered a contract by World Wrestling Entertainment to appear at the ECW reunion show One Night Stand, but turned it down in favor of working the ECW nostalgia show Hardcore Homecoming that was being put together by Shane Douglas. … Read More
2006 62 Years Old After the one-off appearance at ECW One Night Stand, Funk then returned to the independent circuit and made appearances in Japan. He claimed to be semi-retired after wrestling in his last match in September 2006 against Jerry "The King" Lawler in an Extreme Rules match at The Great Plains Coliseum in Lawton, Oklahoma for the promotion Impact Zone Wrestling. … 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 Chōshū 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. … Read More
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