Before you get to reading the post, let me explain what this post is about and what exactly the “Flashback Report” is. I feel like the past isn’t spoken of enough with the wrestling fans these days, so I took it upon myself to bring some of the past back to the present. By doing that, maybe people like the named wrestler below will gain another fan and his name will live on because history doesn’t die, but in wrestling it seems like it does:
Best Qualities: Good in the ring, Good on the microphone.
Terry didn’t start getting noticed until he joined the NWA with his brother Dory in 1968 and Terry first big success came in 1975 when he won the NWA World Title from Jack Briscoe. During this era Terry became a big star in many North American territories from New York to Memphis to Amarillo to Florida to many others. One of Terry’s greatest rivals during the 1980’s was Jerry the King Lawler who he fought in a bloody feud during his time in Memphis. Also worth noting Terry never won another NWA World title. But he did have one of the best I-Quit matches ever while a part of WCW against Ric Flair.
Terry has been everywhere a wrestler could go from North America to Japan it’s fair to say Terry has done it all. Even being a Hall of Famer in which he was inducted into the Cauliflower Alley Club Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Pro-Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2004. Who could also forget Terry’s induction in 2009 into the WWE Hall of Fame. Also in many ways Funk is a founding father of not only Hardcore Wrestling but ECW as his reputation helped ECW get on the map. Terry is known for retiring the un-retiring, but now it seems Terry is done working in the ring after competing in a tag match with Tommy Dreamer at a House of Hardcore show last year. Terry is a perfect example of how hard it is to stop doing something that you have a passion for and have done for almost 50 years.
Below some accomplishments from Terry’s career:
NWA World Champion
ECW World Champion
3 time WCW Hardcore Champion
ECW TV Champion
2 time WCW US Champion
WWE Tag Team Champion
I love looking back wrestling's past. I view my job as bring new life to the part of wrestling some people thought was gone.