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A Man Who Deserves Your Respect: “The Hardcore Icon” Terry Funk

Posted by Ross Rutherford On August - 15 - 2009

A man whose career lasted longer than even Ric Flair finally retired from professional wrestling in 2009, leaving a impact on the industry that few other legends can claim.

Terry Funk was a legend who wanted to prepare the next generation, not hold onto his top "spot" like so many other legends.

Funk started his career in the 1960s learning the trade under his father; Dory Funk. Along with his brother, Dory Funk Jr., Terry spent the first 10 to 15 years of his career doing battle in the National Wrestling Alliance.

In 1975, he even won the NWA World Championship from Jack Brisco, holding onto the title for over a year.

Funk lived up to his title "The Hardcore Legend" by bei...

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