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Encyclopedia > Terry Funk
Terrence Funk
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Ring name(s) Terry Funk
Chainsaw Charlie
Billed height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Billed weight 247 lb (111 kg)
Born June 30, 1944 (1944-06-30) (age 63)
Flag of the United States Canyon, Texas
Billed from Double Cross Ranch, Amarillo, Texas
Debut December 9, 1968

Terrance (Terry) Funk (born June 30, 1944) is an American professional wrestler, known chiefly for the hardcore wrestling style he adopted in the later part of his career that inspired many later wrestlers, most notably Mick Foley. He is affectionately known as "The Funker". He is also a highly influential wrestler. is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas, USA Coordinates: County Randall Government  - Mayor Quinn Alexander Area  - City 4. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Michael Francis Mick Foley, Sr. ...

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Career

1960s-1970s

Funk started out his career in 1965, working in his father Dory Funk, Sr.'s 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 his tenth year as a pro, Terry defeated Jack Brisco for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, then the most important wrestling championship in the business, and began a grueling fourteen-month title reign which ended in Toronto when he was defeated by "Handsome" Harley Race who won the title for the second time. Terry Funk took some time off after his world title reign but he and his brother traveled around the country (mostly in Texas, Florida, and Detroit) looking for a fight. Terry and Dory, Jr. also made a name for themselves in Japan where they became one of the top drawing foreign acts in the history of Japan. (The Funks were the first gaijins to be considered faces in Japan.) He made a name for himself with his over the top mannerisms and sometimes colorful get-ups as well as his brawling ability. Funk was also involved in the earliest barbed-wire match ever recorded. He wrestled Dusty Rhodes (wrestler), in this grizzly match in the late 1970s before hardcore and extreme were words. Pro Wrestling Illustrated covered this story as "The horrifying barbed-wire fence match." Dory Funk (May 4, 1919 – June 3, 1973) was a professional wrestler. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country State County Potter (and Randall) Government  - Mayor Debra McCartt Area  - City  90. ... Dory Funk, Jr. ... Freddie Joe Brisco most to known as Jack Brisco (born September 21, 1941 in Blackwell, Oklahoma) was a popular and successful professional wrestler during 1970s, and into the 1980s. ... The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the primary professional wrestling title in the National Wrestling Alliance. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... “Detroit” redirects here. ... The characters for Gaikokujin. ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ... Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr. ...


1980s

Terry made his WWF debut in 1985 a memorable one. In his televised debut on Championship Wrestling he not only beat Aldo Marino, but he also beat up a ring attendant named Mel Phillips who was also at the time, one of the WWF ring announcers. Funk also had the gimmick at the time of carrying a branding iron with him to ringside and using it to "brand" his fallen opponents with it. Championship Wrestling was a short lived professional wrestling promotion. ... Branding irons Livestock branding in the American west has evolved into a complex marking system still in use today. ...


In the mid 1980s, Funk teamed with Dory (Calling himself "Hoss" Funk) and Jimmy Jack Funk (Jesse Barr), a storyline "brother." They were managed by Jimmy Hart. During that time he had a heated rivalry with the Junkyard Dog. The Mouth of the South Jimmy Hart (also known as The Colonel) (born January 1, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a professional wrestling manager, executive, composer and musician. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1989, Funk joined the J-Tex Corporation. He began feuding with Ric Flair after Flair beat Ricky Steamboat at Wrestle War for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Funk, who was one of three judges for the main event, challenged Flair to a title match. Flair refused, saying that Funk was "spending time in Hollywood" instead of focusing on wrestling. Funk then attacked, piledriving Flair on a ringside table. A notable part of the feud was that Funk actually used a plastic shopping bag to suffocate Flair on television. Because this was obviously dangerous to anybody and to prevent little kids to emulate the incident, it was never replayed. The incident is also an extra on The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection DVD. J-Tex Corporation was a professional wrestling stable in World Championship Wrestling. ... Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Wrestle War was a professional wrestling pay-per-view promoted by World Championship Wrestling. ...


1990s

Later in Funk's career, his style changed from wrestling traditional southern style wrestling matches to the more demanding and brutal style of hardcore wrestling. As a result, Funk started to gain a new fanbase of fans who loved his hardcore style and brawling. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1994, Funk promised to help the fledgling Eastern Championship Wrestling (later renamed Extreme Championship Wrestling) by lending his talent and notoriety to the promotion, which had just split from the National Wrestling Alliance. On July 14, 1994 Terry and Dory Funk lost a barbed wire match against The Public Enemy. Terry got his face wrapped in barbed wire and Dory had to cut him out. Funk maintained a regular schedule of wrestling for ECW in its early days while also competing in Japan. He had many feuds and wrestled programs with wrestlers such as Cactus Jack, "The Franchise" Shane Douglas, The Sandman, Sabu, and Terry's own protege, Tommy Dreamer. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... Flyboy Rocco Rock & Johnny Grunge The Public Enemy The Public Enemy was the tag team of Flyboy Rocco Rock & Johnny Grunge in ECW, WCW & WWE (then WWF). ... Michael Francis Mick Foley, Sr. ... Troy Shane Martin (born November 21, 1964) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler who is better known by his ring name, Shane Douglas. ... James (Jim) Fullington (born June 16, 1963) better known by his ring name The Sandman, is an American professional wrestler, best known for his career with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), where he was dubbed The Hardcore Icon. ... Terry Michael Brunk (December 12, 1964) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Sabu. ... Thomas Laughlin (born February 14, 1971),[2] is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Tommy Dreamer. ...


On August 20, 1995, the International Wrestling Association held a King of The Death Match tournament (Kawasaki Dream) in Kawasaki, Japan. In this tournament, Funk endured 3 extreme-style matches involving ladders, thumbtacks and barbed wire. In the final match of the tournament, he lost to Mick Foley (as Cactus Jack), in an exploding ring, C4 explosive, barbed-wire match. International Wrestling Associations logo The International Wrestling Association (IWA) is a wrestling promotion in Puerto Rico. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Michael Francis Mick Foley, Sr. ...


Terry Funk further elevated ECW by headlining their first Pay-Per-View, Barely Legal, on April 13, 1997 and winning the ECW World Heavyweight Championship from Raven. He was later defeated for the title by Sabu in a much talked about Barbed wire match at ECW Born To Be Wired, in which the ropes of the ring were taken down and replaced with barbed wire. Both men had to be cut out of the wires at the end of the match. In September of that same year, a show was held in Funk's hometown of Amarillo. It was called "50 Years of Funk" and was both a celebration the careers of Terry, his father and his brother, and Terry Funk's show. Terry lost to then WWF World Heavyweight Champion Bret Hart in the main event. However, before the match, ECW owner Paul Heyman presented Terry with a belt, paid for through a collection taken up by wrestlers on the ECW roster, that declared him Lifetime ECW World Heavyweight Champion. ECW Barely Legal was the first Pay-Per-View held by the now-defunct Extreme Championship Wrestling on April 13, 1997 at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The ECW World Heavyweight Championship belt The ECW World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship title. ... Scott Levy (born September 8, 1964) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Raven. ... A barbed wire match is one of any number of professional wrestling matches that utilizes strands of barbed wire in some capacity. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... Paul Buster Heyman (born September 11, 1965) is a professional wrestling manager, on-air talent, and former promoter. ...


World Wrestling Federation 1998

Terry Funk's retirement lasted just three months before he started taking independent bookings again. Soon after his return he was signed by the WWF and debuted as Chainsaw Charlie. As Chainsaw Charlie, Funk won the World Tag Team Championship with Mick Foley at WrestleMania XIV, when they beat the New Age Outlaws in a Dumpster Match. The decision was reversed the next night on RAW due to a technicality: the wrong dumpsters had been used in the match. This article is about the tag team championship that is currently defended on the RAW brand of WWE. For SmackDown!s tag team championship, see WWE Tag Team Championship. ... Michael Francis Mick Foley, Sr. ... WrestleMania XIV was the fourteenth WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which took place on March 29, 1998 at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Voodoo Kin Mafia, originally known as the New Age Outlaws (WWF) and previously known as the James Gang (TNA), are a professional wrestling tag team currently in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) that consist of the tag team B.G. James & Kip James. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


He left the WWF that summer when Mick Foley's solo career as Mankind began to take off because of his feud with The Undertaker. Upon leaving the WWF, Funk officially retired again, but only for a short time. His most memorable appearance during this time was in a non-wrestling capacity at ECW November to Remember 1998, the biggest show ECW ever held. For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... November to Remember (normally abbreviated to N2R) was an Eastern Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling professional wrestling show (and, later, pay per view) held annually during the month of November between 1993 and 2000. ...


World Championship Wrestling 1999-2000

Funk wrestled for World Championship Wrestling in 1999 and 2000 and won the WCW Hardcore Championship and the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship. He was also the WCW Commissioner at one time and the leader of the short-lived Old Age Outlaws that feuded with the nWo. For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... The WCW Hardcore Championship belt. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship. ... The nWo (New World Order) was both a professional wrestling storyline and the stable of wrestlers who were its central players. ...


2002-2005

From 2002 to 2004, Terry Funk was a regular top star for the now defunct Major League Wrestling company based out of New York and Florida. Funk had several battles with the likes of the Extreme Horsemen (Steve Corino, CW Anderson, and Simon Diamond) including specialty matches such as an Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match, Barbed Wire Match, and a 5 on 5 WarGames match. On the last MLW show, Funk was attacked by his former manager Gary Hart and his syndicate. Major League Wrestling (MLW) was a professional wrestling promotion that based its presentation around hybrid wrestling, which encompasses and showcases many different forms of wrestling. ... Steven Eugene (Steve) Corino (born May 29, 1973 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian professional wrestler, currently working for Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX and numerous independent promotions. ... C.W. Anderson Chris Wright (aka C.W. Anderson) is a professional wrestler who became famous when working for Extreme Championship Wrestling during its dying days. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A barbed wire match is one of any number of professional wrestling matches that utilizes strands of barbed wire in some capacity. ... The WarGames match was a gimmick match used originally in the old National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and later held annually in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), usually at their Fall Brawl Pay-per-view event in September. ... Gary Hart was a professional wrestling manager and was also a professional wrestler. ...


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. In the documentary Forever Hardcore, Funk explained that he could not work two shows that close together and would rather wrestle for the guys who cared about ECW rather than someone who could care less (Vince McMahon). At Hardcore Homecoming, Funk lost a 3 way barbed wire match to Sabu. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Hardcore Homecoming was a professional wrestling promotion that was booked by Shane Douglas, a former ECW World Heavyweight Champion. ... A selection of forms of barbed wire. ... Terry Michael Brunk (December 12, 1964) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Sabu. ...


World Wrestling Entertainment 2006

Funk wrestled at ECW One Night Stand 2006 on June 11, 2006. As part of the buildup to the event, Terry appeared on the May 15, 2006 edition of WWE RAW, his first appearance on WWE programming since 1998 (the match was held in Lubbock, about 120 miles from Amarillo). He confronted Mick Foley over the attack of Tommy Dreamer the previous week. The two argued over whether Foley's legacy was rooted more in ECW or WWE, and ended with a brawl after Funk told Foley "WWE sucks." (A similar promo was done between the two in ECW in 1995, when Foley, as Cactus Jack, was doing a pro-WCW heel gimmick.) It was confirmed on May 22 edition of WWE RAW that Funk and Tommy Dreamer would take on the duo of Mick Foley & Edge (with Lita) at the ECW Pay-Per-View. Funk was at the June 7 WWE vs. ECW Head to Head event in Tommy Dreamer's corner. One Night Stand is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Thomas Laughlin (born February 14, 1971),[2] is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Tommy Dreamer. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, under the ring name Edge, wrestling on its SmackDown! brand where he is the current World Heavyweight Champion. ... Amy Christine Dumas (born April 14, 1975) is an American former professional wrestler. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ...


At ECW One Night Stand, Funk, Tommy Dreamer, and Beulah were beat by the team of Edge, Mick Foley, and Lita. Midway through the match, Funk was hit with a barbed wire board, and was taken backstage complaining of an eye injury. Funk would later come back (With a bloody cloth tied over his eye) to hit Foley with a flaming 2x4 wrapped in barbed wire. He was later thrown onto the barbed wire board with Foley, and would have to be cut out of it at the end of the match via wire cutters. According to the footage of Funk's medical attention found on WWE.com, it appears that Funk needed 5 or 6 minor stitches. Also, the eye seemed to be not harmed in any major way.


2006-present

Most recently Funk has worked some dates on the independent circuit and in Japan. Currently, he is semi-retired. Although he claims to be retired, Funk has returned to the ring all other times he claimed retirement before this current "claim." In fact, Funk has wrestled self described "retirement" matches in each of the last three decades (dating back to 1980) and in at least three different countries (Japan, Canada, and the United States).-1...


In wrestling

Finishing and signature moves
Nicknames
  • "Be Nice" Terry Funk
  • "The Texan"
  • "Middle Aged and Crazy"
  • "The Hardcore Icon"
  • "The Funker"
  • "The Lord of the Hardcore"
  • "The Texas Bronco"
  • "That Hardcore Living Legend"
  • "The King Of Hardcore"
  • "The Living Legend"
  • "The Dirty Funker"
  • The One and Only Living Legend"
Managers

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Championships and accomplishments

1Funk was named an honorary Lifetime ECW World Heavyweight Champion by Paul Heyman in 1997 due to Funk's contributions to both ECW and Professional Wrestling in general[1]
²Funk has one additional reign that isn't officially recognized by World Wrestling Entertainment.
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Trivia

  • The Japanese manga series Kinnikuman has a Texan wrestler named Terryman, who is loosely based on Terry Funk. A main and popular character, a few of his signature moves are Calf Branding and the Spinning Toe Hold.
  • Funk is friends with the Insane Clown Posse. In Funk's book Terry Funk: More than just Hardcore, he recalls that originally the ICP took some wrestling footage of him and Abdullah the Butcher wrestling in Japan and dubbed the commentary into English, at the same time poking harmless jokes at Funk. They redistributed the dubbed footage under the name Stranglemania without his permission. Funk held a grudge for a while, but after a quick visit and leaving $4,000 as an apology, he made peace with the clowns. He later performed at the 2004 Gathering of the Juggalos at their wrestling promotion Juggalo Championship Wrestling (JCW). The full story can be found HERE. Scroll down to the Thursday, April 14 2005 archive
  • Terry jokingly mentioned on the Legends of Wrestling II game about wondering why Dean Malenko named the submission hold he "invented" the Texas Cloverleaf if Dean was from Florida. He later claimed Dean saw him perform the move in Japan and adopted it as his finisher.
  • Punk band Antiseen, wrote a song as a tribute to Terry Funk called "Funk U". The song can be found on the Here To Ruin Your Groove album and more recently on the Dear Abby EP along with tributes to Abdullah the Butcher, Sabu, and Cactus Jack.
  • Terry is a cousin of Billy Bob Thornton.
  • At the ECW Arena there is a banner that hangs permanently that displays Terry Funk as a tribute to him.
  • In the mid 1990's Terry Funk appeared regularly on the popular Ted and Fred Kelly morning show on KQIZ Amarillo. Click here to listen to audio sample http://www.hisair.net/airchecks/tedandfred1.mp3
  • In Ric Flair's book, To Be The Man, he mentions that Terry Funk had appeared drunk in front of his house wearing nothing but a cowboy hat and cowboy boots and picked a fight with his pit bull. Flair's dog then jumped on top of Funk biting through his nose.
  • Terry will appear as a playable legend in upcoming video game WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2008.

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Other media

In 1999, Funk was featured in director Barry Blaustein's wrestling documentary, Beyond the Mat. He has also appeared in notable movies such as Roadhouse, Paradise Alley , The Ringer, and Over the Top, as well as other film credits. His legendary toughness was attested to in the wrestling documentary when cameramen followed him to a doctor's visit where he was told he shouldn't even be able to walk without intense pain. Beyond the Mat is a 1999 professional wrestling documentary, directed by Barry Blaustein. ... A roadhouse is a theatre building that does not house a producing company of its own, but instead rents its facility to production companies. ... Paradise Alley is a 1978 movie about 3 brothers (known as the Carboni Boys) who live in Hells Kitchen, New York City, during the 1940s. ... For The Legend of Zelda episode with the same name, see The Ringer (episode) The Ringer is a 2005 comedy starring Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl, and Brian Cox with cameos by Terry Funk and Jesse Ventura. ... This article contains a trivia section. ...


Terry Funk has made his way into a children's book. A character based on his wild and woolly persona, is prominently featured in the second book in the popular "Shorty Stevens" series of chapter books. Hiram "Tornado" Funk is the side kick and running buddy of Black Jack Walker, storied adventurer, Hunter and Fisherman, Civil War Hero and local legend in Sheridan, Arkansas. The boys, each age 9, meet Walker, a hermit for nearly 30 years hearing all of his exciting stories, as well as bring him back into the community --- that his antics, and solitude alienated him from. "More True Tales of Shorty Stevens...The Legend of Black Jack Walker" was written by Steve Buchanan, a longtime Terry Funk fan. Terry Funk was genuinely appreciative and honored by the inclusion in the book. The Tornado character, as well as "Black Jack Walker" are discussed in the third book in the series, "Letters to Frank D. Roosevelt". According to the author, "I wanted to honor and thank Terry Funk, as well as my other boyhood idol, Black Jack Mulligan by making their personas a part of these stories."


Filmography

Movies
Television
  • Wildside (1985)
  • Swamp Thing (1991)
  • Quantum Leap (1991)
  • Tequila and Bonetti (1992)
  • The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993)
  • Thunder in Paradise (1994)
  • Beyond Belief - Fact or Fiction (1998)

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Books

Autobiography: Terry Funk: More Than Just Hardcore 2005


Notes

  1. ^ [Beyond the Mat, Barry Blaustein's movie about professional wrestling, 1999]

References

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External links


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Terrence (Terry) Funk (born June 30, 1944 in Amarillo, Texas) is an American professional wrestler, known chiefly for the hardcore wrestling style he adopted in the later part of his career that inspired many later wrestlers, most notably Mick Foley.
Terry Funk took some time off after his world title reign but he and his brother traveled around the country (mostly in Texas, Florida, and Detroit) looking for a fight.
Funk also had the gimmick at the time of carrying a branding iron with him to ringside and using it to "brand" his fallen opponents with it.
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Terry Funk is a man riddled with contradictions.
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