Terry Funk: More Than Just Hardcore

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Sports Publishing LLC, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 244 pages
He's been a fixture in professional wrestling for five decades. He's plied his trade around the world, building a legion of fans spanning multiple generations. He's held the NWA Heavyweight title, and helped introduce a hardcore wrestling style that you see in the WWE and Japan today. He's made his mark in Hollywood, and acting in film and television. He's Terry Funk, and he's more than just hardcore.Terry Funk: More Than Just Hardcore is the life story of one of professional wrestling's most enduring and endearing figures. Terry talks about growing up in a wrestling family, including running a wrestling promotion with his father, Dory Funk Sr., and teaming with his brother and former fellow NWA Heavyweight champion, Dory Jr. Terry shares humorous road stories and anecdotes from his memorable feuds with Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Mick Foley, Jerry Lawler, and many more. He shares his views on the wrestling business today, and why his retirements do not stick.
 

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Terry Funk a hardcore legend who would of thought of it? I went to school with him LOL JK

Contents

Funk Family Tree
1
The Little Funker
6
West Texas State Running with the Outlaws
18
Breaking In
25
Road Stories
41
The Doctor Is Out of His Mind
50
My Brother the World Champ
53
My Japanese Debut
57
My First Retirement Match
119
1983 The Wrestling War Begins
124
Working for Vince McMahon
127
Terry Funk PartTime Wrestler
140
On the NWAs Side
143
Back to What Was Left of the Territories
154
Getting Extreme in Japan
158
Home on the Ranch
169

Losing Dory Funk
64
Terry Funk World Champ
68
Terry Funk ExWorld Champ
80
Everything Changes
82
The Art of the Promo
89
No Business Like Show Business
98
Japans Wrestling War
104
Working the Territories
111
ECW
173
Beyond Beyond the Mat
187
Cactus and Chainsaw
193
The Twilight of WCW
204
The End of the Wrestling War
216
These Days
220
Epilogue
233
Copyright

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Scott Williams is the co-author of "The Insiders' Guide to Corpus Christi," He is a full-time freelance writer who has spent the past two decades as a reporter and writer for newspapers, magazines, Web sites, and book publishers. He lives in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Michael Francis "Mick" Foley, Sr. was born June 7, 1965. He is an American professional wrestler, author, comedian, actor and voice actor. He has worked for many wrestling promotions. Shortly after he was born, Foley's family moved to Setauket, New York, where Foley attended Ward Melville High School. From May 7 to July 1, 1999, Foley wrote his autobiography, Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. It became hugely popular and topped The New York Times bestseller list for several weeks. The follow-up, Foley Is Good: And the Real World Is Faker than Wrestling, was published in 2001 and debuted at number one on the Times list. Foley has also written three children's books, Mick Foley's Halloween Hijinx, Mick Foley's Christmas Chaos, and Tales from Wrescal Lane.

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