Terry Funk blazed a trail for himself in the pro wrestling business that will never be repeated. The Texas native was a hardcore legend, and his contributions to the world of pro wrestling were profound. Sadly, he has passed away at the age of 79-years-old.

Terry Funk had a storied career that spanned several decades. Hailing from a renowned wrestling family, Funk’s journey began in the 1960s and took him through multiple promotions, including NWA, WCW, and WWE. Known for his rugged brawling style and his ability to connect with audiences, Funk held numerous championships throughout his career. His contributions to the industry include pioneering hardcore wrestling and participating in some of the most iconic feuds and matches in wrestling history. With a never-say-die attitude and an enduring legacy, Terry Funk remains a beloved and respected figure among wrestling fans and peers alike.

Mick Foley was the first to break the news of Terry Funk’s passing. He posted on Facebook to let everyone know that his dear friend has passed away. He also needs a few days to let it sink in.

I’m struggling to process this — but Terry Funk is gone. I just talked to Terry’s daughter, Brandee, who gave me the awful news. He was my mentor, my idol, and one of my closest friends. He was the greatest wrestler I ever saw.


If you get the chance, look up a Terry Funk match or a Terry Funk promo, and give thanks that this incredible man gave so much, for so long, to so many. There will never be another like him. May God bless Terry, his friends, family and all who loved him. RIP my dear friend – it was an honor to know you. #RIPTerryFunk

I will be writing much more about Terry in the next few days.

News of Terry Funk’s passing hit the entire pro wrestling world in a huge way. Ric Flair posted on X to say that he never met anyone who ever worked harder in the ring.

In My Entire Life, I’ve Never Met A Guy Who Worked Harder. Terry Funk Was A Great Wrestler, Entertainer, Unbelievably Fearless, And A Great Friend! Rest In Peace My Friend Terry Funk Knowing That No One Will Ever Replace You In The World Of Professional Wrestling!

Terry Funk’s health got worse in his later years. He was living in an assisted living facility at the time of his passing. Of course, he never lost his personality, and he was all smiles in every photo we saw of him until recently.

This is a big loss for the pro wrestling world, and we’re certain that many will mourn the loss in a huge way. Our thoughts go out to Terry Funk’s family, friends, and fans during this sad time.

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