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Terry Funk: More Than Just Hardcore Paperback – August 1, 2006
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About the Author
Terry Funk has spent his entire life in the wrestling business and became one of the most influential figures in the history of wrestling. During the course of his 40-year career, Terry became a star in every major wrestling company that he worked for, including WWE, WCW, ECW, and All-Japan Pro Wrestling. His many career highlights include an 18-month reign as NWA world heavyweight champion from 19751977, and a pair of stints as ECW Heavyweight Champion in the 1990s. A member of the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame, Funk has experienced success outside the ring, including a major role in the 1978 film Paradise Alley, starring Sylvester Stallone. Terry is most proud of his marriage to his wife, Vicki, his two daughters, and two grandsons.
Scott E. Williams is a criminal justice reporter and an award-winning wrestling columnist for The Galveston County Daily News. He has been a wrestling fan for more than 20 years and co-authored the autobiography of Bill Watts.
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I was very pleasantly surprised. I was informed and more importantly, entertained by Terry Funk. He's a lot smarter than his wrestling personality leads you to believe. Also, like his protege Mick Foley, his morals show through in an industry known for a lack of morals at best. In one of the earlier chapters I was waiting in a car while shopping was being done and decided to read more of the book to pass the time. There was a funny part of the book that literally made me laugh out loud! Funk is funny as hell when he wants to be and there is a good amount of humor in this book.
I must admit there were things in the book that either went over my head or was about people/things I did not know about. For the most part, Terry did well to explain things a person like me (someone who didn't follow his career before recent years) could understand. Also, we got to hear his side of the friendship between him and Foley. I'd almost be willing to say this book should be recommended even if you aren't a wrestling fan. Like Foley's book it goes beyond the wrestler and brings you insight into the MAN himself. I am completely glad I bought this book. It took me away from the real world and my real life problems. I was absorbed by a man who loves wrestling, but loves his family even more. High praise to Terry Funk & co-writer Scott Williams!
P.S. - Special thanks to Mick Foley for talking so nicely about Funk in his books that he made me interested in Funk to buy this book and start following Terry's wrestling career.
Overall I really enjoyed this book
This book doesn’t bury anyone but does give opinions on some of the characters both in and out of the ring.