Mourning in the wrestling world over the death of Terry Funk, an iconic wrestler who has appeared in WWE, WCW, NWA and many other circuits throughout a career that spanned over 50 years.
Ric Flair announced the news in X today, writing: “In my entire life, I have never met someone who worked harder. Terry Funk was a great fighter, an incredible entertainer, unmatched courage, and a great friend. Rest in peace, my friend Terry Funk, knowing that no one will replace you in the world of professional wrestling.”
Other fighters shared their own tributes. Mick Foley shared a photo and wrote: “If you get the chance, find a Terry Funk match or a Terry Funk promo, and be thankful 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, his family and everyone who loved him. Rest in peace dear friend, it was an honor to meet you.”
WWE said in a statement: “WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk has passed away at the age of 79. WWE extends its condolences to Funk’s family, friends and fans.”
WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk has passed away at the age of 79.
WWE extends its condolences to Funk’s family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/1elQq5ZkDn
—WWE (@WWE) August 23, 2023