Archive for the ‘Funk’s Corner’ Category

Dory Funk, Jr. Remembers Don “The Lawman” Slatton

 

With the passing of Don “The Lawman” Slatton we lost one of the most entertaining characters in the wrestling business.

 

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Remembering Buck Robley – His First Booking Job
– Dory Funk Jr.

 

On Sunday June 17th, 1973, Terry and I were setting in the dressing room in Clovis, New Mexico trying to figure an attractive card to bring back the next week. The difficulty was that Albuquerque also ran on Sunday night and Albuquerque was the hottest town in the Territory paying big money in cash the night of the show.

 

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A Funk Speaks Out Against Kevin Nash

 

Gentlemen,

 

This is a bad one, it is going everywhere today.

 

Below are my comments that were sent to the web site who did the video and posted it today. We hope you have the ability to do something positive with pro wrestling.

 

Marti Funk

 

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!BANG! TV Report – Watching Monday Night Raw – Comments on the Record of CM Punk

 

My congratulations to C.M. Punk for achieving his first year as World Heavyweight Champion. (As of today 367 days) It is an accomplishment to be proud of and represents a tremendous amount of hard work and professional wrestling skill above and beyond what most can imagine.

 

 

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Dory Funk Jr. – Remembering Mike Graham

 

Eddie Graham was the owner and genius behind the success of the Florida Territory. The foundation of his territory was built on wrestling and credibility of the wrestlers who worked for him. If you wanted to break into the wrestling business in Florida, You had to prove yourself as a wrestler first.

 

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From Funking Conservatory Wrestling – Bobby Jaggers

 

With the passing of my father, Dory Funk Sr. June 3rd 1973, Terry and I were left with running the promotion and booking office of the Amarillo Territory. We were always on the lookout for good wrestling talent.

 

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!BANG! TV – WWE Video on Demand – Dory Funk Sr. Talks About his son, Dory Funk Jr.

 

When I was a young boy in Amarillo, Texas I watched my father, Dory Funk Sr. battle some of the toughest wrestlers in the business. Names like Fritz Von Erich, Frankie Hill Murdoch, Wayne Martin, Leroy McGuirk, Bob Geigel, Verne Gagne, Lou Thesz, Gene Kiniski, Nature Boy Buddy Rogers, Roger Mackey, Dick Hutton, Angelo Savoldi just to name a few.

 

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Funking Conservatory Press Release – Remembering Gorgeous George Jr.

 

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Gorgeous George Jr.

 

Gorgeous George Jr. was a main event performer in the Amarillo Territory in 1968 and 1969 as a single and as the partner of Buddy Colt.

 

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!BANG! TV Report – Credibility in Professional Wrestling

 

When 78,000 people showed up in Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida (WrestleMania XVII) that was credibility in professional wrestling. From start to finish, WM-XVIII was the best show I have ever seen in wrestling. Our thanks to the World Wrestling Entertainment Universe.

 

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!BANG! TV Report – Slamboree ’93 May 23rd 1993 at the Omni in Atlanta, Georgia – NWA vs AWA

 

Dory Funk Jr. with Gene Kiniski (Corner Person)
vs
Nick Bockwinkel with Vern Gagne (Corner Person)

 

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