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Terry Funk


Also known as Chainsaw Charlie, Texan

Current gimmick: Terry Funk
Promotion: Freelancer
Age: 72 years
Birthplace: Hammond, Indiana, USA
Gender: male
Height: 6' 1" (185 cm)
Weight: 246 lbs (112 kg)
Relatives in wrestling: Dory Funk Sr. (Vater), Dory Funk Jr. (Bruder), Marti Funk (Schwägerin)
Background in sports: Ringen, Football
Alter egos: Chainsaw Charlie
Terry Funk
Roles: Singles Wrestler
Tag Team Wrestler
Interviewer (1989)
Beginning of in-ring career: 09.12.1965
In-ring experience: 50 years
Wrestling style: Techniker, Brawler, Hardcore
Trainer: Dory Funk Sr.
Nickname(s): "Hardcore Icon", "Middle Aged & Crazy", "The Funker", "Terrible", "Texas Bronco"
Trademark holds: Spinning Toe Hold, Piledriver, Moonsault
Terry Funk
Terry Funk (Independent, 1965) Terry Funk (JWA, 1970) Terry Funk (AJPW, 1974) Terry Funk (NWA, 1976) Terry Funk (Independent, 1979) Terry Funk (AJPW, 1982) Terry Funk (AJPW, 1983) Terry Funk (AJPW, 1986) Terry Funk (WWF, 1986) Terry Funk (NWA, 1989) Terry Funk (ECW, 1994) Chainsaw Charlie (WWF, 1998) Terry Funk (WWF, 1998) Terry Funk (WCW, 2000) Terry Funk (AJPW, 2003) Terry Funk (WWE, 2006) Terry Funk (Independent, 2009)
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Latest comments of the CAGEMATCH inmates
The Phantom Pain wrote on 24.08.2016:
[10.0] "The components that Terry Funk wrestles each time as he ages, is great. Before the 90s this guy was definitely an impressive technical guy. Than once he was in ECW, he completely changes his styles and brawls like a badass. Play a good role as either a babyface or a major heel. Definitely a living legend."
NastyYaffa wrote on 30.04.2016:
[10.0] "Terry Funk is the definition of a wrestling legend. He lives, eats & breathes professional wrestling. One of the greatest babyface workers ever, one of the greatest heel workers ever, one of the best sellers ever... He could go on the mat, he could brawl like no else. He could do it all. Terry Funk is the man."
MatteoMerdok wrote on 17.04.2016:
[7.0] "Basing my review on the matches of Funk that I've watched, I'm sure that as I see more my score will improve. Two of his high rated matches were big let downs for me. (vs Sabu in a barbed wire match and vs Flair in an I Quit match). Other matches have been really good. Looking forward to watching more of the Funker."
Moose Nugget wrote on 03.03.2016:
[10.0] "It's crazy how for so many decades Terry Funk was able to keep himself relevant as a pro wrestler. I feel like he's really underrated as a technical wrestler but that's probably because of his brother Dory. Funk was a great NWA World Heavyweight Champion being able to carry people to great 60 minute matches. For some reason after dropping the belt he fell out of the title picture. I loved his feud with Jerry Lawler in Memphis. In 1989 he became a unlikely contender for The NWA World Heavyweight Championship again. He had some great matches with Ric Flair in that time. He helped the independent promotion ECW and won their World Heavyweight Championship on their first pay per view in 1997. Terry Funk is an all time great worker."
Phenomenal91 wrote on 22.11.2015:
[10.0] "Almost 50 years in the business. He says he's done for good now. Maybe, maybe not. But this man turned violent hardcore wrestling into an art form, but backed it up with some of the most legitimate skill you'd ever hope to see. He's probably broken everything 3 or 4 times by now, but he will always be one of the greatest of all time."
Doctor Rags wrote on 23.04.2015:
[10.0] "There are few wrestlers on the planet who are universally respected: Thesz, Gotch, Misawa, 'Taker... and Funk. Terry Funk has proven over the course of his nigh *sixty* year career that he is well deserving of a spot in any Hall of Fame ever constructed for this sport. If I'm allowed to be snide, anyone who gives this man anything less than a perfect 10/10 for sheer dedication alone doesn't know what's important in life."
JMTheBadOne wrote on 12.12.2014:
[9.0] "Terry Funk remains one of the more important figures in wrestling, helping grow the sport in both North America and Japan (along with his brother, Dory Funk, Jr. ) A progenitor of modern day hardcore wrestling, Funk has wrestled more retirement matches than some have had actual matches. He was a NWA and ECW Heavyweight Champion, in addition to WWE Tag Team Champion with his long-time rival/friend Mick Foley."
PHILLYWALT wrote on 01.11.2013:
[10.0] "What a great career. Its amazing that a 15 month reign as THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, is an overlooked part of his resume. Worldwide Superstar, the re-invented himself into a hardcore legend. Of course you also have to consider the training credential he also has, maybe not the same as his brother but impressive inits own right. A legend is many ways."
Leone wrote on 02.04.2013:
[10.0] "Few wrestlers in the history of the industry have ever evolved as an in-ring performer like Terry Funk. Some might even say that Funk has 3 different primes, consisting of eras and certain years. His 1st prime was from his debut, up until his first retirement in 1981, he was a long-reigning NWA champion, well known for his strong technical wrestling, storytelling and brawling. He eventually returned, and dawned a more texas outlaw-like gimmick. It was during this time he became known for his strong promos, stronger storytelling, brawling and showmanship. At the age of 44/45 in 1989, Terry Funk was in the best shape of his career, and had easily 1 of the best years, in terms of promo and match quality of any wrestler ever. It was after this time that Terry began to evolve again, and reached another prime by 1997, at 52/53, this time he was a brawler, hardcore wrestler and even a high flyer! He worked in the sickest barbed wire match in ECW history while he was their world champion, and took part in Japanese Deathmatches were barbed wire and explosives were the norm. Throughout his career, Terry has wrestled in some of the best quality wrestling matches, the brutalist hardcore matches, cut some of the best promos, had the best title reigns, and trained some of the best wrestlers in the world from the 1980s onwards. There will only be one Terry Funk, and I hope that someday someone will come along with that kind of skill and charisma again."

Current Total Rating
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Number of comments: 77
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Average Rating: 9.30
Average in 2016: 9.36
Average in 2015: 9.70
Average in 2014: 9.35
Average in 2013: 9.00
Average in 2012: 9.50
Average in 2011: 9.63
Average in 2010: 9.50
Average in 2009: 9.39
Average in 2008: 9.35
Average in 2007: 9.11

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