Pro Wrestler Profile - Terry Funk

Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name Terrence Funk
Ring Names
  • Terry Funk ( August 3, 1998 - Present)
  • Chainsaw Charlie ( December 29, 1997 - August 2, 1998)
  • Terry Funk ( December 9, 1965 - December 28, 1997)
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight
  • 246 lbs (112 kg)
Born June 30, 1944 (age 77)
Birth Place Hammond, Indiana
Billed From
  • Amarillo, Texas
Nicknames The Texan

Career History

Roles
  • Wrestler ( December 9, 1965 - Present)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion INDY May 18, 2001 Present
Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW January 28, 2001 January 19, 2003
Promotion World Championship Wrestling WCW January 4, 2000 January 14, 2001
Promotion Extreme Championship WrestlingECW November 1, 1998 March 31, 1999
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE December 29, 1997 August 2, 1998
Promotion Extreme Championship WrestlingECW January 23, 1993 August 17, 1997
Promotion World Championship Wrestling WCW May 15, 1994 October 28, 1994
Promotion World Championship Wrestling WCW May 9, 1989 February 25, 1990
Promotion Smoky Mountain Wrestling SMW September 12, 1993 May 19, 1995
Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW October 15, 1990 April 9, 1991
Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW October 21, 1972 December 11, 1987
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE June 17, 1985 May 1, 1986
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA January 24, 1966 February 1, 1985
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Heel December 9, 1965 Present
Images
Nov 1998
Nov 1998
Dec 1997
Dec 1997
Jan 1993
Jan 1993
Jun 1985
Jun 1985
Oct 1972
Oct 1972
Finishers
  • Texas Piledriver ( December 9, 1965 - Present)
  • Spinning Toe Hold ( December 9, 1965 - Present)
  • Sleeper Hold ( December 29, 1997 - August 2, 1998)
Theme Songs
  • Theme Song "Fistful" by WCW Productions - Single ( January 4, 2000 - Present)
  • Theme Song "Trash Metal" by Jim Johnston - Single ( December 29, 1997 - August 2, 1998)
  • Theme Song "Desperado" by Eagles - Single ( January 23, 1993 - August 17, 1997)
  • Theme Song "Hardcore" by Jim Johnston - Single ( May 9, 1989 - February 5, 1990)
  • Theme Song "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Single ( October 21, 1972 - December 11, 1987)
  • Theme Song "Man With a Harmonica" by Ennio Morricone - Single ( January 24, 1966 - February 1, 1985)

Titles & Accomplishments

Hall of Fame
  • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2009, Groups, as a member of the Funks
Titles Won

Extreme Championship Wrestling

  • 2 ECW World Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 ECW Television Championship

World Wrestling Federation

  • 1 WWF World Tag Team Championship (with Cactus Jack)

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling / World Championship Wrestling

  • 2 WCW Hardcore Championship
  • 2 NWA (Mid-Atlantic)/WCW United States Heavyweight Championship

National Wrestling Alliance

  • 1 NWA World Heavyweight Championship

Championship Wrestling from Florida

  • 1 NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (with Dory Funk Jr.)
  • 1 NWA Florida Television Championship
  • 1 NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Florida version) (with Dory Funk Jr.)
  • 2 NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version)
  • 1 NWA World Heavyweight Championship

Georgia Championship Wrestling

  • 1 NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (with Dory Funk Jr.)
  • 1 NWA Georgia Television Championship

Juggalo Championship Wrestling

  • 1 JCW Heavyweight Championship

NWA Big Time Wrestling

  • 1 NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Texas version)

NWA Hollywood Wrestling

  • 1 NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship
  • 3 NWA International Tag Team Championship (with Dory Funk Jr.)
  • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Los Angeles version) (with Dory Funk Jr.)

Pro-Pain Pro Wrestling

  • 1 3PW World Heavyweight Championship

Southwest Championship Wrestling

  • 1 SCW Southwest Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 SCW World Tag Team Championship (with Dory Funk Jr.)

St. Louis Wrestling Club

  • 1 NWA Missouri Heavyweight Championship

United States Wrestling Association

  • 1 USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship

Western States Sports

  • 2 NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Amarillo version)
  • 2 NWA International Tag Team Championship (with Dory Funk Jr.)
  • 12 NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship
  • 3 NWA Western States Tag Team Championship (2 with Ricky Romero, 1 with The Lawman)
  • 2 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Texas version) (with Dory Funk Jr.)
Other Accomplishments
  • ECW Hardcore Hall of Fame induction (2005)
  • WCW Hall of Fame induction (class of 1995)
  • NWA Hall of Fame induction (class of 2009)
  • Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame induction
  • St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (2010)
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum induction (class of 2004)
  • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2010)
  • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Team League Winner (1977, 1979, 1982 - with Dory Funk, Jr.)
  • AJPW Champion Carnival Distinguished Service Award (1980)
  • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League Technical Award Winner (1977, 1980 – with Dory Funk Jr.)
  • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League Distinguished Service Medal Award Winner (1984 – with Dory Funk Jr.)
  • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League Technique Award Winner (1986, 1987 – with Dory Funk Jr.)
  • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League Excellent Team Award Winner (1990 – Dory Funk Jr.)
  • NWA United States Championship Tournament Winner (1975)
  • NWA Florida Television Championship Tournament Winner (1971)
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship Tournament Winner (1979)
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship Tournament Winner (1978 – with Dory Funk Jr.)
  • Cauliflower Alley Club's Iron Mike Mazurki Award Winner (2005)
  • PWI Wrestler of the Year (1976)
  • PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (1997)
  • PWI Feud of the Year (1989 - vs. Ric Flair)
  • 22° in the PWI Years Top 500 (2003)
  • Tokyo Sports' Lifetime Achievement Award Winner (1983)
  • Tokyo Sports' Popularity Award Winner (1979)
  • Tokyo Sports' Match of the Year Award Winner (1980 - with Dory Funk Jr. vs. Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta, 12/11)

Relations

Tag Teams & Stables
  • The Funks - Dory Funk Jr. ( December 9, 1965 - August 27, 2005)
  • Mick Foley ( December 29, 1997 - March 30, 1998)
  • Funk Masters of Wrestling - Mike Awesome, Headhunter A, Headhunter B, Super Leather, Hisakatsu Oya, Mr. Gannosuke ( May 2, 1996 - September 26, 1997)
  • The Stud Stable - Arn Anderson, Col. Robert Parker, Bunkhouse Buck ( May 15, 1994 - October 28, 1994)
  • J-Tex Corporation - The Great Muta, Gary Hart, Dick Slater, The Dragonmaster, Buzz Sawyer ( July 1, 1989 - February 6, 1990)
Managers Jimmy Hart
Family

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