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Terry Funk

Terry Funk
Personal information
NameTerrence Funk
Ring nameTerry Funk
Chainsaw Charlie He also wrestled masked as Dr. Know it All in san Antonio Texas, and as The Texan{ masked} in Florida 1970's
Billed height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Billed weight247 lb (112 kg)
Birth dateJune 30, 1944(age 72)
Birth placeHammond, Indiana
ResidesAmarillo, Texas
Billed fromThe Double Cross Ranch in Amarillo, Texas
Trained byDory Funk
DebutDecember 9, 1965

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Terrence "Terry" Funk (born June 30, 1944) is an American professional wrestler and actor known chiefly for the hardcore wrestling style he adopted in the latter part of his career that inspired many younger wrestlers, including Mick Foley. Funk has appeared in the NWA, AWA, WWF/E, WCW, ECW, USWA, ROH, and TNA.

Funk is a two time world heavyweight champion, having held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship once and ECW World Heavyweight Championship once (ECW awarded him the honorary lifetime title of ECW Champion due to his contributions to the promotion). In addition, he also won major titles (but not officially recognized as World Titles) : the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship once, the IWA World Heavyweight Championship twice, the ECW World Heavyweight Championship once (the reign was under Eastern Championship Wrestling name and was not considered a world title, the 3PW World Heavyweight Championship once. He is the only man to have been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, the WCW Hall of Fame, the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, the NWA Hall of Fame, the Hardcore Hall of Fame, and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. Funk was a primary subject of the documentary film Beyond the Mat. Funk is often noted for the longevity of his career, which has included multiple "retirement" matches.


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