Terry Funk, with the help of contributor Scott E. Williams, recalls his days as a professional wrestler in this wildly entertaining memoir. Funk details how his love of wrestling grew from a familial obsession to a career that took him all over the world, eventually leading to gigs with major pro organizations like WWF, ECW, and WCW, and Jeremy Arthur performs with a passionate, dramatic flair that fits its subject matter perfectly. Terry Funk: More than Just Hardcore is a fascinating look behind the scenes of the ever-changing landscape of pro wrestling, told by one of its most esteemed veterans.
He’s been a fixture in professional wrestling for five decades. He helped introduce a hardcore wrestling style that you see in the WWE and Japan today. He’s made his mark in Hollywood. He’s Terry Funk, and this is his story.
In this captivating look at the life of a living legend, Funk opens up about growing up in a wrestling family, working with various entertainment companies (including the ECW, WWE, and WWF), and so much more.
©2006, 2012 Terry Funk and Scott E. Williams (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
"An absolute must-read for professional wrestling fans interested in learning what a life devoted to this thrilling sport is truly like.” (Midwest Book Review)
I'm and 80's kid and I love old school pre Attitude Era wrestling. This was a good listen and I will listen to it again at some point.
Terry Funk has risen in my estimation over the years to become my favorite wrestler all-time along with Roddy Piper. Funk holds the edge regarding in-ring performance while Piper holds the edge in promos. Both have participated in numerous outrageous antics that have kept me entertained for decades.
This book is a candid look at life as a professional wrestler. Funk doesn't refrain from revealing the less glamorous aspects of the business. Bad payoffs, long drives, and countless injuries are part of the game but it doesn't obscure his obvious reverence for his chosen profession.
Several parts of this book are laugh out loud funny. The stories contain lessons on life applicable to everyone.
This book was very entertaining and informative about the wrestling business. I think I might just have to start listening to it again! I wish Funk himself would have narrated the book himself.
His personnel story of his climb to the top of the American Wrestling Profession.
For those who are unfamiliar with The Funker Listen its a story of perseverance, of Personnel & Professional Triumph, Tragedy and most important it's a story of learning in life that even if he could go back and change it all he would not. 'Cause not only do the great Victories in life define you the Pain & Losses in a life shape the person you are today.
We need our pain so we recognize the blessings in life!
The memories of follow wrestlers, the inside story on what was really the reasons behind many of wrestlings great story lines.
Just a great story. In the 70's, there was no way to find out the inside skinny on wrestling
It was more secret and closed to outsiders then Area 51.
Honestly I didn't know a ton about Terry Funk, I obviously knew he was a legend but my exposure to him was a limited number of ECW matches and a little of the time he had with Foley in the late 90s.
With that said I really enjoyed the book. Everything struck me as completely believable and the book reads as if he was speaking to you. Parts of the book are very funny and it's always interesting. Basically if you have even a small amount of interest in the book I believe you'll enjoy this - just keep your expections in check. This isn't Have a Nice Day but it's much better than some of the other audiobooks avaialble on the subject.
The reader does a good job -- not sure if he's a fan of wrestling or not but he seems to hit the right tone for pretty much everything and even does an acceptable Dusty Rhodes, which is much more than I can say for Dusty's own book.
just not as good as other wrestling books, not a lot of road stories,...I felt like I learned very little about the business or his life..could have been so much more,,
"A good listen, a little dated now"
it's over 10 years old, but a great listen and the funker is quite preemptive in some of good predictions
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