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Terry Funk: More than Just Hardcore | [Terry Funk, Scott E. Williams (contributor)]

Terry Funk: More than Just Hardcore

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.
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Audible Editor Reviews

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.

Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Ric WATERBURY, CT, United States 02-17-14
    Ric WATERBURY, CT, United States 02-17-14 Member Since 2012

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    "A American Original, who's lived the Amer. Dream!"
    What did you love best about Terry Funk?

    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!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The memories of follow wrestlers, the inside story on what was really the reasons behind many of wrestlings great story lines.


    Which character – as performed by Jeremy Arthur – was your favorite?

    Terry Funk


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Christopher SPRING HILL, FL, United States 04-24-13
    Christopher SPRING HILL, FL, United States 04-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    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.

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