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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.

Critic Reviews

"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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Great book!

Great book. Would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys pro wrestling. great stories and good narrator.

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Great Book!

I have a whole new outlook on Terry Funk after listening to this audiobook. I used to not like Terry for his many antics he did over the long career he has had but by listening here I learned a lot if not all of the stunts I didn't like by him were created by more than just him and by his willingness to "do it for the show/fans" and to stay in character which is mostly lost in today's wrestling atmosphere. I am now a big Terry Funk fan and have been searching the web to see more and more of his matches that he talks about having in this book. I have a new way to look at the matches now and look forward to seeing more Terry and Dory (as well as Dory Jr) Funk matches. Thank you Terry for all you have done and put into over the years. As a fan of wrestling, now being over 35 years, I can see the influence you have had on generations of wrestlers all across the world. If I ever hear of Terry coming to an area for a meet and greet near me, due to this book, I will make every effort to get to it just to tell him how much I appreciated his work and what this book meant to me.

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Great listen!

Great stories, very funny at times, full of Terry’s dry humor. Busted through it in no time. Truly enjoyable listen...!

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Funk U

All you egg suckin dogs can all go straight to hell!! Funk is the Man! It’s nice to listen to a story about a wrestler that wasn’t a tragic waste. Growing up I saw Funk as a Heel and I loved it. He’d make me nervous as a kid. You didn’t know what this animal was gonna do. Enjoyed this book and recommend it.

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A legend like none other.

The narrator did an excellent job. He was funny when he did the Dusty Rhides draw. I remember Terry through my younger years and then again through my kids years. I have more respect and understanding of him now more then prior. The story was easy to follow, brought back memories, was sad and funny.

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A legend in his own words

If you enjoy wrestling…..this is your book.

Hear about the business as it grew from a member of one of the legendary families..from regional events to today’s sports entertainment.

I just wish Terry had read it…or at least been in the Epilogue.

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Informative history of old school wrestler

Terry Funk had a beautiful career. Middle aged and crazy was his middle name. He along with older brother Dory Funk Jr were tag team wrestlers that became NWA World Heavyweight Champions separate times during their careers. Funk pulled no punches about his wrestling career. He talked about the good and the bad times with ease.

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The funkers book is a good listen

Big wrestling fan from 1980 to about 2010. Loved this book! Loved hearing the stories from the road, the different territories, and just Terry’s opinions on it all. The narrator was very good. I would definitely recommend this book to wrestling and even non wrestling fans. Thx for the memories Terry

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I was one of those people who though Terry Funk was the scum of the earth. He really sold it. Having read his book I can truthfully say I was impressed by his honesty he presented. His integrity and work ethic leaves a lot to be admired. Thank you for your book. Phillip Augustine

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Very enjoyable!

Great perspective on the wrestling business and some funny stories about other wrestlers. Definitely worth it.

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  • 09-25-21

funny stories

great storiy from someone who has see alot. a very clever man, worth a lisern

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  • Dean Porteous
  • 08-27-21

A must for all Wrestling fans

16 years later this is still a great book. Soo funny in places. There's only one Terry Funk! Would recommend for any fan of Terry Funk or a Wrestling fan anywhere from the 60's-2005.

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  • clark brettell
  • 06-16-19

Enjoyable for True Wrestling Fans

Terry Funk was one of my childhood heroes from wrestling. Always thought he was great. This is a little bit dated so you have to be aware of the time timeframe but i really enjoyed this regardless of this. Gives insight into the development of wrestling over different eras and contains some humour from on the road wrestling stories.

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  • S A.
  • 10-27-18

has a nice outlook. narrator is so boring though.

I enjoyed hearing some old rib stories and heard some new stuff I hadn't heard before. I like how he thinks about things. doesn't seem to bear grudges or really dislike anyone.

narrator made it hard to stick with though. was glad to get it finished tbh and that's not the story

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-12-16

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