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Terry Funk Dies at 79: Wrestling Legend in 'Road House', Stallone Movies

Wrestling legend Terry Funk, known for his fearlessness and entertaining matches, has passed away at the age of 79. #RIPTerryFunk

Terry Funk, a legendary wrestler and entertainer, sadly passed away on Wednesday at the age of 79. This news was confirmed by fellow WWE Hall-of-Famers Ric Flair and Mick Foley, who both expressed their admiration for Funk. Flair described him as "a great wrestler, entertainer, unbelievably fearless, and a great friend."

Foley, a multiple time WWE champion, paid tribute to Funk by proclaiming him as "the greatest wrestler I ever saw." He encouraged others to watch Funk's matches and promos, acknowledging the immense contributions he made to the industry. Foley emphasized that there will never be another like Funk and extended his condolences to Terry's friends, family, and all who loved him.

Throughout his career, Funk held numerous championships, including the ECW World Heavyweight Championship, NWA World Heavyweight Championship, USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship, WWF World Tag Team Championship, and ECW World Television Championship. He headlined ECW's prestigious annual pay-per-view event, November to Remember, on three different occasions. Funk's remarkable achievements led to his induction into multiple halls of fame, including WWE, WCW, NWA, and Hardcore.

In addition to his wrestling accolades, Funk also made a name for himself in the world of film and television. He appeared as a bouncer in the iconic movie Road House, starring Patrick Swayze. Funk's presence was also felt in director Barry Blaustein's wrestling documentary Beyond the Mat, released in 1999. He showcased his acting skills in various other films such as Paradise Alley, The Ringer, and Over the Top.

Furthermore, Funk ventured into the realm of television with a role in the short-lived Western series Wildside in 1985. Notably, he choreographed the intense street fight between Rocky Balboa and his nemesis Tommy Gunn in the final scenes of Rocky V. Funk even dabbled in music, releasing the album "Great Texan" in 1984, which garnered a dedicated following and became a cult classic among fans.

Terry Funk's legacy as a wrestler, entertainer, and overall remarkable individual will forever be remembered and cherished. His contributions to the industry, both inside and outside the ring, have left an indelible mark. As we bid farewell to this extraordinary man, let us reflect on the countless moments of joy and excitement he brought to the lives of fans worldwide. Rest in peace, Terry Funk.

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