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View Poll Results: How do you see the OVERALL legacy of Terry Funk?

G.O.A.T 17 37.78%
Legend 20 44.44%
G.O.A.T/Legend when it comes to Hardcore division only 9 20.00%
One of the excellent performers but not a G.O.A.T or Legend 4 8.89%
Overrated 1 2.22%
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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What the hell does some thread on some wrestling forum comprised of mostly 14-18 year olds have to do with the Funkmaster being the absolute and undisputed G.O.A.T? What the hell are you talking about boy? Most of the posters here never even saw a Terry Funk match. Hell, most of the posters here never even saw a non WWE or TNA match.

Terry Funk shat turds the size of majority of those "G.O.A.T.s"' talents.
So what are we discussing about? Am saying the same thing as you are. His name here does not come up which I merely pointed out; which you are acknowledging.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: The legacy25: Terry Funk

funk is G.O.A.T of his generation,and his time period, the man had a 20 year career basically with his brother dory, even before he was hardcore wrestler, then being the first man to become ECW champion on a ppv, the man was a great talker, a great wrestler in general.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:32 AM   #13 (permalink)
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An absolute great wrestler.I was very sad that he wasn't given much importance in WWE hall of fame
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Funk not appearing in a lot of GOAT threads on here shouldn't be indictive of his quality, he's just a victim of circumstance in that so many people on those lists are either Attitude Era stars or prior stars from the Golden Generation or before that, who've become enshrined in any 'GOAT' discussion through either their starpower, charisma, character or drawing ability.

Make no mistake about it, when you remove all the booking advantages, backing from the higher ups and the opportunity to become a major star, and instead focus merely on who is purely the best 'wrestler' (ring work, character work, getting an angle over, storytelling, selling, psychology, a general performance) Terry Funk absolutely belongs on any GOAT thread. The reason he is overlooked is that younger fans aren't brought up/encouraged to watch his prime years and are instead spoonfed to worship the likes of Hogan, Savage, Austin, Rock, Angle, Michaels, HHH, Foley etc. That isn't to say those guys I've just listed aren't worthy of being praised, its just that whether its WWE DVDs, youtube highlights of visuals that will stand the test of time (Hogan slamming Andre, Macho and Elizabeth reuniting, Austin 3:16, Backlash 2000, Montreal Screwjob, HIAC 1998) those guys are automatically the go to guys for a majority of people on here as to what they consider 'the best': though of course this usually takes into account additional attributes like drawing power, charisma, mic work, quality of feuds, length on top etc.

If you took a GOAT discussion and focused simply on ringwork and its additional attributes, Funk would absolutely make any list alongside Flair, Lawler, Windham, Rhodes (Dustin), Arn Anderson, Regal, Mysterio, Finlay, Steamboat, Dundee, Murdoch, Morton, Eaton, Backlund, Martel etc.
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One of the toughest craziest S.O.B.s to every wrestle, but he should have retired much earlier.
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One of the toughest craziest S.O.B.s to every wrestle, but he should have retired much earlier.
Why? It's not like the old bastard is ever gonna die.
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Default Re: The legacy25: Terry Funk

I'm not going to write a huge essay or anything but I comfortably concider him to be the greatest pro wrestler of all time and have for about 4-5 years now. Dude just fucking gets it and did/does everything amazingly well. The only real thing he has going against him is how much of his career isn't commercially available due to the territory system working like it did, and the fact the guy didn't always put his career first and wanted to be around his family. Most people have only seen his Hardcore stuff but the guy is so much more. When talking about the comparison of the greatest of all time between Ric Flair and Terry Funk Mick Foley once wrote "with Flair I always knew I was watching a performance, Terry Funk made me believe" and when it comes down to it IMO thats what really counts.
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Default Re: The legacy25: Terry Funk

I would say Legend.

Prominent wrestler in the territory days. Former NWA champion, 2 time ECW champion. Hardcore legend. Wrestled in every major promotion. Lots of classic feuds, including with Flair and Lawler to name a few.
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Why? It's not like the old bastard is ever gonna die.
He could barely walk 10 years ago, I'd hate to see what he looks like now.
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He could barely walk 10 years ago, I'd hate to see what he looks like now.
You should see his match with Lawler from last year.
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