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“Shame on you” – Ric Flair Blasts ESPN After Terry Funk’s Death

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We are saddened to learn that WWE Hall Of Famer Terry Funk has passed away at the age of 79.

He had been dealing with the Parkinson’s disease and Dementia for the past couple of years. His health issues worsened after the death of his wife in 2019.

WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley confirmed the news in the following tweet:

“Terry Funk is gone. I just talked to Terry’s daughter, Brandee, who gave me the awful news. He was my mentor, my idol, one of the closest friends. He was the greatest wrestler I ever saw.

If you get the chance, look up a Terry Funk match or a Terry Funk promo, and give thanks that this incredible man gave so much, for so long, to so many. There will never be another like him. May God bless Terry, his friends, family and all who loved him. RIP my dear friend – it was an honor to know you.


2-Time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair, a longtime friend of Funk and his former opponent, took to Twitter to comment on Funk passing away.

Below is what he tweeted:

“In My Entire Life, I’ve Never Met A Guy Who Worked Harder. Terry Funk Was A Great Wrestler, Entertainer, Unbelievably Fearless, And A Great Friend! Rest In Peace My Friend Terry Funk Knowing That No One Will Ever Replace You In The World Of Professional Wrestling! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻”

Flair poster another tweet later, where he blasted ESPN for not covering Funk’s death:

“Damn It @espn! Terry Funk Died And As Usual You’re Talking About Another Football Player Being Arrested Yesterday! SHOCKER! Shame On You!”

Funk wrestled for WWF, WCW, ECW, NWA, AJPW, NJPW, MLW, Jim Crockett Promotions, TNA and several other Indy promotions.

The legendary pro wrestler competed at the first ever WrestleMania, and was a part of extremely bloody matches in ECW. He was also a former NWA World Champion, ECW World Heavyweight Champion, ECW TV Champion, WCW United States Champion, WCW Hardcore Champion and WWF Tag Team Champion.

His last match took place on September 23, 2017, where he teamed up with the Rock N’ Roll Express to compete against the team of Brian Christopher, Doug Gilbert and Jerry Lawler.

We extend our deepest condolences to Funk’s friends and family.

RIP Terry Funk

June 30, 1944 – August 23, 2023

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