WWE Hall Of Famer Terry Funk passed away at the age of 79 earlier today following a battle with the Parkinson’s disease and Dementia.
Below are reactions from multiple notable personalities in the pro wrestling world to Funk’s death:
2-Time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair 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! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻”
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! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/EYMAKOzxnx
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 23, 2023
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion Kevin Owens tweeted:
“I don’t really come here ever anymore but I had to today to say that Terry Funk was the absolute best of us and that getting to be in the ring with him 10 years ago is and always will be one of the absolute highlights of my career, bar none.
To this day, I still often think back on that night and shake my head in disbelief at the absolute privilege and incredible luck I had to get to be in there with him.
The energy and aura that Terry Funk carried with him into the ring that night is something I had never experienced before and have not experienced since, and I’ve been in there with some pretty crazy names…
I’ll never forget it.
WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H tweeted:
“Every night in cities all over the world, Terry Funk left it all in the ring for our business and for the fans. An icon of our industry.
My thoughts are with Terry’s family, friends and fans.”
Cody Rhodes tweeted:
“The Funker 💛”
Lance Storm tweeted:
“I will say more eventually. This one hits hard. RIP Terry Funk. A pleasure and honour to know you. Respect always.”
AEW World Champion MJF tweeted:
RIP, Terry Funk.”
Dustin Rhodes sent out two tweets:
“Just heard that Terry Funk is gone. Truly heartbroken over this. He has known me since I was a child. He was an incredible mentor and friend. Love him so much and sad to see him go. I know he is no longer in pain and has probably rekindled his war with Pops in heaven. Rest easy TF
“There will never be another like #TerryFunk.
The mold is broken”
Matt Hardy tweeted:
“#RIP Terry Funk
Not only were you the most amazing pro wrestler ever, you were the most incredible human being. Godspeed, Funker ❤️ My thoughts are with your family, friends & fans. You’ll be greatly missed.”
WWE Hall Of Famer Kane tweeted:
“A true legend. RIP”
AJ Styles tweeted:
“Normally I don’t like to post about someone’s passing. Terry Funk will always be absolute legend!”
WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER tweeted:
“May you rest peacefully.”
Drew McIntyre tweeted:
William Regal tweeted:
“I’m deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Terry Funk.I knew Terry before I came to the US as he came to Europe.A totally incredible, wonderful and lovely man.I have my own treasured tales of times together.My condolences to Terrys family.Rest well.x”
“I’m very sad to hear of the passing of a true legend & a great person, Terry Funk. Several of us had the honor & pleasure of being at his Double Cross Ranch many years ago after a show in Amarillo, I’ll never forget that!! Words can’t explain how Terry was just GREAT on so many levels. #RIPTerryFunk”
Dolph Ziggler tweeted:
— Nic Nemeth (@HEELZiggler) August 23, 2023
Mick Foley posted:
“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.
We extend our deepest condolences to Funk’s friends and family.
RIP Terry Funk
June 30, 1944 – August 23, 2023