• Old School NWA/WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School Wrestling Legend “Hoss Funk” Dory Funk Jr. celebrates his 78th birthday.
He’s a former NWA World Heavyweight Champion, just like his brother Terry Funk.
Dory (as Hoss Funk) and his brother Terry also formed a Tag Team in the World Wrestling Federation in 1986, before Terry left the promotion shortly after WrestleMania 2, which resulted in Hoss Funk teaming with their kayfabe brother Jimmy Jack Funk (CWF Veteran Jesse Barr), before Dory left the WWF as well.
Together with Terry he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009 by their close personal friend “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DORY FUNK JR.!
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• WWE Hall Of Famer Recently Taught Becky Lynch To Throw A Punch
During a recent edition of Dinner With The King podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler revealed that he recently taught “The Man” Becky Lynch to throw a punch in his style because Vince McMahon wanted Becky to be more aggressive.
Below is what Lawler said:
“All of a sudden, Becky Lynch comes running up to me and she says, ‘I’ve been binge watching The King for the last two weeks on YouTube!’ It is a great compliment, sure. But I’m thinking, and I asked her, ‘You’ve been binge watching me on YouTube? For what?’ And Lynch says, ‘Because actually, Vince McMahon told me not long ago that he wanted me to be more physical, and I just thought, who throws the best punch in the business? And that’s, The King. So I’ve been watching you – been watching your matches for the last two weeks, over and over. How do you do it?’
That’s a tough question, because it’s not something that I ever really thought about how I did it, I just did it. I told her, ‘Gosh Becky, I don’t know, that’s just the way I threw a punch from the time I started back in 1971. That’s just – I don’t know – it’s hard to tell somebody how to throw a punch. And that’s all you can do basically, is watch somebody else and you see one that you like, and that’s exactly what she was saying.
She liked the way I threw a punch and she wanted to try to emulate that. And I told her…I would try to throw a punch sort of in the same way if you were in a real fight, where you would hit somebody. I would throw a punch right at somebody’s nose, right at their jaw or something like that, their mouth or whatever. And I don’t know, I would try to make my fist not be so rigid and hard, as if I were gonna try to knock somebody out.
I would always make my fist in to, like, a shock-absorber. And then I would throw that punch right where I wanted to.
Yeah, Becky tweeted that punch out, and what did I say? I tweeted her back and I said, ‘That’s a Jerry Lawler punch if I’ve ever seen one.’ It was beautiful and it was just a perfect bam! Straight in shot and it looked like she knocked her lights out.”
That's a Jerry Lawler punch if I've ever seen one! Beautiful! https://t.co/vdgj1GyMpw
— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) January 30, 2019
All the way from Memphis via Dublin, Ireland
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) January 30, 2019