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Publisher's Summary

He’s been a fixture in professional wrestling for five decades. He helped introduce a hardcore wrestling style that you see in the WWE and Japan today. He’s made his mark in Hollywood. He’s Terry Funk, and this is his story.

In this captivating look at the life of a living legend, Funk opens up about growing up in a wrestling family, working with various entertainment companies (including the ECW, WWE, and WWF), and so much more.

©2006, 2012 Terry Funk and Scott E. Williams (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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"An absolute must-read for professional wrestling fans interested in learning what a life devoted to this thrilling sport is truly like.” ( Midwest Book Review)

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  • 2022-06-16

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i have been a wrestling fan since about the time the Sheik bought the Detroit territory. And the Funks for me were a household name. i miss the old days as what is called sports entertainment puts me to sleep. This is a great book for those who miss the old days.

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Very good book!

Very interesting details on Terry funk and the wrestling business he was associated too by different promotions.

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  • Tara
  • 2016-04-04

Great book!

Great book. Would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys pro wrestling. great stories and good narrator.

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  • Michael
  • 2020-12-16

Great Book!

I have a whole new outlook on Terry Funk after listening to this audiobook. I used to not like Terry for his many antics he did over the long career he has had but by listening here I learned a lot if not all of the stunts I didn't like by him were created by more than just him and by his willingness to "do it for the show/fans" and to stay in character which is mostly lost in today's wrestling atmosphere. I am now a big Terry Funk fan and have been searching the web to see more and more of his matches that he talks about having in this book. I have a new way to look at the matches now and look forward to seeing more Terry and Dory (as well as Dory Jr) Funk matches. Thank you Terry for all you have done and put into over the years. As a fan of wrestling, now being over 35 years, I can see the influence you have had on generations of wrestlers all across the world. If I ever hear of Terry coming to an area for a meet and greet near me, due to this book, I will make every effort to get to it just to tell him how much I appreciated his work and what this book meant to me.

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  • Brian Simoni
  • 2020-11-21

Great listen!

Great stories, very funny at times, full of Terry’s dry humor. Busted through it in no time. Truly enjoyable listen...!

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  • Ryan "SanpeteMitch" Mitchell
  • 2020-11-15

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All you egg suckin dogs can all go straight to hell!! Funk is the Man! It’s nice to listen to a story about a wrestler that wasn’t a tragic waste. Growing up I saw Funk as a Heel and I loved it. He’d make me nervous as a kid. You didn’t know what this animal was gonna do. Enjoyed this book and recommend it.

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  • Christopher T. Brannon
  • 2020-09-27

A legend like none other.

The narrator did an excellent job. He was funny when he did the Dusty Rhides draw. I remember Terry through my younger years and then again through my kids years. I have more respect and understanding of him now more then prior. The story was easy to follow, brought back memories, was sad and funny.

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  • Allison
  • 2022-06-01

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The Funker! Great story but the narrator is terrible. Tried to do an awful impersonation of Dusty Rhodes and mispronounced so many names!

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  • chuck
  • 2022-04-02

great wrestling book

loved it highly recommend it a lot of great stories and insight into pro wrestling.

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  • Shane King
  • 2022-02-17

It was good not great.

I enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it but make sure that you enjoy wrestling history because that truly makes this book good is having some knowledge of that. It was written very well and provided some good insights into the wrestling world from someone who has been in the business for so long. The reader also did a great job telling the story.

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  • 2021-12-07

If youre a wrestling fan, this is an easy read.

If youre a wrestling fan, this is an easy read. Jeremy didn't sound like the funker, but he still sounds like a gruff, tough man

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  • 2021-08-28

A legend in his own words

If you enjoy wrestling…..this is your book.

Hear about the business as it grew from a member of one of the legendary families..from regional events to today’s sports entertainment.

I just wish Terry had read it…or at least been in the Epilogue.