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Jack Brisco to Appear on !BANG! TV on 9/30
As NWA World Champion for 4 1/2 years in the early 70’s I frequently traveled to the Florida Territory working for Eddie Graham. The major cities were Tampa, Orlando, Miami, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, St. Petersburg and Tallahassee or Sarasota.
Eddie always went out of his way to book different shows in each city  to give the wrestling fans a variety of different combinations. In most cases I would have two matches against Jack Brisco one on each end of the state.

Upon arriving at the Tampa Airport I grabbed a taxi to the Sportatorium on 106 North Albany where Eddie’s office was on the second floor.
As I entered the Sportatorium I spoke to the keeper of the gate Charley Lay who said Eddie was in his office upstairs.
Even though he was an immaculate dresser in public, in his office, Eddie always wore open shirt casual dress and never turned the air conditioner on.
Many a young wrestler trying to impress one of the most powerful men in professional wrestling would dress to the hilt (Suit and Tie) for a meeting with Eddie Graham in his office at the Sportatorium.
Eddie would throw the tough questions about their wrestling background and watch as they melted and dripped perspiration as they tried their best to impress.
I entered Eddie’s office wearing a light casual collared shirt.
Eddie said, “I have put a lot of thought to who you are working with this week and when I tell you, you are going to think I haven’t put any thought into it at all. You are working with Jack Brisco every night. It is the match the wrestling fans want to see and we are going to give them what they want.”
All week long it was standing room only for Dory Funk Jr. vs Jack Brisco for the NWA World Championship.
Jack Brisco will be in attendance at our next !BANG! TV Taping, Support the Troops 20, “Funking Fall Fight,” Sunday September 30th.
Now on our website at www.dory-funk.com on !BANG! TV from Tokyo Japan we have video of a match between myself and Jack Brisco wrestling for the NWA World Championship.
For ticket information to !BANG! TV and training schedules at the Funking Conservatory, Call 352-895-4658 or visit our website.
Dory Funk Jr. – Coach of the Funking Conservatory.