The Hardcore Legend

by Terry Funk

Description: One of the most entertaining wrestling books I ever read. Terry takes you through his childhood beginnings of being on the road with his dad, to the start of his career, his running the Amarillo Promotion, his NWA world Title run, his movie and acting spots and his emergence as the Hardcore icon he is remembered as today. Terry tells a lot of tales of his drunken past and there is nno shortage of good road stories. He pulls no punches in describbing his political battles in wrestling. His NWA title run and how it burned him out on wrestling are covered. You learn of all the great wrestlers that came out of West Texas in the 1960's and 1970's and the relationships Terry had with them.
Terry talks about ECW, the Insane Clown Possee and the world of indy wrestling today. Terry talks about all his trips to Japan and his relationship with Baba and later the Hardcore groups that he worked for over there. More than Hardcore is a very good title for this book. As most younger fans only remember Terry for his 1990's crazy hardcore battles with Mick Foley and others, this book will remind the wrestling fan old or young that Terry Funk came from a wrestling family and worked his way around the country as a wrestler. His relationship with his dad and brother are here. You learn that Terry has a famous cousin in Billy Bob Thronton.

Rating: 9 1/2 out of 10, probably the most entertaining wrestling book I ever read. You laugh throughout and if its been done in Wrestling, Terry Funk did it. I think anyone who calls himself a wrestling fan should read this . Maybe not as indepth as JJ Dillon's book, its ever bit as entertaining as Mick Foley's first book and you will not only learn about Terry Funk, you will learn about wrestling by reading this.

Reviewed by Greg Mosorjak aka Count Grog on July 25, 2006.

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