73-year old Terry Funk is coming out of retirement. “I’m back doing what I love,” Funk told Sports Illustrated.
He is booked to wrestle in a six-man tag team matches with The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express against Jerry “The King” Lawler, son Brian Christopher, and Doug Gilbert for Big Time Wrestling on 9/22 in Raleigh, NC. He will also be on their 9/23 card in Spartanburg, SC.
Funk noted that his father passed away while doing what he loved. “I certainly don’t want to pass away, but I’m doing what I love. And so what if I’m doing it in my 70s? I know this is hard for some people to understand, but I still think I can kick ass. This love of wrestling has been in my family with my dad, my brother, and myself. To this day, it’s what I love.”
Funk said that he is not looking to die in the ring but when that day comes, he would rather pass away on the top of a mountain.
There will be a meet and greet before both shows. Names advertised include Kevin Nash, Sgt. Slaughter, Jimmy Valiant, and Tommy Rich. For ticket information, visit btwtickets.com.
Catch up on the latest WWE news items from the past 24 hours by clicking below
- How an old drug conviction kept the Hardy Boyz off Raw
- Jon Jones heading to WWE SummerSlam?
- Former WWE star shoots on Enzo Amore: “He absolutely believes his own bullsh**”
- Wrestling legend denied entry into Disney park
- You’ve got to see what The Rock added to his famous Brahma Bull tattoo
- Ronda Rousey preparing for a run in WWE?