Terry Funk Talks HardCORE Justice, End Of ECW, More

Matt Boone


The following are some excerpts from a recent Terry Funk interview:

On the state of wrestling: “Wrestling should always be an extension of his own personality. I think that actors aren’t wrestlers and wrestlers aren’t actors, wrestlers are wrestlers. I’m not really fond of the much control that they put on their product as they do in New York [WWE], I think the individuals should be given a bit more control and be able to be themselves a bit more then the characters that they do. I feel ROH accomplishes that.”

On the end of ECW: “They forgot what was meant by the word Extreme just be evolving. Extreme at first was a bunch of guys busting their asses to give you the best they were physically capable of doing and it wasn’t with garbage lids, pails and other stuff…they went the other way at the end and I think that was the wrong road to travel…we all have to have our extreme matches but you have to build it on a foundation and that up there [ECW] was built on a foundation.”

On if he was asked to work TNA HardCORE Justice PPV: “Well I think that they knew I wasn’t gonna go, you know I made the statement before that I’m not going down there…I don’t want to go down there and if I wanted to go I’d call em up and tell em’ I wanted to be there…it wouldn’t be bad if they made the gesture but they knew I wouldn’t go. Nor did I want to be in the ring at that time, so what am I going to be some idiot at ringside? Oh look there’s Terry Funk and look at how old he is now.”

You can check out the complete Terry Funk interview online at Blogtalkradio.com/thewheelhouse.

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