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 arenâ€™t wrestlers and wrestlers arenâ€™t actors, wrestlers are wrestlers. Iâ€™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 wasnâ€™t with garbage lids, pails and other stuffâ€¦they went the other way at the end and I think that was the wrong road to travelâ€¦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 wasnâ€™t gonna go, you know I made the statement before that Iâ€™m not going down thereâ€¦I donâ€™t want to go down there and if I wanted to go Iâ€™d call em up and tell emâ€™ I wanted to be thereâ€¦it wouldnâ€™t be bad if they made the gesture but they knew I wouldnâ€™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 thereâ€™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.