Terry Funk is known today as a hardcore legend. His intensity and skill are on display in this showcase of his career. See perhaps the biggest moment of Terry Funk?s career as he wins the NWA World heavyweight championship, downing Jack Brisco in Miami in 1977. The legendary Gordon Solie calls the title change. You?ll see another title change as Terry defends the NWA World title for the last time, meeting Harley Race in Toronto. Former NWA World champ Whipper Billy Watson and legendary NWA President and St. Louis promoter Sam Muchnick provide commentary. Terry teams with legendary muscleman Ivan Putski in a megacard called The Event in San Antonio?s Hemsfair Arena. They challenge one of the greatest tag-teams in Texas history, the Dynamic Duo of Tully Blanchard and Gorgeous Gino Hernandez. Highlights of Terry teaming with brother Dory in the finals of the first ever All Japan Real World tag-team tournament against the Sheik and Abdullah the Butcher.
In 1983, Southwest Championship Wrestling was a nationally televised promotion on the USA Cable Network and promoted a tournament in the Houston Summit to crown its own World champion. Terry Funk lays down an interview entering the tournament and then wrestles a classic tournament match against another top star, Bob Orton Jr. Before the term ?hardcore? became popular, Terry creates havoc at a Detroit television taping where he interrupts the show, commandeers the microphone and has a brutal unscheduled encounter Maniac Mark Lewin. Terry teams with brother Dory against another West Texas State star, Scott Casey and Relampago Leon. Terry Funk has always been considered a master of the promo and you?ll see two of his best. Terry sets up a New Orleans Superdome tag-team match teaming with Dory by laying the smack down on Dusty Rhodes and Wahoo McDaniel and challenging the entire City of New Orleans to a fight. Terry lays down a great interview explaining why his upcoming NWA title defense against Harley Race might be the last match for one of the two men.