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Terry Funk suffering from dementia, Pro-Wrestling industry wishes luck to icon

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Professional wrestling legend Terry Funk is currently at an assisted living facility specialized for people suffering from dementia.

Terry Funk


In his career, Funk went on from being a typical technically strong professional wrestler to a pioneer of the extreme hardcore style of the artform. He has been inducted into multiple halls of fame, among them WWE, WCW, NWA, and Hardcore. He is overall a five-time world champion at major professional wrestling promotions.

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It was fellow professional wrestling legend Don Miraco who revealed this shocking and highly unfortunate news through his Don Muraco’s Magnificent Podcast. He noted: “Speaking of Japan, I heard that Terry Funk is in a home and disabled for dementia. Yeah, I spoke with Scott Casey over the weekend and I guess he’s all the way down in Amarillo, Texas. So I don’t know. I know his wife passed away two or three years ago. I don’t know who he’s with or what’s going on.”

The WWE Hall Of Famer has had suffered a number of health-related issues that has limited his number of public appearances. Even a few years back he was a semi-regular professional wrestler in the independent promotions across the United States, but since the rise of the issues, he had to stop his work Inside the squared circle. Funk has not stepped inside the ring for a match since 2017.

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A tweet from his official account at the social media platform, possibly managed by his family, stated: “Yes, Mr. Funk is currently receiving residential care for his multiple health issues, which do affect his mind as well as the rest of his body. As you can imagine, some days are better than others. He & his family appreciate all of your kind words! FOREVER,”


The entire professional wrestling industry united to wish the legend luck for a hopeful recovery.

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WWE, Funk’s former employer, tweeted, wishing luck to him and his family.

Mick Foley termed Funk as the greatest professional wrestler he had ever seen and added that no one had the ability to make the show more believable to the eyes of the audience than him.

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