CM Punk Pays Tribute To Terry Funk At AEW Collision Taping

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CM Punk addressed the AEW crowd after a TV taping and made sure to honor the legendary Terry Funk.

The wrestling has been saddened by the news of the legendary WWE Hall of Famer and former NWA World Champion Terry Funk, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 79 years old.

Terry Funk worked all over the world and had incredible longevity that saw him compete in wrestling for about 50 years before his body couldn’t do it any more. The man may have “retired” as much as anybody in wrestling history, but he kept coming back for more and the fans loved him for it.

Last night, AEW had a live episode of Dynamite followed immediately by a taping for Collision this Saturday night because the roster will be flying to England today for AEW All In on Sunday night.

CM Punk Gave A Touching Tribute To Terry Funk

Following AEW Collision, CM Punk addressed the crowd by talking about the great, late Terry Funk.

“One of the big reasons I’m here, maybe that Sting’s here, maybe that Darby’s here, there’s a little piece of this man in each and every single one of you here today. I stand on the shoulders of giants, and today, we lost one. Terry Funk. No matter what religion you believe, maybe you don’t have a religion, one thing I believe is that you are never truly gone as long as there are people who look up to you, remember you, and continue to tell stories long after you’re gone.

“My heart is tender tonight because Terry is gone, but I can still still because Sting is still here. Terry Funk is still with us every day. There’s a lot of legends that are still here, but we have to give respect to people that paved the way. Let me hear it one time for Terry Funk.”

CM Punk will get his chance to pay tribute to Terry Funk in the ring this Sunday at AEW All In when he defends the “Real World Championship” against his longtime rival Samoa Joe in front of 80,000+ fans in Wembley Stadium.

H/T Fightful