Mick Foley, WWE, & More Pay Tribute To Terry Funk

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Tributes are pouring in after news broke that Terry Funk had sadly passed away at the age of 79.

Ric Flair took to social media on August 23rd to share the sad news that WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk had passed away, writing:

“In My Entire Life, I’ve Never Met A Guy Who Worked Harder. Terry Funk Was A Great Wrestler, Entertainer, Unbelievably Fearless, And A Great Friend! Rest In Peace My Friend Terry Funk Knowing That No One Will Ever Replace You In The World Of Professional Wrestling!”

Shortly after news initially broke, Funk’s longtime friend and former tag team partner Mick Foley wrote a tribute of his own:

“Terry Funk is gone. I just talked to Terry’s daughter, Brandee, who gave me the awful news. He was my mentor, my idol, and one of my closest friends. He was the greatest wrestler I ever saw.

If you get the chance, look up a Terry Funk match or a Terry Funk promo, and give thanks that this incredible man gave so much, for so long, to so many. There will never be another like him. May God bless Terry, his friends, family and all who loved him. RIP my dear friend – it was an honor to know you. #RIPTerryFunk

I will be writing much more about Terry in the next few days.”

The Wrestling World Pays Tribute To Terry Funk After His Passing

WWE issued a statement shortly after news of Funk’s passing, writing:

“WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk has passed away at the age of 79. WWE extends its condolences to Funk’s family, friends and fans.”

AEW star Matt Hardy wrote:

“#RIP Terry Funk Not only were you the most amazing pro wrestler ever, you were the most incredible human being. Godspeed, Funker My thoughts are with your family, friends & fans. You’ll be greatly missed.”

Dustin Rhodes, who shared the ring with Funk early in his career, shared the following:

“Just heard that Terry Funk is gone. Truly heartbroken over this. He has known me since I was a child. He was an incredible mentor and friend. Love him so much and sad to see him go. I know he is no longer in pain and has probably rekindled his war with Pops in heaven. Rest easy TF #RestInPeaceTerryFunk”

MJF referenced one of Funk’s most famous promos, writing simply:

“Forever. RIP, Terry Funk.”

Lance Storm also paid tribute to the legend, making it clear that he would have more to say in the future:

“I will say more eventually. This one hits hard. RIP Terry Funk. A pleasure and honour to know you. Respect always.”

Fellow ECW legend Bully Ray had very few words, sharing photos of himself and tag team partner D-Von along with Funk:

“There are no words… God Bless Terry Funk.”

Everyone at TJR Wrestling sends our best wishes to the family and friends of Terry Funk during this difficult time.