Wrestling Veteran Explains How Mick Foley And Terry Funk Changed The Business

Wrestling Veteran Explains How Mick Foley And Terry Funk Changed The Business

Know for their no-nonsense wrestling style, Mick Foley and Terry Funk unquestionably changed how professional wrestling is perceived by many.

Their body of work both in and outside of the WWE is highly regarded by long-time wrestling fans and students of the mat game. Mick Foley and Terry Funk share a storied relationship in the world of professional wrestling, with Foley citing Funk as a mentor and influential figure in his career.

Their connection is characterised by mutual respect and a shared passion for pushing the boundaries of traditional wrestling, often engaging in extreme and innovative matches that have left a lasting impact on the wrestling landscape. Their collaborative efforts and shared influence have solidified their places as iconic figures in the realm of hardcore wrestling.

“Cactus wasn’t a hell of a worker so he turned this business into taking a hell of a bump. He was smart. See what I’m saying? He said, “If I can’t do all these moves like these other guys do, then follow this!”

“Iceman” King Parsons, a distinguished retired American professional wrestler, rose to prominence during the 1980s and 1990s. With a notable presence in wrestling promotions such as WCCW and UWF, Parsons established himself as a revered figure in the industry. In a 2008 interview, he lauded the astuteness of Mick Foley in effectively showcasing his strengths to captivate audiences and gain recognition.

“Cactus Jack would destroy his body takin’ crazy a*s bumps. But he made money doing that.”

And on the subject of Terry Funk…

“Terry Funk… he’d do anything. Y’know he could do all kinds of moves and s**t and do crazy bumps!”

Wrestling Greats Mourn The Passing Of Terry Funk

‘The Funker’ passed away in the summer of 2023. He was greatly respected by his peers and some of the all time professional wrestling stars paid their condolences.

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