Dustin Rhodes Asks Fans To ‘Pray’ For Terry Funk
The Natural Sent Out A Concerned Tweet About The Hardcore Icon This Weekend…
Dustin Rhodes Tweeted on Sunday asking wrestling fans to keep Terry Funk in their prayers as the WWE Hall of Famer deals with severe hip pain.
Rhodes said: “Just got off the phone with Terry Funk. He is in a lot of pain and could use some prayers. One of the greatest #TrueLegends to ever be in the ting [sic]. Appreciate y’all"
Rhodes later clarified that Funk is dealing with severe hip pain: “Just to clarify guys, Terry Funk is just in severe pain with his hip. He is a tough SOB.”
Regardless, Rhodes’ Tweet caught on with fellow professionals across the industry, with Kevin Owens also tweeting his support: “There’s nobody like Terry. He deserves every ounce of good energy anyone can send his way.”
The 76-year-old Funk is a former NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion, ECW World Heavyweight Champion, and was one of the first gaijin (non-Japanese wrestlers) to become a major star in Japan in the 1970s alongside brother Dory Funk Jr.
Notorious for retiring and un-retiring multiple times since his debut in 1965, Funk had his last match in 2017.