Dory Funk Jr. - Getting in Shape for the "Match of a Lifetime"
NWA World Champion Jeff Jarrett
From Bob Ryder's column on NWA/TNA
Dory Funk Jr won the NWA World Heavyweight Title on February 11, 1969 in Tampa
FL. Almost 35 years later, on January 25, Funk will step in the ring to face Jeff Jarrett
in the main event of a show being held in Ocala FL. Funk has been mostly inactive in
recent years, concentrating on training future stars at his "Funking Conservatory", and
his last high profile match in the United States was against Nick Bockwinkel at Slamboree
in 1993. The Funk/Bockwinkel match stole the show that night as the two former
champions put on a wrestling clinic. Funk has made appearances in Japan, but has only
made rare appearances in the ring in the United States since the Bockwinkel match.
Ask any of his students, though, and they'll tell you that Funk can still handle himself
inside a wrestling ring.
February 22, 2004, February Fight Night
New Japan Pro-wrestling's Osamu Nishimura vs Dory Funk Jr.
Indian Strap Match, Adam Windsor vs Li'l Wahoo McDaniel
Plus Magnum The Giant, Women's Champion Dixie, Blue Bomber and more.
For ticket information call:
Marti Funk - 352-895-4658
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