In Funk's Corner

Chief Wahoo McDaniel

Following in His Father's Footsteps

At the Age of 15, He is Little Wahoo


Zac "Little Wahoo" McDaniel - Funking Conservatory Teen Program

They are big shoes to fill every step of the way. Former President of the United States
George Bush coached Wahoo McDaniel as a Pony League base ball player in Midland,
Texas. President George Bush said, "I'll always remember Wahoo as a wonderful kid who
captured the imagination of West Texas in the 1950s. He was idolized and worshiped by
everyone who knew him."

I remember the first time I ever heard of Wahoo McDaniel in 1956 when I opened the
Saturday morning Amarillo Globe News football special and read the headline, "Wahoo
and Tribe Run Over the Amarillo Golden Sandstorm. I thought, "How could a high school
football player have a name like Wahoo. He went on to play football for Oklahoma
University, the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets and Denver Broncos. In the off season,
this superstar football player wrestled for my father, Dory Funk Sr. in the Amarillo Territory.
I am honored to say, he wrestled many times as my tag team partner. Later in my career, as
NWA World Champion, I faced my toughest match in Houston, Texas against Chief Wahoo
McDaniel. We wrestled each other for ninety minutes to a draw.

Chief Wahoo McDaniel went on to build a reputation as one of the toughest men in professional
wrestling and at the same time set attendance records everywhere he wrestled from the
Mid Atlantic to Madison Square Garden to Florida Championship Wrestling. Chief Wahoo
was also one of the most loved men in professional wrestling.

Now his son, Zac McDaniel who will wrestle as "Little Wahoo" will be attending the Funking
Conservatory to train as a professional wrestler. We will do our best to give him all the
wisdom and training necessary to become the new "Chief Wahoo McDaniel."

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At our next !BANG! TV taping, "The Big !BANG!,"  Chief Wahoo McDaniel will be given
the Funking Conservatory Fighting Heart Award. Accepting the award posthumously for
Wahoo McDaniel will be Karen McDaniel and her three sons, Zac (Little Wahoo), Nolan
and Storm.

In addition to Little Wahoo, appearing on the card will be New Japan Pro-wrestling's Osamu
Nishimura, The Royal Stud, Adam Windsor, The First Lady of Professional Wrestling, Missy
Hyatt, The Claw, Samson, Ven Detta, Tiger Face, El Diablo, Gino Gambino, The Highland
Strangler, The Untouchable Leon Scott and Tiziana, Sledge Hammer, Simba, Matt Dillon,
Bobby "BoneCrusher" Smith and the Funking Conservatory Women's Champion, Dixie.

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