Dory Funk Jr. is the newly elected President of Pacific Wrestling Federation
Nov 9, 2013 - by Dory Funk Jr.
Dory Funk Jr. the newly elected President of Pacific Wrestling Federation, in an Interview with Raj Giri
Dory Talks about his wrestling career, His Father Dory Funk Sr. as his trainer, Famous wrestlers he trained with, wrestling with his brother as a tag team partner, winning the NWA World Championship, Advice from his father, Dory Funk Sr., His football career at West Texas A&M, Training for his World Title Match with Gene Kiniski in Tampa Florida and personal words from his father, Dory Funk Sr. , What it was like to be NWA World Champion for 4 and ½ years.
Dory also talks about his pickup accident on his father’s “Flying Mare Ranch” and the only wrestling match he ever missed against Jack Brisco in Houston, Texas.
Dory’s talks about his career in Japan (Funk has traveled to Japan more that 70 times beginning in 1969 and most recently teaming with his brother, Terry Funk facing Masanobu Fuchi and Osamu Nishimura on November 27th in Tokyo’s Sumo Hall). On the same trip, Coach Funk was elected President of Pacific Wrestling Federation and presented the New Triple Crown Championship to Akebono Taro winner over Suwama).
Funk also talks about his NWA World Title match in Japan with Antonio Inoki with his father (World War II Veteran) in his corner and Antonio Inoki backing out of a return match at the last moment. Dory also talks about the difference in wrestling in Japan and wrestling in America.
Dory talks about training with WWE at the Funking Dojo and his own wrestling school “Funking Conservatory Wrestling” in Ocala, Florida. Dory also talks about the changes in his training style as safety in athletics has become an issue that must be dealt with.
Dory talks about why being selected to the WWE Hall of Fame was such an honor.
All this and much more is covered in the story with pro wrestling specialist Raj Giri in Wrestling Inc.
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