Terry Funk is reportedly recovering at home after contracting COVID-19.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the 76-year-old is doing fine outside of being in isolation. The report notes that Funk believes that he caught the virus while recently attending church.
Funk hasn’t appeared in the ring since 2017, but was forced to cancel a scheduled appearance in 2020 due to health reasons. It was reported earlier in 2021 that the former WWE Superstar was in a lot of pain with his hip.
Terry Funk, part of the famous Funk wrestling family, wrestled in his first match in 1965.
A nomadic career took the Hardcore Legend to almost every major promotion in Japan and North America. It was during one of these stints in Japan that Funk cemented his hardcore status. The veteran defeated Cactus Jack in 1994 in a Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch to be crowned King Of The Deathmatch.
The Former NWA World Heavyweight Champion became a cult hero during two stints in ECW, either side of a run in WWE teaming with old rival Mick Foley.
Funk’s ‘retirements’ have become almost as famous as his matches in recent times with former ECW Champion announcing the end of his career on multiple occasions as early as the mid-1990’s. Despite vowing to retire upon leaving WWE in 1998, Funk continued to wrestle well into his 70’s.