!BANG! TV Report – Special Photo Review of the Legend of Dory Funk Sr.
I grew up watching my Father, Dory Funk Sr. wrestling at the Amarillo Sports Arena in Amarillo, Texas. I watched as my father faced all the great wrestlers of the time, Lou Thesz, Pat O’Connor, Leroy McGuirk, Wayne Martin, Fritz Von Erich, Gene Kiniski, Buddy Rogers and “The Fabulous Texas and father of Dick Murdoch, Frankie Hill Murdoch.
In the beginning, Dory Funk Sr. was one of the many wrestlers working the Amarillo Territory. He was well liked by the wrestling fans or in the language of the wrestling business, He was “over in the territory.”
For 3 years, Dory Funk Sr. took a position as Superintendent of Texas Boy’s while still wrestling at the same time. After leaving Boy’s Ranch Dory Funk Sr. settled with his family on his own ranch just 30 minutes southwest of Amarillo, the “Flying Mare Ranch.”
My father was my hero. I had watched him from the time I was 6 years old and dreamed of going into the ring and doing what I saw him do as a professional wrestler and Promoter of the Amarillo Territory.
Dory Funk Sr.’s career is not documented on video tape as are all of the modern day superstars. There is only one match of him on video however many photos exist to document the life and times of my Father, Dory Funk Sr. – Now online at http://www.dory-funk.com/whiskey.html a photo review of the life of Dory Funk Sr.
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