Terry Funk was a guest on the most recent episode of Dinner With The King and talked about his upcoming return to the ring. Jerry Lawler also gave his thoughts on the passing of Bobby Heenan. Here are the highlights they sent along:
Terry Funk on why he’s come out of retirement so many times:
“Every time I retire, I mean it; it’s the last time I’m going to step into the ring. That’s what it is. It’s the last time I’m going to step in the ring. Every time I say I’m through with wrestling, I mean it from the bottom of my heart. But then my love for the profession just enters my heart and soul again. And someone always asks me, ‘Terry, will you come back, please, one more time?’ And I can’t turn them down. I can’t turn them down. I know one of these times, I’m going to go to heaven. I want you people to know that.”
Jerry Lawler on the passing of Bobby “The Brain” Heenan:
“There’s not a lot of people you consider your real friends in the business; it’s more you’re business acquaintances. But I always felt like Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and I were friends.
What a legacy this guy leaves. He was THE color commentator. I don’t think there’s ever been, probably never will be, to match Bobby Heenan behind a mic. When he and Gorilla Monsoon were together, wow, that’s the best there was.”
Did the WWE label a house show in Greensboro ‘Starrcade’ because there’s a wrestling convention, WrestleCade, the same weekend only thirty minutes away?
“Well, of course. It’s a good promotional idea. Any time you can increase ticket sales, you’re doing a good job.”
For the full episode, check out Dinner With The King.