As noted, the pro wrestling world lost one of its’ biggest legends of all-time this week.
On Wednesday, news broke that WWE Hall of Fame legend and former NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion Terry Funk passed away at the age of 79.
After the news was made public, several WWE Superstars, legends and personalities surfaced on social media to pay homage to “The Funker.”
Check out comments on Terry Funk’s passing from Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Cody Rhodes, Ric Flair, Kane, Kevin Owens, Drew McIntyre, GUNTHER, Tommy Dreamer, Bully Ray, Lance Storm, Lex Luger, AJ Styles, William Regal, Sean Waltman, Shane “Hurricane” Helms, Natalya and JBL.
Every night in cities all over the world, Terry Funk left it all in the ring for our business and for the fans. An icon of our industry.
My thoughts are with Terry’s family, friends and fans.
— Triple H (@TripleH) August 23, 2023
The Funker 💛
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) August 23, 2023
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 23, 2023
A true legend. RIP https://t.co/1zj3wZuofC
— Kane (@KaneWWE) August 23, 2023
I don’t really come here ever anymore but I had to today to say that Terry Funk was the absolute best of us and that getting to be in the ring with him 10 years ago is and always will be one of the absolute highlights of my career, bar none.
To this day, I still often think…
— Kevinn (@FightOwensFight) August 23, 2023
— Drew (@DMcIntyreWWE) August 23, 2023
May you rest peacefully. pic.twitter.com/FasmXbGqnU
— GUNTHER (@Gunther_AUT) August 23, 2023
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) August 23, 2023
There are no words…💔
God Bless Terry Funk. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/0uwlZ92rG4
— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) August 23, 2023
I will say more eventually. This one hits hard. RIP Terry Funk. A pleasure and honour to know you. Respect always. pic.twitter.com/psSsKFWOlR
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) August 23, 2023
One of a kind.
Thank you Terry Funk!
You will be greatly missed!
Prayers and condolences to his entire family🙏 pic.twitter.com/fprSEiem8j
— Lex Luger (@GenuineLexLuger) August 23, 2023
Normally I don’t like to post about someone’s passing. Terry Funk will always be absolute legend!
— AJ Styles (@AJStylesOrg) August 23, 2023
I’m deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Terry Funk.I knew Terry before I came to the US as he came to Europe.A totally incredible, wonderful and lovely man.I have my own treasured tales of times https://t.co/HtZxNk5oUR condolences to Terrys https://t.co/rlDYlkMbNs well.x
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) August 23, 2023
10 years ago, Lance Storm & I had a match with Terry Funk & Tommy Dreamer. I vividly remember standing in the ring crying while Terry made his entrance to Desperado by The Eagles. I was so honored to be in that match with Pro Wrestling’s folk hero.
— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) August 23, 2023
RIP Terry Funk pic.twitter.com/jz9jDEySmz
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) August 23, 2023
No matter what generation of wrestling you grew up with, I’ve never heard anyone say a bad word about Terry Funk. He was universally respected and loved. Terry knew what was important in this life, the way you treat people. Thinking of Terry and his family tonight. pic.twitter.com/q1bslrj3mT
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) August 24, 2023
One of the reasons I got in the business was Terry Funk. Love you Texas legend, RIP. pic.twitter.com/4vSUaSHQmr
— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) August 23, 2023
Our condolences to the family, friends, and fans of WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk. pic.twitter.com/mwC7wSS9MV
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) August 23, 2023