As we discussed last week, 73-year veteran Terry Funk will return from the retreat to make a few meetings during the second half of September in North Carolina and South Carolina. These encounters will be in Australian relays joining forces with the Rock ‘N’ Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton) to face Jerry “The King” Lawler, Brian Christopher and Doug Gilbert.
Funk said that his reasons for returning were not about the economic, but rather about doing what he loves so much. He stated that his intention is to continue doing what he loves for as long as his body allows it.
In the same way, and as we also noticed, another mythical legend of the violent struggles just gave one of his last struggles last August 5 , we refer to Atsushi Onita who entered after a long period of time in the United States to face the Current symbol of CZW, Matt Tremont , in a battle that ended up being in trios because next to Onita they made common cause Raijin Yaguchi and Hideki Hosaka that they prevailed to Tremont, Danny Havoc and Rickey Shane Page.
As the connoisseurs will remember, one of the most impressive duels between these two colossi of the violent fight was the one happened on May 5, 1993 , when they met in explosive cage and ring, leaving victorious the Japanese star.
Could you go back to face these two extreme legends in a duel that could be the last of both gladiators?
According to Dave Meltzer, in the latest installment of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter , it is very feasible for this to happen:
” Onita wants to do a last fight against Funk in Japan. My impression is that Funk will be doing his Raleigh fight in teams alongside the Rock ‘N’ Roll Express against Jerry Lawler, Brian Christopher and Doug Gilbert, to see how his body feels and see if he can make a reasonable fight in Japan. “