Dory Funk Jr by Rob Schamberger © 2012 Rob. All rights reserved.

Dory Funk, Jr

Dory Funk Jr painting by Rob Schamberger

Acrylic on 24″ x 24″ wood

Dory Funk, Jr is one of the biggest names in the history of pro wrestling. One year after entering the NWA in 1968, he won the World Championship from Gene Kiniski, holding it for four and a half years, the second longest uninterrupted reign in the history of the title! After losing the belt to Harley Race, he went on to compete around the world, having many notable feuds, while his brother Terry later won the NWA World Championship as well, making them the only brothers to have both held the title.

Funk now runs the Funking Conservatory wrestling school, where students have included Matt and Jeff Hardy, Christian, Lita, Kurt Angle, Mickie James, Edge and Test! Dory Jr and Terry were inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame in 2009.

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