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Dory Funk Jr., one of the greatest World Champions of all time, sits down for an upclose shoot interview with Highspots. Dory Funk Jr. comes from a wrestling family that included his father, Dory Sr., and his brother, Terry. Dory Funk Jr. has 40 years of wrestling experience, and has plenty of stories to share. His memory of specific matches is amazing, and it makes this interview even that more interesting for him to recall specific battles, dates and locations. Dory Funk Jr. covers a lot of ground in this interview, including:
- How his father influenced his career.
- His career as a football player at West Texas State.
- His early days in Amarillo, Texas, with his brother, father, Dennis Stamp, Jumbo Tsuruta, Bob Backlund and others.
- When the decision was to make one of the Funk brothers the NWA World Champion, who said that Dory be given the chance?
- Talks about his title win over Gene Kiniski and what it meant to be World Champion.
- What was the schedule and pay like as champion?
- Clears up confusion on a supposed loss to Lord Alfred Hayes during his reign, and why he believes it never happened.
- Dory Funk Jr. was the first NWA Champion in 12 years to go to Japan. He talks about his memorable match with Antonio Inoki that madehim an international star.
- Talks about his matches with Jack Brisco. He speaks of specific memorable matches as well as why he never lost the title to Brisco.
- Dory Funk Jr. clears up the controversay with great details aboutthe real reason why he did not compete the night he was to lose the title to Brisco.
- Losing the title to Harley Race in 1973 when he was injured.
- How did the schedule and work change after losing the title?
- Speaks of the difference territories he worked including St. Louis, Houston, Detroit, Florida, Los Angeles, Mid-Atlantic and Georgia.
- Shares the infamous "ticket booth robbery" story from Detroit. What did he think of the Sheik as a man?
- Talks about Ole Anderson's statement that Dory