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9 greatest dynasties of the Wrestling world

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Bret Hart and Natalya Neidhart
Bret Hart and Natalya Neidhart

Pro Wrestling has been around in its modern form for well over a century. With that kind of longevity, there are bound to be wrestlers who pass on their knowledge and legacy to the next generation. Here are a few of the greatest wrestling dynasties.

#1 The Funks

Terry and Dory Funk Jr. throttle their foe.
Terry and Dory Funk Jr. throttle their foe.

It all started with Dory Funk Sr. The amateur wrestling star broke onto the professional scene once he returned from World War II. Dory's career was short-lived but memorable, as he gained the admiration of the fans throughout the Texas and Central Territories.

It is his time as a promoter which had the most impact, however. The list of stars he created reads who's who of the late sixties/early seventies wrestling scene; Stan Hansen, Harley Race, Gene Kiniski, Tully Blanchard, Ted DiBiase, Tito Santana, Bruiser Brody, and of course, his sons Dory Jr. and Terry.

The Funk Brothers were a successful tag team, winning gold time and time again, but it was Terry who really became the bigger star. Beloved in Japan, Europe, and anywhere there was room to assemble a wrestling ring, Terry Funk is still an active wrestler even in his seventies.

Currently, Terry is the only active wrestler carrying the Funk name, and even he will admit his career has really wound down to only a few appearances. His Funking Conservatory wrestling school, however, lives on and has produced graduates such as Edge, Christian, Rhyno, and Mickey James. Besides, Terry has grandkids... Here is a memorable match between the Funks and the team of Hulk Hogan and Junkyard Dog.

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Christopher Scott Wagoner is a fiction writer and freelance journalist from Austin, Texas. Dune is his favorite novel and Dean Malenko is his favorite wrestler.
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