WWE / Indie News: Terry Funk trolls Jerry Lawler on Twitter ahead of their match
What's the story?
Two legends will be on the opposite side of the ring as part of an independent promotion's tag match this weekend.
Terry Funk kicked off the build-up and decided to send Jerry "The King" Lawler a message early this morning; which Lawler posted on Twitter. Check out his tweet below:
In case you didn't know...
The combined ages of Jerry Lawler and Terry Funk is 140 (throw in the other four competitors of the six-man tag and the total becomes 353). Funk made his pro wrestling debut in 1965; while Lawler wrestled his first match in 1970.
Lawler is famously known for making his mark in pro wrestling in the Memphis territory before gaining worldwide popularity in the WWE.
Funk has literally been everywhere. He started out in the western territories of the NWA, and his career has taken him to Japan, the WWE, and even ECW.
The heart of the matter
The indie promotion Big Time Wrestling is running the event that involves Funk vs. Lawler in a six-man tag match on September 23rd from Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Lawler will team up with his son Brian Christopher and Doug Gilbert (brother of "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert) to take on Funk and The Rock N' Roll Express.
The event will also feature meet and greet photograph sessions and appearances by Billy Gunn, Kevin Nash, and Sgt. Slaughter.
This event takes place tomorrow, and if you are in the Spartanburg area, you can obtain tickets from Big Time Wrestling's website (link).
Other wrestlers to appear at this event include Magnum TA, Gangrel (from The Brood), and Jimmy Valiant.
Regardless if you think these guys should wrestle at the ages of 73 and 67, this photo was absolutely hilarious. The look on crazy man Funk's face in that photo was perfect. I'm sure that was not the way Lawler wanted to wake up this morning.
It will be a fun event for those who were fans of the classic days of the NWA southern territories.