Funk’s Corner – Jack Brisco, He Brought Respect and Credibility to Professional Wrestling

Sometime around 10 am February 1st, 2010 I received a call from Bob Ryder, the first of many to let me know that Jack Brisco had passed away. Like some shocking events I will always remember where I was at the time, in front of Publix listening to country music while waiting for Marti to return to the car with groceries. I left the car and went into the store to let Marti know that Jack Brisco had passed away.

I have spent more time in the ring with Jack Brisco than any other wrestler in my career. I would have to say some 200 wrestling matches wrestling for the NWA World Championship, most of them lasting the full 1 hour time limit and one 90 minute match in Jacksonville, Florida.

Above all, Jack Brisco brought credibility to professional wrestling and to the NWA World Championship first as a challenger then as the Champion. I never had a match with Jack Brisco less than spectacular for the wrestling fans. Jack was a great worker and exceptional athlete and a beautiful person to work with in the ring.

Our condolences to Jack’s Wife Jan, His Brother Gerald, Nephew Wes and the entire Jack Brisco Family.

Photos and Video of myself wrestling Jack Brisco at

Dory and Marti Funk

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