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Thursday, January 24, 2008

!BANG! TV Press Release - Dory Funk Jr. Talks About Japan, His Final Match And Full Time Coaching

Courtesy of Dory Funk Jr.:

Mark Nulty of www.wrestlingclassics.com interviews Dory Funk Jr. in regard to his final wrestling match coming to Tokyo's Sumo Hall on Saturday March 1st. In the interview, Funk talks about his feelings as he approaches his final wrestling match, His days as NWA World Champion and His experiences working and booking for All Japan Pro-Wrestling.

This interview includes Dory's opinion of two of his finest students, Jumbo Tsuruta and Osamu Nishimura and how he became teacher of Osamu Nishimura.

Dory speaks of his father, Dory Funk Sr. and Dory Sr.'s role in the beginning days of All Japan Pro Wrestling. Dory also talks about wrestling Antonio Inoki and Giant Baba on his first trip to Japan in 1969 defending the NWA World Championship. Funk also talks about the difference in Japanese wrestling fans and American wrestling fans.

Funk discusses the learning phase of his career as NWA World Champion and as Booker for All Japan Pro Wrestling.

The complete interview is now on !BANG! TV at www.dory-funk.com and on the wrestlingclassics.com message board.

Professional Wrestling comes to Ocala, Florida on Sunday, January 27th with the live taping of !BANG! TV. (All matches will be inside a steel cage)

For ticket information and training schedules at the Funking Conservatory Wrestling School, Call 352-216-7636.