The wrestling world as a whole received devastating news on August 23, 2023. The legendary Terry Funk had passed away at the age of 79. Immediately, wrestling fans and legends of the ring began sharing stories and mourning the loss of an icon.

From The Texas Panhandle To The World

Terry Funk's legendary career spanned over five decades. Over that time, he won several titles and legions of fans. Funk was a pioneer of hardcore wrestling, pushing himself to astounding extremes in order to entertain massive crowds.

Terry Funk is a Texas panhandle icon. Stories have always been told of his kindness and generosity in Canyon and Amarillo. He was the ultimate performer, and beloved member of the panhandle community.

Terry would begin his rise to legendary status in Amarillo, Texas. The journey would take him all over the world.

Funk's career would earn him a place in the WWE Hall of Fame, the WCW Hall of Fame, Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, NWA Hall of Fame, and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

He would also land roles in major films like Road House, and Over The Top

A Legacy That Will Live On Forever

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Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.

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