Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Funk's Corner - "Webbies"

Funk's Corner - "Webbies"

Professor Gus Miller stood at the front of the West Texas State University Officiating class and repeated, "A good referee will have a flair for the dramatic."

Dr. Jack Walker stood at the front of our Radio / Television commercial writing class and said, "kids and sex sell."

Coach Joe Kerbel came to West Texas State University and molded a team that had won only 2 games in 2 years into Sun Bowl Champions with a 9 and 2 record my senior year.

Working under Coach James Kyle, I did my student teaching coaching the wrestling team at Tascosa High School in Amarillo, Texas and talked to the kids about team spirit and dedication to goals.

Then I became a professional wrestler working every night of the week driving the Amarillo Territory and facing the likes of Sputnik Monroe, Sir Nelson Royal, Vern Gagne, Lou Thesz and Gen Kiniski.

I often wondered why my father, Dory Funk Sr. insisted that I get a college education before I could become a professional wrestler.

Now as owner of the Funking Conservatory, I am grateful to Dad for his insistence that I have an education.

Gone are the days when a good body and a loud mouth would get you a main event on a wrestling card.

Professional wrestling is in the middle of a technical revolution that will require athletes to have communication skills, marketing skills and financial acumen to deal with the present high tech world we live in.

In addition they still have to be great athletes to perform at a level acceptable to a demanding market offering so many different kinds of entertainment.

In today's world being a professional wrestling star is being a television star. At the Funking Conservatory we have an extensive television training program.

Just as many music video producers came up with the "Mini Movie," Now at the Funking Conservatory we introduce the newest method of developing your wrestling personality through television on the internet with, "The Webbie."

We have a full slate of, "Webbies." Starring the wrestlers of the Funking Conservatory now up on our website at Click on Webbies.
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