The wrestling world recently bid farewell to a true legend, Terry Funk, whose passing left fans and fellow WWE personalities mourning his loss. As heartfelt tributes poured in from notable superstars, one conspicuous absence from the lineup raised questions. Paul Heyman, a figure known for his outspoken nature, has now revealed his reasons for not publicly paying his respects to the late superstar.
Paul Heyman’s Candid Explanation
During a recent episode of The Bump, the North American Champion, Dominik Mysterio, engaged in a captivating interview with Mr. Heyman. While their discussion covered a wide array of topics, it was Heyman’s insights into Terry Funk’s passing that left a lasting impression.
According to Wrestlelamia.co.uk, Heyman candidly expressed his reasons for not immediately offering tributes to the Hall of Famer. He revealed, “I was aware of the decline in Terry Funk’s health, and I had the extraordinary opportunity and pleasure of speaking with him in the last few weeks of his life.” Heyman’s decision to withhold his tributes stemmed from his desire to convey his heartfelt sentiments directly to Funk while the legendary wrestler was still alive.
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A Heartfelt Moment of Connection
Heyman’s decision to cherish his last conversation with Terry Funk reflects a poignant departure from his often sharp and critical remarks directed at other individuals within the wrestling world. From John Cena to his former advocate, Brock Lesnar, Heyman has not shied away from taking jabs and offering critiques. However, his devotion to his Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns, remains unwavering.
In addition to sharing this personal anecdote, Heyman also paid tribute to Funk by referring to him as the “Grandfather of a Revolution.” Heyman recognized the challenge of encapsulating Funk’s legendary life within the confines of a brief program, further highlighting the profound impact Funk had on the wrestling industry.