|Terry Funk letter to Jim Barnett (1975) (Click to Enlarge)|
Another wonderful piece of historical memorabilia:
This is a letter written by Terry Funk to the NWA secretary-treasurer Jim Barnett in the days following Funk's victory over Jack Brisco for the NWA world heavyweight championship. Funk won the title December 10, 1975, in Miami, FL. The letter is dated December 15, 1975.
It is basically formal documentation of:
(1) Funk's request that the NWA, through Barnett, be his booker for appearances as long as he is NWA champion.
(2) Funk acknowledges he is in possession of the gold belt which remains the property of the NWA.
(3) He will only lose the title when instructed to do so by the NWA.
(4) He agrees to be booked for at least one rematch with the person who takes the title from him.
Fascinating stuff indeed.
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Special thanks to Yuhki Kihara and Atsushi Kanie for providing this and other images on the Domed Globe blog.