Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Miami Beach 1975: Terry Funk defeats Jack Brisco

New NWA Champion Terry Funk with Gordon Solie on the set of Championship Wrestling from Florida
It was originally supposed to be Jack Brisco defending against arch rival (and former champion) Dory Funk Jr. in Miami Beach that fateful night in December 1975. But with Dory half way around the world in Japan, Terry Funk challenged Brisco instead and upset Brisco to win the coveted Ten Pounds of Gold.

All the behind the scenes details on this and every title change of the domed globe belt can be found in "Ten Pounds of Gold: A Close Look at the NWA World Championship Belt" available now at Only $29.95 for the color edition. A special Black & White edition is now available for $12.95 as well.

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