YouTube Finds: Terry Funk shows Jerry Lawler how to become a true Floridian in two easy steps
The Jerry Lawler vs. Terry Funk feud spanned 30 years, producing some of the greatest brawls–and most memorable promos–the business has ever known. When the King left his home court to take the fight to Funk in Florida in 1981, the wily, crazed former NWA World champion suspected Lawler was considering a permanent move to the Sunshine State.
Being the true competitor that he is, Funk welcomed Lawler to Florida with open arms by not only providing him the number of a top realtor in the area but also offering these helpful hints for fitting right in. (There’s something wonderful about the insane Funk laughing maniacally and calling Lawler a fool as motor oil cascades down his face.)
Years later, Funk wrote in his bio that wished he had used maple syrup instead of actual motor oil as he nearly blinded himself. (You can see the pain on his face as he continues the promo despite the oil trickling into his eyes.) But, he says, in those days it had to be real. (It’s still real to me, damn it!)