Gunslinger Heaven

Gunslinger Heaven

            Dory Funk Sr (Boys Ranch - 1949)                             Riki Dozan (Father of Wrestling in Japan)

Putt Powell (Amarillo Globe News sports writer and friend of the Funk Family)

Putt had a genuine love affair with his work at the Globe-News, writing about sports and chronicling sports history. Putt covered the wrestling matches and posted the results the next day. He spent 62 years writing for the Amarillo Globe news. Putt had a mind like a steel trap. It would be nice to have him here now to learn about the orgin of wrestling in Amarillo in the days of Cal Farley and Dutch Mantel and follow through to Dory Funk Sr. and on to the many West Texas Football players that went on to Pro wrestling careers. Putt was a big booster of Amarillo, West Texas State University, and even during my high school football days, Canyon High School Football. Best put in the words of Garet von Netzer, publisher of the Amarillo Globe News, "Putt, you were one of a kind, you touched our lives uniquely, and you will be missed deeply."


 Dick Murdoch Frankie Hill Murdoch

                                                                       Brian Pillman


  Bruiser Brody Kerry Von Erich

              Motoshi Okuma


Eddie Graham

                                                                Haru Sonoda                                                                                                                            



                Rocky Hata                                  Dean Hart


                 Ricky Romero                                                           Dick Murdoch

                                                                       Stu Hart                                                                           Jumbo Tsuruta

Eddie Guerrero                                          Jim Barnett


                Betty and John McKinley - Mother and Father of Marti Funk


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