Saturday, February 06, 2016

Harley Race beats Terry Funk for the NWA World Title

39 years ago today, Harley Race defeated Terry Funk for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens.

Although former NWA champion Pat O'Connor is billed as special referee, he was not the referee in that match.

Video of the title change is included below from YouTube. Commentary is by former NWA champ "Whipper" Billy Watson and then former NWA president Sam Muchnick.

The ring announcer at the end making the dramatic call is Norm Kimber. You can jump to the finish and the dramatic call (at 7:00 into the video) in a new window by clicking here