Pro wrestling runs deep in 1 East Texas family

December 29, 2014 6:01 AM

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Professional wrestling and Texas have a storied history with two families — the Funks from Amarillo and the Von Erichs from Dallas — being at the forefront of the squared-circle. The Funks are still training wrestlers and promoting shows in the Panhandle, while tragedy notoriously befell the Von Erichs in the late '80s and early '90s, making it difficult for the family to continue on the wrestling tradition.

Although those dynasties led the scene, there were many more families and individuals who contributed to this cultural phenomenon, including one East Texas family that is still grappling with "the business."

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