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DATE CHAMPION CHALLENGER CITY
02/01/71 Dory Funk Jr. Johnny Weaver Charlotte NC
02/02/71 Dory Funk Jr. Gene Anderson Raleigh NC
02/04/71 Dory Funk Jr. Luther Lindsey Norfolk VA
02/05/71 Dory Funk Jr. Jerry Brisco Richmond VA
07/05/71 Dory Funk Jr. Johnny Weaver Charlotte NC
07/06/71 Dory Funk Jr. Nelson Royal Raleigh NC
07/07/71 Dory Funk Jr. Gene Anderson Asheville NC
07/08/71 Dory Funk Jr. Johnny Weaver Norfolk VA
09/06/71 Dory Funk Jr. Johnny Weaver Charlotte NC
09/07/71 Dory Funk Jr. Brute Bernard Columbia SC
09/09/71 Dory Funk Jr. Danny Miller Greensboro NC
09/10/71 Dory Funk Jr. Danny Miler Richmond VA
11/22/71 Dory Funk Jr. Jerry Brisco Charlotte NC
11/23/71 Dory Funk Jr. Johnny Weaver Raleigh NC
11/25/71 Dory Funk Jr. Jerry Brisco Norfolk VA
       

Dory Funk Jr.

NWA World Heavyweight Champion

 

Funk held the NWA title for the entire year of 1971 and faced much the entire roster of main event talent in cities all over the Carolinas and Virginia. His most persistent challenger was Johnny Weaver, and Funk and Junior even enlisted young brother Terry to go after a bounty placed on Weaver by the champ's father, Dory Funk Sr.


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