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Jim Ross Blogs: Jack Brisco's Funeral - Who Attended!


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Jim Ross has a new blog up at JrsBarBQ.com, discussing the passing of Jack Brisco, here are the highlights…


On Who Attended The Service: Several notable figures from the world of wrestling were in attendance. WWE Hall of Famers included Gerald Brisco, Pat Patterson, Dusty Rhodes, Dory Funk, and Terry Funk. Others there paying their respects to the Oklahoman of Choctaw and Chickasaw decent included: Michael Hayes, Edge, Bruce Prichard, Chavo Guerrero, Sr, Hector Guerrero, Mike Graham, Steve Keirn, Tom Prichard, Norman Smiley, Mike Graham, George Scott, Brian Blair, Haku, Ricky Santana, Dan Spivey, David Sierra, Lanny Poffo and John Laurinaitis. I apologize if I have inadvertently left anyone out but its been a long day and I'm going from memory.


On First Meeting Jack Brisco: In 1974, Brisco befriended a rookie referee and in a span of three days taught him not only how one should conduct one's self in the wrestling business but in life as well. Jack showed me genuine respect and carried himself with dignity and class. I was lucky to meet Jack so early in my career and even luckier to be able to ref some Brisco vs. Danny Hodge NWA Title bouts. To see two of my greatest heroes competing in one match was pretty awesome especially being the proverbial 'third man in the ring.


On Jack's Athletic Background: To illustrate just how great an all around an athlete Jack was, right after he left OSU, Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry contacted Jack and offered the two time wrestling All American a free agent contract to join the NFL team. Even though Jack had not played football since his high school days with the Blackwell Maroons, Landry felt that Brisco had the potential to be a NFL linebacker.


You can read the full blog at JrsBarBQ.com.

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