Texan Funk Defeats Kiniski In Feature

St. Petersburg Times – February 12, 1969

TAMPA – Dory Funk Jr., former West Texas State tackle from Amarillo, Tex., defeated Gene Kiniski in the feature match of last night’s wrestling show at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory.

Kiniski, favored to take the one-fall match, conceded to Funk before a crowd of almost 7,000 fans jammed into the Armory to see the special Gasparilla show.

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