Sure, Ronda Rousey’s action-star status may have taken a hit – or a kick to the head – when she was felled by Holly Holm last month in Australia, but the former UFC Bantamweight champ is still pressing on with plans to star in a remake of Road House. And that’s got Terry Funk’s blood boiling.
For those of you who don’t know, Funk is the hardcore wrestling icon who has spent the past 50 years kicking ass (and getting his ass kicked) in rings around the world. The tough Texan has feuded with everyone from the late Dusty Rhodes to Mick Foley, and set a new standard for brutality in promotions like ECW and IWA Japan, where he’d compete in an infamous “King of the Death Match” tournament. Oh, and he’s also acted on occasion – in films that included Over the Top and, of course, Road House, where he mixes it up with rowdy patrons at the Double Deuce saloon.
Despite that, Funk was apparently unaware that a Road House reboot was even in the works, which definitely explains his reaction after being told of Rousey’s involvement in it: “You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.”
“Ronda Rousey in ‘Road House?’ They’re making a remake and I’m not in it and she is? That’s bullshit,” the Funker says. “She don’t belong in there! I’d like to go ahead and get her in the goddamn ring – it wouldn’t take me 10 rounds to kick her ass.”
Woah, settle down, Terry. Of course, it doesn’t help that the guy asking him about the film keeps referring to the MMA fighter as “Ronda Rosey,” but cut him some slack – dude was in the Full Blooded Italians back in the day. And, Funker, if you’re looking to land a role in the new film, perhaps threatening its star isn’t the best way to go?