Funaki is good friends with WWE diva Lita.
In 1989, Funaki completed his training at Animal Hamaguchi's Training Gym in Japan.
Was a constant travel partner and friend of WWE Superstar (& fellow Texan), Stone Cold Steve Austin.
They were trained by Animal Hamaguchi and Yohiaki Fujiwara.
PWI 500 Rankings: #(2005), #138(2004), #116(2003), #103(2002), #135(2000), #163(1999)
Currently lives in San Antonio, Texas.
Is currently teaming with Scotty 2 Hotty on Smackdown and Velocity.
Funaki was part of the Kai En Tai stable along with TAKA Michinoku, Dick Togo, Mens Teioh and Shiryu.
Funaki is fluent in Spanish.
Finishing move is "The Rising Sun", a tornado DDT.
Championships and accomplishments:
Texas Wrestling Alliance
1-time TWA Heavyweight Champion
Universal Wrestling Association
1-time UWA World Middleweight Champion
World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment
1-time WWE Cruiserweight Champion
1-time WWF Hardcore Champion
He is nicknamed: "Smackdown's #1 Announcer."