Not many talent can say they made it to Vince McMahon’s WWF/WWE. The realistic statistics on how many make it to the top was staggering when I worked, but now take into account how much of the talent that moves up is second generation.
I’m proud to say that I made it to the top of Pro-Wrestling as far as working and jobs go. I made it to the top on my own without any family or rubs. Pat Patterson also never had a thing for me, and I still ended up on TV. How many men can say that?
Many of you may have the old hardcopy version of my book from 2008, but this version pulls no punches and is a fun read:
What happened to the world where people realized not everyone can be winners? What happened to the world where people realize that all good things come to an end? Self actualization and being aware of one’s place in this world is difficult, but add in whatever spark of personality it takes to be a wrestler… and retirement, getting old, and aging out can be a confused disaster. Trust me, I know.
Not every man can find a wife half his age, get a MASTERS, and have a toddler after 50.
So I present the new Article: Wrestling Entitlements.
Lance was one of the hardest working men in the business. He would work 2-3 times a night sometimes because the Von Erich family was too loaded to work….. And how did he turn out?
Now that we figured out how to make pretty book covers.. life might get a bit easier? This story is for those who like to learn about San Antonio Wrestling History….
Click here to get your copy of the 2014 Winter Edition of IHWE Magazine.
I for one would like to welcome David and the IHWE to grapplingwithtruth.com. I can’t speak for the executive director Daryl, but I certainly appreciate the fact a hard-working and genuine fellow like David chose us to help get the IHWE magazine into your sweaty, shaking with anticipation, hands. This first issue includes photos of some of the greatest IHWE moments from 2014, including the 2014 Southern Wrestling Hall of Fame induction ceremony of which yours truly somehow wormed his way into being a inductee. Maybe I should say I was chosen for induction, as my inclusion in the Southern Hall Of Fame is an honor I am truly proud of regardless of how I ended up there. Don Carson once said we never ask how the stud won, just if… and I was one of the winners in 2014 with my induction into the Hall of Fame. Besides these beautiful photos, there are plenty of great shots from the years past IHWE events.
And it’s my understanding Jim Cornette has written an article for this issue of the magazine. I don’t know the man beyond greeting each other a few times, but he’s someone I can’t help but respect on a professional level. Besides thinking the world of James E. for what he has to say about Vince Russo, I have to admire a man that speaks his mind like James E. always does. Agree or disagree, you always know where James E. stands on an issue, and really, what more can anyone really ask for? I have a feeling the readers of the IHWE won’t come away disappointed as James E. has always delivered the goods.
Enjoy. Thank you David for being a friend and here’s hoping we all get rich off the wrestling business while we’re still young enough to spell wrestling.
So many of the boys like to talk about how their three weekends a month are super busy and their bodies are falling apart……Here’s an article pontificating the finer points of what a pro wrestling schedule used to be like.
Pro Wrestling Schedules
This week I wrote an article about a few of the more fine moments with my friend Ken Timbs. A 20 year friendship, traveling everywhere, can lead to some interesting stories and moments.
Anyone that knows Black Bart knows that the man can tell a story… “I wrestled a Bear…” with a spit right after it. Feel free to enjoy the lies, I mean stories, about Black Bart.
For anyone to not travel back to a great like Dick Murdoch when discussing the best in wrestling… is a tragedy. This man did what he did.. and did it better than most. .
This article recounts a few funny stories including Dickie and Terry Funk….. and how Dickie almost got me kicked out of the Alamo.
The first article hashes out how 1984 was one of the most pivotal moments in wrestling history. The territories were being put in their casket, and Vince McMahon was starting the empire that he has now created.