Welcome to OWW Radio! Each week hosts David and Alex will provide perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling. A new episode will be posted each week. This week David is joined by Larry Matysik, the author of the new book, “The 50 Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time: The Definitive Shoot”. During the interview we discuss the history of professional wrestling, how the business has changed, and how he was able to come up with his top 50. And, yes, John Cena is on his list!
From veteran wrestling writer LARRY MATYSIK comes a controversial new book which is sure to pique the interest of wrestling fans everywhere!
THE 50 GREATEST PROFESSIONAL WRESTLERS OF ALL TIME: The Definitive Shoot lists the best of the best in professional wrestlers. Woven throughout this list of talented wrestlers is the fascinating story of how professional wrestling has evolved over the years.
Stefene Russell of St. Louis Magazine interviewed author Larry Matysik about his upcoming book “The 50 Greatest Wrestlers of All Time”.
If you talk about wrestling in St. Louis, you can’t not talk about Larry Matysik. Not only did he work for Sam Muchnick—the man who built St. Louis into the pro wrestling capital of the universe—but in the 1970s and ’80s, Matyskik hosted the legendary Wrestling at the Chase. In 2005, Matysik published Wresting at the Chase: The Inside Story of Sam Muchnick and the Legends of Professional Wrestling. He followed that up with Brody: The Triumph and Tragedy of Wrestling’s Rebel; Drawing Heat the Hard Way; and From the Golden Era. This January, he’s got a new book coming out, The 50 Greatest Wrestlers of All Time. We talked to Matysik by phone about his writing and announcing career, how he was a firsthand witness to the changes in the wrestling business, and young wrestlers to keep an eye out for in local, independent matches. Note: this web exclusive corresponds to a short feature in our November issue, Faces, Heels, and Tweeners.