Autobiography of Lynn “The Grappler” Denton with Foreword by “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
On Sale August 13, 2014.
He defeated Andre the Giant in the New Orleans Superdome and helped Jake “The Snake” Roberts invent the DDT. He tutored The Ultimate Warrior and strangled Bret Hart with a dead chicken. This is the true story of pro wrestling’s overlooked legend.
GRAPPLER chronicles the rags to almost-riches journey of Lynn “The Grappler” Denton. A star of pro wrestling’s territorial era, Denton worked alongside the biggest names of the 1980s. Readers will learn about his adventures with ring icons such as Roddy Piper, Ric Flair and Harley Race. In addition, GRAPPLER features previously untold stories involving Junkyard Dog, Dynamite Kid, Ted Dibiase, Rick Rude, Curt Hennig, Bill Goldberg and countless others. Denton also gives wrestling fans a behind-the-scenes look at several legendary promotions, including Mid-South, World Class, Memphis and Portland Wrestling. The book chronicles the territories’ “glory days”, and offers a ringside seat for their demise.
From Denton’s humble beginnings in a Texas dance hall, to the bright lights of the “Monday Night Wars”, this is the story of one man chasing his dream through 35 years of wrestling history. With a foreword from WWE legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, GRAPPLER is a must have for any fan who wants to learn about the unsung heroes of professional wrestling. This humorous and heartfelt autobiography is proof that not every legend wears a Hall of Fame ring.
GRAPPLER goes on sale August 13, 2014 at grapplerbook.com and visitors to the site can also sample excerpts from the book. GRAPPLER will be available in traditional print and also as a Kindle ebook.