Drawing Heat by Jim Freedman
This is a reprint of one of the first books that really gave the public a glimpse behind the scenes of the world of professional wrestling. In addition to the original text, this reprinting features two additions: an interview with the author AND the story about the final days and tragic death of the Wildman and several others wrestlers in July 1988. Willie “Wolfman” Farkus, Phil Watson, Sweet Daddy Siki, and Hartford Love are a few of the wrestlers who share their memories of the events leading up to the tragedy.
Long Days and Short Pays by H.E. West
West’s story is a captivating look at life on the road for a man whose only desire was to be a part of the world of professional wrestling, not matter how small or insignificant that part might be. He talks about being cheated by promoters, and being paid as little as one dollar a match. The narrative is peppered with honesty and humor, and told with humility by a man who never makes himself out to be more than he was — a wrestler whose sole purpose in the ring was to make other wrestlers look good.
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