It’s absolutely no secret that I’m a fan of professional wrestling. Spend four minutes with me, and I’ll have the conversation wristlock’d and turned into a discussion that will invariably (if you’re lucky) be interrupted by wife breaking the hold with a, “Is he talkin’ about wrestlin’ again?” Or me shouting “Wooooo!” and doing the Fabulous Fargo Strut.
Since the 1980s, the once closely guarded and secretive pro wrestling business (kayfabe, my fellow smart marks) has been busted wide open. I’m a fan of the history, and if you are too, the best place to get all the legendary true stories is Crowbar Press.
Scott Teal’s been a wrestling fan his whole life, and in 2003, he fully embraced his role as a historian when he published Ole Anderson’s autobiography, Inside Out. From there, Scott has written and helped facilitate the autobiographies of pro wrestling’s mavericks and pioneers. Lou Thesz, Bruiser Brody, Stan Hansen, Ivan Koloff, Tony Atlas, and Jack Brisco are just a few of the grapplers whose stories have been published by Crowbar Press.
Today, there are lots of sports entertainers, but professional wrestlers are a dying breed. Visit crowbarpress.com if you appreciate the difference.