Download e-book for iPad: Adventures in Larryland!: Life in Professional Wrestling by Larry Zbyszko

By Larry Zbyszko

ISBN-10: 1550228269

ISBN-13: 9781550228267

Wrestling’s self-proclaimed “Living Legend” may well by no means put on a championship belt back, yet he’s certainly no longer down for the count number, as this memoir exhibits in its pleasing, usually hilarious tale of a awesome ascent to wrestling notoriety. Voted Rookie of the 12 months in 1974, Larry Zbyszko loved 30 wonderful years as a most sensible attract the wild and wacky global wrestling. Attendance files have been shattered whilst he wrestled the unique “Living Legend,” Bruno Sammartino, in 1980 and gained through hitting his former mentor with a chair—a rarity on the time. Chronicling Zbysko's transformation from baby-faced hero to 1 of the main hated wrestlers of his time, this uninhibited narrative unearths an insider's view of a few of the main profitable and arguable tales and scandals in pro-wrestling historical past.

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Tiger and Sanchez were both bragging to the boys how we made it in just under two hours. For most of the guys it was a six-and-a-half-hour drive through winding mountains. They were not looking forward to the drive back. I just wanted to get the hell out of there. There were scattered thunderstorms building throughout the area. I loved flying at night. You had the sky to yourself. Scattered in the darkness and the lights of cities and towns. The winds were usually calm. On this night, however, the sky was angry.

At least Vince Jr. was still crying. 58 the ten percent solution It was all over. This was it, my big finish. My destiny was not yet fulfilled. . And then, suddenly, we were saved. Humor me while I take a moment to thank some of the unsung heroes of any wrestling show: the security guys. They hustled me out and up the ramp into safety. I even think the old cabbie lived to drive another day. I think. ” We hustled off to his office and took care of business. He did not share the Gorilla’s sense of humor.

Vince Jr. opened the door and a loud “ha, ha, ha” filled the room. Senior was sitting at a big, expensive-looking table. He really was a smooth operator, a very dignified-looking older man who was, in fact, a genuine class act. And I guess, in terms of the wrestling business back then, he was the Pope. As I walked over, he got up and greeted me like I was a long-lost son. The meeting we had went very well and it was unexpectedly cordial. I agreed to stop holding them up for ten percent and he agreed to pay me main event money.

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