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Publisher Description

The anticipated memoir from a sports entertainment fandom legend 

As a kid growing up in New York in the late ‘50s, Bill Apter fell in love with professional wrestling, and it wasn't long before he was rubbing shoulders with the greats as a young reporter and photographer. He's since become the world’s best-known wrestling magazine personality, and he's had professional and personal relationships with a who's-who of the business, like Triple H, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Sting, and Ric Flair. 

In his fun-loving memoir, Bill Apter takes us from the dressing rooms of the Bruno Sammartino era and the last days of the territories, to the birth of WrestleMania, the emergence of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and the "Attitude Era," to today's WWE Superstars like John Cena, Daniel Bryan, and Roman Reigns. He also shares stories of his days photographing boxing stars like Muhammad Ali and other champions, and he documents his appearances on the WWE Network and his work as editor of 1wrestling.com. Find out which wrestler threatened him, learn about the dead wrestler who was really alive, and discover how hanging out with Andy Kaufman led to the comic's notorious feud with Jerry "The King" Lawler. Still intimately involved in the wrestling business, the award-winning Apter has a story on everybody.

Sports & Outdoors
October 1
ECW Press
ECW Press Ltd.

Customer Reviews


Amazing book

Found out about this through PWI, I’m so happy I bought it. Amazing wrestling stories and great photos. I highly recommend to fans

runnykid jr. ,

Fun book

I couldn't put this book down. Bill Apter has so many stories and such a unique story telling ability. It's a blast reminiscing to those matches and funds and Bill adds new life and substance with the inside stories behind them. This is a must read for all of those life long wrestling fans.