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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2015 Bill Apter (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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By Jason on 10-27-17

It was ok

If your looking for a book of stories about old school wrestling tales.... This book isn't it..... In all fairness to Mr. Apter I just finished Jim Ross's book that was much more enjoyable.

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By Dorian Foley on 04-23-17

Simply Amazing

Bill Apter is the man! Learned so much and have a new found respect for him. Thank you Mr. Apter and I hope to see you at the matches one day.

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By Martin on 10-13-16

Bill Apter - is wrestling fixed

A must for any wrestling fan. Listened to this over the course of a few days whilst relaxing under the sun by the pool in Tenerife! Bill Apter always come across as a wonderful guy and that is evidenced through the stories in the book. Hope you continue to live your dream for years to come Mr Apter, a pleasure to hear your story!

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By Amazon Customer on 10-29-17

Boring and poorly narrated

The stories aren’t very interesting and their is no order to the chapters so reads quite chaotically.

The narrator is terrible. He repeats himself, leaves long spaces in his speech and laughs at things he’s said like its the first time he’s reading the book.

All in all very disappointing.

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By David Diamond on 03-02-17

A+++Apter

Fantastic book. Great memories for me. What Bill does not know about wresting is not worth knowing.

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