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Author Ross, Jim, 1952- author.

Title Slobberknocker : my life in wrestling / Jim Ross with Paul O'Brien ; foreword by Vincent K. McMahon ; afterword by "Stone Cold" Steve Austin ; as told to Scott E. Williams.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Sports Publishing, [2017]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
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Description xviii, 332 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary How did an Oklahoma farm kid with a vivid imagination and seemingly unattainable dreams became "The Voice of Wrestling" to millions of fans around the world? Ross became obsessed with professional wrestling having first saw it on his grandparent's TV. Over the years he held almost every job in the business. He's also recognized as the man who built and nurtured a once-in-a-generation talent roster that took the WWE to new heights. Readers will finally get the opportunity to hear never-before-told stories about the politics, wackiness, and personalities of all the biggest stars; about overcoming adversity and achieving your dreams.
Contents Part one: Before wrestling (1952-74) -- Growing up -- Watching wrestling -- Going to the matches -- Leaving home -- College -- The call -- The fundraiser -- Part two: Mid-south (1974-85) -- Start in the business -- Refereeing -- Still learning -- Behind the mic -- Not behind the mic -- Trying to stay in wrestling -- Out of the business -- Getting back in -- Back in the mid-south -- At the top table -- Changes from New York -- The greatest -- Going national -- Part three: UWF (1986-87) -- The expansion -- The decline and sale -- Part four: Crockett (1987-88) -- Crockett -- Let the games begin -- Returning home -- Last days of Crockett -- Part five: WCW (1988-93) -- Herd, Flair, and the ladies in the limo -- Booking committee -- Rotating announcers -- Steamboat and Flair -- Starrcade -- Some old faces return -- Building Sting -- Lady on a plane -- Heyman -- Changes, old and new -- Japan -- Flair leaves -- Changing of the guard -- My last days in WCW -- Part six: WWF (1993-99) -- Vince -- WCW Radio -- WrestleMania IX -- Growing pains -- Making friends -- In sickness and in health -- In and out -- Vince and good ol' JR -- The new and the old -- Market research -- Back to announcing -- Changing roles -- The "JJ role" -- Talent -- The black hat -- So long, Dad -- Sitting down with Foley -- Pillman -- Montreal -- A little more attitude -- Hell in a cell -- 2nd attack -- Coming home.
Subject Ross, Jim, 1952-
Wrestling promoters -- Biography.
Sportscasters -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author O'Brien, Paul, 1978- author.
McMahon, Vince, writer of foreword.
Austin, Steve, 1964- writer of afterword.
Williams, Scott E., contributor.
Added Title Slobber knocker
ISBN 9781683581130

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