Red Headed Geek: My Short and Painful Career as a Rasslin' Manager

Red Headed Geek My Short and Painful Career as a Rasslin Manager Neither an expos of the dark underbelly of wrestling nor a justification of its existence Red Headed Geek is a loving firsthand look inside the regional wrestling circuits of yesteryear by a former

  • Title: Red Headed Geek: My Short and Painful Career as a Rasslin' Manager
  • Author: Billy C. Wirtz
  • ISBN: 9781615470143
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • Neither an expos of the dark underbelly of wrestling nor a justification of its existence, Red Headed Geek is a loving, firsthand look inside the regional wrestling circuits of yesteryear by a former manager who s been tossed from the ring, bashed with a folding chair, and had painfully honest conversations with the wrestlers themselves Billy C Wirtz gives a distinct viNeither an expos of the dark underbelly of wrestling nor a justification of its existence, Red Headed Geek is a loving, firsthand look inside the regional wrestling circuits of yesteryear by a former manager who s been tossed from the ring, bashed with a folding chair, and had painfully honest conversations with the wrestlers themselves Billy C Wirtz gives a distinct view of the strange world of wrestling, offering a look into the actual workings of the business and the underlying reasons for its popularity, as well as an explanation for its status as an often maligned and misunderstood subculture and its vital role in American working class entertainment He recounts his painful on the job training explaining certain practices and dispelling some commonly held myths and beliefs and discusses his personal and professional relationships with wrestlers such as the Fabulous Moolah, Diamond Lil, Sir Oliver Humperdink, and dozens of others, from the legendary to the never heard ofs The book also contains a glossary of wrestling slang for those who aren t as familiar with the sport For the die hard fan or the total nonbeliever, this book presents one man s honest perspective and observations on a fascinating subculture.

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    1. I knew the amazing Reverend Billy C. Wirtz from when he graced the stage of Deer Park Tavern in Newark, DE with his comedic genius and songs back in the 90's. He would pack the house every time. We would get there at 6:00 pm to get a table up front for his show at 9:00 pm. Rev. Billy never failed to entertain and stir the crowd into a frenzy. I hope I wasn’t one of the people who called out “Freebird”, but when you’re caught up in the moment…In this book, Billy shares his life on the r [...]

    2. My own favorite version of professional wrestling is the decidedly small local promotions that run shows in places like bars, the local Boys' Club, and high school gyms[ for the big shows], where the local hardware store owner gives a color tv to the person holding the right ticket number, and after the match, the ref has to run to make his regular gig as a strip club DJ. This is the atmosphere in which Rev. Billy got his start in the field, and his experiences are flat out hilarious. If you are [...]

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