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Physical Chess: My Life in Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling

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    ECW Press, 2012
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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    2012
    Summary:

    Behind the scenes with a pro wrestling and MMA legend

    In this fascinating autobiography, Billy Robinson recounts his upbringing in post–WWII England amid a family of champion fighters, his worldwide travels as a wrestler, his time as a pro wrestling TV star, and his career as a coach to some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts.

    For the first time, Billy Robinson sets the record straight on:

    • who won the infamous street fight between him and the grandfather of superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
    • how his family was pivotal in introducing “God of Wrestling” Karl Gotch to Billy Riley’s gym and the sport of catch–as–catch–can wrestling.
    • the accomplishments of some of the greatest competitive grapplers the world has ever seen and that you’ve likely never heard of before.

    This memoir fills a crucial gap in the history of catch–as–catch–can wrestling and shares the intriguing details of Billy’s life, in his own inimitable voice.

    Original Publisher: ECW Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781770902152