Autobiography

Bodyslams!: Memoirs of a Wrestling Pitchman by Gary Michael Cappetta

By Gary Michael Cappetta

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2000
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Asking key questions akin to What do you do while you're in Germany and you've got Mick Foley's lately torn-off ear on your possession? and How do you cease a struggle among Arn Anderson and Sid Vicious?, this memoir records two decades of the author's adventure as an announcer for the WWF, autonomous seasoned wrestling venues, and the WCW.

Exploring the lives of the wrestlers and the facility struggles in their employers, the publication at the same time offers a truly own viewpoint on professional wrestling and a extra worldwide view of the harmful video games that professional wrestlers and their company employers play to obtain wealth, reputation, and gear.

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I headed for the balcony every time he made his way to the ring. But the subject of the first magazine article I authored, was actually a 1959 Ithaca College graduate earning letters in wrestling, football and track. As an announcer, I was even more amazed to learn that the guy who was introduced to the public as a subhuman beast had My employer, my mentor, my evolved into a minority owner of the favorite monster. wwwf. He was responsible for promoting New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware and supervised all television production.

Since Vince Jr. never allowed his various broadcast partners throughout the years to refer to me by name, I shrewdly took advantage of my few seconds to shine at the start of each show by rounding out my welcoming announcements with “. . ” The viewers never knew that Vince Jr. was the boss’s son. He portrayed himself as the lead announcer with no connection to management. The World Wide Wrestling Federation was presented as being structured very much like boxing. Willie Gilzenberg portrayed the president and ultimate authority, while referees and the attending physician were assigned by the state athletic commission.

Two years of working in local clubs was finally paying off. I tuned out the catcalls, insults and television cameras to focus on what I was saying and how it was being received. During the second hour I changed clothes and watched the action from backstage. Augie Weil, who helped Gino to promote his New Jersey towns, had wandered back to tease me, as was his way. ” Not the most encouraging words, but I understood him and somehow felt comforted. If anyone else thought I was doing well, they weren’t saying.

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