By Gary Michael Cappetta
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2000
Asking key questions corresponding to What do you do while you are in Germany and you have 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 files twenty years of the author's event as an announcer for the WWF, autonomous seasoned wrestling venues, and the WCW.
Exploring the lives of the wrestlers and the ability struggles in their employers, the publication at the same time offers a truly own point of view on seasoned wrestling and a extra international view of the harmful video games that professional wrestlers and their company employers play to procure wealth, repute, and tool.
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Especially since I was in awe of half of the wrestlers and terrified of the rest. As I have seen through the years, trespassing in the wrestlers’ private quarters can be dangerous. It’s amazing how many intruders try. Several have been roughed up. The wise guys are senselessly bloodied. Many through the years have been bounced past me as I readied myself for show 8 GARY MICHAEL CAPPETTA Bodyslams_final_Webcom 12/22/05 11:15 AM Page 9 time. I’ve always wondered what they expect to discover. Believe me, there is little to be learned in the wrestlers’ locker room.
After numerous threats, I was even afraid to go near the teachers’ room. And that fear came with the knowledge that my favorite teacher, Miss Callahan, always answered the door. In Wildwood, Gorilla Monsoon was the door monitor! Willie just didn’t realize that I would never have barged into the wrestlers’ locker area. Not a chance. Especially since I was in awe of half of the wrestlers and terrified of the rest. As I have seen through the years, trespassing in the wrestlers’ private quarters can be dangerous.
Since the same main event routinely topped the cards in all major cities along the wwwf circuit, identical interviews were repeated for each city to bring them local flavor. When the villains ridiculed New York’s Puerto Rican community, Pedro Morales responded angrily in Spanish. When they assailed the Italians in Boston, Bruno Sammartino expressed outrage Vince Sr. was the in his native tongue. By the time the show hit brains behind the old town, angry fans filled the major sports arenas WWWF.