Telling the remarkable tale of a man who is still remembered on the streets of New Orleans and in the hearts of professional-wrestling fans, this book aims to restore the overlooked Junkyard Dog to his proper place in the history books. In 1979, Sylvester Ritter, also known as the Junkyard Dog, managed to break one of the final color barriers in the sport by becoming the first black wrestler named undisputed top star of his promotion, and this biography reveals all the famous feuds and business back stories that made him a wrestling legend. By 1985, New Orleans was one of the hottest cities in the Mid-South for pro wrestling due in large part to the Junkyard Dog; he became a legend in the Big Easy, drawing sellout crowds to the Downtown Municipal Auditorium and huge crowds to the Superdome, a feat unparalleled by any other wrestler. The King of New Orleans delves into wrestling’s recent past and recounts how a region known for racial injustice became the home of the sport’s first black idol.
©2012 Greg Klein (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
NO J D JACKSON HE IS A COMPLETE IMBECILE AND SHOULD BE BANNED FROM EVER NARRATING ANYTHING AGAIN
I DO NOT KNOW . WAS IT HIS DESCION TO HIRE MR JACKSON ? IF SO THEN NO
NO WAY!!! The name is not verne gag-knee it is verne gan-yay It is not chris ben-oit it is
chris ben-wah you idiot. Go back to school and learn to read.
P.S. It is not Peter MY-AVA It is Peter MY-VIA
the book was weak and very misleading tough to judge the author when the narrator is an idiot
DID GREG KLIEN ONLY USE JD JACKSON BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK. IF SO, HE MADE A TERRIBLE MISTAKE. LISTENING TO THIS BOOB, WHOM I AM IMAGINING GOT PAID TO NARRATE MADE ME ILL. JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE DISCUSSING A BLACK MAN DOES NOT MEAN A BLACK MAN NEEDS TO NARRATE!! ESPECIALLY ONE WHO CANNOT READ
Reads like its someone's school homework. Lots of facts, dates and quotes but no fun
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