• Is Wrestling Fixed?

  • I Didn't Know It Was Broken!
  • By: Bill Apter
  • Narrated by: Bill Apter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (131 ratings)

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Is Wrestling Fixed?

By: Bill Apter
Narrated by: Bill Apter
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The anticipated memoir from a sports entertainment fandom legend.

As a kid growing up in New York in the late '50s, Bill Apter fell in love with professional wrestling, and it wasn't long before he was rubbing shoulders with the greats as a young reporter and photographer. He's since become the world's best-known wrestling magazine personality, and he's had professional and personal relationships with a who's who of the business, like Triple H, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Sting, and Ric Flair.

In his fun-loving memoir, Bill Apter takes us from the dressing rooms of the Bruno Sammartino era and the last days of the territories to the birth of WrestleMania, the emergence of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, and the "Attitude Era" to today's WWE Superstars like John Cena, Daniel Bryan, and Roman Reigns. He also shares stories of his days photographing boxing stars like Muhammad Ali and other champions, and he documents his appearances on the WWE Network and his work as editor of 1wrestling.com.

Find out which wrestler threatened him, learn about the dead wrestler who was really alive, and discover how hanging out with Andy Kaufman led to the comic's notorious feud with Jerry "The King" Lawler. Still intimately involved in the wrestling business, the award-winning Apter has a story on everybody.

©2015 Bill Apter (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Featured Article: 5 Truly Wild Pro Wrestling Memoirs


When people discuss wrestling, one thing that always seems to come up is whether or not it's real. I remember when the WWF (now the WWE) became incredibly popular in the 1980s, with its breakout stars seemingly everywhere. The kids at my school who were really into it were always teased about it being fake. Whether or not you believe wrestling is staged, there is no denying that it is incredibly physical, challenging entertainment. Pro wrestling draws millions of fans to the stands every year, and the wrestlers themselves are in amazing physical shape, performing wild stunts and risking injury night after night.

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I am certain there is an audience out there somewhere...

?..besides those hundreds "named therein" but to those who have an interest in the dynamics of professional entertainment wrestling, this book WIDELY misses the mark.

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It was ok

If your looking for a book of stories about old school wrestling tales.... This book isn't it..... In all fairness to Mr. Apter I just finished Jim Ross's book that was much more enjoyable.

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Fantastic audio book

I really enjoyed this audio Bill Apter's presentation was very well done and entertaining. This is a must listen audiobook even if you are a casual fan.

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Simply Amazing

Bill Apter is the man! Learned so much and have a new found respect for him. Thank you Mr. Apter and I hope to see you at the matches one day.

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Great listen! One of my favorite audiovooks so far

Mr. Apter does a great narration. The stories are interesting and very informative. His positive spirit makes this a fun and easy listen.

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Excellent Brain Candy!!

A true joy to listen to Bill Apter share his life story . Bill was THE wrestling journalist/photographer from the early and mid 70's - the time a 12 year old fell in love with Pro Wrestling. I eagerly scooped up The Wrestler and Inside Wrestling any time I had some extra money. His performance on the audiobook is really entertaining. I highly recommend to Pro Wrestling fans.

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Bill Apter The Pioneer

It's all over the place, jumping from different eras and decades, but I still love it. This isn't exactly a autobiography but just the legendary Bill Apter telling stories and his experience in pro wrestling. If you like shoot interviews then you should be use to this kind of pacing. It's educational, hilarious, and heart warming. It's a fan telling another fan stories. A must read

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GREAT JOB BILL

I enjoyed BILL'S wrestling stories. I recommend this if you grew up buy the APTER MAGS.

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Wrestling with Heart

A story about man who loves wrestling and wrestling loved him back. It made me like Andy Kaufman a little more

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A must for wrestling fans

Did you know that without Bill Apter that Silverster Stallone would have never found Hulk Hogan for Rocky (and thus never have fallen on Vince McMahon's radar), or that he introduced Andy Kaufman to the world of wrestling? This fantastic book has a number of well structured and interesting stories from a key wrestling insider covering many decades, and told with class and humility. A must read for all wrestling fans! :)

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  • Martin
  • 10-13-16

Bill Apter - is wrestling fixed

A must for any wrestling fan. Listened to this over the course of a few days whilst relaxing under the sun by the pool in Tenerife! Bill Apter always come across as a wonderful guy and that is evidenced through the stories in the book. Hope you continue to live your dream for years to come Mr Apter, a pleasure to hear your story!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-25-18

great book for hard-core fans.

Great storyteller. very much a book you can listen to any chapter in any order.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-29-17

Boring and poorly narrated

The stories aren’t very interesting and their is no order to the chapters so reads quite chaotically.

The narrator is terrible. He repeats himself, leaves long spaces in his speech and laughs at things he’s said like its the first time he’s reading the book.

All in all very disappointing.

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  • domhemming49
  • 10-15-16

A brilliant gem of a book

loved it from start to finish very easy on the ear with perfect ammount of details in the stories for the casual and diehard fan alike

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  • David Diamond
  • 03-02-17

A+++Apter

Fantastic book. Great memories for me. What Bill does not know about wresting is not worth knowing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-19-22

great listen!

really enjoyed this book, Bill clearly speaks with passion for wrestling and has years of great backstage storys

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  • reganmiles
  • 07-06-22

Amazing book

Amazing book, but now I want more of Bill.
looks like I will have to go onto sportskeeda to find him.