Physical Chess (Paperback)

My Life in Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling

By Billy Robinson, Jake Shannon

ECW Press, 9781770410626, 144pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Large Print (11/5/2012)
Paperback, Large Print, Large Print (11/5/2012)

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Description

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.



About the Author

Billy Robinsonis a British professional wrestler and catch wrestling instructor. He has trained in Japan with mixed martial arts fighters in catch wrestling, and he has won titles nearly everywhere he has wrestled, including the United States, Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. Jake Shannon is the author of "Say Uncle!" and the founder of www.ScientificWrestling.com. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.