Adventures in Larryland!: Life in Professional Wrestling [NOOK Book]

Overview


Wrestling’s self-proclaimed “Living Legend” may never wear a championship belt again, but he’s definitely not down for the count. Adventures in Larryland! is the entertaining, often hilarious story of Larry Zbyszko’s remarkable ascent to wrestling notoriety. Voted “Rookie of the Year” in 1974, Zbyszko enjoyed 30 glorious years as a top draw in the wild and wacky world of professional wrestling. Attendance records were shattered when he wrestled the original “Living Legend,” Bruno Sammartino, in 1980 and achieved...
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Adventures in Larryland!: Life in Professional Wrestling

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Overview


Wrestling’s self-proclaimed “Living Legend” may never wear a championship belt again, but he’s definitely not down for the count. Adventures in Larryland! is the entertaining, often hilarious story of Larry Zbyszko’s remarkable ascent to wrestling notoriety. Voted “Rookie of the Year” in 1974, Zbyszko enjoyed 30 glorious years as a top draw in the wild and wacky world of professional wrestling. Attendance records were shattered when he wrestled the original “Living Legend,” Bruno Sammartino, in 1980 and achieved victory by hitting his former mentor with a chair (a rarity at the time). With that match, Zbyszko stepped out from Sammartino’s shadow and was transformed from a baby-faced hero to one of the most hated wrestlers of his time. Afterwards, Zbyszko was careful to never miss a chance to remind the wrestling world that he had become the “New Living Legend.” Later that decade, Zbyszko wrestled former Japanese Olympic wrestler, Masa Sieto, in front of 70,000-plus fans at Japan’s Tokyodome. In the late 1990’s, he became a high-profile color commentator for the Atlanta based WCW, and would still put on his boots for special occasions. He’s credited with saving the TNT’s number one rated show, Monday Nitro, from the evil clutches of the “New World Order” and in 1998, Zbyszko’s appearance in back-to-back pay per views produced the two largest buy-rates that WCW had ever had.
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Editorial Reviews

The Baltimore Sun
Tells the story of a young man following his dream to become a professional wrestler and ultimately making it big in the business. . . . I enjoyed my trip to Larryland.
WrestlingObserver
The most hilarious exhibit of Larry's ability to work the crowd, to deliver what the fans want, and to make them happy with what they get is this book. . . . It's well worth the read.
A1 Wrestling News Newsletter
Larry Zbyszko's description of how he turned on his mentor, Bruno Sammartino, is one for the ages. . . . Larry Zbyszko is and always will be a true Living Legend of pro wrestling.
The Link
Takes the reader on a trip through the highlights of Zbyszko's three decades in pro wrestling. . . . This biography is a unique Adventures in Larryland!
From the Publisher

"Larry  Zbyszko's description of how he turned on his mentor, Bruno Sammartino, is one for the ages. . . . Larry Zbyszko is and always will be a true Living Legend of pro wrestling."  —A1 WrestlingNews Newsletter

"Tells the story of a young man following his dream to become a professional wrestler and ultimately making it big in the business. . . . I enjoyed my trip to Larryland."  —The Baltimore Sun

"Takes the reader on a trip through the highlights of Zbyszko's three decades in pro wrestling. . . . This biography is a unique Adventures in Larryland!"  —The Link

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554903221
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 670,203
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Larry Zbyszko won numerous awards and titles during his three-decade professional wrestling career. An on-air performer for Spike TV's "TNA iMPACT!," Zbyszko has also been a professional golfer on the seniors circuit. He lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
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