Cowboy and the Cross: The Bill Watts Story: Rebellion, Wrestling and Redemption

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In The Cowboy and the Cross, Bill Watts takes us from his stormy upbringing and his tumultuous years at the University of Oklahoma, to his days in the wrestling business, sparing nothing in his details about football coaching legend Bud Wilkinson, ugly encounters with some of the top names in wrestling in the 1960s, and frightening stories about skirting tragedy and the law in violent altercations. Watts talks about all the top stars of his legendary Mid-South Wrestling promotion. He explores the oil crunch that...
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Overview


In The Cowboy and the Cross, Bill Watts takes us from his stormy upbringing and his tumultuous years at the University of Oklahoma, to his days in the wrestling business, sparing nothing in his details about football coaching legend Bud Wilkinson, ugly encounters with some of the top names in wrestling in the 1960s, and frightening stories about skirting tragedy and the law in violent altercations. Watts talks about all the top stars of his legendary Mid-South Wrestling promotion. He explores the oil crunch that killed his company and the problems that killed his marriage. His personal tribulations coincided with his reawakened spirituality, and Watts gives readers a lot to think about as he narrates the story of the profound change God made in his life. Wrestling Observer newsletter editor Dave Meltzer calls this book a “must-read” for anyone in the wrestling business.
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"A must-read."  —Dave Meltzer, columnist, Wrestling Observer Newsletter
 

"[Watts] discusses every facet of his career and does not shy away from talking about controversial topics."  —About.com

"Centers around Watts becoming a born-again Christian toward the end of his four decades as a top wrestler and promoter."  —South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"The autobiography of...a main-event wrestler who became one of wrestling's top promoters."  —The Galveston County Daily News

About.com
"[Watts] discusses every facet of his career and does not shy away from talking about controversial topics."
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Centers around Watts becoming a born-again Christian toward the end of his four decades as a top wrestler and promoter."
The Galveston County Daily News
"The autobiography of...a main-event wrestler who became one of wrestling's top promoters."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550227086
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 350
  • Sales rank: 831,866
  • Product dimensions: 6.82 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author


"Cowboy" Bill Watts is a retired professional wrestler. He lives in Bixby, Oklahoma. Scott Williams is a reporter, legal journalist, and wrestling commentator. He is the author of Terry Funk: The Hardcore Legend. He lives in Dickinson, Texas.
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