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Pin Me, Pay Me!: Have Boots, Will Travel Paperback – August 25, 2013
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The training, the conditioning required, and hard work to maintain it, carries one through the book in amazement.
Bobby travelled to many countries during his wrestling career. It's interesting to note how differently the wrestlers were treated in various countries. After a long, international flight, Bobby and the others would still turn out for sparring and limbering before matches, as well as greeting the locals. They did what was asked of them. They are athletes. This is an aspect of the book I liked very much, a respectful look at the art of wrestling.
Pin Me, Pay Me!: Have Boots Will Travel is an up close look at a well-trained wrestler's life. It's a good read. You'll enjoy it.
From the Author
I personally wrote this memoir with passion that came from deep w/in my heart and from my many memories that I had experienced after being on the road as a professional wrestler full-time for over 15 years. I was in wrestling rings around the world. I wrote page after page of action packed stories that reveal the inner workings of the world of professional wrestling. I have wrestled on five different continents and in my memoir, I share those stories. In professional wrestling, in the ring, that's what we do through our matches, "we are just telling a story." I wanted my fans and the readers to feel as if they were right there in the ring with me. I hope you enjoy my life story and the insights I shares from years of being on the road. I grew up in a small Kentucky town, and I loved professional wrestling. I grew to be a man that eventually lived a dream through my athletic and wrestling abilities to make a living when the marquees still said, "WRESTLING!" I take great pride in knowing I was a part of Professional Wrestling. I know my memoir is an insightful look into my many accomplishments, such as winning three matches on the night that I upset Jerry "The King" Lawler to become the Smoky Mountain Heavyweight Champion. I know you will enjoy the journey and the stories.
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I laughed and I cried as I read Blaze's account of his life, and I loved the life lessons that he shares through the stories of his many mentors, coaches and friends. But above all, the sheer determination to live his life the way he wants to live makes the deeper message of this book a shining ray in a world that has gotten way too used to "if at first you don't succeed, wait for someone to give you what you want."
Bobby's writing style is fresh, gritty and real, and it felt like I could have been sitting across a table from him listening to the stories. I recommend this book to more than just fans of professional wrestling, who will definitely enjoy the behind-the-scenes stories and history...but business owners, athletes, indie authors (like me!), or anyone that needs to hear once in a while that determination is a good thing, and that living your life by striving for your dreams is the real source of success.
Much like Jimmy Valiant's book, you feel like Bobby is right there talking to you as you are reading along. He comes across as likable and believable. Something that I've noticed doesn't happen with a lot of other wrestling biographies.
His time in SMW was the most interesting since that was when I remember following Bobby's career. I enjoyed his account of working with Chris Candito since I was there live for most of the matches mentioned. The Sherri Martel and the cows story (sorry no spoilers) was really nice too and gives insight into the type of person Bobby probably is away from the ring. I also like how he paid respect to the time he spent around Chris Benoit without judging what happened at the end of his life.
Bobby is surprisingly old school (For some reason I thought he was about 10 years younger than he really is) and any fans of pro wrestling should find his story to be a great read.
I think my favorite part was how much emphasis he put on what happened outside of the ring, those little bits of respect and friendship shared between wrestlers in the locker room. He also points out in great detail that putting the other guy over is all part of the business, and requires a sharp wrestler to make it look good.
Anyone can read this book -wresting fan or not . He’s extremely informative and funny with explaining how the business works . His quotes of wisdom will stick with you all day.