The King of New Orleans: How the Junkyard Dog Became by Greg Klein PDF

By Greg Klein

ISBN-10: 1770410309

ISBN-13: 9781770410305

Telling the impressive story of a guy who's nonetheless remembered at the streets of recent Orleans and within the hearts of professional-wrestling enthusiasts, this booklet goals to revive the missed Junkyard puppy to his right position within the historical past books. In 1979, Sylvester Ritter, often referred to as the Junkyard puppy, controlled to damage one of many ultimate colour limitations within the activity through changing into the 1st black wrestler named undisputed most sensible celebrity of his merchandising, and this biography finds all of the recognized feuds and company again tales that made him a wrestling legend. by way of 1985, New Orleans used to be one of many most well liked towns within the Mid-South for professional wrestling due largely to the Junkyard puppy; he grew to become a legend within the massive effortless, drawing sellout crowds to the Downtown Municipal Auditorium and large crowds to the Superdome, a feat unprecedented by means of the other wrestler. The King of latest Orleans delves into wrestling’s fresh prior and recounts how a region identified for racial injustice grew to become the house of the sport’s first black idol.

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