Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks by Classy Freddie Blassie: 5*****

I was fortunate enough to have met Freddie back when I was a professional wrestling promoter and had him at my one show. A nice man, with a lovely wife and it was great having him there to cut a wonderful promo during my show. So when I saw this book I had to get it and read it. It was a wonderful look back at “old-school” wrestling as told by one of the masters, both as a wrestler and as a talker. Blassie was legendary during his time working in Atlanta in the 50’s and 60’s but he hit it huge when he was out in Los Angeles working for the WWA owned by Eileen Eaton and run by her two sons Mike and “Judo” Gene Labell. Great stories, memories, and loads of memorable characters. And once he is done as a wrestler he becomes a manager in the WWF (now WWE). If you like reading about old-time wrestling this is a great book, one that still blurs the line between wrestling being sport and wrestling being sports entertainment. Fast read and the stories he tells are just great!

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