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The Hard Way The first person POV characters terminology and atmosphere all rang true and brought back memories of dad’s stories Wild Bill ZimFargo mentions that he can’t read or write so Teal’s job must have been difficult Fargo’s memory seems good based on the wealth of detailNotes9 Cowboy Bob KellyFargo thought about the business all the time and knew what it took to get over18 different names gimmicks21 He was underage under 17 but bluffed his way into the Marines like dad at 1424 loved to loudly drop weights in the gym attract attention 28 March 1951 went to Columbus and started working for Al Haft 50weekThe old guys roughed him up tested himSpeedy LaRance Ruffy Silverstein Stu Hart see how he handled the pressure and pain29 Haft’s gym was across the street from the Southern Hotel Main and High33 rib Big Bill Miller pretended to be to be irate husbandmask and shotgun37 Jack The Neck Vansky38 Haft’s Acre described40 sucking wind blowing upwork holds until regain breathBuddy Rogers ahead of his time by wearing swimming trunks instead of tights ahead of his time like dad Wrestlers didn’t wear tights in the 30s and 40sOld timers wouldn’t shave and rubbed and ground their stubble into youlike sandpaper4445 Buddy Rogers power and charismasuperstar than Hulk or Flair46 pan faces wrestlers with no expressiondidn’t convey pain and agonyRogers whatever character you assume LIVE it Believe what you areand do it well COMMIT48 territory 51 heat audience reaction55 Thesz didn’t have a gimmick just solid wrestling56 Antone Leoneloved to play tricks Putting a bug in his pie to welch on the bill66 bumps stunts action we’d do anything to please the crowd even if it meant taking ridiculous bumps Doing those things hurt but that didn’t matter because all I cared about was making the people believe68 Frank Hickey Toledo”You gotta have these tools bing bing bing gotta have this that”69 DuMont TeleCenter NYC 195577 People hated men with long hair and long blond hair riled them up even 78 do a job lose a match79 can’t read can’t write don’t even know the alphabet80 Hell’s Kitchen 33rd 4th83 money meant nothing to him85 mooning people with a lit cigar up rear87 vagina stunt93 Bert Ruby wanted payoffs to be a big secret “Everybody makes different ”112 hardwayhard way Buddy Rogersif want the big have to go with the flow115 loved painwere beating the hell out of each other no one shouted Fake86 yrs oldstill sit on the edge of the bed in the morningslike dad116 PfeferThe Halitosis Kid”eating beans”118 Pfefer initiated French Angel character wiki credits Boston’s Paul Bowser Pfefer’s Gorgeous George Grant 124 J Michael Kenyon the god of wrestling historians129 used coat hanger to scratch under cast133 rubber exercise strap152 ripping extra gashes in his back171 diving board trick on Lenny Montana Luca Brasi181 JM Kenyon found obit 28 years later190 safety pin thru forehead nipples earsbeer can tabs nail thru schwanz212 shots matches214 60 minute matches221 strap championship belt 228 ketchupTampax trick249 1978 Scott Teal photo session284 bare breast dancing287 most memorable moment? none because always always happy all his photos reflect thatwrestlers bizarre peoplelike movie starsbut they LIVED the character288 13 different gimmicks298 never whipped his kids299 architect echocardiograms309 safety pin thru johnson pull concrete block313 wanted to have fun and to make people laugh Don Fargo is one of the overlooked stars of the classic era of pro wrestling He was a headliner in almost every territory in which he appeared — New York Amarillo Dallas Tennessee Buffalo Detroit Indianapolis and Louisiana just to name a few As famous as he was for his ability to draw crowds to the arenas he probably was famous for his hijinks behind the scenes Stories about the wild lifestyle of professional wrestlers abound Many are true but there also are many that are either downright false or exaggerated to epic proportions over the passage of time Rest assured the stories in this book about Don Fargo are all true regardless of how outlandish or implausible they may sound The stories about his pranks and wild lifestyle are talked about to this day by those who were witness to the events For the first time Don tells in detail the story about what happened when he and his tag team partner ran afoul of a group of motorcycle outlaws and how he inadvertently wound up on the wrong side of the law on than a few occasions He also tells stories about pulling ribs on his fellow wrestlers including well known celebrities like boxing champ Joe Louis and classic hilarious stories about many of the well known wrestlers of the golden era of pro wrestling Don tells the story about how he met Jackie Fargo how they formed the tag team that became known as the Fabulous Fargos and the story behind how they became the first team to be billed as world tag team champions in Madison Suare Garden He shares stories about winning the 1952 Mr Pittsburgh bodybuilding contest being punished by veteran wrestlers when he tried to get into professional wrestling dangling from the roof of the King Edward Hotel in New York riding naked on the roofs of cars traveling at high speeds nailing a certain body part to a table and getting his hand stuck in well let’s just say somewhere you wouldn’t normally put your whole hand Fargo talks about how he created the than 13 different characters he portrayed in the ring his discovery of the hard way for which he became famous in wrestling circles his problems with drugs and alcohol and the friendships he developed along the way This is the most detailed book ever written that ties together important events in wrestling history with the hilarious shenanigans that went on behind the scenes You’ve never read a entertaining life story than this one

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