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Now available at kingofkingsport.com “Do Ya Wanna Be A Wrestler, Kid?” Pro Wrestler and Promoter Beau James’ first book. 348 Pages of never before publicly told stories and rare photos.
Each Book comes with a DVD following the events in the book and signed pictures of Beau and Misty James.
Book,DVD, and Pictures all for only $30 in USA. International orders email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do Ya Wanna Be A Wrestler, Kid?
by Beau James
Praise for Beau James
What Beau’s Peers have to say about him words from
Dr. Tom Prichard
by WWE Hall of Fame Member and NWA Legend “Handsome” Jimmy “Boogie Woogie Man” Valiant
by Friend and Pastor Dr. Donnie Brannen
Chapter 1 – The Dream
*My life long love of Pro Wrestling starts.
*A History lesson on Pro Wrestling in East Tennessee.
*Stories of my childhood going to the matches.
*Meeting Dusty Rhodes at KFC when I was 10 years old.
Chapter 2- Right Place at the Wrong time?
*My first experience with “outlaw wrestling”
*Meeting Johnny and Davey Rich. How Davey Rich got me my first job in pro wrestling at 14 years old.
*My first meeting with Ron West that was only 30 seconds but has lead to a 23 year career.
*Promoting towns for Continental Wrestling.
*Seeing for the first time how rude fans can be. What you give up to be on TV.
*How I got Started in the ring at the age of 15. What it was like.
*How a 3 minute conversation with Izzy Slapowitz changed my life.
*The start of a 20 plus year friendship with area wrestlers and promoters Krunch The Equalizer and Al Bass
Chapter 3 – The Battle and Life’s Lessons Begin
*The Struggles of being a 16 year old promoter and fighting the “system” of outlaw crap that was in place in my home area.
*How some set out to stop everything I was trying to do. And how I would not take no for an answer.
*Knoxville to Knocksville
*How one man almost killed the now 20 year annual FunFest Wrestling Event in Kingsport before it started. *Drawing my biggest attendance of my career at 17 years old and How Ivan Koloff saved the day.
*The rules I set for myself and Southern States Wrestling at 17 years old and how I live by them to this day.
Chapter 4 – Times are a Changing
*The changes I have seen in Pro Wrestling.
*My advice to any young wrestler or promoter.
*How its went from a Profession to the mess it’s in today.
*Who is to blame and it will surprise you.
*What is Pro Wrestling?
Chapter 5 – The Question
*The Question every wrestling hopeful has to stop and ask themselves “Do you Wanna Be A Wrestler Kid”
*Wrestling in the worst buildings, parking lots, prisons, homes for the mentally challenged.
*My one and only trip The Chicken House in Manchester KY
*Run in with fans and their knives and guns.
*Drunk wrestling fans
*Wrestlers crying in the dressing room
*Getting myself, Mike Cooper, and James McHone arrested for in sighting a riot.
*KC and I fighting a family.
*Robbie Cassidy, KC, Myself,and Buddy Landel vs. A group of bikers at a of all places a flea market.
*The worst trip I ever had
Chapter 6 – Mercy Daddy and Brother Soups
*Many stories of traveling with Jimmy Valiant and Super Mario
*The worst 4th of July anyone could have
*Waking up an entire Hotel
*My little brothers of the road Boogie Boy and Claudio
*We are Family
Chapter 7 – Wrestling is The Family Business
*How members of my Family have been involved with Pro Wrestling.
*A Midget story for the ages
*Never let a 4 year old book TV. It might get you kicked of the air.
Chapter 8 – The Yankees Are Coming!!!
*Taking a loud mouth Italian from Philly and a Trouble making Jewish Manager form New York into the mountains of Appalachia.
*How the street of New Your City have nothing on Pennington Gap, VA
*A parking lot shooting
*Don’t let the fans see what car you are driving
*What happens when you are the only guy in your dressing room that shows up
Chapter 9 – The Road Goes On Forever
*Traveling with Ricky Morton
*Driving drunk for 200 (WV to TN) miles with no lights at night
*Car wrecks and Near misses.
*Why you always stop at the same places
*The end all beat all hitchhiker story.
Chapter 10 – The Road We Shared Will Never be The Same
My tributes to
Road Warrior Hawk
The Junkyard Dog
Chapter 11 – I Have to Keep Myself Laughing So I Won’t Cry
*Wrestlers and their ribs on each other
*Getting a wrestler to put on another wrestlers underwear after they had been crapped in
*Never take a green pill
*How two of the boys rib each other across country in the U.S. Mail
Chapter 12 – Things I Miss The Most
*Just what it says.
*The things in wrestling that are gone and never coming back.
Chapter 13 – The Pursuit of Happiness
*Facing myself for the first time
*Coming to reality with my problems and trying to fix them before they killed me
*Finding a place I feel at home.
*The fairy tale love story of myself and Misty
*How God sent Misty to save my life