His career spanned the 70â€™s, 80â€™s 90â€™s and he was last seen in TNA Wrestling getting his head shaved by Raven after losing a match. He wrestled in front of over 40,000 people in Shea Stadium and over 70,000 in the Tokyo Dome. He labeled himself â€œWrestlingâ€™s Living Legendâ€ in 1980 a scant six years in the business. Today he possibly deserves that title as Larry Zbyszko and ECW Press send Adventures In Larryland! (ECW Press, 192pp, $19.95 US) out into the world for all to enjoy.
it being a short read, Zbyszko skips over the normal childhood background and
delves right into how he became the protÃ©gÃ© of then WWWF star Bruno Sammartino.
That encounter got him into the world of wrestling that todayâ€™s fans will
never see; the world of territorial promotions like the AWA, NWA, Championship
Wrestling from Florida and Stampede Wrestling who ran their businesses like a
mob family. He got a crash course in the old boysâ€™ network and the world of
Vince McMahon Sr. long before â€œJuniorâ€ took the reigns. What would seal
Zbyszko in the annals of history as backstabber takes up five chapters that are
well worth reading. With Sammartino in retirement doing TV work, they launched
the feud that may never be matched in pure hatred from fans. Zbyszko takes you
through the inner workings of the feud and who in the WWWF wanted it to fail.
the feud ended and the WWWF was taken over by â€œJunior,â€ Zbyszko made stops
in the AWA and
There is some talk of the New World Order and â€œthe Monday Night Warâ€ but letâ€™s wrap by saying the book is a great read but ends too short as Zbyszko briefly mentions on the last page getting a call from TNA. Could be the â€œLiving Legendâ€ has another book in store for us.
Adventures in Larryland! will be available in stores and online at www.highspots.com.