NEWS: COUNTDOWN TO BILL WATTS' BIOGRAPHY
Published Thursday, December 08, 2005 by DEVELOPMENTALspotlight | E-mail this post
In one of the most anticipated wrestling books of 2005, the prolific "Cowboy" Bill Watts tells his incredible story in detail at last in "The Cowboy and The Cross: The Bill Watts Story", which will be released nationally on December 15, 2005 --the same day as Eddie Guerrero's biography. The book is 350 pages, and cowritten by Scott Williams, who also worked with Terry Funk for his acclaimed biography.
"In The Cowboy and the Cross, Bill Watts takes us from his stormy upbringing and his tumultuous years at the University of Oklahoma, to his days in the wrestling business, sparing nothing in his details about football coaching legend Bud Wilkinson, ugly encounters with some of the top names in wrestling in the 1960s, and frightening stories about skirting tragedy and the law in violent altercations.
Watts talks about all the top stars of his legendary Mid-South Wrestling promotion. He explores the oil crunch that killed his company and the problems that killed his marriage. His personal tribulations coincided with his reawakened spirituality, and Watts gives readers a lot to think about as he narrates the story of the profound change God made in his life. Wrestling Observer newsletter editor Dave Meltzer calls this book a “must-read” for anyone in the wrestling business."
"The Cowboy and the Cross: The Bill Watts Story" joins the ranks of books by Eddie Guerrero and "Superstar" Billy Graham, all slated for release in the next four weeks.