New Jack: Memoir of a Pro Wrestling Extremist (Paperback)

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By New Jack, Jason Norman, Brian Heffron (Foreword by)
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Description


You may have cheered him. You may have booed him out of the building. But until now, you've never really known "The Most Dangerous Man in Wrestling." For the first time, Jerome "New Jack" Young opens up about his rise to stardom in Extreme Championship Wrestling. From his crazed dives off balconies and scaffolds to his bloody weapons matches that trampled the line between reality and entertainment, this candid memoir reveals the man behind the infamy, with new disclosures about the Mass Transit incident, the brutal beat-down of Gypsy Joe, and the stabbing of a fellow wrestler in Florida. Beyond the gimmicks that united white supremacists and the NAACP against him, New Jack discusses his violent youth that nearly led him to a life of crime, his career as a bounty hunter, a near-fatal drug addiction, the last months of ECW, and his place in wrestling history.

About the Author


The late Jerome "New Jack" Young started his career in wrestling on a whim. He then plunged into sports entertainment for over a quarter century, winning multiple titles in a career that took him all over the country, his greatest success coming in both singles and tag team action in Extreme Championship Wrestling for much of the 1990s. He lived in Greensboro, North Carolina. A former award-winning journalist and lifelong wrestling fan, Jason Norman teaches college English in southeastern Virginia.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781476679778
ISBN-10: 1476679770
Publisher: McFarland and Company, Inc.
Publication Date: March 31st, 2020
Pages: 210
Language: English