My Life in Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling
by Billy Robinson and Jake Shannon
Pub Date 01 Jun 2012
In this fascinating autobiography, Billy Robinson recounts his upbringing in post-WWII England amid a family of champion fighters, his worldwide travels as a wrestler, his time as a pro wrestling TV star, and his career as a coach to some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts.
For the first time, Billy Robinson sets the record straight on:
• who won the infamous street fight between him and the grandfather of superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
• how his family was pivotal in introducing “God of Wrestling” Karl Gotch to Billy Riley’s gym and the sport of catch-as-catch-can wrestling.
• the accomplishments of some of the greatest competitive grapplers the world has ever seen and that you’ve likely never heard of before.
This memoir fills a crucial gap in the history of catch-as-catch-can wrestling and shares the intriguing details of Billy’s life, in his own inimitable voice.