(PRWEB) March 24, 2005
Before the McMahons, before the Funks, and before the Harts, there were the Von Erichs. Even the most casual fan of professional wrestling can recount a particular story or bit of trivia related to this legendary Texas family that loved, fought, lived and died for the sport The star-crossed Von Erich wrestling dynasty helped propel wrestling to the multi-billion dollar industry that it has become today.
In Fritz Von Erich: Master of the Iron Claw, author Ron Mullinax tells the true story of the Adkisssons, better known as the Von Erich family. A gripping saga, related to Mullinax by renowned patriarch Jack Adkisson himself, Master of the Iron Claw offers readers a personal and revealing account of the family.
In vivid detail, Mullinax takes readers along the twisting and turning path of AdkissonÂs own wrestling career Â from his early days on the circuit portraying the much-reviled Nazi heel, ÂFritz Von Erich,Â to his eventual success as a leading promoter and business man.
Along the way, readers will discover how Adkisson and his five sons impacted the wrestling world with their family's show World Class Championship Wrestling, which at one time was syndicated in 66 U.S. television markets, Japan, Argentina and the Middle East.
In the golden age of wrestling, the Von Erichs experienced a level of popularity and success that was virtually unparalleled in the sportÂs history. Ultimately, however, it was their personal tragedies that brought them -- and their sport Â the most fame. Master of the Iron Claw will compel fans and non-fans alike with its uniquely personal account of pro wrestling history, as well as its heart-wrenching, true tale of human drama.
About the Author
Texas native and former Marine Ron Mullinax has long been a devoted fan of pro wrestling and of Fritz Von Erich, in particular. A chance meeting between the two led to a great friendship, and to the book, Fritz Von Erich: Master of the Iron Claw. Mullinax is currently involved in writing the Von Erich screenplay with Actor/Independent Producer Richard Lack.
Fritz Von Erich: Master of the Iron Claw
By Ron G. Mullinax
Paperback, 6x9 in, 244 pages
Hats Off Books
ISBN: 1587364085/ paperback/ $18.95
ISBN: 1587364077/ hardcover/ $43.95
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