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  • SubGenre:Wrestling
  • Language:English
  • Pages:290
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781098339487
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098339470


by David Dwinell View author's profile page

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Life in the surreal world of pro wrestling during its Golden Age, the 80's, 90's, and early 2000's, as seen through the eyes of the third man in the ring, referee Dave Dwinell, who shares his thirty-two- year experience with the reader.


For thirty-two years Dave Dwinell led a unique double life, mild mannered accountant by day, and professional wrestling referee evenings and weekends. The book "Ringman" transports the reader back in time to the 80's, 90's, and early 2000's when the sport was far from the polished product you witness on TV today. Dave provides fans with a front row seat not only in the major arenas like Madison Square Garden, but also the small, smoke-filled venues, where the beer sales outweighed the ticket sales. During his tenure in the ring the author worked matches for the WWF, NWA, NEW and numerous independent promotions, with over 350 named wrestlers and 45 champions. At the end of his career he was inducted into two pro wrestling halls of fame. "Ringman" is a book that will be appreciated by wrestling fans of all ages and generations, especially those readers interested in learning more about the history of the sport in what has been billed as its Golden Era.

About the author

Dave Dwinell grew up in the small central Massachusetts town of Millbury where with the advent of television, he became fascinated with the exciting world of pro wrestling. An honor graduate of John Carroll Univ. Cleveland Ohio, for several years he functioned as teacher, athletic director and coach in upstate New York. The author spent the last twenty-three years of his professional career twenty miles north of Manhattan, managing one of the largest tax offices in New York State, the last eleven as the elected Receiver of Taxes. Moonlighting as a pro wrestling referee he worked his first match in December of 1982 and his last in November of 2015.

James R. Jaworski received his BBA from Iona College with a concentration in finance and works in the commercial real estate field. A graduate of the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory, he has studied film production at New York University and is actively involved working with playwrights, screenwriters and directing in New York City. James is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and lives in Westchester County.

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