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The Jim Cornette Experience

If you’re a fan of wrestling history, be sure to catch today’s episode of the Jim Cornette Experience. I’m on the show today talking about a few of my favorite things: The Allen Athletic Club, Elvira Snodgrass, and The Black Panther Jim Mitchell.

If you’ve already listened to today’s show, you can follow the links below to read more about the books and stories I’ve been working on.

The Black Panther Jim Mitchell

Elvira Snodgrass Part 1 and Part 2

Bluegrass Brawlers: The Story of Professional Wrestling in Louisville

Louisville’s Greatest Show: The Story of the Allen Athletic Club

Herb Welch’s How to Become a Champion

“Dr. D” David Schultz (autobiography coming soon!)

A Rare Piece of History Now in Print

For the last four months, I’ve been working with “Dr. D” David Schultz on what will be one of the most entertaining wrestling autobiographies you will ever read. The Doctor has an amazing story to tell not just about his wrestling career, but his post wrestling life as a bounty hunter.

Dr. D was trained by Herb Welch, brother of Tennessee wrestling promoter Roy Welch. Both of the brothers were trained shooters, and when Dr. DĀ first trained with Herb, he was taught the art of shooting.

Before Herb Welch passed away, his wife gave Dr. D a booklet called How to Be a Champion. Only 40 pages in length, the booklet was essentially a shooter’s bible: photos and descriptions on how to apply shoot wrestling holds and maneuvers. Dr. D was granted permission to do with the book as he pleased, and with his permission, I’ve just released it in paperback.

How to Become a Champion was a hit from day one. It’s an amazing peek into pro wrestling past and a rare find from a man who has been somewhat forgotten by time.

How to Become a Champion is available on Amazon.com.