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WWE HALL OF FAMER PENNING FOREWORD TO DR. D DAVID SCHULTZ AUTOBIOGRAPHY, LIVE PRICHARD PODCAST AT NETS VS. HEAT IN BROOKLYN, CHRISTY HEMME UPDATE, MATYSIK HOSPITALIZED AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2018-01-02 08:51:00

Hall of Famer Bret Hart will be writing the foreword to the forthcoming autobiography "Don't Call Me Fake: The Real Story of 'Dr. D' David Schultz" with co-author John Cosper.  The plan is to have the book on sale next month.     The book will cover Schultz's life as a professional wrestler as well as his post-wrestling career as a bounty hunter who traveled the world bringing back criminals who had absconded from their court dates.   Over the course of his bounty hunting career, Schultz had a 100% capture rate and those he brought back never skipped again.     On the wrestling end, the book will cover Schultz's early life, his training with Herb Welch, his years in Memphis, Florida, Stampede, the AWA, and the WWF. Obviously, the John Stossel ABC 20/20 incident and Schultz's dismissal from WWF will be covered as will be his run after WWF and his time training professional wrestlers.  There will be stories about Hulk Hogan, Antonio Inoki, Johnny Rodz, The Iron Sheik, Ric Flair, and Abdullah the Butcher, among others.  Here is the cover for the book: 

 

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The Brooklyn Nets are bringing in the Bruce Prichard "Something to Wrestle With" podcast featuring the former WWE Executive and performer and co-host Conrad Thompson in for a special post-game podcast event at the Barclays Center on 1/19.  The podcast was recently named the sports podcast of 2017 by Sports Ilustrated.   The live podcast will take place following the game between the Nets and the Miami Heat in the Barclays Center.  The Nets are selling combination tickets to the game and the podcastfor $35 at this link.  That's the most high profile gig for a pro wrestling-related podcast, well, ever.

Former WWE and TNA personality Christy Hemme posted the following on her official YouTube channel:

Hemme had a medical scare several weeks ago with her quadruplets going into early labor. She has since been in a medical facility.   Everyone at PWInsider.com wishes Hemme and her family all the best.

According to a Facebook post from Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling promoter Herb Simmons, former Wrestling at the Chase host, St. Louis Wrestling historian and author Larry Matysik has been hospitalized.   Simmons noted, "Not the way I wanted to start off 2018. Please keep our friend Larry Matysik in you prayers. He has been admitted to the hospital this evening. I will keep everyone updated on his condition.  Matysik was responsible for the St. Louis DVDs that are out there in circulation as well as the creation of the St. Louis Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame.  He's written several books on the business, including an excellent book on the late Bruiser Brody.  Everyone at PWInsider.com wishes him the best.

James Storm is booked for Ace Pro Wrestling, facing Stockade on 1/13 in Bogota, New Jersey.   For more, visit www.AceProWrestling.com.

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