My name is Paul O'Brien and I'm a writer and also a long time wrestling fan. I have recently written a crime fiction novel set in the old territory days of the 70's.
Here's is the blurb:
1972 New York City and a dazed LENNY LONG walks away from a crash carrying someone’s foot in his hand. He is also searching for the VIP passenger who has somehow disappeared from the back of his overturned van. It’s the first day of his new promotion and LENNY has less than twenty minutes to deliver the missing person or a lot of people are going to get badly hurt.
DANNO GARLAND is in Shea Stadium trying to avoid a riot. He’s coming to the end of the most successful wrestling card of all time but he’s also coming to the realisation that he might not be able to deliver his widely hyped main event. He knows there’s more than the eyes of the arena on him and if LENNY doesn’t arrive soon, blood is going to be sought. Probably his.
PROCTOR KING nervously watches the show on TV, wondering why his fuck-up of a son does not already have the world heavyweight championship belt in his grasp. Arranging this match has taken PROCTOR four years of pay-offs, double dealing and bone-breaking to arrange, and if all that effort has been wasted then he might just have to take him a business trip to New york.
LENNY, DANNO and PROCTOR. Three men with pieces of the puzzle - but none with the full picture.
When they do piece it all together, the ‘fake’ world of professional wrestling is going to get very real.
My website is www.paulobrien.info
Thanks for your time.