Celebrated weekly on the WWF television programming, Stu Hart is the patriarch of modern day wrestling. For more than half a century Hart has battled, entertained, and instructed, first as a pro wrestler himself, later by running the highly influential Stampede Wrestling promotion, and ultimately as a living legend who, in the fabled “dungeon” in the basement of his Calgary, Alberta, home, has trained some of the most formidable athletes ever to step inside of the “squared circle.” Current superstars such as Y 2 J, Chris Benoit, and Lance Storm have sung Hart’s praises to millions of WWF fans; old-timers and commentators like Rowdy Roddy Piper and Jim “JR” Ross have tipped their hats on pay-per-view broadcasts seen worldwide; even the Canadian government has honored him as a philanthropist and pop cultural groundbreaker by awarding him the prestigious Order of Canada. And while Hart’s personality and stories are as legendary as his family’s in-ring achievements, few have had the pleasure of hearing the real truth straight from the icon’s mouth. Until now.
Stu Hart: Lord of the Ring is a no-holds-barred, insider's look at the highs and lows, the heroes and villains, the triumphs and tragedies of the world of professional wrestling. From the horrific death of his son Owen, to the resulting multi-million dollar lawsuit settled out of court by Vince McMahon, to the rise of his son Bret to the pinnacle of sports entertainment and his subsequent betrayal by the WWF, and back into the glory days of wrestling’s colourful past with likes of Andre The Giant, Abdullah the Butcher, and a wrestling bear, Hart family friend Marsha Erb helps Stu weave a touching, thrilling, and at times almost unbelievable account of one of wrestling’s most remarkable lives.
Marsha Erb is a lawyer, journalist, and long-time Hart family confidante who lives in Calgary. Stu Hart: Lord of the Ring is her first book.
Published: March 2002
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.