With :Ross Owen Williams ,
With :Ian Douglass
Imprint:ECW Press - Toronto
Dimensions:9in x 6 x 0.73 in | 1.04 lb
Page Count:304 pages
Illustrations:15 15 photographs, colour, 21 21 photographs, black and white
Heart, determination, and triumph
This is the story of a boy who fell in love with wrestling before he was able to walk. Born with achondroplasia, a condition that causes disproportionate dwarfism, Dylan Postl had endured multiple surgeries by the age of 12. And yet, he held on to the dream that he would one day become a professional wrestler. Ignoring the naysayers and against doctors’ recommendations, Postl began training in his teens, and he soon began appearing on local independent shows. Before he turned 20, he was signed by WWE to play the role of Irish grappler Finlay’s feisty sidekick, Hornswoggle, and remained a fixture in the company for a full decade.
While most of Postl’s adult life has been spent in the wild world of the wrestling industry, his is more than a story of a little person’s journey through a world of giants; it’s a memoir of elation and anguish, triumph and disappointment, and of how an endlessly positive outlook combined with the unwavering support of family and friends helped a long shot become a success in his industry and a loving, responsible father.
Short DescriptionLong-time wrestler Dylan Postl opens up about the challenges of making it in the wrestling industry while living with achondroplasia. Informed by over a decade in the ring, Postl’s stories include many popular and beloved WWE superstars.
Sales and Market Bullets
“This is a definite thumbs up for anyone interested in a balanced and fair behind-the-scenes account of WWE over the past decade.” — Pro Wrestling Books blog
“This book is not just for wrestling fans; it is an inspiring tale of a fan who worked hard to get his dream, along with a behind the scenes of a family man, who did not see himself as different among society's norms. This is a tale that anyone who feels left out, or feels whatever holds them back, can be inspired by.” — Lance Writes blog
“I found myself just as captivated by Postl's complicated relationship with his father and mother . . . Then of course, there's the wrestling . . . It's fascinating to read.” — PW Torch