Carpenter: A Personal Look at Professional Wrestling

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iUniverse, Jun 8, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 128 pages

Journey with Don Savage, pro wrestler and high school teacher, as he experiences the ups and downs in the world of professional wrestling.

As a Carpenter or opponent, Dons job is to build wrestling talent into wrestling superstars, providing numerous anecdotes about the business and the people associated with pro wrestling.

 

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Fantastic
This was written by my senior English teacher, Mr. Clark Staples, who sadly passed away this past week. He truly is a great man, a comedian in his own right and had the voice of an angel
. This is a good read and a great insight to his life as the infamous Don Savage, the man very few of us knew 

Contents

So You Want to Be a Wrestler?
1
Debut
5
Im in the Navy Now
7
Dorothy
10
You Play Football?
13
So You Want to be a Teacher
18
Hammer and NailsIm Going to Be a Carpenter
20
Paid Vacation
22
Comedy and Tragedy
47
Football Players in Wrestling Tights
52
Communication Is the Key
55
Babyface to Heel
57
Strange but True
61
Ive Had a Few
72
Personalities
78
Time to Say Goodbye
101

The People
29
The Tour from Hell
33
God I Hated that Mask
37
Priorities
40
Good and Bad
42
Perspectives
104
Outtakes
108
Wrap Up
112
Acknowledgements
113
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

DON SAVAGE officially retired from education in 1996, although he continued to do some consulting for the Grossmont School District.

In his thirty-five years as a contract employee, he taught English, speech, and math. In addition, Don coached football, wrestling, basketball, baseball, and water polo. He was a counselor and part-time administrator.

Don now lives in San Diego’s Mission Valley and is part owner of an East San Diego County restaurant. He’s doing some traveling and working on his next book, So, You Want to Teach and Coach.

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