The Cowboy and the Cross The Bill Watts Story Rebellion


4 thoughts on “The Cowboy and the Cross The Bill Watts Story Rebellion Wrestling and Redemption

  1. Lucas Lucas says:

    I had a great time reading this book Was it one of the best wrestling books out there? Probably not Were there a lot of self serving stories that sound mostly made up? Yes definitely some of that But for whatever reason I just enjoyed The Cowboy and the Cross Growing up I only knew Bill Watts as the old guy who tried to make top rope dives illegal in WCW and possibly got pushed out over racist comments His track record would definitely indicate he's not a racist although he's definitely careless with his words at times There was a lot to his career than his failed WCW stint though He ran Mid South and UWF and had a successful in ring career before thatProbably 70% of the book is him talking about his wrestling days and 30% is him trying to convert the reader to Christianity I'm sure that rubbed a lot of readers the wrong way But the religious parts were the only times he injected some humility and self reflection that otherwise would have been sorely lacking so I'll take it


  2. Brian Rosenberger Brian Rosenberger says:

    As a teenager the Mid South soon to become The Universal Wrestling Federation was easily my favorite wrestling promotion bar none I mainly know Cowboy Bill Watts as a promoter His reputation often proceeds him abrasive stiff and not one to mince words Watts pulls few punches in his book discussing wrestlers who let their personal demons get the best of them who he got along with and who he didn't and his own shortcomings as a business man father and husbandWatts talks about his upbringing his days as a high school and collegiate athlete his early days in the wrestling business as an active wrestler working as booker and later as owner of his own promotion and its eventual demise He also details his conflicts in WCW and working for Vince McMahon in the WWFWWEThe names you expect are discussed from Bruiser Brody and Stan Hanson to Danny Hodge The Funks Gorilla Monsoon Bruno Sammartino Junkyard Dog Hacksaw Jim Duggan Jim Ross The Fabulous Freebirds Dr Death Steve Williams Sting Jim Cornette and Dusty Rhodes as well as other wrestling promotions like the WWWF the AWA Florida World Class and Crockett's Mid AtlanticThroughout the book Watts talks about his conversion to Christianity and his struggles he had working in a business that paid the bills but was in opposition to his personal beliefsGood read from one of the best minds in the wresting business Recommended


  3. Oliver Bateman Oliver Bateman says:

    Watts doesn't miss an opportunity to put himself over but there are some extraordinary hardman stories in here The later stuff on Watts' religious conversion can be skipped but most of the book is tremendous


  4. Mark James Mark James says:

    While it was a good read some of the stories Bill told just seemed a little to out there for me


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  • The Cowboy and the Cross The Bill Watts Story Rebellion Wrestling and Redemption
  • Bill Watts
  • 17 May 2016
  • 9781459654709

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