I was both excited and a touch jealous when I saw that one of my favourite local wrestlers Nelson Creed released his book, You’re Gonna Hurt Yourself: Daily Struggles of Small Time Wrestlers (Jobbers) by Ben Nelson Creed. Here is a guy living two of my dreams, he is a current professional wrestler and has been for a long time and now he is a writer.
I never wrestled Nelson Creed during my short stint as a professional wrestler but we did meet a few times both in catch wrestling and the professional wrestling circuit and share some mutual friends. I can’t say we know each other well but I certainly always held him in high esteem.
It is that respect for him and for his craft as a professional wrestler that has me so excited to read his book. Professional wrestling is a grind full of back stage politics, injuries, egos and very little money for most. The local shows really are a labour of love, and that is what each wrestler has, love for their art.
I have ordered this book already and suggest that my fellow wrestling fans do the same, as well as any would be professional wrestlers. If Ben Nelson Creed writes as he speaks and wrestles it will be sure to entertain.