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THE TRAUMAS AND DRAMAS
INSIDE THE INCREDIBLE WORLD
OF PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING
ABOUT THE BOOK
The world of wrestling is clouded with
mystery. But one thing is certain, people
are not lukewarm about it: They're either
very hot or very cold on the subject, and
it's peppered with controversy.
"Everybody Down Here Hates Me" is
a behind-the-scenes, quasi-autobiographical
look at the professional wrestling
business and the characters which make
But this book is much more than one
about life on the mats, wrestler and author
Pat Barrett takes the reader on a roller
coaster ride of human emotions: There's
humor. There's pathos. But most of all,
there are the characters who once were
only subjects of stories told orally by
Barrett to close friends. Now they are
brought to life by Barrett's pen for the
world to enjoy.
Travel to the interior of the Isle of Fiji
where supper with an island chief
becomes a guessing game of what's for
dinner and ends with a record-setting
hangover. Move on to the hills of
Tennessee where messing with a
hillbilly's cows brings on swiftly executed
justice - southern style.
Through the pages, catch the magic of
the matches, as well as life backstage with
the groupies, fans, promoters, families
and life on the road from the incredible
world of pro wrestling.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
When Pat Barrett is looking for
sympathy or trying to distract the
opposition in an argument over
international politics, he lays on his thick
Irish brogue and refers to himself as "a
poor Irish immigrant."
Malarkey, this immigrant has been
around the capitalistic block a time or two,
and in this book proves he can weave a
yarn with the written word. The
professional wrestler has brought together
a collection of spellbinding stories based
on his career and life, both in the ring and
out. Who could be better qualified than
a seasoned international wrestler who's
held, among his many titles, the W.W.F.
World Heavyweight Tag Team
Championship, World's Undisputed
Junior Heavyweight Title, and numbers
among his peers such greats as Andre the
Giant, Hulk Hogan, Randy "Macho
Man" Savage, Cowboy Bill Watts, Ted
DiBiase and Bruno Sammartino just to
mention a few?
Barrett continues his wrestling career
from his Pensacola Beach home where he
combines speaking engagements with his
writing. Born in Dublin and formally
educated at the city's Wesley College
where his areas of concentration were
economics and world history. Barrett has
appeared in English and American
movies, done television commercials and
has stage and theater experience.
He and his wife Peggy enjoy beach life
with their three dogs: Sammy, Champ and
Rip, and a cat named Sinbad.