S.S.W. 33rd Anniversary

S.S.W. 33rd Anniversary

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

More feedback and reviews from my Book - Buy it below today

 I finished up Beau James' new book last night "Do you wanna be a wrestler, kid?' and I honestly have to say if you are a wrestling fan, and even if you're not - this book is OUTSTANDING. I HIGHLY recommend you pick up a copy and check it out. The way he weaves a story is incredible and vivid. His story is so inspirational, I won't even try to put it into words. Honestly, I had no idea how similar our backgrounds (Not in wrestling of course, but life in general.) were. Already being a big fan of Mr. James - I have developed an even bigger respect for him and his career. Thank you Mr. James for a great read and I'm looking forward to book number 2!

James Burke - Roanoke, VA

Beau, I just finished your book. I really enjoyed it alot. It was really hard to put it down once I started reading it. You have a great gift of telling stories. I'm glad you talked about Jimmy Valiant and Ricky Morton in your book. The boogie woogie man and The Rock N Roll Express were some of my favorite wrestlers growing up and watching them on tv every week. I look forward to buying your next book. When will your second book come out?
Thank you for autographing my book and pictures. I pray that God will continue to bless you as you keep on living your dream and sharing it with others!
Your Friend in Christ

Richard  Tarleton - Greeneville, TN

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Times News Story on My Book

To Buy the book with Paypal Roll down on this page and you will find it. Also if you have read the book please let us know what you think of it at kingofkingsport@gmail.com . Also use that email for info on how to buy the book with a money order.

Thanks to Matthew Lane for the story and review. Only thing I would like to ad is I have promoted live wrestling events in 7 states. Not just the two local counties he mentions. Also I don't like my name beside legend. Jackie Fargo, Whitey Caldwell, Harley Race men like that are legends in my profession. I just am a kid who grew up to reach his goals and dreams. And I give all the glory to God for it.

Reviews of my Book are coming in

WWE Hall of Fame Member "Handsome" Jimmy "Boogie Woogie Man" Valiant enjoying "Do Ya Wanna Be A Wrestler, Kid?"

I give the book on a 1 to 5 scale 5 suplexes. I have known Beau James since he was a teenager. His story is a must read for anyone who ever had a dream. I learned so many things about him from this book. He is very open and honest about his battles and struggles. His story of overcoming so many obstacles is an inspiration. His journey to find happiness and peace could be a movie. And his love story with his beautiful wife Misty is the feel good story we all search for.

- Jimmy Valiant

Handsome Beau James, just read the book in a day,man i couldnt put it down..It really helped me by reading it

- Jerry Horton, Wyth County , VA

As I sit here writing you this message, I have literally just laid your book down after reading it in one sitting. Parts of your book reminded me of my first conversation with you, all those years ago, that first conversation i thought you were so f'n arrogant lol, but i also knew then that you had said the gospel to me, and I learned more about the business in that 45 or so minutes talking to you then I learned from the guy who took my money and almost ruined me before i could get started. Thank you for the reminder.

- Joey Bravo, Pikeville, KY

beau, i just got my copy of your book and wanted to just write you a bit here.i have read only the first chapters, but i have to say,honestly,thank you! let me explain if i can..

you,like myself,are old school wrestling fans.we remember the east tn wrestling scene from the early 80's till now.we remember the old mid atlantic tv shows and the monthly show at the db dome, as well as the
nwa,awa,and so many shows.you mention most of them in your book.

as i read those first 2 chapters, i was flooded with my childhood memories of these shows.i just was like you, excited to see the shows,and could not wait to watch them when they came on.as you know about me, i was going to the kingsport shows as much as i could.i would save up my allowance for them,and barely have enough to buy my ticket and maybe a hot dog or a get a picture.i would watch religiously just see or hear of when they would be coming back so i could start saving up again.beau, both me and you both share a deep love and appreciation of the shows and the wrestlers.we felt the excitement of pulling up to the shows and cheering or booing for whoever we liked at the time.i know i felt a little giggly when i would finally have my ticket to the show in my young hands.

i felt this way for years.i went to the shows for years.i met several wrestlers over this time,such as terry taylor,jimmy vailant,and others.i can remember yelling at ivan kollof that he sucked as he passed by me as he walked to the ring.followed by having him stop,look at me straight in my eyes and threaten to kick my butt right then and there.i have so many memories that came flooding back to me from long ago.back when i was only 11 or 12 years old.i remember some of the walmart autograph signings!! 

i am sure that me and you must of went to a lot of the same shows as kids,we had to of..your recalling of them are identical to my memories.your excitement and passion for the sport was every bit as good as mine.the differance between us being,that you eventually followed your dreams,and was lucky to get the chance to be a wrestle

your book brought back a lot of fond memories for me from my childhood.some i had forgotten all about.while me and you have followed 2 differant paths in life and in our passions..i think we still share a commen love-PRO WRESTLING!!

I guess what i have tried to say or have hoped to say to you is,thank you for the memories you have brought back as well the ones you given me as a fan

- James Buchanan, Kingsport, TN

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Video Look at my Book - Buy it NOW!!!

If you have not bought the book what are you waiting on? Buy it today right here. Please note who you would like the pictures and Book signed to.

"Do Ya Wanna Be A Wrestler, Kid?" Pro Wrestler and Promoter Beau James' first book. 348 Pages of never before publicly told stories and rare photos.

Each Book comes with a DVD following the events in the book and signed pictures of Beau and Misty James.Book, DVD, and Pictures all for only $30 in USA. International orders email kingofkingsport@gmail.com

Do Ya Wanna Be A Wrestler, Kid?
by Beau James

Praise for Beau James
What Beau's Peers have to say about him words from
Dr. Tom Prichard
Dutch Mantell
Jerry Lynn
and more

by WWE Hall of Fame Member and NWA Legend "Handsome" Jimmy "Boogie Woogie Man" Valiant

by Friend and Pastor Dr. Donnie Brannen

Chapter 1 - The Dream
*My life long love of Pro Wrestling starts.
*A History lesson on Pro Wrestling in East Tennessee.
*Stories of my childhood going to the matches.
*Meeting Dusty Rhodes at KFC when I was 10 years old.

Chapter 2- Right Place at the Wrong time?
*My first experience with "outlaw wrestling"
*Meeting Johnny and Davey Rich. How Davey Rich got me my first job in pro wrestling at 14 years old.
*My first meeting with Ron West that was only 30 seconds but has lead to a 23 year career.
*Promoting towns for Continental Wrestling.
*Seeing for the first time how rude fans can be. What you give up to be on TV.
*How I got Started in the ring at the age of 15. What it was like.
*How a 3 minute conversation with Izzy Slapowitz changed my life.
*The start of a 20 plus year friendship with area wrestlers and promoters Krunch The Equalizer and Al Bass

Chapter 3 - The Battle and Life's Lessons Begin
*The Struggles of being a 16 year old promoter and fighting the "system" of outlaw crap that was in place in my home area.
*How some set out to stop everything I was trying to do. And how I would not take no for an answer.
*Knoxville to Knocksville
*How one man almost killed the now 20 year annual FunFest Wrestling Event in Kingsport before it started. *Drawing my biggest attendance of my career at 17 years old and How Ivan Koloff saved the day.
*The rules I set for myself and Southern States Wrestling at 17 years old and how I live by them to this day.

Chapter 4 - Times are a Changing
*The changes I have seen in Pro Wrestling.
*My advice to any young wrestler or promoter.
*How its went from a Profession to the mess it's in today.
*Who is to blame and it will surprise you.
*What is Pro Wrestling?

Chapter 5 - The Question
*The Question every wrestling hopeful has to stop and ask themselves "Do you Wanna Be A Wrestler Kid"
*Wrestling in the worst buildings, parking lots, prisons, homes for the mentally challenged.
*My one and only trip The Chicken House in Manchester KY
*Run in with fans and their knives and guns.
*Drunk wrestling fans
*Wrestlers crying in the dressing room
*Getting myself, Mike Cooper, and James McHone arrested for in sighting a riot.
*KC and I fighting a family.
*Robbie Cassidy, KC, Myself,and Buddy Landel vs. A group of bikers at a of all places a flea market.
*The worst trip I ever had

Chapter 6 - Mercy Daddy and Brother Soups
*Many stories of traveling with Jimmy Valiant and Super Mario
*The worst 4th of July anyone could have
*Waking up an entire Hotel
*My little brothers of the road Boogie Boy and Claudio
*We are Family

Chapter 7 - Wrestling is The Family Business
*How members of my Family have been involved with Pro Wrestling.
*A Midget story for the ages
*Never let a 4 year old book TV. It might get you kicked of the air.

Chapter 8 - The Yankees Are Coming!!!
*Taking a loud mouth Italian from Philly and a Trouble making Jewish Manager form New York into the mountains of Appalachia.
*How the street of New Your City have nothing on Pennington Gap, VA
*A parking lot shooting
*Don't let the fans see what car you are driving
*What happens when you are the only guy in your dressing room that shows up

Chapter 9 - The Road Goes On Forever
*Traveling with Ricky Morton
*Driving drunk for 200 (WV to TN) miles with no lights at night
*Car wrecks and Near misses.
*Why you always stop at the same places
*The end all beat all hitchhiker story.

Chapter 10 - The Road We Shared Will Never be The Same
My tributes to
Wahoo McDaniel
Road Warrior Hawk
Sherri Martell
Mark Curtis
The Junkyard Dog

Chapter 11 - I Have to Keep Myself Laughing So I Won't Cry
*Wrestlers and their ribs on each other
*Getting a wrestler to put on another wrestlers underwear after they had been crapped in
*Never take a green pill
*How two of the boys rib each other across country in the U.S. Mail

Chapter 12 - Things I Miss The Most
*Just what it says.
*The things in wrestling that are gone and never coming back.

Chapter 13 - The Pursuit of Happiness
*Facing myself for the first time
*Coming to reality with my problems and trying to fix them before they killed me
*Finding a place I feel at home.
*The fairy tale love story of myself and Misty
*How God sent Misty to save my life