( copyright 2,000, through 2010 & forever ) by WWA4
DO YOU DREAM of wrestling before millions of fans?
WELL, IT'S TIME TO STOP DREAMING and START WORKING !
WE CALL THIS A WORKBOOK BECAUSE:
you have to WORK to READ IT
you have to WORK to FILL IN THE ANSWERS.
YOU SLOW READERS SHOULD READ SLOWLY
YOU FAST READERS SHOULD ALSO READ SLOWLY
THAT'S BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND IT ALL
a loose leaf book or spiral pad
SO DO IT !
LETS' START NOW
TURN OFF THE TV PUT THE NINTENDO DOWN
TELL LITTLE BROTHER TO HIT THE ROAD
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ!
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And by our lawyers who have a black belts in kicking butt.
Which means that if you copy or distribute this book or any parts of it without written permission from Frank Aldridge of WWA4 you will be busted with civil and criminal penalties and a CHOKE SLAM
The purpose of this book is to educate & entertain. Wrestling, like other sports, involves strenuous and potentially dangerous activity and anyone who wrestles, diets, exercises or engages in any of the activities in our books should rely on your own doctors, trainers, parents and experts prior to getting involved.
Note that the authors & publishers shall have no liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused, or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly by the information contained here.
So, if you are a trial lawyer GET LOST!
"HE &/OR SHE" is too cumbersome to say all the time. So we use "He" which is the way it was done for 7,000 years before Political Correctness and other forms of stupidity. If you happen to be a Liberated woman you are welcome to cross out the "Hes" and write in "Shes". Also, your man has our sincere condolences.
EVERY SUBJECT IN THIS BOOK IS NUMBERED so if you see something you want to refer back to you can write the number and check back on it later.
RECOMMENDATIONS Our books are not mystery novels in which you learn
who did it on the last page. No way, Jose. We are up front about everything.
WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH THIS BOOK this is what we will tell you to do:
1: Finish the schools you are in and do your very best.
2: Redo all the assignments in this book and in our other books.
3. Use your Dictionary and Thesaurus every day to improve your vocabulary.
4. Continue building your body, and controlling your weight.
5. Continue reading food labels and eating properly.
6. Practice the good nutrition in our other books.
7. Seriously, find another career, in addition to wrestling, because if wrestling
does not work out for you, you will have something good to fall back on.
8. When you finish this book, the book will be done, but your life will still have
years to go. Your job is to make your life work FOR YOU, NOT AGAINST YOU.
SCHOOL: Attack your school work with even more enthusiasm than you will attack Triple H or Jeff Hardy or Mr. Hughes if you get them in the ring.
RESPECT YOUR PARENTS: You must make sure you approach your parents and teachers and bosses and job and schooling with more respect than you now give to your greatest wrestling heroes.
You may think parents are a pain in the butt, but believe me they are the best friends you will ever have.
MR McMACMAHON and Hulk Hogan are not your Mother, and they don't give a crap about you. So be kind to your parents and sisters and brothers. They do give a crap and they are the best friends you will ever have.
OTHER CAREERS: MENTAL & PHYSICAL: The same mental and physical disciplines that can help you succeed in Wrestling can help you succeed in every other career.
WWA4: If you want to enroll in WWA4 or to come for a visit, or take a CAMP to see if you like it, or have your parents bring you before you are 18 to check us out, Just Phone Frank to set up arrangements at
404 667 1484
So keep up with us at WWW.WWA4.COM
AND NOW >>>>>>>> WWA4 WORKBOOK
1 - GET A LOOSE LEAF BOOK or SPIRAL PAD.
a dictionary a thesaurus a pencil
1. DEFINE EVERY NEW WORD AND WRITE IT IN YOUR NOTEBOOK.
1. ANSWER EVERY QUESTION AND WRITE IT IN YOUR BOOK.
1 - WHY DO WE LIST FIVE # 1s ? Because everything in this Workbook is
1 - IT’S LIKE BUILDING A CAR FOR THE MOUNTAIN ROAD AT TAHO NEVADA: if
you attach every part except for just one wheel you won’t get 99% like you do
in school. You'll run off the cliff and die! Every part is important !
1 - IT'S THE SAME IN WRESTLING & OTHER CAREERS: It’s ALL important
2 - IF YOU DO THE WORK
IT CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS IN WRESTLING.
IT CAN ALSO HELP even if you NEVER WRESTLE
BECAUSE ALMOST ALL JOBS HAVE SIMILAR REQUIREMENTS
3 - SHORT BOOK OF WRESTLING - LONG BOOK OF LIFE
Think of it this way: THIS IS A SHORT BOOK that will last maybe 100 pages.
BUT, YOUR LIFE IS A LONG BOOK. You will last maybe 100 years !
When I click "save" for the last time, this short book will be over. There will be no
But the long book of your life will have barely started. You will still have many years of empty pages. SO, Your job is to learn the lessons from this short book & apply them to the long book of your life.
REMEMBER: In wrestling & life you have to do your own editing. YOU WRITE THE BOOK. YOU EDIT THE BOOK. IN FACT, YOU ARE THE BOOK !
4 - TO YOUR MOTHER OR OTHER
You worry that he wants a career in Wrestling.
He's been DREAMING about wrestling since he was 5.
But you know lots of dreams get smashed on the rocks of reality.
He doesn’t know it yet, but you do.
You know that a lot of jobs are not all that they promise.
And he is not nearly as big as some of the monsters on TV.
You worry that he might not succeed.
That his dream may become his nightmare.
And then what will become of him?
5 - YOU ARE RIGHT TO WORRY:
Wrestling has every problem of every other business.
And some problems that other businesses don’t have.
And, you are right. Maybe he won’t succeed.
6 - BUT THERE’S AN UP SIDE IF HE DOES OUR WORKBOOKS:
There are some things about our approach to wrestling that we can promise:
a) - By doing the exercises in our books, he will learn about wrestling.
b) - BUT, he will also become MUCH BETTER PREPARED FOR ANY OTHER
CAREER, if he retires from wrestling, or wrestling retires from him.
c) - He's still young, so let him get it out of his system before he has children.
7 - HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN WRESTLING
Rutgers University was founded in 1766 (before the USA).
Its first graduating class consisted of one student.
In those days most people didn’t need high school and college. A good education
consisted of shoveling manure, baling hay, feeding chickens, milking cows, and beating swords into plowshares & plowshares into swords.
But that was many years ago, before Computers, before TV, before Nintendo, before electricity, & before plumbing. The fastest form of transportation was a horse and the fastest form of communication was a Quill. A quill was a bird’s feather that they used as a pen. Sometimes a bird dilivered the mail.
The famous Artist, Frances Wood, AKA, Muna, was born in 1899, also before Computers, TV, Nintendo, electricity, & before plumbing.
In 1970 I said to Muna, "Isn't it amazing that there are men on the Moon?"
Muna answered, "I think the can opener is amazing."
That was then, and this is now. Now you absolutely need to finish high school and
if you can afford it, you should attend College or Trade school too.
SO FIRST FINISH SCHOOL! Look , if you have an opportunity to go to college,
forget wrestling and go to college.
WWA4 can help you prepare for a wrestling career while you are in high school and college, but you should promise yourself to try your hardest in school.
8 - DON'T DROP OUT of your regular schooling in order to come to wrestling
school. You MUST finish high school first.
9 - LEARNING WITH WWA4 FORCES YOU to get smart about a lot of other
things besides wrestling. This is not true with other schools. There are a lot guys in wrestling who don’t know much else than wrestling.
That’s a big mistake!
The fact is, that if you want to become a great wrestler, you will also want to improve your self confidence,
improve your strength,
improve your vocabulary,
improve your psychology,
improve your reading,
improve your muscles,
improve your nutrition
improve your your ability to give instructions
improve your ability to take instructions,
and improve your ability to get along with others.
So, even if you don’t get ahead in wrestling, you can still greatly improve your chances to get ahead in Life.
And, it is your Life, not wrestling, that is what your life is all about.
10 - MARVEL COMICS: Spider man, Thor, the Fantastic Four. They are all
good looking, nicely built and very healthy. Wait a minute! This is supposed to be a factual book about wrestling. So why in heck are we bringing up fake characters like Spider man?
Here’s why. Marvel heroes are more like wrestling TV heroes than like
normal people. Do you want to look like normal people? Not me. Normal people
are too fat or too thin or too blah. I want to be a wrestler. I want to look like Mark
Jindrak, Mr. Hughes or Chuck Palumbo, or Elix Skipper or the Rock or AJ Styles.
Our Home schooling Books and CDs will tell you what healthy people eat and what Spiderman would eat if he had the time. Pay attention, Aunt May.
11 - So, MOM and DAD, maybe he will get to the top in wrestling, and maybe he
won’t. But, if he learns everything in this book he will look better, feel better, live
longer, get better jobs, and because he feels good about himself he will be nicer to Mom and Dad and little Sister.
12 - NO OTHER WRESTLING SCHOOL ON THE PLANET will teach him
any thing of any value, other than wrestling, which, with the exception of those
who become super stars, may turn out to be of very dubious value itself.
ASSIGNMENT Look up Dubious and use it
13 - ANNOUNCER:
"LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, FANS OF ALL NATIONS AND AGES, You
are about to witness the greatest match of your life.... LIFE VERSUS YOU."
"In this corner is LIFE. He is standing on the ropes like THE ROCK. He is
spreading his arms upward in a sign of victory and is looking at the crowd .
The crowd is cheering wildly, and they are chanting LIFE, LIFE, LIFE.
LIFE lifts his sunglasses, and rolls his eye in a sign of contempt (just like Rock).
ASSIGNMENT: Tell why, the Rock rolled his eye in a sign of contempt:
The answer is HE NOTICED that all you FANS ARE SITTING on YOUR BUTTS IN THE STANDS AND GETTING FAT. You are paying big money and accomplishing nothing WHILE LIFE IS IN THE RING MAKING IT HAPPEN.
SO, Forget wrestling for a moment. We are talking about LIFE
QUESTION: Are you going to spend your life in the stands? Yes ____ No way ___
15 - JIM ROSS: "I don’t recognize the music. Who's that coming down the ramp."
LARRY ZBYSZKO: "WHO CARES! HE’S A NOBODY!"
JIM ROSS: "Oh, look, here’s the program. The guy’s NAME is "YOU".
LARRY ZBYSZKO: I don’t care, He’s still a BUM!! Let’s switch to a commercial.
COMMERCIAL: "Hey YOU, Are you going to make the best of your life, or are
you going to let Life drop kick you over the ropes?"
Yes, I am talking to YOU. It’s YOUR LIFE It’s YOUR RESPONSIBILITY YOU
MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR LIFE!
If you get bad grades, or smoke cigarettes, or drink alcohol or fight with your
brother, or do drugs, or lie or cheat, or get in trouble, or are not happy in marriage...
IT’S YOUR FAULT. IT’S YOUR LIFE. ONLY YOU CAN CONTROL IT.
IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. SO, TAKE IT!
16 - This is a WORK BOOK: That means: YOU MUST FILL IN ALL THE
ANSWERS. I’m not going to fill them in for you. It’s you’re responsibility to fill
them in. If you don’t do it you WON'T LEARN If you DON’T LEARN you WON’T EARN. If you DON’T EARN YOU WILL BURN - Not in Hell (that might come later), but right here on Earth.
You will be flipping burgers, while Peter Parker, the kid with glasses, who nobody
ever picked for any team, but he did all his school work, will own the store, or
maybe even become Spiderman.
And, Damn! You wanted to become Spiderman. Tough luck! He did the work while you decided to coast.
It’s your choice. You can get a great job, and nice cars, and plenty of money, and a nice house or apartment. Or you can watch wrestling and avoid school and wind up doing terrible work for terrible pay, and live in a neighborhood where people
steal your stuff and stink of alcohol and sometimes die of an overdose in your hallway.
That may not mean too much to you now because maybe your parents are still
paying your way. But when you have to carry your own weight it will mean
a whole heck of a lot.
So FILL IN THE ANSWERS! Not only in this book, but in your life.
17 - I HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE: I am Frank Aldridge. Thousands worked
for me. I was involved in starting Cool Whip, Jif Peanut Butter, Shake n’ Bake, American Kitchen Foods, Tasti Fries, Pure Packed, Good Ol’ Days Inc. , Good Ol’ Days Wrestling, Tiger Mining and WWA4, and 100s of our wrestlers went on to WCW, ECW, WWE, Japan and Mexico.
But, from your point of view, the most important thing I may ever do is HELP STEER YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
I AM ALSO THE PROUD FATHER of six kids, and I have been the employer, and
teacher, of thousands of other youngsters. This means I know a thing or two about life... AND YOU DON'T! SO PAY ATTENTION !
Also, while you are reading this book, remember this, I am the boss. And I give the ORDERS.
If you want to give the orders, write your own book!
18 - INSTRUCTION # 1: FROM NOW ON WRESTLING IS NOT THE MOST
IMPORTANT THING IN YOUR LIFE. It maybe ranks number 17, about the
same as Nintendo. It comes after God and Family and the USA and wwa4's wrestling dogs, Wolf and Allie, and a whole bunch of other good stuff. It especially comes AFTER THE BEST POSSIBLE EDUCATION YOU CAN GET IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE OR TRADE SCHOOL.
Wrestling may be your dream. But if you don’t study as hard as you can and
succeed in high school it could turn out to be your NIGHTMARE!
19 - INSTRUCTION # 2: Do NOT WORK ON THIS BOOK until you have finished all
your school work and home work that is due tomorrow.
20 - INSTRUCTION # 3 ANSWER every question and follow every instruction in this work-book.
21 - WRESTLERS SPEND MORE TIME BRAGGING
QUESTION: Are you a wrestling Fan ? ANSWER: YES: ( ) NO: ( )
AND, HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT MANY PRO WRESTLERS SPEND
MORE TIME BRAGGING OUTSIDE OF THE RING THAN BEATING UP
GUYS IN THE RING? ... SO HAVE I! AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT? THERE IS A VERY SERIOUS SIDE TO THEIR BRAGGING.
WRESTLING, IS LIKE AN ACTION MOVIE, WHERE THE "ACTORS" ARE BIGGER THAN LIFE AND WE FANS ARE SUPPOSED TO SUSPEND OUR DISBELIEF FOR A FEW HOURS IN ORDER TO HAVE A ROLLICKING GOOD TIME.
INSTRUCTION: Get your dictionary and look up "rollicking" Write the definition:
22. SWEAR WORDS: INSTRUCTIONS: Open your loose-leaf book.
Now write every single dirty word you know. Make sure you have them all. Are
you done? Good.
NOW, TEAR the pages of dirty words into little pieces and flush it!
That’s the last you will ever use any swear words.
Why ? Because, if you are going to get ahead in life, you have to make room for
real words. And, if you are always saying F_ _KING this and F_ _KING that, you
will never learn enough real words to impress anybody to give you a better job.
Also, you might get your lights punched out.
Also, if you use it on TV Mr. McMahon will fire you and you will never wrestle for big bucks again.
23 - THE WRESTLER'S LIBRARY AND COMPLETE SET OF TOOLS
When you go to High school or College they bury you in books and information.
they don't just give you months or years of training and then send you out on your own to become a superstar in your field. Whether it is restaurant management, or bookkeeping, or business, or art school or anything else they bury you in books and information.
So it is amazing to me that 99.9% of pro wrestling schools don’t do any of that.
WWA4’s philosophy is that whatever your field of study, you should assemble a
LIBRARY OF INFORMATION.
Because to get ahead in wrestling or any other business it is more important to have big brains than big muscles.
And so we are continually scouring the field to select Books and Articles and
Magazines, that will increase your knowledge and ability, in order to improve your
chances to move ahead rapidly in the field of professional wrestling.
And, as an extra benefit these same Books and Articles will help you in other businesses as well. As we develop each item in our master list of tools and information we will tell you about it on our website www.wwa4.com.
24 - WE WILL EXPOSE YOU TO MANY FIELDS OF KNOWLEDGE.
THE REASON is, Wrestlers, more than most other sports entertainers, are required to master dozens of physical and mental talents:
Wrestlers don't use stunt men or understudies. As a wrestler, You have to do it ALL ! And so ... -THIS BOOK BRIEFLY SAMPLES IT ALL: -IT HAS REAL LIFE STORIES. -IT WEAVES IMPORTANT LESSONS INTO EACH STORY -AND INSTRUCTIONS WHERE YOU NEED THEM. -YOU WILL DO HUNDREDS OF EXERCISES. OUR BOOKS DON'T STOOP DOWN TO MEET YOU AT YOUR LEVEL. THEY TRY TO RAISE YOU UP ... TO MEET THE LEVEL OF THE BOOKS. - YOU WILL LEARN A LARGE NEW VOCABULARY. - AND HOW TO EAT AND EXERCISE - AND HOW TO OUTFIT YOUR OWN GYM - YOU WILL GET LESSONS TO MOVE UP IN WRESTLING - AND TO MORE UP IN OTHER FIELDS.
25 - A SHORT STORY-LINE: SCENE ONE:
BOSS: "YOU'RE FIRED ! GET OUT ! DON'T COME BACK ! "
YOU: "WHAT? WHY?"
BOSS: "Because, YOU DIDN'T FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS !"
LESSON: If you don't follow instructions in pro wrestling or wrestling
school you're going to get dumped.
That's also true in almost every well run business.
QUESTION: What will happen if you don't follow instructions ? ______________
SO, FOLLOW EVERY INSTRUCTION IN THIS WORKBOOK ... EXACTLY,
AND FOLLOW EVERY INSTRUCTION OF YOUR TEACHERS IN SCHOOL.
LESSON: DON’T ASSUME THAT YOUR TEACHER, MRS. SMITH, IS DUMB AND BORING. MAYBE SHE IS AND MAYBE SHE ISN’T.
BUT WHETHER SHE IS DUMB IS NOT IMPORTANT TO YOUR LIFE. YOUR JOB IS TO LEARN EVERYTHING ABOUT THE SUBJECT SHE IS TEACHING.
She may be dumb, but that is no excuse for you to be dumb.
26 - TIME OUT ! If you noticed, there were more than one LESSON ONE in this
workbook. That's because ALL lessons are LESSON ONE ! They are all very
important. If you skip one you run the risk of crapping out.
27 - QUESTION: TARZAN ? What would Tarzan be if he was swinging from
vine to vine and he missed the vine that was supposed to carry him over the
ANSWER? You got the right answer, He’d be CROCODILE EXCREMENT.
ASSIGNMENT: Look up "excrement"
WHAT DOES IT MEAN? ___________________________________________
USE IT in a sentence: ____________________________________________
WHY should you look up excrement?
- If you don’t understand the meaning of a word in a sentence,
- you will not understand the meaning of the sentence,
- and you won’t understand the lesson,
- And you won't understand the book.
- And you won't learn excrement.
- and if you make a habit of not learning lessons,
- you will be pinned 1 2 3 in most of the things you need to do in life.
SO, YOU MUST FOLLOW EVERY INSTRUCTION IN THIS WORKBOOK
- If you don’t, you will leave this book as dumb as you entered it.
SO, understand every instruction, even when IT SEEMS STUPID!
NOW GET YOUR THESAURUS AND LEARN 20 WORDS THAT ALSO MEAN STUPID:
Forcing yourself to do things that may seem stupid has a lot of benefits:
1 - It stretches your imagination.
2 - It forces you to be creative.
3 - It gives you practice in taking new approaches.
4 - And it may not be stupid after all.
Sarge worked for the Power Plant and for WCW and for WWA4.
He had been in thousands of TV shows, but they had never let him run one.
He used to say that the WCW and INDIES didn't know how to run shows and that he, Sarge, could do it a lot better.
So one day he convinced a businessman to back him with a couple million dollar promotion and school and to let Sarge run it.
They built a new building, bought 5 beautiful new rings, Had a ring truck that looked like NASCAR car carrier, had $50,000 cameras, and lined up top wrestlers
Well, as it turned out the WCW and INDIES did know what they were doing and that Sarge was not right in saying he could do better.
So, Sarge's promotion failed and lost a ton of money.
The lesson is that maybe the other guys that you think are stupid are not so stupid, and maybe they are doing what they do for a good reason.
QUESTION WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO TAKE NEW APPROACHES?:
ANSWER: It is important because, if you do someone else’s wrestling gimmick you will be a failure.
-Think of The Rock. He stands on the rope and rolls his eye and everybody cheers.
- But, if YOU stand on the rope and roll your eye everyone will yawn.
WHY? Because it’s the Rock’s gimmick, and if you do it, it’s just a bad copy.
Your gimmick must be new and different.
Pro wrestling used to seem stupid to every body in the news media. Now that it
outsells many other sports and entertainments, many news media are trying to cash in on it by having wrestlers on their shows.
28 - IF YOU GO TO COLLEGE The professors always tell the College students,
"Boy, you didn't learn anything in high school. We're going to have to start again."
So, Listen Up, while you are in this book, I, Frank Aldridge, am your college professor .... So, let's start again!
29 - INSTRUCTIONS:
This is a WORKBOOK - It will teach you about:
- And how to study effectively.
01) READ it VERY CAREFULLY !
02) THINK about each sentence as you read it !
03) DOES THE SENTENCE MAKE PERFECT SENSE TO YOU ?
04) IF NOT, STOP IMMEDIATELY and FIGURE OUT exactly what it means !
05) DO NOT SKIM ... NOT EVER !
06) DO NOT READ when you are TIRED !
07) DO EVERY EXERCISE !
08) IF YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME to do it right, wait until you do have time.
09) ANSWER EACH & EVERY QUESTION !
10) PRINT ANSWERS CLEARLY! NOBODY WILL READ SLOPPY WRITING.
QUESTION: Should you READ carefully ? __________
QUESTION: Should you do EVERY exercise ? __________
QUESTION: Did you PRINT all answers clearly ? __________
IF NOT, WHY NOT ? GO BACK AND RE READ INSTRUCTION # 10 AGAIN
-It says: "PRINT EVERY ANSWER CLEARLY!
NOBODY WILL READ SLOPPY WRITING."
30 - IMPRESSIONS CONTRIBUTE TO REALITY
YOU ARE NOT INVISIBLE
- Whatever you do people will see it or sense it.
- They may not care what you do, unless it affects them.
- But they can’t help seeing you do it.
And when they see you, they will automatically get a set of impressions about you:
They will instantly decide whether you are smart or dumb, Honest or dishonest,
Interesting or boring, Relevant or irrelevant, Will get ahead in life or not.
Friendly or not etc.
QUESTION: why should that be important to you?
THEIR IMPRESSIONS CONTRIBUTES
TO YOUR REALITY.
And, if you are a good guy, and honest and dependable, and smart, and helpful,
and talented, people will know it and will help you.
At least, they will not hinder your getting along and getting ahead in the World.
But you really have to TRY HARD to be all those good things.
- You can’t fake it.
- You can't do it part time
- You can’t try to slip by.
But suppose you are not so wonderful.
- What can you do about it ?
- The answer is not up to us.
- The answer is entirely up to you.
If you want people to think that you are a really a good guy ... that you are honest, dependable, smart, helpful, and talented. Just decide to be all those things.
And then BE THEM!
Our aim at WWA4 is to give you guidance to make yourself into the best you can be.
BRET HART, ALWAYS SAID, "I AM THE BEST THERE IS, THE BEST
THERE WAS, AND THE BEST THERE EVER WILL BE ... BRET WOULD NOT PUT UP
WITH YOU TRYING TO SLIP BY. HE WOULD KICK YOUR BUTT.
- but even more important than that
IF YOU DON'T DO THIS RIGHT. YOU SHOULD KICK YOUR OWN BUTT.
NOW PRINT ALL 10 INSTRUCTIONS from section 29
you already read and from now on follow them.
31 - QUESTION: CAN YOU MONKEY FLIP ARM DRAG A 400 POUND MONKEY?
QUESTION: Why, or why not ?
THE ANSWER is NO YOU CAN’T.
QUESTION: Can Mark Jindrak or Mr. Hughes or Vince McMahon monkey flip a 400 pound monkey? ________
ANSWER: Darn Right they can! And Vince can monkey flip anything he wants
QUESTION: CAN 12 year old Katy do it? _________
ANSWER: Darn right she can!
QUESTION: What would be so good about you monkey flipping a 400 pound monkey and smashing him to the canvas? Think about it. Now write it.
At WWA4 we'll show you how a little guy can flip a 400 pound monkey.
32 - BUILDING A WRESTLING CAREER IS LIKE BUILDING A SKY SCRAPER:
Building a Wrestling career ... or any other career ... or Your Life itself, is like building a SKY SCRAPER: You must always:
1) Dig down to solid rock.
2) Build from the bottom up.
3) Attach each story of the building firmly to the one below.
4) Use the right materials. Not the approximately right materials.
5) Follow every rule.
7) Never skip a step. If you skip one step, it may collapse in the first wind.
8) And you will fall in the river and be Crocodile excrement.
INSTRUCTION: I think you read the preceding 8 points too fast.
GO BACK AND THIS TIME READ THEM SLOWLY
AND THINK ABOUT EACH ONE.
QUESTION 1: If you have a 100 story building, and you build the 11th story out of
Jif Peanut Butter what will happen? ______________________________________________
QUESTION 2: Will it be better if you use Skippy Peanut butter? __________________
QUESTION 3: Will it be better if you use a butter knife to spread it?______________
QUESTION 4: Will it be better if Rick Flair, Triple H, & Newjack also bring butter
ANSWERS # 1 - 4: The building will fall on your head. The alligators will eat the
peanut butter. And then they will eat you. It doesn't matter if you spread it with a
butter knife ... and there isn't one flipping thing that Flair, Triple H or Newjack can do to rescue you. Not even Hulk Hogan can rescue you, and he can do darn near anything.
ANSWER # 5: They don't want to rescue you.
ANSWER # 6: Because if you succeed you might take their jobs.
33 - JIMMY WANG YANG WWE, ( Previously Yun Yang at WWA4, and JUNG DRAGONS at WCW and Flying Elvis at TNA (to name a few)) .. Jimmy joined WWA4 us at age 17 while he was still in South Cobb High school. We gave Jimmy his first wrestling name, a year of lessons, and his first hundred matches. He brought his own tremendous talent and his will to succeed. When we first show cased him to CHRIS KANYON of WCW Chris was impressed. That’s not easy because Chris is one of the most talented wrestlers who ever took a bump.
Chris showed Jimmy and AJ Styles to Eric Bischoff who hired them immediately. As we were watching Yang perform, I said to Chris we also have some big guys who are becoming very good wrestlers. Chris said, "I’m not sure I want to see them. They could take my job"
34 - CHRIS KANYON WAS RIGHT: Some other wrestlers did take his job. Not
because they were better. They weren’t better. They were in the right place and Chris was in a wrong place when WCW folded. Chris worked out at WWA4 to get ready for WWE and pretty soon, WWE signed Chris. Why? because he's a great great worker and he is a team player. Now he is wrestling in the Indies.
35 - HULK HOGAN IS NOT YOUR MOTHER
1) Hulk is not your MOTHER! Vince is not your Mother. Triple H is not your Mother.
2) Your Mother doesn't want you to fail.
3) Hulk doesn't care if you to fail! Vince doesn’t care, Triple H couldn't care less.
4) Many wrestlers will actually want you to fail.
5) In fact many of the people you meet in business and life will want you to fail.
6) They don't want you to be "the Little Train that Could", and chug up the hill.
7) Because it is their hill and they want to stay on top.
8) And they don’t want you to take their jobs, or diminish their importance.
9) So you better learn about wrestling and Life NOW.
10) Before you start your uphill chug and run out of steam.
11) SOME DAY, but, only if you follow the system, it may be your hill.
QUESTION: Why will some wrestlers, and other people you meet in life, want you
to fail ? _________________________________________________________________________
36 - "I AM THE BOOK"
INSTRUCTION: NOW SAY: " I AM THE BOOK" Say it a lot until you believe
it more than you ever believed any thing else. BECAUSE ITS TRUE! YOU ARE
THE BOOK ! YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL EVER WRITE IN IT.
THIS IS THE BOOK OF YOUR LIFE.
But don't say, " I AM THE BOOK" in front of strangers. They'll think you're a
And, please warn you parents, room mate or spouse . They already think you're a
nut for wanting to wrestle. But if they hear you saying, "I am the book" they might
QUESTION: HOW OLD ARE YOU ? ___________ That's the chapter you are in.
QUESTION: ABOUT HOW MANY MORE YEARS WILL YOU LIVE ? _____
Those are the remaining chapters.
QUESTION: Are you going to write your own book ? _________________
QUESTION: or, are you just going to be a foot note in someone else's book?
If you do most of what we teach you, you will WRITE YOUR OWN BOOK.
37 - YOU HAVE ONLY ONE BOOK ! You have only one LIFE! Don’t piss it away. Don’t waste it. Don’t wreck even one chapter of your life. Once a chapter is
done, it is DONE! You don’t get to do it again.
IS WRESTLING A CHAPTER? YES ( ) NO ( ) WHY? _________________________
38 - QUESTION: SHOULD YOU BE A PRO WRESTLER ? YES( ) NO ( )
QUESTION: SHOULD YOU GO TO WRESTLING SCHOOL: YES ( ) NO ( )
QUESTION: WHY? ___________________
MOST WRESTLING APPLICANTS DON'T KNOW WHY.
- They just think wrestling seems exciting,
- and it is ...
- but only if you do well at it.
- Otherwise it’s just a lot of bumps and bruises.
This book will help you to decide for yourself.
IF THE ANSWER : Is "YES, I want to be a wrestler" you have two choices:
- 1) Enroll in a good Wrestling School like WWA4.
- 2) Enroll in a bad Wrestling school and get ripped off.
- 3) Reincarnate into Vince's son.
39 - QUESTION: Did you look up the word " REINCARNATE " ?
I didn't think so…
Get your dictionary, and look it up.
QUESTION: WHAT does reincarnate mean ?
Now use it in a sentence:
The word "REINCARNATE" will be important to you. It means to be REBORN
into ANOTHER BODY, like another person or a bird.
If you become a wrestler you will be reborn into many different bodies or ROLES.
40 - QUESTION: What’s a "Good Wrestling School?" _____________________
ANSWER: A good wrestling school is one that teaches you the word, Reincarnate.
During your career you will probably reincarnate in to many new roles.
Maybe you will be COLOSSUS or Stranger, or Tiny George. Maybe you will play six or sixteen different roles as you move up the ladder.
41 - QUESTION: WHO ARE THE THREE BEST WRESTLERS?
DID YOU INCLUDE MICK FOLEY? yes ( ) no ( )
WHY, OR WHY NOT: ____________________________________________
42 - The ROCK says, "KNOW YOUR ROLE!"
But whatever your role is ... you will be 100 times better off if you IMPROVE
OUR WORKBOOKS are going to tell you how to REINCARNATE yourself into a
HUMAN WORD MACHINE.
Try to imagine Stone Cold, and the Rock and Vince McMahon and Rick Flair not
It would be dumb, and boring and you would switch the channel, and they would
lose 90% of their audience.
43 - LESSON ONE: WORD POWER SLAMS MUSCLE POWER .
The MUSCLES you flex are very important, but not nearly as important as the
WORDS you flex.
That statement is true about wrestling. It’s also true about most everything else.
Try to imagine black and white movies with no talking and just piano music in the
background. That’s the way it used to be, and the entire world dropped it when
"Color movies" and "Talkies" took over.
So while you learn hundreds of holds in school, you are going to have to learn
thousands of words from us and on your own, before, during and after school.
LESSON: THE MORE WORDS YOU LEARN , THE MORE YOU WILL EARN.
44 - THREE BOOKS - GET THEM NOW:
1) DICTIONARY: If you don't have one, buy a large one with about 1600 pages.
2) ROGET’S THESAURUS: you may have one at home. If not, buy one with
about 1400 pages .
3) "WORD POWER MADE EASY" by Norman Lewis." Buy it. Paperback is
45 - WORD POWER MADE EASY by Norman Lewis. STARTING AS SOON AS YOU GET IT do one or two sessions each day.
46 - DICTIONARY Use it every time you are not totally sure of a word. It will be
a pain. But not as much of a pain as never hitting the big time.
47 - ROGET’S THESAURUS Use it to find new words to say what you want to say.
1:You can’t beat TRIPLE H by just saying F YOU .. not even if you say it 10 TIMES.
2: He'll bust your nose
3: They’ll bleep you off TV.
4: You’ll never get on TV.
5: You’ll get fired
6: You'll never get anywhere.
The Thesaurus will tell you how to say things using many different words.
The Dictionary and Thesaurus will be your most productive wrestling tools.
48 - OTHER READING Read everything that interests you.
Years ago, before I was much of a reader, I was waiting for an appointment and
picked up Life Magazine. It had a story "Last Nine Days of The Bismarck" about a
monstrous German Battleship. It was a fabulous books. Pretty soon I was reading dozens of books about Battleships.
That’s the way to get smarter. Get subjects you love and read, read, read.
Read Everything: Wrestling magazines, Marvel Comics are fine, or novels you enjoy, or history, or Sports Illustrated or anything, as long as it’s interesting , and as long as you are reading and as long as you look up and learn every new word you come across.
INSTRUCTION: Whenever you see a word that you are not sure of look it up and
use it over and over until you have it squarely in you vocabulary.
THIS IS THE ABSOLUTELY MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO. It will get you further in wrestling, or in any other career than anything else you can do.
49 - WORD POWER: In today's Professional Wrestling WORD POWER is more
important than MUSCLE POWER Sure, you have to be strong, but those who can
also express themselves well are destined to rule the ring, and rule your work
place, and rule the World.
ASSIGNMENT: Use your dictionary to Define "Destined", and use it in several
ASSIGNMENT: Use your thesaurus to find three words that mean the same as
50 - HERE’S HOW IMPORTANT TALKING IS IN WRESTLING:
If you were 6’6" and 290 lb. but you couldn’t talk. and I was a midget in a
wheel chair with a peg leg, but I could talk a blue streak, I’d be Champ and you’d
be a Jabroni.
I’d wheel my wheel chair under you, give you a ball shot with my good hand
and while you were rolling in agony I’d beat you with my steel tipped peg leg until
you tapped out in pain. They’d cheer me and boo you and I'd take home a bigger payroll than you.
Question: What is a Jabroni?
Answer: A Jabroni is a Jobber.
51 - RICK FLAIR SAYS, "TO BE THE MAN, YOU HAVE TO BEAT THE MAN"
He also says "You have to WALK the WALK and TALK the TALK."
Get that? "TALK THE TALK"
He doesn’t say you have to "walk the walk and clobber the jobber"
He doesn’t say you have to walk the walk and slap the sap"
He doesn’t say you have to "walk the walk and kick the hick"
QUESTION: WHAT do you think Rick means when he says "Talk the Talk"
52 - IN THE 1950s TV WAS TINY AND WRESTLING WAS A TRAVELING SHOW: People didn't have many cars. The interstate highway system was in it's infancy and for 50 years wrestling shows had traveled around territories like carnivals, hauling their ring and wrestlers.
In those days Fans didn't get to see wrestlers very often.
Wrestling stars were big powerful men and they had a ladies match and midget match included for variety.
And that was all they needed because when fans only see you once a month or once a quarter, they are more interested in Muscle and less in Mouth.
Also they had "Barkers" who pumped up the crowds and took the bets. Jimmy Hart, and Bobby the Brain, Jim Ross, and Paul E Dangerously would have been great barkers.
ASSIGNMENT: Look up BARKER.
Write the definition of barker, and use it in several sentences.
Wrestlers didn't have to be as talkative in those days.
53 - BUT NOW IT'S GOOD TO BE TALKATIVE. Because, when TV began to
take over, fans began to watch the wrestlers every week. And some watched three or four times a week. And, it would have become very boring if all you saw were the same moves repeated by the same or different wrestlers.
This meant the promoters and wrestlers had to find new ways to add excitement.
Wrestlers began showing up in masks and capes and long hair. Wrestlers began to appear every month who were more outlandish that the others.
They invented hundreds of new moves and thousands of new variations. And the
wrestlers who learned to talk the talk began to walk the walk.
Now most belts keep turning up on the waists of wrestlers who have the gift of
ASSIGNMENT: The next time you watch wrestling, TURN OFF THE SOUND.
Then turn it back on as soon as you get to the point when you want to hear it again.
QUESTION: Which kind of wrestling do you prefer? a) With Sound ____ b) No
QUESTION: About how long was it before you wanted to turn the sound back on?
54 - LESSON: SPEAKERS RULE! Check em out: Rick Flair, John F. Kennedy,
Hulk Hogan, Ronald Reagan, Jesse Ventura, The Rock, Bill Clinton, Stone Cold,
Mohammad Ali, Jim Ross, Reverend Jackson, President Obama. Every one of them is or was an expert at RUNNING HIS MOUTH.
QUESTION: What do they have in common ? ______________________
ANSWER: They can turn crowds on just by talking!
QUESTION : Check the right Answers. Are championships won
a) on the Mat ________
b) on the Mike ________
c) both ________
Whether you become World Champion or never wrestle a single match,
INCREASING YOUR VOCABULARY WILL BE THE MOST PROFITABLE
THING YOU EVER DO.
Because: If you can not run your mouth you can get a job cooking at McDonalds.
But if you can run your mouth you can become a Manager a McDonalds.
The difference can be $100,000 a year. That’s $4,000,000 more over 40 years
that you will have a job (or $24,000,000 if you get interest" )
If you learn 5,000 words fluently, That’s $8,000 for each word you learn to use. Not too shabby. So get off your posterior and earn $8000 for each word.
SO KNOCK OFF THE CRAP ABOUT "WRESTLING IS MY DREAM" AND
LEARN MORE WORDS.
DON'T EVER STOP DREAMING
BUT TODAY, START DOING
FACT: If you think wrestling does not require a good vocabulary, then
wrestling will not be your dream. It could become your NIGHTMARE.
ASSIGNMENT 1: LEARN the word "FLUENT’ Write it:
ASSIGNMENT 2: LEARN THE WORD "MILLIONAIRE"
ASSIGNMENT 3: LEARN THE WORD "POSTERIOR"
ASSIGNMENT 4: Describe how becoming FLUENT can help you become a
ASSIGNMENT 5: GO TO YOUR MOM and Dad and tell them how you are going
to become FLUENT and how it could help you become a millionaire.
ASSIGNMENT 6: E MAIL ME (FRANK) at WWA4@aol.com and tell me what
your Mom and Dad said.
55 - QUESTION: WHAT PAGE ARE YOU ON IN WORD POWER MADE
ASSIGNMENT. Write in your loose leaf a lot of the words you learned. If you need
another page get it and do it. The more you have learned the better you are.
56 - ASSIGNMENT GET 100 3 x 5 CARDS with lines. Also get a box to keep them
in. Get a big box. because you are soon going to have thousands of cards.
Each time you encounter a new word. Write the word on the top left corner of the
card and write the definition on the card. Also write sample sentences. When you
get close to filling up the hundred cards get another 100 (or 500)
57 - FACT THE FIRST WRESTLING MATCH ever recorded was in Genesis 30.1
between Rachel and her sister.
58 - FACT GOD WRESTLED in the Old Testament.
59 - FACT THERE IS NO RECORD, ANY PLACE, THAT GOD EVER PLAYED FOOTBALL
60 - SO WHEN SOME POMPOUS Beer guzzling, Potato Chip Chomping, Self
Anointed, Sports Talking, Dirt bag, Football fan puts you down for liking wrestling
you can tell him, "Hey, Bozo, if it's good enough for God it's good enough for me"
GET THAT? I'll say it again: "Pompous, Beer guzzling, Potato Chip Chomping,
Self Anointed, Sports Talking, Flatulent, Dirt bag football fan."
INSTRUCTION: Define Pompous and use it in some sentences
INSTRUCTION: Define Guzzling and use it in a sentence:
INSTRUCTION: Define Anointed and use it in a sentence:
QUESTION: Define Flatulent and use it in a sentence:
61 - IF YOU LEARN TO SAY 50 PHRASES like "Pompous, Beer guzzling,
Potato Chip Chomping, Self Anointed, Sports Talking, Flatulent, Dirt bag." you
have a good chance of moving toward the heights of the world of wrestling.
62 - IF YOU CAN LEARN AND SAY 500 PHRASES like "Pompous, Beer
guzzling, Potato Chip Chomping, Self Anointed, Sports Talking, Flatulent, Dirt
bag." you have a good chance of OWNING the world of wrestling.
63 - IF YOU CAN LEARN AND SAY 1000 PHRASES like "Pompous, Beer
guzzling, Potato Chip Chomping, Self Anointed, Sports Talking, Flatulent, Dirt
bag." you have a good chance of becoming Governor of Minnesota.
Historical fact: Jesse the Body Ventura (WWF Superstar) became Governor of Minnesota by being very articulate and running his mouth. He blew it when he reverted to heel talk and dissed the Christians.
64 - HERE’S HOW TO LEARN 1000 INSULTS
1) get a LOOSE LEAF BOOK with lots of lined paper.
2) Pick something about a person that can be used as an insult.
- It could be FAT, or STUPID, or DISHONEST
- or any of a thousand others.
- For this lesson, let’s pick "FAT".
3) Get your ROGET’S THESAURUS and look up FAT in the index.
You’ll find a lot of different "sub entries" such as
- "Nutrient" because fat is something you eat, or
- "Stupid" because "fat" is used in the phrase "Fat head".
Look for the entry that is closest to what you mean.
In my Thesaurus it is "Corpulent"
Next to the word "corpulent" there will be a paragraph number.
In my thesaurus it is page 195 and paragraph 18. It’s written like this: 195.18
which tells you it is on page 195 and in paragraph 18.
4) Go to that page and paragraph and you will be rewarded with dozens, or
hundreds of choices, many of which are right on target. In my thesaurus some of
the on target choices include: FAT, CORPULENT, OBESE, GROSS, BEEFY,
FLESHY, MEATY, PAUNCHY, BLOATED, SWOLLEN, ABDOMINOUS, BIG
BELLIED, POT BELLIED, PLUMP, TUBBY, ROLY POLY, PUDGY,
CHUBBY, SQUATTY, PORTLY, OVER-FED, FULL-BUTTED, FAT-ASSED,
LARD-ASSED, BROAD BEAM, FAT AS A PIG, FAT AS A PORPOISE,
BACON-BUTT and others.
5) Starting with those you can make up hundreds more. For example: "Fat as a
pregnant whale", "Pork bottom", and others. (continued in paragraph 67)
65 - NOW IMAGINE RIKISHI
He's a Lard Ass if you ever saw one. BUT he’s turned his ASS INTO AN ASSET.
66 - LET'S SAY YOUR JOB IS TO BEAT RIKISHI
- You can’t do it with muscle because Rikishi is a powerhouse.
- You are going to have to do it with MOUTH.
DO THIS: string his name together with several words that would be a really
great insult. Here’s a sample:
"RIKISHI, you call yourself a wrestler, but you’re nothing but a POT BELLIED,
OVER BLOATED, ROLY POLY, BACON BUTTED, LARD-ASS !" ...
"I’M GOING TO POUR YOU BACK INTO THE CAN OF CRISCO YOU OOZED OUT OF, AND ROLL YOU BACK TO MR. MCMAHON’S FAT FARM."
67 - BACK TO YOUR LOOSE-LEAF
Step 6) On top of page 1 of your loose leaf PRINT "INSULTS" on the top left of
the top line. PRINT RIKISHI at the center of the top line and PRINT FAT on the
step 7) Move down two lines and Print the insult we just made about Rikishi.
step 8) Obviously you can’t beat Rikishi with only one insult because he is one big, fat, huge, enormous, gorilla. And he will SIT ON YOU !
Step 8) YOU NEED MORE AMMUNITION: So go back to the thesaurus and
make up some more. Don’t just go to definitions of FAT. Go to definitions of HEAVY, WIDE, OBESE, PORK, GROSS, ETC. ETC.
And, remember, don’t just copy the words. If you don’t understand them, look
them up in the Dictionary and understand them.
Step 9) Write 5 or 6 more insult strings for Rikishi.
Step 10) Rikishi isn’t the only fat guy. So Make other pages for other Fat wrestlers, Big Show, Vader, Bam Bam, etc. Some of the words that work for Rikishi will work for Vader. Some will not.
Step 11) When you are done, you will have between five and fifty pages of FAT
INSULTS and you will be among the top ten FAT INSULT EXPERTS IN THE
WORLD and Rikishi will be a push over.
step 12) Then follow the same approach for little guys, tall guys, bald guys, buff
guys, skinny guys, guys with big noses, dumb guys, smart guys, etc. etc. etc..
By the time you are done you will have hundreds, maybe thousands of pages. And
you will be the best "INSULT EXPERT" in Cleveland (or wherever you live)
step 13) Practice, practice practice with friends.
68 - CONGRATULATIONS. YOU ARE NOW ON THE CUTTING EDGE
OF WRESTLING INSULT TECHNOLOGY ! No one in the entire galaxy
(except me, Frank Aldridge) and you and a few others have ever done this before.
69 - STING IS FANTASTIC. He is one the best looking wrestlers ever.
STING is, younger and more muscled than RIC FLAIR. So is Mark Jindrak and
Chuck Palumbo and the other Natural Born Thrillers and hundreds of others.
So how come Ric Flair has more championships than all of them together?
WRITE YOUR ANSWER
OUR ANSWER is: Because of the way Ric can talk and the way he says,
"WHOOOOOO ! And because Ric can stir a crowd into a screaming frenzy! Ric
is even able to reincarnate from a wildly cheered BABY to a wildly booed HEEL
within the same match.
Sting says "Whooo" too but he doesn’t get the Pop that Ric gets.
QUESTION : Why does Ric’s WHOOO get a better Pop than Sting’s WHOOO?
ANSWER: Because Ric’s Whooo is original, and believable, and it comes up, full
of emotion, from the inside. If you never heard Ric, Sting's "Whooo" would be fabulous. But, because it is second it is almost guaranteed to sound like a not very good copy of Ric. And it seems like it doesn’t come from the inside. And it seems to some that Sting doesn’t feel it and doesn’t believe it.
Sometimes when sting cups his hands over his mouth and looks up to the ceiling, and leans back, and says it very loud it’s very good. But is it as good as Ric's?
Forget Whooo! for the moment. But remember:
70) IF YOUR GIMMICK IS NOT ORIGINAL IT WILL PROBABLY NEVER
BE BETTER THAN 2nd BEST. IT MIGHT EVEN SUCK!
Don’t do it now. You can do it gradually over the course of this work book and as
you learn from "Word Power Made Easy"
71 - CONTEST: Come up with TEN phrases like: "Pompous, Beer Guzzling
Potato Chip Chomping, Self Anointed, Sports Talking, Flatulent Dirt bag."
You may use the dictionary, thesaurus, and Word Power books. You may have
your Mom or Dad help you. You can have your friends help you. You get extra
points if you have your teacher help you.
ASKING FOR HELP IN OUR CONTESTS IS NOT CHEATING. It's studying!
And whatever you can do to improve your vocabulary ... GO FOR IT!
OK you slovenly, sniveling, sweat buckets, Now, Give me three phrases full of
insults, with NO SWEAR WORDS
72 - CONTEST NUMBER TWO:
Every day do three sets of push ups and three sets of sit ups and three sets of squats and three sets of new words
On a piece of lined paper in your loose leaf book:
On the top write CONTEST
Under that make 4 columns.
Column 1 will be the date.
Column 2 will say pushups
Column 3 will say sit-ups
Column 4 will say squats
Column 5 will say new words
On the bottom left side of the page write Totals
At the end of each month e-mail me at WWA4@aol.com and tell me the
monthly total of push ups, sit ups, and words.
73 - OK LET’S SAY YOU GET A CONTRACT with WWE, TNA, ECW, MEXICO or
1) What did you have to do to get there?
2) And, now that you hit the big time, what will you have to do to stay there?
3) And what will you have to NOT do to stay there?
This manual assumes that you get a big job with WWE, TNA, ECW, or an
International Promotion. You are a champ, or challenger, or announcer, or ref.. or
color commentator, or camera man, or chiropractor, or rigger, or driver or writer or booker or office worker, or recruiter, or trainer, or one of a hundred other jobs.
Why should you make such an ambitious assumption? Isn't that presumptuous.
Isn't it much more likely that you will fail? ? NOT AT ALL!
DEFINE THE WORD "PRESUMPTUOUS" AND USE IT IN A SENTENCE.
74 - GETTING TO THE TOP There are lots of ways to get to the top. BUT
THERE are THREE OVERRIDING ABSOLUTE NECESSITIES:
1) You must BELIEVE you can get there.
2) You must AIM for the top of the ladder.
3) You can't go right to the top so you must do great on every step
3) You must WORK at it and never falter.
INSTRUCTION: Define falter and use it in some sentences.
75 - CONTROLLING YOUR FEAR - BELIEVING THAT YOU CAN REACH THE TOP
I used to work for General Foods. It was the biggest food company in the World..
It owned, Maxwell House, Jell-O, Post, Birds Eye, Kool Aid and hundreds of the best known brand names of all time.
One day I decided I was going to buy the Birds Eye Potato Division from General
Everybody said stuff like, bull, impossible, no way, can't be done, they'll fire you,
you're dreaming, you'll never be able to raise the money, G.F. never sold a
Division, you need a strait jacket ... and a hundred other put downs and scares.
Should I have been scared? Darn Right. Was I scared? Darn Right! Did I swallow
my fear and go ahead and do it anyway? Yes, I did. It wasn’t easy! But, it was worth it!
Because I did it and I made a fortune.
Had I been scared off by the "It can't be done people" I never would have tried.
76 - SECRETS I LEARNED TO HANDLE PEOPLE WHO SAY, "IT CAN'T BE DONE":
1) Do not argue with them.
2) Give them, and their opinions, total respect.
3) Say to them, "That's interesting, what else do you think?"
4) After they tell you all the bad things. Say thanks, you’ve given me a lot to think
5) You might also ask, "You told me why it’s not too good. Do you have any
ideas about how to make it work?"
6) Then add their reasons to all the other reasons people have said it won’t work. Write down their 100 or so reasons it couldn't be done .. And then do what I do, go ahead quietly and solve all the problems one by one.
In my case, it took me two years to solve all the problems in my quest to buy the
Birds Eye Potato Division.
6) So I bought the Birds Eye Potatoes Company. And along with Rocky LaRocca, Doug Gibson, Joe Kelly, Mike Stone, Fred Everett, Leo Swergold, Cal Canady and lots of other super stars that I hired, we made it into the largest retail frozen French fry company in the East.
77 - IF I HAD ADOPTED THE FEARS of all the nay Sayers, I would never have
even started. If I had argued with the nay Sayers about whether it could be done or not, I would have wasted time, and angered them by disagreeing, and because people don't want to be wrong, they would have put all kinds of obstacles in my path.
In all the years I worked for companies, the biggest cause of failure by people
was the fear of failure itself.
QUESTION: Why is FEAR the biggest cause of failure?
1 - When a person is afraid, he may not try.
2 - If he doesn't try he is guaranteed to fail.
3 - If he is afraid, he may change his plans to insulate himself.
4 - If he is afraid, he is going to slow down, and someone else will beat him out.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, one of America's greatest presidents and speakers
of all time, said. "...the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.."
Roosevelt's great oratory and Winston Churchill's great oratory led America and
Britain and the World through the Great Depression and the Second World War,
two of the most Horrendous, and fearsome human events in history.
DEFINE HORRENDOUS and use it in a sentence:
NAME some horrendous wrestlers:
If you want to succeed in wrestling, or any other field, you must control your fear.
78 - AIM HIGH: If you don't aim high you will be passed by those who do. This
is true in wrestling and every other field.
Who would have thought that forty guys who had wrestled at Good Ol' Days (now,
wwa4 ) would make it to the Big Leagues in less than two years, and since then
would have won dozens of championships ...
Some of these wrestlers were over 6' 5" tall and weigh 250 pounds or more (Mark
Jindrak, Chuck Palumbo, A-Wall). Some were shorter and weighed less ( Jimmy Wang Yang, Jamie Noble, AJ Styles).
They all had one thing in common. They all believed they could reach the top. All
they had to do, is work very hard, and they did, and aim at the top, and they did!
79 - BUT AIM IN STEPS
It doesn’t matter WHO you are. You CAN’T go from WORST to FIRST in one step.
So, while your target may be World Champion, you must break it into
Here’s an example of the steps you can start right now:
STEP 1. STARTING NOW, & UNTIL I AM 18.
1. I will study every thing about Wrestling by WWA4
2. I will watch WWA4 Youtubes
3. I will watch WWE and tape matches ( if I can ) for later study.
4. I will do the best I can in every class in school. - Important whether I
wrestle or not!
5. I will Build my vocabulary - with "Word Power Made Easy" and the Thesaurus and dictionary every day for 30 to 45 minutes.
6. I will Immediately quit all swear words. It is too easy to say, "F---ing" instead of using real words. If you don’t use swear words and slang it forces you to learn and use real words.
7. When old enough I will get the best jobs I can to learn how to take instructions
and do well.
8. Save money. Save money. Save money.
9. Be polite: Say yes sir, no sir, yes mam, no mam, thank you, and please. It will
10. Be respectful. Don’t interrupt. Listen carefully. Hear and understand everything the other person is saying before you start framing your answer.
11. If I smoke, chew, do alcohol or drugs - I will quit & never do it again.
12. If a friend tries to get me to do it, tell him you have a chance for a big
scholarship but they do drug, smoke and alcohol tests, and if you do anything, you will blow it. If he says there are ways to beat the tests. Just say NO.
13. Quit junk food. No soft drinks, candy, cakes, fries, burgers, or sweet cereal.
14. Cut down on salt.
15. When I feel like a snack i'll eat a piece of fruit.
16. Don’t eat in McDonalds or any other junk food place.
17. Don’t get pregnant or get anybody pregnant.
18. Join the youth programs in a church or Scouts, or Boys and Girls club in your
area with the biggest youth group. We’re not trying to give you religion. We are
just trying to get you some friends who are most likely to have the fewest bad habits.
19. Start or continue a body building program. There are suggestions in our Home School CDs.
20. Check your doctor to make sure you are capable of strenuous physical activity.
21. Add anything else you can think of. Get suggestions from your parents or
minister or Rabbi.
22. Never be late for an appointment with anybody. It is one of the worst kinds of
23. If you have other suggestions for this manual please e-mail them to
WWA4@aol.com and if they fit we will include them in the next edition
and give you credit.
80 - TRAINING YOUR MIND: Any wrestler can train your body to run the
ropes. Any wrestler can show you how to do 100 moves. They may be the wrong
moves, but they can train you.
Any Body Building Trainer can train you in how to get nice beach muscles. They
may not be wrestling muscles but they can train you.
But training you Moves and training your Muscles is not all of what moves you to the top in Pro wrestling.
What gets you to the upper ranks is TRAINING YOUR MIND.
Most of this manual is aimed at training your MIND to move you up the ranks of
wrestling or in any other businesses you eventually select.
We have other books and CDs to train your muscles and moves.
81 - GETTING BUFF AND MEETING FRIENDS: Believe it or not, some
wrestlers don’t want to be TV stars. Some just want to get buff and look good to
No matter what your objective, Wrestling plus Proper exercise and Nutrition can be a very enjoyable way to get into super shape and meet new friends.
82 - RULES, FACTS, AND LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS
The rules and lessons in this book are from me and from hundreds of wrestlers.
83- DON'T BE STUPID! Right now you are not a professional, so, don't do any
of the dangerous moves that you see on TV.
Don't hit anyone with a bat, bottle, pipe, stick, garbage can, hammer, table, chair,
guitar or anything else.
Don't cut yourself or anyone else.
Don't throw anybody into a dumpster.
Don't use barb wire.
Don't punch your hand through a window or jump off roofs and balconies.
Never, deliver a blow to the crotch, and never, never rake anybody's eyes.
Kids have crippled and killed other kids trying to imitate the pros. Don't let it
happen to you.