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ISBN:1550227270
Author: Dewey Robertson,Meredith Renwick
ISBN13: 978-1550227277
Title: Bang Your Head: The Real Story of the Missing Link
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Language: English
Category: Biographies
Publisher: ECW Press (June 1, 2006)
Pages: 202

Bang Your Head: The Real Story of the Missing Link by Dewey Robertson,Meredith Renwick



They are part of the story of Dewey’s book too, and I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge their contributions.

Dewey Robertson's performance was more than an act, however; it was also a manifestation of his inner demons. In the first part of his career, Robertson won the Canadian Heavyweight Championship belt, but it was only after his move to the . that he transformed into one of wrestling's most popular goons. As the regional wrestling territories began to fold, his career crumbled and his physical and mental states disintegrated due to drug, alcohol, and steroid abuse

Bang Your Head is complete in the sense that it covers the arc from Dewey’s childhood to wrestling introduction in Canada to even meeting his co-writer and his current post-career activities. Surviving self-destructive behavior and gaining self-knowledge, Dewey Robertson appears to be one of the lucky ones and his story takes us down a trail littered with the dead, the broken and the forgotten more. Jun 21, 2011 Oliver Bateman rated it really liked it.

He lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. It was fascinating getting some new insight. It reminded me of interviewing Roddy Piper about his book. Robertson dealt with a lot of demons in his career, some self-imposed. Getting wrestlers to give clear details of history from back then is a challenge, bu Renwick did a masterful job of trying to fill in the gaps. I especially liked that Renwick is not a wrestling fan, but she respects the men and certain aspects of the profession. This helps give a better balance to the book.

Now the man behind the face-paint emerges to tell the real story.

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The WWF expansion was in its infancy and I was lucky enough to receive the WWF Wrestling Album as a gift from my parents. This book covers it all with brutal honesty and an clear intent to pass on the wisdom of experience. You just won't come away feeling happy. Then again, you may learn a lot about yourself as well.

His gimmick was similar to that of George Steele and Kamala, a crazy out-of-control wild man who needed a trainer or manager to lead him to the ring.

Written with candor and the wisdom of experience, this account tells of struggles with substance--and with self--and of strength both in and out of the ring for the wrestler known as The Missing Link.

Reviews: 7
hulk
It is a great book,with a sad/happy story,Dewey chronicles his drug use,his life behind wrestling,outside the ring,one could say it was a wasted life,but at the end there is a beautiful story of redemption,Missing link,Kamala and the great heels of the 70s,80s could have been so much more if used properly and managed accordingly.
But alas,this is an entertaining,informative,at times an emotional account in the life of The Missing Link.
May you RIP my friend,rest,you made it home.
Coidor
For those who remember pro wrestling before the explosion of popularity fueled by Hulk Hogan and WWF, there was territories where certain wrestlers were the superstars.

Dewey Robertson was one of these stars in regions - especially in Canada and Texas - before and during his gimmick as The Missing Link. In the classic Sports Illustrated story on pro wrestling - which featured Hulk Hogan on the cover - The Link had a photograph that essentially anchored the article on the emergence of pro wrestling in mainstream athletics.

But Robertson's climb through the ranks of the industry came with a price; a too-often told tale by those who sacrificed so much to get to the top. He doesn't blame anyone but himself for the actions that almost killed him.

Robertson - in a style that makes him sound as if he is sitting down and talking with you - does not cut corners in discussing how a variety of addictions left him virtually penniless, homeless for a period of time and estranged from a variety of family members and friends.

It is not a story without its light moments, especially when The Link finds himself in situations where he remains in character within daily settings.

From page one, Robertson stays the course of talking about experiences and individuals from what he recalls. It is an inspirational story, especially since the character remains a favorite with kids today; years after his national appearances in the WWF and WCCW.

There are plenty of wrestling autobiographies on the market, and so many become a means for the person to settle grudges outside the ropes. Robertson keeps the focus on his life and - for that alone - makes it a very special read.
Ral
I had the opportunity to interview co-author Renwick after reading this book. It was fascinating getting some new insight. It reminded me of interviewing Roddy Piper about his book.
Bang Your Head dees a great job of telling the story of the Missing Link (aka Dewey Robertson). Robertson dealt with a lot of demons in his career, some self-imposed. Getting wrestlers to give clear details of history from back then is a challenge, bu Renwick did a masterful job of trying to fill in the gaps.
I especially liked that Renwick is not a wrestling fan, but she respects the men and certain aspects of the profession. This helps give a better balance to the book.
Robertson isn't glorified, but he is shown as a man who fought the fight. He is shown as a human and an entertainer.
This isn't just a book for wrestling fans.
Umdwyn
Fascinating , oddball entry on one of the classic wrestling guys. I lived in Fort Worth during his heyday and the Missing Link always amused and sort of intrigued me. He was a true original, a flawed human being (as we all are) and later in life began to turn things around. I wish I'd been able to meet Dewey before his untimely death because he brought so much laughter and fun to my family and friends with his nutty in-ring antics.
Zonama
a good book
Whilingudw
I have enjoyed leafing through this book. It is not only about wrestling but also about addiction and what it can do to a person.
So far a good rad.
Haal
Decent read, mildly entertaining, not the best wrestling book out but still a more than decent read.
Got this book for my brother who is BOTH a wrestling fan and a reader. The Missing Link was his favorite wrestler so by getting him this book, I couldn't go wrong!