Pete Gas Aug 12, 2016 9:18:38 GMT -6
Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Aug 12, 2016 9:18:38 GMT -6
THE MOST UNLIKELY WWE STAR EVER RELEASING BOOK ON HIS EXPERIENCES
By Mike Johnson on 2016-08-12 10:25:00
Former WWE star and Mean Street Posse member Pete Gas will release a book about his time in WWE in March 2017, titled "Looking at the Lights: My Path from a Nobody to a Wrestling Heel." The book will be co-written by Jon Robinson, who wrote the WWE's Ultimate Warrior book as well as the forthcoming WWE NXT book.
Gas, a childhood friend of Shane McMahon, was brought in as part of his Mean Street Posse when McMahon began performing in 1998 as a professional wrestler. The team was signed to a WWE deal and used for several years.
Promotional material for the book reads:
How did an untrained, overweight former college football player end up in the middle of a ring, wrestling during the highest-rated segment during the WWE’s acclaimed Attitude Era?
That’s the story behind Looking Up at the Lights. As a childhood friend of Shane McMahon, Pete Gas was given the opportunity most only pray for. Beginning with appearances to interfere in McMahon’s matches, his role blossomed into becoming a full-fledge wrestler and leading the Mean Street Posse to WrestleMania, becoming one of the most fascinating success stories of the era.
From his humble upbringing and friendship with Shane (and the McMahon family as a whole), Gas shares how a 9-to-5 average Joe got the chance of a lifetime and made the most out of it.
But getting your foot in the door is one thing; staying is a completely different animal. With all eyes on him, knowing his lack of training and meal ticket being the boss’s son, Gas knew he had to win over all those doubters: from the fans and announcers to the wrestlers themselves.
Knowing he had to prove himself, Gas took beatings, chair shots, and additional training to not only show that he could wrestle, but that he belonged with such superstars as The Rock, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and The Undertaker.
Featuring a foreword by JBL, who famously nailed Gas in the head with a steel chair, and an afterword by Edge, readers will get an inside look into not only the training and sacrifice these athletes go through, but the behind-the-scenes workings of a day in the WWE.
The book will be released on 3/7/17 from Sports Publishing.