I enjoyed going through some of the memories with him of other wrestlers and fights. Whenever the referee edged closer, looking to stop the fight, Heath, on his back, threw a few halfhearted punches. When he turns up for his weigh-in, a relentless tidal wave of boos greets him.
That was a modern invention but at the same time you had a scientific discourse put forward by Richard von Krafft-Ebing. You have all these things going in your favor. It opened my eyes to a different side of wrestling, really gave me a great understanding of what he was up against as a gay man in that industry.
This idea of "catching" homosexuality is absurd, it doesn't even have a theological basis. The best part of this book is it made no effort to kiss up to Vince McMahon's and his revisionist history of how WCW was second rate.
Ali and Inoki's match was largely seen as a failure. Refresh and try again.