Posted October 14th, 2016 by 1Wrestling News Team

Episode 79 on Creative Control is with a true legend in the pro wrestling business, and that is the man at the helm of 1Wrestling.com and the name behind the famous “Apter Mags,” Mr. Bill Apter!

Bill’s book “Is Wrestling Fixed? I Didn’t Know It Was Broken!” just recently turned a year old, and you can find it on Amazon!

Bill’s history in pro wrestling goes back to the late 60s/early 70s, so there is just a neverending plethora of questions I’d like to ask him, and we get to just a fraction of them here today.

The topics include:
- how he discovered pro wrestling and who his favorites were as a young man
- how he first got involved, both as a photographer and as a journalist with Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- meeting Andy Kaufman and introducing him to Jerry Lawler, as well as his thoughts on the movie “Man On The Moon.”
- his early experiences with the McMahons, and whether or not he thought Vince would truly take the WWF national and succeed
- why promotions like the AWA couldn’t keep up with the WWF and ultimately folded
- memories of the Von Erichs and the tragedies that surrounded them
- heat with wrestlers over their rankings in PWI and the PWI 500
- The WWF steroid trials and controversies of the early to mid 1990s.
- Eric Bischoff and what he accomplished with WCW, and how his legacy should ultimately be viewed.
- Paul Heyman as a young photographer at ringside, and Bill’s views on ECW and its impact on the industry
- working for WOW magazine in the late 90s
- working for 3PW as the Commissioner, and his favorite in ring roles that he played
- the current TNA issues, including the recently filed Billy Corgan lawsuit, as well as his thoughts on TNA’s survival
- his favorites to watch in the business today

Please check out 1Wrestling.com to keep up with Bill, and to read daily wrestling news

Bill will be appearing at Legends Of The Ring in Monroe, NJ on Saturday October 15th, and copies of his book as well as pictures and autographs will be available!

Bill will also be appearing as the moderator for “WWE Rivalries Live” at the Sands in Bethlehem, PA on December 17th. He will be the man in the middle, between Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat as they tell their stories and take questions from the audience!

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