Ray Mirra is a celebrity who has left an interesting legacy. Born in 1933 in Pittsburgh, Ray Mirra grew up with his two brothers and two sisters in a household that seemed to accept (and even welcome) differences. It seems that Ray did not fit in quite easily and was frequently picked on as a kid. As a result, he always seemed to be looking for ways to better himself and fit in, and that certainly didn’t work for him.
As a child, Ray experienced all kinds of hardships, from being sexually abused at the hands of an older boy to getting into physical combat when his father tried to send him away to college. He experienced poverty, alcoholism, and a near-death experience when he was 24 years old. Eventually, he developed an interest in sports and decided that he wanted to be a professional wrestler. Eventually, he did make it to the United States Army All-American High School Athletic Association, but it was not until he was in high school that he really began to attract attention. He became a star in the wrestling ranks and began a long and illustrious career in professional wrestling.
Ray Mirra is an interesting character in the world of professional wrestling. As a child, he was known for his toughness and his abilities as a football and baseball player, but he also developed a more thoughtful and heroic persona as he grew older. He received a bachelor’s degree at age 18, and a master’s degree in psychology from age twenty-one. He earned a number of awards during his long and colourful wrestling career, and he even wrote a number of books on the subject. The biographer of Ray Mirra covers many of those accomplishments and other important milestones in his lengthy wrestling career.
This book covers a significant career milestone in wrestling. While still in high school, Ray began wrestling professionally as a defensive tackle at the University of Alabama. He played defensive tackle at all four colleges and was able to play in the National Association and the American Football Conference.
Ray Mirra Early Life
Throughout his career as a wrestler, Ray achieved great success, especially as a wrestler at the University of Alabama where he became known as “The American Gentleman.” He made the move from the university to the University of Florida, which is where he would go on to have two children with his wife, Debra. He then entered the world of professional wrestling and had some distinguished matches in the UFC, which is now known as the UFC or the Ultimate Fighting Championship. His two children are now with his wife.
The biographer gives some background of Ray as a person as well as his career as a wrestler. He covers the early years where he was known as “Maverick.” He is described as being extremely arrogant, as well as being a very large man who was known for throwing his weight around. However, Ray’s two children describe him as being very gentle with them. He is well known for his love of children. He is survived by two children.
Ray Mirra Philadelphia
The book ends with a look at his brief retirement from wrestling. He did not compete in the UFC but did participate in the Extreme Fighting Championship. He even competed in the Canadian Football League, though it was short-lived. Overall, this is an excellent book about the life of Ray Mirra, a well known and respected wrestler who also spent a considerable amount of time as an actor.
Anyone who follows professional wrestling will want to learn more about Ray as he was one of its best-ever performers. This is a very entertaining read as it is written in a style that is clear and easy to understand. Anyone who is wrestling or is studying the sport should own this book. It is worth the money and is certainly worth your time. I would recommend this to any wrestling fan.