Shannon Rose sent along the following:
Gordon Solie, Hall of Famer, Remembered In New Digital Book
Gordon Solie is frequently remembered as the best announcer in the history of professional wrestling
Before that he was one of the pioneers in stock car racing and an award winning radio broadcaster.
If there’s a credible wrestling Hall of Fame out there, Gordon Solie has been inducted; such groups include World Championship Wrestling (WCW), National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
The "Walter Cronkite of wrestling," or the "Dean of professional wrestling announcers," as Solie was known, kept rare photos from his involvement in stock car racing and wrestling.
Now, 200 images from the Gordon Solie Collection are woven through his writings in the new eBook "Gordon Solie…Something Left Behind." (ISBN 978-0-578-04808-6 (previously Hardback ISBN 0-9763062-290000)
Solie’s daughter, Pam, spoke about publishing the new eBook, "Dad was known for his extensive vocabulary and his ability as a great story teller. Those qualities are evident in his writings. I am pleased by all the compliments I’ve received in regard to Dad’s writings.
"He was also a pack-rat and for that I am thankful because he kept some great photos from both racing and wrestling. It’s exciting that people can now download images, from the Gordon Solie Collection to their desktop, laptop or eBook reader for less than ten dollars.
"There are pictures of Dad with Sterling Golden (before he was Hulk Hogan), Harley Race, Ric Flair, Andre the Giant, Dory and Terry Funk, Jack Brisco, Lou Thesz, Dusty Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, Roddy Piper, Ricky Steamboat and many, many more. Along with that, there are some great mementos from his involvement with stock car racing.
"Gordon Solie Enterprises, Inc. just launched a website called www.soliesports.com to introduce the new eBook and as time permits, we plan to add audio/video of Dad along with more memorabilia."
For interviews or appearances with Robert or Pamela Allyn, contact Shannon Rose at: (813) 960-8412; (813) 389-0801; or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Robert and Pamela Allyn:
The Allyns emerged as credible authors with the launching of "Gordon Solie Something Left Behind (Hardback) at the 2005 Tampa WrestlingReunion. The festivities included appearances by over seventy legends from the "squared circle" and led to interviews for the Allyns on Tampa’s WTVT-TV and WTSP-TV along with an appearance at the St. Petersburg Times Reading Festival.
In 2008, the Allyns made a trip to Orlando where Pam appeared onstage for the induction of her father by Jim "JR" Ross into the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame.
In August of 2009, "The Solie Chronicles: The Life and Times of Gordon Solie" was published by Crowbar Press and included writing credits for Robert and Pamela as well as wrestling historian, Scott Teal. The positive reception to Solie’s biography began a flurry of interviews/appearances/rev iews with media such as: The Fight Show; The Pro Wrestling Report; Bill Apter-Gordon Solie Review; SLAM! Wrestling; Mr. Media (Bob Andelman);Wrestling Epicenter; The Carnage Crew, Roundtable Wrestling Radio, Wrestling at the Purks, The Miami Herald; Channel 13 Personalities; Tampa Bay Online; 57talk.com; Uncensored Wrestling Radio; The Gainesville Times; The Real Side of Wrestling; Trash Talking Radio; Wrestler’s Eye View; KLGA News; Charleston Post-Courier; NWA Anarchy; Pro Wrestling Insider; Scripps Howard News Service; Georgia Old School Wrestling; Georgia Wrestling History Radio Network; OWW Radio; Professional Wrestling at About.com; Cloverleaf Wrestling;The Mule Camp Market, The Moonshine Festival, The Dan LeBatard Show; Free Beer and Hot Wings;The Georgia Literary Festival and the Ehlers-Danlos CARES video.
After the release of the new eBook, "Gordon Solie…Something Left Behind," the Allyns are scheduled with Beyond Ringside plus an appearance at "Legendsmania" in Atlanta for a book signing.
For more information about "Gordon Solie…Something Left Behind," go to soliesports.com.