About the Author
My name is Chad Venters and I live in Reno, NV where I am a college lecturer in Humanities. I am an academic holding a PhD, but I am also a person that enjoys biographical writing and popular culture. My interest in studying Jim Hellwig was largely inspired by "The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior" documentary. The documentary was produced a time when Hellwig and the WWE were at odds, and the two sides were embroiled in a war of words and litigation. There was no balanced or biographical view of Hellwig being offered.
I wanted to bring a well-researched and more nuanced view of him as a biographical subject to a larger audience. Jim Hellwig's story is a human story, and I wanted to tell that story the best I could. This research began in 2009 and has continued until today. It is a provocative narrative about an extraordinarily complex individual. My goal is to apply academic and journalistic standards to create a gripping and accessible narrative. Thank you for taking the time to visit the site.
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