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.

Feel free to reach out to me at chadlotw@gmail.com