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 to bring a well-researched and nuanced view of him as a biographical subject to a larger audience. His story is a human story, and I wanted to tell that story the best I could. This research began in 2009 when Hellwig was still estranged from WWE, 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 present a well-documented and nuanced portrayal of his life.
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