This week, we welcome Mike Mooneyham, writer and editor with Charleston SC's Post and Courier newspaper. Mike is one of the nation's foremost authorities on professional wrestling, and his weekly wrestling column has been in continuous publication longer than any other in the country. A former radio wrestling talk show host, Mooneyham is a frequent guest on sports talk shows throughout the U.S. He began writing for national wrestling magazines and other sports publications during the 1960s and has interviewed many of the industry's most influential figures. He co-authored the New York Times best-seller "Sex, Lies and Headlocks" in 2002. He is a member of the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in Waterloo, Iowa, a winner of the 2009 James C. Melby Award for wrestling journalism, and was inducted into the S.C. Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2011.
This is part one of a two-part episode.