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“Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell reviews Matt Murphy’s book “The Somebody Obsession: A Nobody’s Desperate Journey to Stardom”

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 7, 2012


Jimmy Rockwell currently is one of the top young wrestlers in the Midwest today.  Rockwell is multi-dimensional  wrestler who has won singles titles around the Midwest and currently holds onto two tag team titles with two different partners.


“Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Rockwell’s title history.

3xw Pure Championship

3xw Cruiserweight Championship

Current 3xw tag team champion with Mike Sydal

1st ever 3xw King of Des Moines

Current Metro Pro wrestling Tag Team Champion with Zach Thompson

NWA  Midwest tag team champion

Mecw tag team champion

MECW Independent champion

Windy City Pro Wrestling 6man tag team champion

By Rockstar Jimmy Rockwell

I get asked quite a bit what’s it’s like to be a pro wrestler… where do i start? How does somebody describe something they’ve completely dedicated themselves to?

Wrestling is filled with the good stuff but there is also the times that is filled with disappointment and setback.


During a huge 6 man match at Metro Pro Wrestling in February , Matt Murphy teamed up with Bull Schmitt and Trevor Murdock to take on Showtime Bradley Charles, Jeremy Wyatt and Mark Sterling. Here Murphy drops Charles and Wyatt.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Maybe this where I’m supposed to talk about the blood, sweat and tears?


Rockwell and his partner Zach Thompson otherwise known as Heroes for Hire has had two classic matches with the Hooligans at Metro Pro Wrestling. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Well in Matt Murphy’s autobiography, The Somebody Obsession, he nails it.

Matt overcame a less ideal childhood to follow a dream. He dedicated himself to it in ways other people can only imagine and achieved a level they can only dream about. From being the 1st graduate of the Harley Race Academy and being one of Harley’s best and brightest. He toured Japan, wrestled the best in the world, and entertained thousands. All while living with friends, waiting tables and wrestling with demons.

Matt’s book is an easy read with something for everybody. He’s got funny tales of language breakdowns with some of Japans best, to hilarious “injuries at his own hand”… Gives insight to some of the greatest stars in the history of pro wrestling. Harley Race’s competitive nature and the stubbornness of Bret Hart. Matt also gives his candid opinions on some of the best wrestlers covered in in the MWR area. Murphy does this with a writing style that makes you think he’s in the room telling you the stories personally.

This book is a must have for wrestling fans everywhere.

To purchase this must read book from All That Matt Murphy click here.

Fans can catch Matt Murphy and Jimmy Rockwell at Metro Pro Wrestling and various other quality promotions around the Midwest.

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