“Dr. D” David Schultz is a folk hero to professional wrestlers. He is the man who slapped John Stossel on 20/20 for suggesting professional wrestling is fake. At a time when the walls of kayfabe were beginning to leak, he was the man with the nerve to do what had to be done. He was as real as it gets.
Most fans don’t remember that was a top star before his all-too-brief WWE run. He was the top heel in the AWA for a year, waging bloody battles against Hulk Hogan for Vern Gagne. Before that he was a tag team champion and singles champion in Florida and Memphis. He was a top level star in Japan. He is remembered fondly in Alberta, Canada, where he feuded with a very young, pre-Hitman Bret Hart in Stampede Wrestling.
When his WWE days were over, he continued to wreak havoc in the ring, taking on the most dangerous men in the business. He proved his toughness in violent clashes against Ric Flair, Abdullah the Butcher, the Iron Shiek, Johnny Rodz, and Bruiser Brody.
Still, wrestling isn’t even half the story. Dr. D’s proudest accomplishment is becoming one of the most successful bounty hunters in America’s history. For more than two decades, the biggest heel in the wrestling business worked babyface, chasing down crooks, con-men, kidnappers, child molesters, drug dealers, and murderers. From the mean streets of Los Angeles, to the dark alleys of Puerto Rico, to the worst neighborhoods in New York, to the ancient city of Cairo, Dr. D was the guy who always got his man – or woman.
Don’t Call Me Fake: The Real Story of “Dr. D” David Schultz will not be a tell-all or an expose. It’s the autobiography of a man who has lived an extraordinary life. You’ll get the story of his wrestling career, from his early education with the legendary Herb Welch through his final days in the ring, but you’ll also get the incredible story of a man who would stop at nothing to bring a crook to justice.
You can call Dr. D many things, but after you read this story, the last thing you’ll call him is fake. This is the real story of Dr. D, and it’s coming very soon.