The Butcher's career in professional wrestling, as both a wrestler and promoter, took him across the US and Canada, and around the world. Along the way, he encountered a Crusher, a Bruiser, a Killer, giants, midgets, beautiful women, and crazed fans around the globe. His wrestling menagerie included an Animal, a Mad Dog, a monkey, a Gorilla, alligators, and bears. Paul Vachon's autobiography describes his humble beginnings, a career as an amateur wrestler, success in the ring as a member of a World Championship Tag Team with his brother Maurice, and enshrinement in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame for his career both as a wrestler and a promoter. Paul describes how he brought Andre the Giant to Canada to wrestle, how he and Mad Dog won and lost the Tag Team championship, the tragic deaths of both his sister Vivian and his daughter Luna, and his strong opinions of both the Vince McMahons, Sr. and Jr. Illustrated with 64 pictures of a golden age of professional wrestling, Butcher's great storytelling creates pictures of its own. “Wrestling with the Past is a wonderful story. Paul “The Butcher” Vachon, one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, has spent his life entertaining and amusing millions of people with his amazing athletic ability, winning theatricality, and kind accessibility to all his fans the world over. He and his brother “Mad Dog,” are North American treasures. With honesty, humor, and insight, Paul has written a funny and heartfelt memoir of a time, a place, and a profession whose like will not be seen again. Wrestling with the Past is a fine memoir of a courageous, thoughtful, and entirely self-made man. I loved it.”- Howard Frank Mosher Best-selling author Howard Frank Mosher has won the New England Book Award, and received the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.