VADER TIME ~ Story of a Modern Day Gladiator
- 400 pages by: Vader (aka Leon White) with Kenny Casanova
- Foreword by: MICK FOLEY
- Additional content provided by: JIM ROSS & DDP & JESSE WHITE
- LOADS of pictures: Including never-seen-before family, football, and shots from around the world!
Ghostwriter Kenny Casanova returns to make another giant wrestler’s story a reality. This time, Big Van Vader finished his official autobiography with Kenny before his passing with some very forward thinking… SIGNING AUTOGRAPH PLATES FOR THE FANS and including HIS FINAL DAYS WITH US in the book after being diagnosed with only two years to live. You don’t want to miss the story of “A Man Called Vader” who steamrolled over every obstacle that stood in his way.
Leon White grew up on the tough streets of Compton, before taking on the world. His impressive college football days led him to the NFL culminating at the Super Bowl. After reinventing himself, he debuted as a wrestler battling monsters like Bruiser Brody and Jerry Blackwell. Then, on a Japanese tour, he was given a new gimmick. As “Big Van Vader,” he beat the undefeated Antonio Inoki for the IWGP title and had his eyeball literally pulled out of his skull by Stan Hansen, initiating his own legendary monster status. After winning titles around the world with every major promotion (wrestling names like Sting, Mick Foley, Ric Flair, and Hulk Hogan) this mastodon became “The Greatest Super Heavyweight of All Time,” while also being a father. Read how his reign of terror continued even after getting an expiration date; a diagnosis of only “two years to live.” This is the story of his life …and a legacy that will last forever. This is Vader Time.