What does it mean to be a master? And how does a master of his craft go about transmitting the lessons of a secretive world to eager students?
When it comes to indie wrestling, there's no one better to ask than 43-year-old wrestling legend Mike Quackenbush.
Known as “The Master of 1,000 Holds”—a nickname worthy of a Quentin Tarantino protagonist—Quackenbush is now celebrating his 25th anniversary as an in-ring performer. A former NWA champion who was at one point ranked one of the top 101 wrestlers of all time, Quackenbush is a legendary being within the industry. Apocryphal stories about Quackenbush’s idiosyncrasies and the tightly held secrets he keeps have buzzed around the subculture for more than two decades.