Waylon Pritchards--better known to his adoring fans as Ricky Risotto--has been instrumental to Ozark Championship Wrestling's success. He's put together the rings, sold merchandise, and created matches that have made the company tons of money. Unfortunately, the past few years have not been kind to OCW. The once-great company is struggling to stay afloat, and the only way to turn their fortunes around is to crown a new young champion. But Bruising Brady Lockhart, the current champ and Waylon's best friend, refuses to drop the title. With the biggest show in OCW history a mere two days away, Waylon's been given an ultimatum: Convince Brady to drop the title, or lose everything Waylon's worked so hard to build for himself over the past thirty years.
With outrageous characters, fast-paced action, and barbed-wire-sharp dialogue, The Ballad of Ricky Risotto is sure to be the best novella you'll ever read about an independent regional wrestling promotion in the year 1979!