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The Wrestling Season

Author : Laurie Brooks
ISBN : 1583420339
Genre : Adulthood
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Using only the setting of a wrestling mat, eight young people struggle with the destructive power of rumors and how others see them.

The Wrestling

Author : Simon Garfield
ISBN : 9780571265459
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This is a book about Kendo Nagasaki, Mick McManus, Les Kellett, Klondyke Kate and Dr Death - men and women who used to fight each other every night for pride and money. Margaret Thatcher once wrote adoringly to Big Daddy, and Frank Sinatra told Giant Haystacks that British wrestlers were the best entertainers in the world. The Duke of Edinburgh attended the live shows, expressing a preference for Johnny Kwango, who specialized in head-butts. Millions would watch this curious pursuit on television every Saturday afternoon. Many said it was a fake, yet many more didn't seem to mind. But then Big Daddy had a stroke, the commentator started making sexploitation films and a plumber from Wolverhampton made an unexpected housecall on Kendo Nagasaki. They took it off the television shortly after wrestlers started dying during the bouts. These days, those who are left like to talk. 'Brilliant. Read The Wrestling. If you don't enjoy it I'll pull Giant Haystack's beard.' Independent 'Masterful, funny . . . Packed with English eccentricity by the bucket-load, Garfield has fashioned a brilliant, barmy book from the most unpromising raw material.' FHM

Greedy Spider And The Wrestling Match

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ISBN : 1467075639
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The Wrestling Drill Book

Author : Bill Welker
ISBN : 9781450408134
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A wrestler's ability to execute his moves quickly and instinctively is often the difference between winning and losing a match. Drills are the most effective practice activities to use to ingrain the instinctive actions and reactions essential for wrestling success. The Wrestling Drill Book includes match-tested drills, carefully chosen by coaches who are experts in the specific techniques and tactics they cover. Each drill is described in detail with illustrations, modifications, and coaching points for maximum effectiveness. Beginning with essential movement drills and progressing to takedowns, escapes, reversals, rides, and pinning combinations, the book addresses each fundamental that wrestlers must hone in order to become champions. A customizable practice plan demonstrates how drills can be combined and sequenced for the ultimate wrestling workout. Make practice time productive time. The Wrestling Drill Book is an essential manual for success on the mat.

The Wrestling Match

Author : Buchi Emecheta
ISBN : 0807610615
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Sixteen-year-old Okei, left an orphan after the Nigerian civil war, engages in a wrestling match to prove to his critical uncle and aunt that he is not as idle and worthless as they think.

No Chicken Guts For The Wrestling Soul

Author : Bruce Dwight Collins
ISBN : 1591096448
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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No Chicken Guts for the Wrestling Soul is a how to book for professional wrestling promoting. This book will give the reader an inside look into the business side of wrestling as well as explaining how to enter the profession. A must read for every wrestling and sports fan. IF YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT SUCCESSFULLY PROMOTING A WRESTLING EVENT, NOW IS THE TIME!!!! ** Information on licensing, insurance, ticketingservices ** Information on the Athletic Commission ** The best ways to contact wrestlers ** How to find the best wrestling ring, title belt andvarious other equipment ** Where to hold your event ** A step by step action plan to maximize profit ** MUCH MUCH MORE !!!

Professional Wrestling And The Commercial Stage

Author : Eero Laine
ISBN : 9781351134378
Genre : Performing Arts
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Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage examines professional wrestling as a century-old, theatrical form that spans from its local places of performance to circulate as a popular, global product. Professional wrestling has all the trappings of sport, but is, at its core, a theatrical event. This book acknowledges that professional wrestling shares many theatrical elements such as plot, character, scenic design, props, and spectacle. By assessing professional wrestling as a neglected but prototypical case study in the global business of theatre, Laine argues that it is an exemplary form of globalizing, commercial theatre. He asks what theatre scholars might learn from pro wrestling and how pro wrestling might contribute to conversations beyond the ring, by considering the laboring bodies of the wrestlers, and analyzing wrestling’s form and content. Of interest to scholars and students of theatre and performance, cultural studies, and sports studies, Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage delimits the edges of wrestling’s theatrical frame, critiques established understandings of corporate theatre, and offers key wrestling concepts as models for future study in other fields.

A Wrestling Life

Author : Dan Gable
ISBN : 9781609383404
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Wrestler and wrestling coach Dan Gable tells ... stories of his childhood in Waterloo, Iowa; overcoming the murder of his sister as a teenager; his sports career from swimming as a young boy, to his earliest wrestling matches, through the 1972 Olympics; coaching at the University of Iowa from the Banachs to the Brands; life-changing friendships he made along the way; and tales of his family life off the mat"--Dust jacket flap.

The Wrestling Almanac And Book Of Facts

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ISBN : LCCN:97664107
Genre : Pro wrestling
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Professional Wrestling

Author : Sharon Mazer
ISBN : 9781496826602
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Professional wrestling is one of the most popular performance practices in the United States and around the world, drawing millions of spectators to live events and televised broadcasts. The displays of violence, simulated and actual, may be the obvious appeal, but that is just the beginning. Fans debate performance choices with as much energy as they argue about their favorite wrestlers. The ongoing scenarios and presentations of manly and not-so-manly characters—from the flamboyantly feminine to the hypermasculine—simultaneously celebrate and critique, parody and affirm the American dream and the masculine ideal. Sharon Mazer looks at the world of professional wrestling from a fan’s-eye-view high in the stands and from ringside in the wrestlers’ gym. She investigates how performances are constructed and sold to spectators, both on a local level and in the “big leagues” of the WWF/E. She shares a close-up view of a group of wrestlers as they work out, get their faces pushed to the mat as part of their initiation into the fraternity of the ring, and dream of stardom. In later chapters, Mazer explores professional wrestling’s carnivalesque presentation of masculinities ranging from the cute to the brute, as well as the way in which the performances of women wrestlers often enter into the realm of pornographic. Finally, she explores the question of the “real” and the “fake” as the fans themselves confront it. First published in 1998, this new edition of Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle both preserves the original’s snapshot of the wrestling scene of the 1980s and 1990s and features an up-to-date perspective on the current state of play.

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