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Wow World Of Wrestling

Author : Benchmark
ISBN : 1892049163
Genre : Wrestlers
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Packed with awesome action shots and brought to the reader by a staff of reporters, photographers, columnists, and experts in their fields, this book reveals what goes on behind the scenes in pro wrestling.

Pro Wrestling

Author : Keith Elliot Greenberg
ISBN : 0822533324
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A history of professional wrestling from its roots in legitimate sport to its days as a carnival attraction followed by the growth of regional rivalries and culminating as television-centered entertainment.

The Wow Climax

Author : Henry Jenkins
ISBN : 9780814742822
Genre : Performing Arts
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Whether highlighting the sentimentality at the heart of the Lassie franchise, examining the emotional experiences created by horror filmmakers such as Wes Craven, or discussing the emerging aesthetics of video games, these essays get to the heart of what gives popular culture its emotional impact.

World Wrestling Insanity

Author : James Guttman
ISBN : 9781554902699
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In an industry where nothing is real and no one actually wins or loses, the possibilities for manipulation are endless. The nepotism, backward logic, and power plays behind the World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) downfall are exposed in this indictment of wrestling's first family. An analysis of the McMahons' poorly written scripts discloses how nepotism and vanity have taken over their creativity, while input from many well-known figures provides details on the complicated and seemingly endless web of manipulation that has led to such questionable behaviors as locker-room hazing and sexual indiscretions. WWE's racist undertones are also discussed, with a firsthand account on how being black affected one wrestler's match with a world champion.

World Wrestling Insanity Presents

Author : James Guttman
ISBN : 9781554903283
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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An unprecedented look behind the scenes of professional wrestling with over 100 of its most beloved stars. This latest offering from bestselling author Guttman tells the real story behind contacting, cajoling, convincing and interviewing the unique personalities from the field. Readers can journey with Guttman through the sometimes-twisted business of sports entertainment, making startling discoveries about the way the industry really works. And, for the first time, Guttman offers keen insight into the true personalities in the wrestling ring.

Mewl The Story Of The Main Event World Wrestling Promotion

Author : Dale Pierce
ISBN : 9781257494040
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Enter into the world of Ohio's foremost independent wrestling promotion. Meet The Time Traveler, Jessicka Havoc, Wilbur Whitlock, Shasta, Durty The Clown, Lones Oaks, Virus, Angel Dust, Christian Vaughn, Greg Valentine, Shark Boy, Jebediah Yoder, Brain Damage, Mr Insanity, Aero and many more.

The World Wrestling Entertainment Yearbook 2003 Edition

Author : Michael McAvennie
ISBN : 0743480627
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Desire. Ruthless aggression. Attitude. Respect. New blood. Returning legends. Departing heroes. Icon vs. Icon. The Draft. Separate camps. Unified titles. An Undisputed Championship. Same-sex weddings. Broken vows. Three minutes. One last run. World Wrestling Entertainment™ entered 2002 with a Royal Rumble,® and left it with the Armageddon™-like force of an F-5 hurricane. This is your ringside seat to the defining moments of the past twelve months. Relive the greatest matches of every Raw,® SmackDown!® and WWE™ Pay-Per-View in 2002, including WrestleMania™ X8, SummerSlam® and Survivor Series, as well as U.K. exclusives Insurrextion™; and Rebellion™. Submit to the finishing moves of WWE Superstars like The Rock,® Hollywood Hulk Hogan,™ Undertaker,® Triple H,™ Kurt Angle,™ Ric Flair,™ Rob Van Dam,™ and Brock Lesnar.™ This is your premier backstage pass, recapping events beyond the confines of the squared circle in 2002. Witness the corporate machinations of Mr. Vince McMahon,™ Ric Flair, Eric Bischoff™ and Stephanie McMahon™ as they wrestled for WWE dominance. Stripped down to the bare essentials are the Divas Trish Stratus,™ Torrie Wilson,™ and Stacy Keibler.™ Review the WWE owner's Confidential™ words over Stone Cold Steve Austin™'s sudden exit from the organization. You travel first class all the way as The World Wrestling Entertainment Yearbook 2003 Edition jets to the best venues across the United States, Canada, Europe, and the rest of the world. Get the celluloid facts from Tinseltown behind The Rock's blockbuster film The Scorpion King. Avoid a beatdown from Chris Jericho® while getting the music lowdown on his band Fozzy, last summer's Ozzyfest tour and numerous WWE CD compilations. Take part in the "SmackDown! Your Vote™" campaign trail, along with last year's other fundraisers and events that established the WWE as more than the undisputed leader in sports entertainment. It's time to put on the T-shirt of a favorite WWE Superstar, grab some snacks, pull up a steel chair and wooden table, and experience The WWE Yearbook 2003 Edition. Just don't read it under a ladder.

Best Of The Internet

Author : Joe Kraynak
ISBN : 0789728605
Genre : Internet addresses
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The Sweetheart

Author : Angelina Mirabella
ISBN : 9781476733913
Genre : Fiction
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In a “powerful tale of a person’s capacity for reinvention” (Kirkus Reviews), a teenage girl from Philadelphia leaves her old life behind to become The Sweetheart, one of America’s most infamous female wrestlers. It’s 1953 and seventeen-year-old Leonie Putzkammer feels destined to spend the rest of her life waiting tables and living with her widowed father, Franz, in their Philadelphia row house. Until the day legendary wrestling promoter Salvatore Costantini walks into the local diner and offers her the chance to make a name for herself in the ring. Leonie sets off for Florida to train at Joe Pospisil’s School for Lady Grappling. There, she transforms into Gorgeous Gwen Davies, tag-team partner of legendary Screaming Mimi Hollander, and begins a romance with the soon-to-be Junior Heavyweight Champion Spider McGee. But when life as Gorgeous Gwen leaves her wanting more, she orchestrates a move that will catapult her from heel to hero: she becomes The Sweetheart, a choice that attracts the fans she desires but complicates all of her relationships—with Franz, Joe, Spider, Mimi (who becomes her fiercest competitor), and even with herself. Asking the big questions about what it means to grow up, and stay true to yourself, The Sweetheart is daring, innovative, and powerful storytelling. “With a debut both endearing and enjoyable, this is a hands-down winner” (Star-Telegram, Dallas).

Andre The Giant

Author : Ross Davies
ISBN : 0823934306
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Traces the life and career of professional wrestler Andre the Giant, who even played the role of a gentle giant in "The Princess Bride."

Steel Chair To The Head

Author : Nicholas Sammond
ISBN : 0822386828
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The antagonists—oiled, shaved, pierced, and tattooed; the glaring lights; the pounding music; the shouting crowd: professional wrestling is at once spectacle, sport, and business. Steel Chair to the Head provides a multifaceted look at the popular phenomenon of pro wrestling. The contributors combine critical rigor with a deep appreciation of wrestling as a unique cultural form, the latest in a long line of popular performance genres. They examine wrestling as it happens in the ring, is experienced in the stands, is portrayed on television, and is discussed in online chat rooms. In the process, they reveal wrestling as an expression of the contradictions and struggles that shape American culture. The essayists include scholars in anthropology, psychology, film studies, communication studies, and sociology, one of whom used to wrestle professionally. Classic studies of wrestling by Roland Barthes, Carlos Monsiváis, Sharon Mazer, and Henry Jenkins appear alongside original essays. Whether exploring how pro wrestling inflects race, masculinity, and ideas of reality and authenticity; how female fans express their enthusiasm for male wrestlers; or how lucha libre provides insights into Mexican social and political life, Steel Chair to the Head gives due respect to pro wrestling by treating it with the same thorough attention usually reserved for more conventional forms of cultural expression. Contributors. Roland Barthes, Douglas L. Battema, Susan Clerc, Laurence de Garis, Henry Jenkins III, Henry Jenkins IV, Heather Levi, Sharon Mazer, Carlos Monsiváis, Lucia Rahilly, Catherine Salmon, Nicholas Sammond, Phillip Serrat, Philip Sewell

Wrestling S Sinking Ship

Author : Ian Hamilton
ISBN : 9781411612105
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In 2001, the professional wrestling scene in the western world changed almost overnight. From three major promotions at the start of the year, just one remained by the start of April, ending more than a decade of competition. But success breeds complacency, and the five years since World Wrestling Entertainment stood triumphant over its rivals has seen unprecedented shifts in wrestling. Charting the highs and lows of the business in that time, Wrestling's Sinking Ship offers a unique look at the fall and rise of sports entertainment's most controversial characters. From necrophilia to exploitation, nostalgia to racism... oh, and don't forget that fake gay wedding!

The Legends Of Wrestling Classy Freddie Blassie

Author : Keith Elliot Greenberg
ISBN : 1451604262
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Classy" Freddie Blassie is universally acknowledged as one of the most hated heels in wrestling history. Freddie really knew how to antagonize the fans -- how to "get heat." Death threats were frequent, enraged fans stabbed him twenty-one times, and he was even doused with acid. Undeterred, Blassie just took the action up a level. He reveled in being the heel. It was almost commonplace to see him biting his opponents and then spitting out their blood. Blassie would routinely "file" his teeth during interviews. His matches in Los Angeles' Olympic Auditorium brought him to the attention of Hollywood. Freddie's style and unpredictability made him a natural for the medium and he became one of the biggest draws in the wrestling business. In the early '60s, this notorious heel was invited to wrestle in Japan. Blassie both horrified and mesmerized sedate Japanese society. It was reported that a number of Japanese television viewers suffered fatal heart attacks after seeing Blassie bloody an opponent in the ring. A child of immigrants, Freddie grew up in a working-class neighborhood in south St. Louis. At seventeen, Freddie made his wrestling debut in a carnival. Unhappy with his choice of occupation, his family persuaded him to keep his "real" job, and for a while he worked as a meatcutter. But after serving in the Navy in World War II, Freddie returned to the world of wrestling, which was at the time still something of a carnival sideshow. Here he picked up his catch phrase: "pencil neck geek." Early in his career, Blassie wrestled on cards promoted by Jess McMahon, and would later work for both his son, Vincent James McMahon, and his grandson, Vincent Kennedy McMahon, the current owner of World Wrestling EntertainmentTM. Even after his active days in the ring came to an end, he showed that he still had the power to generate heat: "Classy" Freddie Blassie became the manager of heels, transferring to a whole new generation of wrestlers the style and knowledge that had made him a legend of wrestling. Blassie is still provoking the public, with his autobiography -- Legends of Wrestling: "Classy" Freddie Blassie -- Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks -- written with Keith Elliot Greenberg. Freddie weaves vibrant tales of his days in wrestling with the likes of Hollywood Hulk Hogan, The Rock, George "The Animal" Steele, Capt. Lou Albano, John Tolos, The Destroyer, Killer Kowalski, Nikolai Volkoff, and the Iron Sheik. He frankly chronicles his dealings with colorful members of the wrestling fraternity and the promoters, even recounting the controversies -- like the infamous "boxer vs. wrestler" match with Muhammad Ali, who was managed by Blassie. His out-of-the-ring stories are equally compelling. Freddie details his countless sexual exploits and his three marriages. He reflects on the cult status that he gained after his song "Pencil Neck Geek" rocketed to the top of the Dr. Demento Show playlist. He recounts his touching relationship with comedian Andy Kaufman, who cast him in Breakfast with Blassie -- an underground classic in which Blassie uttered: "What the hell ever happened to the human race?"

Wrestling Title Histories

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ISBN : PSU:000024988490
Genre : Wrestling
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Slobberknocker

Author : Jim Ross
ISBN : 9781683581147
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Wrestling Biography You’ve Been Waiting For! There are few people who have been in the wrestling business longer than Jim Ross. And those who have made it as long as he has (half a century to be exact) probably made enemies or burned bridges. But that’s just not JR. Slobberknocker is the story of how an Oklahoman farm kid, with a vivid imagination and seemingly unattainable dreams, became “The Voice of Wrestling” to record TV audiences and millions of fans around the world. Jim opens up about his life as an only child on a working farm, who became obsessed with professional wrestling having first saw it on his grandparent’s TV. Even though the wrestling business was notoriously secretive and wary of “outsiders,” he somehow got a foot in the door to start a historic career, one where he held almost every job in the business?from putting up the ring to calling matches, from driving his blind, drunk boss towards revenge, to consoling two naked 600 pound brothers in the shower room after a rough match. With all those adventures and responsibilities, he’s also recognized as the man who built and nurtured a once-in-a-generation talent roster that took the WWE to new heights, including “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, and The Rock to name a few. Readers will finally get the opportunity to hear never-before-told stories about the politics, wackiness, and personalities of all the biggest stars. But this isn’t just a wrestling story. It’s a story about overcoming adversity and achieving your dreams, as success did not come without significant costs and unforeseen challenges to JR, including multiple bouts of severe facial paralysis called Bell’s Palsy. Currently the host of the podcast The Ross Report, any fan of wrestling?from the territory days to today?will be enthralled with stories from the road and behind the scenes. Slobberknocker is the first time Ross tells his story?and you don’t want to miss it!

Undisputed

Author : Chris Jericho
ISBN : 9781409111504
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Sequel to the worldwide hit A LION'S TALE. A LION'S TALE documented Chris Jericho's journey from small-time dreamer to big-time superstar, from Winnipeg, Canada, to undisputed WWE heavyweight champion of the world. But UNDISPUTED kicks off just as the fantasy begins to unravel. Faced with endless internal politics on his rise to the top of the WWE company ladder, Jericho has to draw on the super-human resources that got him there in the first place. There are bruising encounters aplenty both inside and outside the ring. He reveals why he temporarily left WWE, includes the inside story of his time in Hollywood, and opens the can of worms that is life on the road with the rock band Fozzy. He also revisits the premature birth of his twins and the pain of his mother's death, as well as the shock of Eddy Guerrero's and the Benoit family deaths. As upfront and outspoken as A LION'S TALE, this sequel is as direct as the man himself.

Buddy Rogers

Author : Ross Davies
ISBN : 0823934330
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Chronicles the life and career of the flamboyant professional wrestler known as "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers.

Sting

Author : Ross Davies
ISBN : 082393490X
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Examines the performing techniques, athletic ability, and career of the wrestler known as Sting.

Diamond Dallas Page

Author : Ross Davies
ISBN : 0823934934
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Presents a biography of the professional wrestler known as "Diamond Dallas Page", discussing his childhood on the New Jersey shore, his struggle to succeed in wrestling, and the many changes in his life.

Nascar

Author : Michael Johnstone
ISBN : 0822503891
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes some of the major races, cars, and key figures connected with stock car racing sponsored by NASCAR.

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