Sisterhood of the Squared Circle

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ISBN: 9781773050140
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Number of pages: 384
Author: Pat Laprade
Publisher: ECW Press

Download and read online Sisterhood of the Squared Circle in PDF and EPUB Documenting the rise of women’s wrestling from sideshow to WWE main event Sisterhood of the Squared Circle presents the fascinating history of women’s wrestling, from the carnival circuit of the late 1800s to today’s hugely popular matches. With more than 100 wrestler profiles, find out how backstage politics, real-life grudges, and incredible personalities shaped the business. The careers of many well-known trailblazers, including Mildred Burke, the Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, Penny Banner, Wendi Richter, Trish Stratus, Chyna, and Lita, are celebrated alongside today’s stars, like Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Bayley. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Times; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} With rare photographs and an exploration of women’s wrestling worldwide — including chapters on Japan, Mexico, England, and Australia — Sisterhood of the Squared Circle is a priceless contribution to the history of professional wrestling. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Times; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}


Sisterhood of the Squared Circle

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ISBN: 1770413073
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Number of pages: 320
Author: Pat Laprade
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Download and read online Sisterhood of the Squared Circle in PDF and EPUB Documenting the rise of women’s wrestling from sideshow to WWE main event Sisterhood of the Squared Circle presents the fascinating history of women’s wrestling, from the carnival circuit of the late 1800s to today’s hugely popular matches. With more than 100 wrestler profiles, find out how backstage politics, real-life grudges, and incredible personalities shaped the business. The careers of many well-known trailblazers, including Mildred Burke, the Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, Penny Banner, Wendi Richter, Trish Stratus, Chyna, and Lita, are celebrated alongside today’s stars, like Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Bayley. With rare photographs and an exploration of women’s wrestling worldwide -- including chapters on Japan, Mexico, England, and Australia -- Sisterhood of the Squared Circle is a priceless contribution to the history of professional wrestling.


NXT

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ISBN: 9781770909786
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Number of pages: 240
Author: Jon Robinson
Publisher: ECW Press

Download and read online NXT in PDF and EPUB The first comprehensive book on WWE’s hottest brand NXT: The Future Is Now follows the rise of WWE’s popular NXT brand from its conception to the brink of taking over WWE with its own rabid following. For decades, sports-entertainment had no centralized system for recruiting and training talent. Recognizing this need, Paul Levesque — better known as 14-time World Champion Triple H — convinced Vince McMahon that WWE must reinvent itself. This book delivers the revealing story of Levesque’s vision and the revolutionary impact it has already had on the WWE landscape, cultivating such world-renowned stars as Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Charlotte, Finn Bálor, Sami Zayn, Sasha Banks, and so many more. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Times; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Learn about WWE’s groundbreaking approach to talent development and take a look inside the state-of-the-art WWE Performance Center as exciting performers hone their wrestling skills, characters, personalities, and so much more under Triple H’s watchful eye. With new, insightful interviews from Triple H, NXT trainers, Superstars, and other personalities, discover how WWE’s future is now!


Mad Dogs Midgets and Screw Jobs

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ISBN: 9781770902961
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Number of pages: 460
Author: Pat Laprade
Publisher: ECW Press

Download and read online Mad Dogs Midgets and Screw Jobs in PDF and EPUB A fascinating history of one of the hottest wrestling territories of all time Montreal was the proving ground for some of the biggest names in wrestling, including Andre the Giant, Abdullah the Butcher, and the infamous Mad Dog Vachon; it was the site of the first midget battle ever; and made famous worldwide for the infamous Survivor Series screw job that saw Vince McMahon, the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels, and Bret Hart create the "attitude" that reshaped the business. Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs is the ultimate guide to Montreal's legendary place in professional wrestling history. Get the lowdown on all the major wrestlers who made their name in the territory, from Yvon Robert, the Rougeaus, and Gino Brito to edouard Carpentier. With a detailed account of the promotional war between the Rougeaus' AllStar Wrestling and the Vachons' Grand Prix, a complete history of how wrestling developed on Montreal TV, and an investigation of the murder of Dino Bravo, this book demonstrates how much of what has happened in wrestling, just may have happened first in Montreal.


Crazy Is My Superpower

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ISBN: 9780451496683
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Number of pages: 288
Author: A.J. Mendez Brooks
Publisher: Crown Archetype

Download and read online Crazy Is My Superpower in PDF and EPUB Recently retired WWE superstar AJ Mendez Brooks is a powerhouse—strong, quirky, and totally confident. But that wasn’t always the case. With humor and tremendous heart, she opens up for the first time about her harrowing struggle to understand her demons and the diagnosis that helped her gain control over her life. Everything I was told should be my greatest insecurities and weaknesses, everything that I’ve been labeled—SHORT, NERDY, SKINNY, WEAK, IMPULSIVE, UGLY, TOMBOY, POOR, REBEL, LOUD, FREAK, CRAZY—turned out to be my greatest strengths. I didn’t become successful in spite of them. I became successful because of them. Growing up AJ was a quiet girl trying to act “normal” when she felt anything but. As her family struggled with drug addiction, poverty, and mental illness, she found escape through comic books and video games, and was inspired by the tough and unconventional female characters. It wasn’t until she discovered pro wrestling that she learned superheroes could be real. Determined to become the superhero she’d always admired, AJ trained and sacrificed for years to achieve her dream of wrestling professionally. Yet she quickly faced industry pressure to play the role of the damsel in distress and to dress more provocatively to cater to male fans. But she fought back and created an ass-kicking alter ego that was a genuine representation of herself: nerdy, enthusiastic, and a little bit crazy. With humor and tremendous heart, AJ opens up for the first time about her harrowing struggle to understand her demons and the mental illness diagnosis that helped her gain control over her life. What most people view as a hardship, AJ embraced as inspira­tion for her superhero persona, shattering the stigma attached to mental illness. Charting her journey from a scrappy girl in an unstable home to an empowered wrestling champion, Crazy Is My Superpower is an un­flinchingly honest story and brave confessional about her long road to self-acceptance.


The Queen of the Ring

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ISBN: 0802199933
Release Date: 2010-07-13
Number of pages: 368
Author: Jeff Leen
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Download and read online The Queen of the Ring in PDF and EPUB The Queen of the Ring is the story of Mildred Burke, the longest reigning champion of female wrestling. In this in-depth account, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jeff Leen pulls back the curtain on a forgotten era when a petite midwesterner used her beauty and brawn to dominate America’s most masculine sport. At only five feet two, Mildred Burke was an unlikely candidate for the ring. A waitress barely scraping by on Depression-era tips, she saw her way out when she attended her first wrestling match. When women were still struggling for equality with men, Burke regularly fought—and beat—male wrestlers. Rippling with muscle and dripping with diamonds, she walked the fine line between pin-up beauty and hardened brawler. An unforgettable slice of Americana, The Queen of the Ring captures the golden age of wrestling, when one gritty, glamorous woman rose through the ranks to take her place in athletic history.


Wrestling Is for Me

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ISBN: 0822510855
Release Date: 1979
Number of pages: 47
Author: Art Thomas
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

Download and read online Wrestling Is for Me in PDF and EPUB Twelve-year-old Andy tells of his first year of wrestling during which, with the help of his coach, he learns the various moves and becomes ready to wrestle in a tournament.


The Three Count

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ISBN: 9781770904095
Release Date: 2013-05-09
Number of pages: 300
Author: Jimmy Korderas
Publisher: ECW Press

Download and read online The Three Count in PDF and EPUB Highlighting the triumphs and tragedies Jimmy Korderas experienced, this entertaining biography focuses on his 20-year career as a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) referee. For the first time, Korderas talks about the harrowing experience of being in the ring during Owen Hart’s accident and about the horrific effects of the Chris Benoit tragedy—the most difficult moments of his life in wrestling. The book also includes untold stories from both inside and outside the ring, highlighting the bonds Korderas formed with WWE superstars such as Eddie Guerrero, Edge, John Cena, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Christian, and Chris Jericho. A fun read from a man who, rather than having an ax to grind, wants to inspire wrestling fans and prove that dreams do come true.


Rowdy

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ISBN: 9780345816221
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Number of pages: 400
Author: Ariel Teal Toombs
Publisher: Random House Canada

Download and read online Rowdy in PDF and EPUB "A biography of their father"--Dust jacket.


Walking a Golden Mile

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ISBN: 9781451604474
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Number of pages: 320
Author: William Regal
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Walking a Golden Mile in PDF and EPUB The bare-fisted brawler from Blackpool, England tells his story of fortune and fumbling on the road to the WWE’s higher ranks. Since joining the WWE in 2000 as a goodwill ambassador from Great Britain, William Regal has established himself as an up-and-coming Superstar. He took the wrestling world by storm defeating many of the WWE’s best wrestlers to win both the European and Intercontinental championships—although he’s probably best known for getting back in WWE owner’s Vince McMahon’s good graces by kissing his naked backside on national television. While fans may still chuckle at Regal’s humiliation, his in-ring success is no laughing matter. In this no-holds-barred look at his life, Regal for the first time talks about how he has dragged himself out of a life of poverty and adversity on the street of Blackpool, England and battled his own inner-demons to reach the top of the WWE’s roster. He also discusses how he has overcome his recent life-threatening medical condition to return to triumphantly to the WWE.


Tales from Wrescal Lane

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ISBN: 9781439121825
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Number of pages: 64
Author: Mick Foley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Tales from Wrescal Lane in PDF and EPUB Come one, come all, to Wrescal Lane. It's the bestest place to see your favorite WWE Superstars as kids like you and me! First there's young Mick Foley, with missing teeth and dirty shirt. One look at him will tell you he's not afraid of getting hurt! Kurt Angle thinks he's brave and strong; he's really quite the boaster -- till he visits Mr. McMahon's new theme park and sees the roller coaster! Triple H calls himself The Game; he's good at any task. Kane's a real big, scary kid. Why does he wear that mask? Check out Lita and Matt Hardy, always leapin' before lookin'. And The Rock keeps shouting for everyone to smell what he is cookin'! Say hi to Stacy Keibler; she's cute and easy to like. But what's up with Al Snow and that doll's head on his bike? Look, there's Stephanie McMahon, selling some of Dad's old things. Uh-oh, those mean ol' Dudley Boys gave Shane a bruise that stings! These kids still have a lot to learn about playing nice and sharing. Perhaps we can learn with them to become a bit more caring! Now get ready for lots of fun, come shine or come rain, as you read over and over these Tales from Wrescal Lane!


A Star Shattered

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ISBN: 9781626012561
Release Date: 2016-02-04
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Author: Tammy "Sunny" Sytch
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC

Download and read online A Star Shattered in PDF and EPUB World famous wrestling diva Tammy Lynn “Sunny” Sytch has written a tell-all autobiography that follows her into the ring and on the road, through her romantic relationships, domestic abuse, her battle with cancer, incarceration, getting sober and the release of her adult film with Vivid Entertainment.


The Death of WCW

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ISBN: 9781554902552
Release Date: 2004-12-01
Number of pages: 240
Author: R. D. Reynolds
Publisher: ECW Press

Download and read online The Death of WCW in PDF and EPUB What went wrong with WCW? In 1997, World Championship Wrestling was on top. It was the number-one pro wrestling company in the world, and the highest-rated show on cable television. Each week, fans tuned in to Monday Nitro, flocked to sold-out arenas, and carried home truckloads of WCW merchandise. Sting, Bill Goldberg, and the New World Order were household names. Superstars like Dennis Rodman and KISS jumped on the WCW bandwagon. It seemed the company could do no wrong. But by 2001, however, everything had bottomed out. The company -- having lost a whopping 95% of its audience -- was sold for next to nothing to Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment. WCW was laid to rest. How could the company lose its audience so quickly? Who was responsible for shows so horrible that fans fled in horror? What the hell happened to cause the death of one of the largest wrestling companies in the world? The Death of World Championship Wrestling is the first book to take readers through a detailed dissection of WCW's downfall.


Titan Sinking The decline of the WWF in 1995

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ISBN: 9781291996371
Release Date: 2014-08-31
Number of pages: 248
Author: James Dixon
Publisher: Lulu.com

Download and read online Titan Sinking The decline of the WWF in 1995 in PDF and EPUB Throughout the history of the WWF, there have been times of prosperity and times of hardship, cycles that shape the ethos of the company by forcing changes to its infrastructure and on-screen direction. The one constant throughout three decades of change is Vincent Kennedy McMahon, the stalwart puppet-master who captains the ship. Unflinching, thick-skinned, and domineering, McMahon has ultimately outlasted all of his competition and come out on top of every wrestling war he has waged. In 1995, he very nearly lost. Titan Sinking tells the tale of one of the most tumultuous, taxing and trying years in WWF history. This book gives the inside story of all of it. Find out the real story of the year, and learn how 1995 brought WWF to the brink.


A History of Women s Boxing

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ISBN: 1442229942
Release Date: 2014-06-05
Number of pages: 346
Author: Malissa Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

Download and read online A History of Women s Boxing in PDF and EPUB A History of Women's Boxing traces the history of the sport back to the 1700s, through the 2012 Olympic Games when women were first allowed to box, and up to the present. Rich in detail and exhaustively researched, this book illuminates the struggles, obstacles, and successes of the women who fought—and continue to fight—in the ring and out to gain respect in a sport traditionally considered for men alone. Inside-the-ring action is brought to life through photographs, newspaper clippings, and anecdotes, as are the stories of the women who played important roles outside the ring, from spectators and judges to managers and trainers. The first comprehensive history of women's boxing, this book is sure to enlighten all readers—boxing fans, historians, scholars, and general sports fans alike.