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Pro Wrestling FAQ : All That's Left to Know About the World's Most Entertaining Spectacle, Paperback / softback Book

Pro Wrestling FAQ : All That's Left to Know About the World's Most Entertaining Spectacle Paperback / softback

Part of the FAQ Pop Culture series

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Sport? Entertainment? Art form? Perhaps a bit of all three with a certain intangible extra something thrown in for good measure making professional wrestling a truly unique entity unto itself.

From its origins in carnivals and sideshow attractions of the 19th century right up to the multimillion-dollar multimedia industry of the present day and all the bizarre wild and woolly points in between EPro Wrestling FAQE delves into the entire history and broad scope of one of popular culture's most enduring yet ever-changing spectacles.THWith chapters devoted to the many fascinating eras in the history of the business as well as capsule biographies of some its most memorable and important figures this book will serve as the ultimate one-volume reference guide for both long-time wrestling nuts and initiates to the grappling phenomenon.THRevisit the legendary 1911 Match of the Century pitting World Champion Frank Gotch against archrival George Hackenschmidt the Russian Lion ; experience wrestling's TV golden age in the 1950s a time of such colorful personages as Gorgeous George and Antonino Rocca; relive the glory days of Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant when WWF impresario Vince McMahon took the business mainstream; and get the lowdown on recent favorites such as John Cena CM Punk and others who have taken the business boldly into the 21st century.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
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  • Category: Wrestling
  • ISBN: 9781617135996

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