Sisterhood Of The Squared Circle

Author: Pat Laprade
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1773050141
Size: 65.76 MB
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A behind-the-scenes look at over a century of female wrestling, with profiles and photos: “Fascinating sports history” (Booklist). From the carnival circuit of the late 1800s to today’s main events, this book offers a look at the business of women’s wrestling with its backstage politics, real-life grudges, and incredible personalities. With more than one hundred profiles, you’ll learn about the careers of many well-known trailblazers and stars of today, including Mildred Burke, the Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, Penny Banner, Wendi Richter, Trish Stratus, Chyna, Lita, 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.

I M Sorry I Love You A History Of Professional Wrestling

Author: Jim Smallman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147225421X
Size: 60.53 MB
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'Clever, funny, authoritative and illuminating' - Times Literary Supplement 'Filled with passion, humour, and a little bit of welcome weirdness. A must-read for every die-hard wrestling fan' - Mick Foley For fans of books from Chris Jericho, Steve Austin, Daniel Bryan, Mick Foley and Jim Ross. 'We have all felt every emotion today. Remember today, the next time a family member or workmate tells you that wrestling is stupid. We've laughed, we've cried, we've screamed our lungs out. Professional wrestling is the greatest thing in the entire world.' - Jim Smallman, 2016 Comedian and PROGRESS Wrestling founder Jim Smallman takes us on a wild ride through the history of pro-wrestling, from its beginnings at the turn of the twentieth century to the pop-culture, pay-per-view juggernaut that it is today. Join Jim as he looks at the most defining and iconic moments in wrestling's history and attempts to nail down just why this ludicrous, over the top, compelling quasi-sport means so much to so many people.

Exquisite Mayhem

Author: Theo Ehret
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783822859063
Size: 22.11 MB
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Présente un travail photographique autour du catch professionnel et du catch d'appartement (ou lutte érotique). Avec un texte de Roland Barthes extrait de "Mythologies".

The Suffering Body In Sport

Author: Kevin Young
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787560686
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This volume approaches the study of pain, risk and injury in sport from a variety of social scientific perspectives. Contributions focus on the manifestations of pain, risk and injury within sport cultures, and the degree to which the research is rapidly expanding to include new ways of thinking about risky and painful 'suffering' in sport.

Mad Dog

Author: Bertrand HŽbert
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1773050656
Size: 46.97 MB
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The true story of one of pro wrestlingÕs most charismatic, feared, and beloved icons Who was Maurice the man, and who was Mad Dog the character? Maurice ÒMad DogÓ Vachon was a gold medalist, a pro-wrestling legend, and a pop culture icon Ñ but he was also a son, husband, and father. Mad Dog explores VachonÕs career and personal struggles with painstakingly detailed historical research and through both MauriceÕs own recollections and those of the people who knew him best. As a young man, Maurice could have chosen a dark criminal path, but then wrestling and family changed him. Chronicling his slow but steady rise to prominence across America and internationally in some of pro wrestlingÕs most important territories, this in-depth biography shows how VachonÕs life came to be defined by the words of Mark Twain: ÒItÕs not the size of the dog in the fight, itÕs the size of the fight in the dog.Ó Fiercely proud, motivated, and supremely talented, VachonÕs story is also the amazing tale of how a lifelong make-believe heel became a real-life hero outside of the ring. With a foreword by his brother, Paul Vachon, and an afterword by his widow, Kathie Vachon.