Wrestlecrap: The Very Worst of Professional Wrestling (Google eBook)

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ECW Press, Oct 1, 2003 - Humor - 269 pages
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WrestleCrap: The Very Worst of Professional Wrestling examines some of the ridiculously horrible characters and storylines that pro wrestling promoters have subjected their fans to over the past twenty years. Why would any sane person think that having two grown men fight over a turkey was actually a reasonable idea? Was George Ringo, the Wrestling Beatle, really the best gimmick that a major promotional organization could come up with? And who would charge fans to watch a wrestler named the Gobbeldy Gooker emerge from an egg?

In an attempt to answer such questions and figure out just what the promoters were thinking, authors Randy Baer and R.D. Reynolds go beyond what wrestling fans saw on the screen and delve into the mindset of those in the production booth. In some instances, the motivations driving the spectacle prove even more laughable than what was actually seen in the ring.

Covering such entertainment catastrophes as an evil one-eyed midget and a wrestler from the mystical land of Oz, not to mention the utterly comprehensible Turkey-on-a-Pole match (a gimmick which AWA fans might recall), WrestleCrap is hysterically merciless in its evaluation of such organizations as the WCW and the WWF. This retrospective look at the wrestling world’s misguided attempts to attract viewers will leave wrestling fans and critics alike in stitches.

  

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Review: Wrestlecrap: The Very Worst of Pro Wrestling

User Review  - Manuel Ruiz - Goodreads

The book was OK, though if you dont know much about the wrestlers of that time it makes you lose interest sometimes. Read full review

Review: Wrestlecrap: The Very Worst of Pro Wrestling

User Review  - Brent Darling - Goodreads

You'll shake your head and laugh at some of the gimmicks and storylines in this book. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
13
1 Stand Back That Egg Is Ready to Blow
19
2 The Circus Comes to Town
27
3 You Oughtnt Be in Pictures
47
4 Warrior Wisdom
63
5 Welcome to Oz Welcome to Oz
97
6 The Boat Goes Boom
117
7 Hulksters in the House
139
8 Moonlighting
157
9 nWoverkill
181
10 Sex as a Weapon
203
How To Lose 60 Million in Just 12 Months
227
12 The Less Things Change The More They Stay the Same
247
Sources
269
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About the author (2003)

R. D. Reynolds left the independent wrestling circuit to maintain WrestleCrap.com. Randy Baer is the creator of WrestleCrap.com. They both live in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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