The encyclopedia of professional wrestling: 100 years of history, headlines & hitmakers

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Krause Publications, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 256 pages
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It's smack down time again! This second edition offers an updated no-holds-barred approach to professional wrestling with more than 1,000 spectacular new photographs dating back to the beginning of the sport to its unparalleled popularity of today. An expanded and revised biography section of more than 500 wrestling personalities features all new information, including ring name, aliases, career highlights, and best matches.Readers will discover the first professional wrestler, Frank Gotch; how the Rock came to be; how comedian Andy Kaufman became the intergender champion; how Muhammed Ali took Japanese wrestling by storm; and much more insider information.- More than 1,000 new photographs- Expanded and updated career bios- Discover fascinating insider information

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Pope is a life long wrestling fan. He began writing about the sport as a teenager and has published numerous wrestling fanzines since the 1980s. He is a sportswriter.

Whebbe has been a promoter of more than 1000 wrestling matches. He is also a sportswriter in the Twin Cities.

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