Gene Kiniski: Canadian Wrestling Legend

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McFarland, Dec 31, 2018 - Sports & Recreation - 254 pages
Gene Kiniski (1928-2010) was internationally known to a generation of wrestling fans and to Canadians everywhere as "Canada's Greatest Athlete." Older fans and wrestling historians remember him best for his accomplishments in the ring, his run-'em-over approach to the game, his growly demeanor, and his razor wit he could unleash at will. Drawing on recollections from fellow wrestlers, promoters, and friends, this first biography of Kiniski gives a full account of the life of a champion pro wrestler who won over fans throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan in a career spanning more than three decades.
 

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Contents

14 Height of His Career
15 Passing the Torch
16 Passing of Nicholas and Julia
17 Still Going Strong 19691973
18 The Only Woman He Ever Loved
19 Focusing on Home
An Uneasy Alliance
21 Slowly Winding Down

5 Return to the Gridiron
6 Long Road to Hollywood
7 Hot in California
8 Breakthrough Years
9 Indianapolis and Minneapolis
10 Vancouver Territory 19611963
11 Julia Kiniski
12 1964 A Very Good Year
13 More of a Very Good Year
22 Endgame
23 You couldnt help but love the guy
24 A Largely Retired Life
25 Final Decade
26 Celebration of Life
Bibliography
Index
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About the author (2018)

Steven Verrier has previously written works of short drama, fiction, and nonfiction published in the United States, Canada, and Japan. He lives in Bonney Lake, Washington.

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