Tributes II: Remembering More of the World's Greatest Professional Wrestlers

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Sports Publishing LLC, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 239 pages
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This detailed chronicle looks at the lives, times, and deaths of the biggest names that the sport of professional wrestling has produced. Picking up where Tributes: Remembering Some of the World's Greatest Professional Wrestlers left off, author Dave Meltzer focuses on sports entertainment's most recent and high-profile losses, including Road Warrior Hawk, Curt Henning, Elizabeth, Stu Hart, Tim Woods, Davey Boy Smith, Gorilla Monsoon, Terry Gordy, Wahoo McDaniel, Johnny Valentine, The Sheik, Freddie Blassie, and Lou Thesz. Tributes II: Remembering More of the World's Greatest Wrestler also offers expanded versions of some of the most popular profiles from Tributes, including Owen Hart, and Andre the Giant. Offering candid and detailed accounts of bona fide wrestling legends and a foreword by Bret Hart, Tributes II takes its place among the most important books ever written on the world of pro wrestling.
 

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Contents

Owen Hart
2
Freddie Blassie
14
Davey Boy Smith
28
Curt Hennig
50
Andre the Giant
66
The Sheik
82
CHAPTER? StuHart
94
Gorilla Monsoon
110
Johnny Valentine
120
Road Warrior Hawk
132
Wahoo McDaniel
156
Tim Woods
174
Terry Gordy
190
Elizabeth
208
Lou Thesz
220
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About the author (2004)

Dave Meltzer is considered the pioneer of pro wrestling journalism. His Wrestling Observer is the most well read and authoritative weekly newsletter in the wrestling industry. His first book, Tributes, is considered one of the best wrestling books ever written. Meltzer also hosts a national weekly wrestling radio show on Sports Byline. He resides in San Jose, California.

Bret Hart was one of the most exciting entertainers on the wrestling scene. He made his professional debut in 1978, and adopted his well known Hitman person in the early 1980s. He began acting in the mid-1990s and retired from wrestling in 2000. His autobiography "Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling "was a New York Times bestseller.

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