Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 Years of Headlocks, Body Slams, and Piledrivers

Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 Years of Headlocks, Body Slams, and Piledrivers

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by Tim Hornbaker
     
 

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Legends of Pro Wrestling offers the first comprehensive look at the entire world of wrestling. With detailed biographies and never-before-seen statistics of some of the greatest athletes in the sport, you will be able to read about hundreds of wrestlers, dating back to the mid-1800s. As the first of its kind, this centralized reference book offers wrestling

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Legends of Pro Wrestling offers the first comprehensive look at the entire world of wrestling. With detailed biographies and never-before-seen statistics of some of the greatest athletes in the sport, you will be able to read about hundreds of wrestlers, dating back to the mid-1800s. As the first of its kind, this centralized reference book offers wrestling enthusiasts a range of information at their fingertips and stands alone as the ultimate wrestling resource.

This book offers readers a link between what happened a century ago to what is currently happening today. An older fan of Bruno Sammartino or “The Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers can enjoy this book as much as someone who follows John Cena or The Undertaker today. This collection is a never-ending source of facts, figures, and other entertaining data.

Professional wrestling is a world of accomplishment, legacy, and, most importantly, fate. Through injuries, sickness, and family tribulations, many wrestlers have given everything they have to give in the ring, and true fans of the sport love every single second of it. No matter your age, if you’re a fan of professional wrestling, Legends of Pro Wrestling is the book for you to own and cherish.

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Editorial Reviews

John Rauer
Legends of Pro Wrestling is a most comprehensive study and right up to date. I love the format. We all have our favorites and this format allows me to zero in on the earliest time periods and my favorite wrestlers. Some of the magnificent photographs I've never seen before and I've seen a lot. Your book was impossible to put down all afternoon long.”
Bob Bryla
“The recently published book, Legends of Pro Wrestling is an interesting and useful guide to cataloging and memorializing the wrestlers who made professional wrestling so entertaining for so many people for so many decades. Besides providing readers with a photo and brief biography, Tim Hornbaker has allowed the seriously interested fan or historian the information that can set them off on a search for further data. For example, knowing a wrestler's high school, college or hometown can permit an endless development of knowledge. Thanks for a fun and practical book!”
Steve Yohe
“I got my copy of Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 Years of Headlocks, Body Slams, and Piledrivers today in the mail and spent two hours reading just parts of it. It lists just about every major wrestler in history and gives a short Bio written by a true historian. Fun book and will be valued as a research tool by many.”
Rich Tate
Legends is definitely something anyone who wanted a deeper knowledge of the past should have, and it works well as a quick reference piece when looking for information on a particular person or era…there are not many people who can summarize a period quite the way [Hornbaker] can.”
Alan Wojcik
“Mr. Hornbaker must be commended for his meticulous research…This must be added to your collection if you are a fan of the legends; and if not, still get it so you can learn about the stars who paved the way for today’s WWE superstars.”
Dave Hillhouse
“…this is ultimately a very stripped-down, unbiased, and non-promotional look at the major players of the past two centuries.”
Bleacher Report
“It’s a must read for those who want to explore professional wrestling’s vast history, and it’s for this reason I’m giving this the big thumbs up.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613213148
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
07/03/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
650,388
File size:
7 MB

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Bleacher Report
It’s a must read for those who want to explore professional wrestling’s vast history, and it’s for this reason I’m giving this the big thumbs up.

Meet the Author


Tim Hornbaker has researched professional wrestling for more than fifteen years. Author of the critically acclaimed National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly That Strangled Pro Wrestling, as well as Turning the Black Sox White, War on the Basepaths, and Fall from Grace, Hornbaker has relentlessly sought to unlock the sport’s most intriguing mysteries.

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Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 Years of Headlocks, Body Slams, and Piledrivers 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 Stars highly recommended. An excellent pro wrestling history book with many pictures never seen before. I would of liked to have seen more pictures of some the New England area pro wrestlers of the day such as Hans Kruger, Joe Marciano, and Irish Pat Sullivan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting. Too bad some of the pictures are cut off or completely missing. Format needs to be corrected.