Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels

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Overview


From the critically acclaimed authors of The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams comes the most comprehensive look ever at the colourful villains, heels, bad guys and rule breakers who give professional wrestling so much of its character. In The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels, Greg Oliver and Steven Johnson take readers on an informative and entertaining ride through mat mayhem. With their signature mix of original research, interviews, and anecdotes, they describe the rise and development of ...
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Overview


From the critically acclaimed authors of The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams comes the most comprehensive look ever at the colourful villains, heels, bad guys and rule breakers who give professional wrestling so much of its character. In The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels, Greg Oliver and Steven Johnson take readers on an informative and entertaining ride through mat mayhem. With their signature mix of original research, interviews, and anecdotes, they describe the rise and development of wrestling’s bad guys, from riots in small-town arenas in the 1920s to the mega-event pay-per-views of today. Intended for everyone from casual fans to wrestling historians, the book explains how a barrel-chested Milwaukee brewer became wrestling’s first Nazi, then served his country with distinction in World War II. You’ll find out how bleached blond bad guys like the legendary Ric Flair trace their lineage to Gorgeous George — and about the little-known Ohioan that George himself emulated. And of course, Oliver and Johnson’s list of the most influential heels in history is sure to spark debate. Like its predecessors in this series, The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels features more than a hundred rarely or never-before-seen photos of wrestling’s most despised characters — it’s a must read for anyone interested in the unique world of sports entertainment.
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"An irreplaceable reference tool and a great documentation of our storied wrestling history."  —KayfabeMemories.com

"A fascinating journey. . . . Rating: 9.5 / 10."  —Online World of Wrestling

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A fascinating journey . . . Rating: 9.5/10.
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Meet the Author


Greg Oliver has been covering professional wrestling for two decades for the SLAM! wrestling website, the Canadian Wrestling Report, and other magazines and newspapers. He is the author of The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Canadians and coauthor of The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Steven Johnson is the author of articles on business, politics, and sports in dozens of newspapers and magazines, and the coauthor of The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Excellent Book!

    This is an excellent book which provides good information about the many great heels ("bad guys") who have inhabitated the crazy world of professional wrestling throughout the twentieth century up to now. There is a wealth of details about many of my personal favorites which I appreciated reading about. This is a MUST READ for the true fans of professional wrestling!

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    5 Stars highly recommended and well written. Plenty of history o

    5 Stars highly recommended and well written. Plenty of history on the greatest heels of pro wrestling. I would of liked to have seen heels from the New England area in the book such as The Gulla Brothers, Gypsy Joe, and Hans Kruger.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    Ha

    First one

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