The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pro Wrestlingby Lou Albano, Bert Randolph Sugar
You're no idiot, of course. You know Hollywood Hogan used to be known as Hulk Hogan and wrestling events are the biggest draws on cable TV. But when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of the wrestling ring, you feel like you're caught between the ropes. Don't be pinned to the canvas! Captain Lou Albano and Bert Randolph Sugar are here to get you off the couch and
You're no idiot, of course. You know Hollywood Hogan used to be known as Hulk Hogan and wrestling events are the biggest draws on cable TV. But when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of the wrestling ring, you feel like you're caught between the ropes. Don't be pinned to the canvas! Captain Lou Albano and Bert Randolph Sugar are here to get you off the couch and screaming into the arenas. In their book The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pro Wrestling, Lou and Bert teach you all of the tricks of the trade. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get:
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I'm no idiot when it comes to the wrestling business. I know about the modern guys like The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, but I also know of the legends like Lou Thesz, Gorgeous George and Killer Kowalski. This book was a great read for fans that would like to know of the old school stars like Terry Funk and Harley Race. Who else knows the business and could write a better book but one of wrestlings most famous men, Captain Lou Albano? I met many wrestlers in the book, like the Fabulous Moolah, Nick Bockwinkel, and Verne Gagne and have had it signed. That made me happy that i had bought the book and now I wish that they would come out with another one!
Lou Albano has written a pretty darn good book about Pro Wrestling and clearly has a wealth of knowledge about the game he has given so much of his life to. Taking Bruno Sammartino as an area I found some things that needed correction or addition: Bruno Sammartino - never benched 565 lbs. for 38 reps! That was his all time best bench for 1 rep! He did bench 300 lbs. for 38 reps and that took place at Mid City Health Gym back in the late 60's. Lou fails to talk about how promoter Rudy Miller was the true genius in getting Sammartino intoduced to McMahon Sr. back in the late 50's. Albano fails to mention how Bruno and the WWF had their falling out...Bruno felt all his hard work to make the game respectable went to hell after McMahon Jr. employed tastless gimmicks that were vulgar, profane and perverse...things to which this day still upset Bruno. These are but a few things that could be better handled in the book. Overall the book reveals in great depth what really went on and still goes on in the game...finally putting to rest the many questions we all had as to exactly how they pulled it off to seem so 'real'. I hope Lou Albano considers these and other areas he could work to improve on future additions.
This book was so good, it blew me off my feet! It was a book I would never stop reading. If you haven't read it, buy it ASAP! I give it 5 *Stars*