The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: Heroes & Icons

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The legendary good guys worthy of a spot in the pro wrestling hall of fame At its core, professional wrestling has always been about the forces of evil trying to undermine everything good — and a red hot heel needs a valiant hero to battle against, someone fans can root for, identify with, and look up to. Wrestling heroes like Hulk Hogan, Dusty Rhodes, The Rock, and Andre the Giant are celebrated worldwide. In Heroes & Icons, Oliver and Johnson include more than just the household names, digging deeper to ...
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Overview


The legendary good guys worthy of a spot in the pro wrestling hall of fame At its core, professional wrestling has always been about the forces of evil trying to undermine everything good — and a red hot heel needs a valiant hero to battle against, someone fans can root for, identify with, and look up to. Wrestling heroes like Hulk Hogan, Dusty Rhodes, The Rock, and Andre the Giant are celebrated worldwide. In Heroes & Icons, Oliver and Johnson include more than just the household names, digging deeper to also tell the story of forgotten heroes and regional stars, like Tiger Jeet Singh, who has an elementary school named after him, and Whitey Caldwell, whose gravesite still sees flowers from fans 40 years after his passing. Covering the 1930s through to the present day, the latest installment in the acclaimed Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame series examines what makes a great hero.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"I probably learned more history from this book than any wrestling book in a long time."  —Wrestling Observer on the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame series

"An irreplaceable reference tool . . . a great documentation of our storied wrestling history. "  —Andrew Calvert, KayfabeMemories.com

"Like its predecessors, the book is a must-have for any wrestling fan. The stunning detail of each entry is amazing." —www.411mania.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770410374
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 9/26/2012
  • Series: Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame series
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 691,676
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Steven Johnson is the author of articles on business, politics, and sports in dozens of newspapers and magazines, and the coauthor of Benoit and coauthor of "The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams." He lives in Springfield, Virginia. Greg Oliver has been covering professional wrestling for two decades for the "SLAM! Sports" 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. Mike Mooneyham has been one of the world's leading wrestling journalists for more than 20 years. He is the coauthor of "Sex, Lies, and Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation." He lives in Charleston, South Carolina. J. J. Dillon is a retired professional wrestler and manager, best remembered as the leader of the wrestling group the "Four Horsemen," which consisted of Nature Boy, Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard, and Ole Anderson. He will be elected into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012. He lives in Delaware.
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  • Posted March 19, 2013

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    5 Stars Highly recommended and well written another masterpiece

    5 Stars Highly recommended and well written another masterpiece by Steven Johnson and Greg Oliver. Buy this book!

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