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  • The 50 Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time: The Definitive Shoot

    By Larry Matysik

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781770411043
    • Publisher: ECW Press
    • Published: February 2013
    No-holds-barred, honest, and objective, this is a definitive look at the greatest pro wrestlers who ever stepped through the ropes. Blending the old and the new and delving into what made these 50 remarkable performers the best in their sport, this guide illustrates their contributions to the massively popular spectacle of the wrestling world. The antidote to the marketing-motivated claims made by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is provided here, sweeping aside the corporate profit motive of listing standouts who can sell DVDs and dolls and instead shooting from the hip, revealing who sincerely belongs among the cream of the crop. The complexity of choosing—and ranking—the 50 finest ever from a strong group of talented candidates also spins a secondary tale about the evolution of pro wrestling and how this unique sport operates. Revealing these stars’ compelling stories in detail, this collection adds up to an entertaining and enlightening description of a monumental business through the history of its legends.
  • Adam Copeland on Edge

    By Adam Copeland

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780743483476
    • Publisher: POCKET BOOKS
    • Published: November 2004
    Adam Copeland always dreamed of becoming a WWE Superstar. In fact, in his high school yearbook his wrestling teammates wrote that he was 'Most likely to become World Wrestling Federation Champion.' After graduating, Copeland earned a one-year wrestling scholarship to Ron Hutchison's grappling school and made his professional debut in 1993. It wasn't long before Adam Copeland--now christened Edge--was all over WWE television programming. While sidelined with a neck injury, he began a weekly column for WWE.com, giving fans a look into the life of one of their favorite performers. It was the huge fan response to these features that served as the genesis for 'Adam Copeland on Edge.'
  • Advanced Mental Toughness Training for Wrestlers: Using Visualization to Control Fear, Anxiety, and Doubt

    By Correa

    Our Price: $29.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781512269215
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Adventures in Larryland! Life in Professional Wrestling

    By Larry Zbyszko

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781550228267
    • Publisher: ECW Press
    • Published: June 2008
    Wrestling’s self-proclaimed ?Living Legend” may never wear a championship belt again, but he’s definitely not down for the count, as this memoir shows in its entertaining, often hilarious story of a remarkable ascent to wrestling notoriety. Voted Rookie of the Year in 1974, Larry Zbyszko enjoyed 30 glorious years as a top draw in the wild and wacky world of professional wrestling. Attendance records were shattered when he wrestled the original ?Living Legend,” Bruno Sammartino, in 1980 and won by hitting his former mentor with a chair?a rarity at the time. Chronicling Zbysko's transformation from baby-faced hero to one of the most hated wrestlers of his time, this uninhibited narrative reveals an insider's view of some of the most successful and controversial stories and scandals in pro-wrestling history.
  • Animal

    By George 'The Animal' Steele

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781600787980
    • Publisher: Triumph Books
    • Published: June 2013
    A stand-out character in an entertainment industry where persona is everything, George “The Animal” Steele shares how he balanced his real life as Jim Myers, a highly respected high school teacher and coach, with the green tongued, hairy backed, turnbuckle eating wrestling icon he was in the ring. The memoir delves into the golden era of wrestling in the 1970s and 1980s and his entry into the World Wrestling Federation where he earned a spot in professional wrestling history despite only speaking in animal-like grunts. In reality, the educated man that overcame his struggles with dyslexia and Crohn’s Disease was a father and an inspiration to many of his students and players, and the dichotomous personalities that marked this much-loved man’s life are explored in his own words. The book is filled with nostalgic and humorous anecdotes about the whirlwind life of wrestling alongside such notables as Hulk Hogan and Bruno Sammartino, both in and out of the ring.
  • Are We There Yet?: Tales from the Never-Ending Travels of Wwe Superstars

    By Robert Caprio

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743490412
    • Publisher: POCKET BOOKS
    • Published: February 2005
    Booker T., Undertaker, Michael Cole, Al Snow, and Rey Mysterio are among many leading professional wrestlers of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. who tell their personal stories of life on the road.
  • Are You Ready?: the Unauthorized of Dx

    By Triple H

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781439137277
    • Publisher: World Wrestling Entertainment
    • Published: October 2009
    Offers an account of the rise of one of the most notable groups in professional wrestling history, also known as DX, started by stars Triple H and Shawn Michaels, in a book that offers behind-the-scenes stories and full-color photos. Original.
  • Bang Your Head: The Real Story of the Missing Link

    By Dewey Robertson

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781550227277
    • Publisher: ECW PRESS
    • Published: April 2006
    A biography of the Canadian wrestler describes his childhood, becoming one of the industry's most popular "goons," losing his career to drugs and alcohol, becoming destitute and homeless for nearly a year, and making a comeback.
  • Batista Unleashed

    By Dave Batista

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781416573449
    • Publisher: World Wrestling Entertainment
    • Published: November 2008
    A world heavyweight champion describes his crime-marked youth, his efforts to break into professional wrestling in spite of formidable obstacles, and the injuries that nearly cost him his career. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
  • Becoming the Natural: My Life In and Out of the Cage

    By Randy Couture

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781416957805
    • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
    • Published: July 2008
    Randy Couture is a Greco-Roman wrestler and professional mixed martial arts fighter. He is the only athlete to have held championship titles in both the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions ofthe UFC, as well as the only six-time title earner. In his biography 'Becoming the Natural', Couture tells his story: from his childhood looking for a male role model to his first time wrestling in grade school to his UFC devut in 1997at the age of thirty-three. Learn how Couture earned the nickname 'the Natural' afer scoring a TKO against Brazilian phenom Vitor Belfort. Couture is not only one of the world's best athletes, he is also a classy, soft-spoken gentleman.
  • Beer, Blood and Cornmeal: Seven Years of Incredibly Strange Wrestling

    By Bob Calhoun

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781550228274
    • Publisher: ECW
    • Published: April 2008
    Delving into the organized insanity of Incredibly Strange Wrestling (ISW), this memoir takes a look at the bastard offspring of post-punk garage rock and masked Mexican wrestling. Fielding a cast of crazed characters with names like El Homo Loco, Macho Sasquatcho, and El Pollo Diablo, the show lived up to its name. And if that wasn’t enough, cult bands such as NOFX, The Dickies, and The Donnas provided the raucous rock and roll in between the highflying mayhem. ISW emerged from the back alleys and seedy clubs of San Francisco’s South of Market scene to headline the historic Fillmore and barnstorm North America on the Van’s Warped Tour. At the height of its popularity, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Metallica’s James Hetfield could be seen tossing tortillas (which the promoters supplied) at ringside with the rest of the hell heads, boozehounds, and tattooed party girls.
  • Beneath the Armor of an Athlete

    By Lisa Whitsett

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781930546639
    • Publisher: WISH PUBLISHING
    • Published: January 2003
    Recounts the life of Lisa Whitsett as one of the few women freestyle wrestlers, detailing her rise into the sport, the nature of her matches, her time as an assistant coach, and her retirement from competition.
  • Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror that Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport

    By Steven Johnson

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781550228120
    • Publisher: ECW Press
    • Published: November 2007
    Four noted wrestling writers discuss the life and death of Chris Benoit, a Canadian professional wrestler who became one of the most popular athletes in professional wrestling before committing a double-murder suicide in 2007.
  • Best Seat in the House: Your Backstage Pass Through My Wwe Journey

    By Justin Roberts

    Our Price: $24.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781782551157
    • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
  • Between the Ropes: Wrestling's Greatest Triumphs and Failures

    By Brian Fritz

    Our Price: $19.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781550227260
    • Publisher: ECW Press

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