Sisterhood of the Squared Circle

This presents the fascinating history of women's wrestling, from the carnival circuit to today's popular matches.

Author: Pat Laprade

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ISBN: 1770413073

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 384

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Documenting the rise of women's wrestling from sideshow to WWE main event Sisterhood of the Squared Circle presents the fascinating history of women's wrestling, from the carnival circuit of the late 1800s to today's hugely popular matches. With more than 100 wrestler profiles, find out how backstage politics, real-life grudges, and incredible personalities shaped the business. The careers of many well-known trailblazers, including Mildred Burke, the Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, Penny Banner, Wendi Richter, Trish Stratus, Chyna, and Lita, are celebrated alongside today's stars, like Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Bayley. With rare photographs and an exploration of women's wrestling worldwide -- including chapters on Japan, Mexico, England, and Australia -- Sisterhood of the Squared Circle is a priceless contribution to the history of professional wrestling.
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Sisterhood of the Squared Circle

SISTERHOOD SQUARED CIRCLE of the * The * * of * HISTORY WOMEN'S AND RISE WRESTLI foreword by PAT LAPRADE WWE SUPERSTAR 100 NATALYA AND DAN MURPHY SISTERHOOD of the SQUARED CIRCLE THE HISTORY AND RISE OF. Front Cover.

Author: Pat Laprade

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781773050140

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Documenting the rise of women’s wrestling from sideshow to WWE main event Sisterhood of the Squared Circle presents the fascinating history of women’s wrestling, from the carnival circuit of the late 1800s to today’s hugely popular matches. With more than 100 wrestler profiles, find out how backstage politics, real-life grudges, and incredible personalities shaped the business. The careers of many well-known trailblazers, including Mildred Burke, the Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, Penny Banner, Wendi Richter, Trish Stratus, Chyna, and Lita, are celebrated alongside today’s stars, like Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Bayley. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Times; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} With rare photographs and an exploration of women’s wrestling worldwide — including chapters on Japan, Mexico, England, and Australia — Sisterhood of the Squared Circle is a priceless contribution to the history of professional wrestling. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Times; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}
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Mad Dog

Sisterhood of the Squared Circle Documenting the rise of women's wrestling from sideshow to WWE main event Sisterhood of the Squared Circle presents the fascinating history of women's wrestling, from the carnival circuit of the late ...

Author: Bertrand HŽbert

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781773050652

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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The true story of one of pro wrestlingÕs most charismatic, feared, and beloved icons Who was Maurice the man, and who was Mad Dog the character? Maurice ÒMad DogÓ Vachon was a gold medalist, a pro-wrestling legend, and a pop culture icon Ñ but he was also a son, husband, and father. Mad Dog explores VachonÕs career and personal struggles with painstakingly detailed historical research and through both MauriceÕs own recollections and those of the people who knew him best. As a young man, Maurice could have chosen a dark criminal path, but then wrestling and family changed him. Chronicling his slow but steady rise to prominence across America and internationally in some of pro wrestlingÕs most important territories, this in-depth biography shows how VachonÕs life came to be defined by the words of Mark Twain: ÒItÕs not the size of the dog in the fight, itÕs the size of the fight in the dog.Ó Fiercely proud, motivated, and supremely talented, VachonÕs story is also the amazing tale of how a lifelong make-believe heel became a real-life hero outside of the ring. With a foreword by his brother, Paul Vachon, and an afterword by his widow, Kathie Vachon.
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A Diva Was a Female Version of a Wrestler

Lillian Ellison and Larry Platt, The Fabulous Moolah: First Goddess of the Squared Circle, 2002. 19. Pat Laprade and Dan Murphy, Sisterhood of the Squared Circle: The History and Rise of Women's Wrestling, 2017. 20.

Author: Scarlett Harris

Publisher: Fayetteville Mafia Press

ISBN: 9781949024197

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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From the Rock 'N' Wrestling Connection to the Attitude and Divas eras to the women's wrestling evolution happening now, A Diva Was a Female Version of a Wrestler is a loosely chronologized cultural criticism of World Wrestling Entertainment's herstory. Lifelong wrestling fan and critic Scarlett Harris uses big ideas, such as #MeToo, the commodification of feminism and how we tell women's stories, to chart the rise and fall and rise of women's wrestling, and vice versa.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Sport Politics and Harm

2. For more on Laura Bennett's wrestling career, see Pat Laprade and Dan Murphy, Sisterhood of the Squared Circle: The History and Rise of Women's Wrestling (Toronto: ECW Press, 2017), pp. 20–25. 22 Kate Swan, quoted in the New York ...

Author: Stephen Wagg

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030728267

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 629

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This book looks historically at the harm that has been inflicted in the practice of sport and at some of the issues, debates and controversies that have arisen as a result. Written by experts in history, sociology, sport journalism and public health, the book considers sport and injury in relation to matters of social class; gender; ethnicity and race; sexuality; political ideology and national identity; health and wellbeing; childhood; animal rights; and popular culture. These matters are, in turn, variously related to a range of sports, including ancient, pre- and early industrial sports; American football; boxing; wrestling and other combat sports; mountaineering; horseracing; cycling; motor racing; rugby football; cricket; association football; baseball; basketball; Crossfit; ice hockey; Olympic sports; Mixed Martial Arts; and sport in an imagined dystopian future.
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Sports in African American Life

Pat Laprade and Dan Murphy, Sisterhood of the Squared Circle (toronto: ECW Press, 2017), 37. 20. Laprade and Murphy, 55. 21. Laprade and Murphy, 55–56. 22. Gai Ingham Berlage, “robinson's Legacy: Black Women and Negro Baseball,” in The ...

Author: Drew D. Brown

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476669649

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 270

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African Americans have made substantial contributions to the sporting world, and vice versa. This wide-ranging collection of new essays explore the inextricable ties between sports and African American life and culture. Contributors critically address important topics such as the historical context of African American participation in major U.S. sports, social justice and responsibility, gender and identity, and media and art.
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I m Sorry I Love You A History of Professional Wrestling

... (2015) Sisterhood of the Squared Circle: The History and Rise of Women's Wrestling – Pat Laprade (2017) The Raw Files are a series of books by James Dixon, Arnold Furious and Lee Maughan that look at every episode of Raw for a year.

Author: Jim Smallman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472254214

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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'Clever, funny, authoritative and illuminating' - Times Literary Supplement 'Filled with passion, humour, and a little bit of welcome weirdness. A must-read for every die-hard wrestling fan' - Mick Foley For fans of books from Chris Jericho, Steve Austin, Daniel Bryan, Mick Foley and Jim Ross. 'We have all felt every emotion today. Remember today, the next time a family member or workmate tells you that wrestling is stupid. We've laughed, we've cried, we've screamed our lungs out. Professional wrestling is the greatest thing in the entire world.' - Jim Smallman, 2016 Comedian and PROGRESS Wrestling founder Jim Smallman takes us on a wild ride through the history of pro-wrestling, from its beginnings at the turn of the twentieth century to the pop-culture, pay-per-view juggernaut that it is today. Join Jim as he looks at the most defining and iconic moments in wrestling's history and attempts to nail down just why this ludicrous, over the top, compelling quasi-sport means so much to so many people.
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Un Controlled Chaos

... Mad Dog: The Maurice Vachon Story (2017) Sisterhood of the Squared Circle (2017) Gene Kiniski: Canadian Wrestling Legend (2019) Too Sweet: Inside the Indie Wrestling Revolution (2020) George Gordienko: Canadian Wrestler, Artist .

Author: Vance Nevada

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781039154810

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 479

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The heroic feats of ring gladiators have taken wrestling fans on an emotional journey—living vicariously through every body slam, dropkick, and piledriver. The investment of the crowd is demonstrated by their roars of excitement, their cheers for their heroes, and their catcalls at nasty ring villains. (Un)Controlled Chaos: Canada’s Remarkable Professional Wrestling Legacy re-lives those unforgettable moments between the ropes. It provides a fascinating snapshot of the world behind the curtain, and a glimpse into the lives of the men and women who have both competed in the ring and served as the very architects of the industry.
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Women Love Wrestling

AJW's policy of insisting that wrestlers retire aged 26 forced both women out of the ring by the end of the year. In Sisterhood of the Squared Circle, Pat Laprade and Dan Murphy write that Chigusa's retirement show in May 1989 ...

Author: Jason Norris

Publisher: Jason Norris

ISBN: 9781654164942

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 294

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“Very well written, I am really enjoying it. I have been so impressed by the writers and their passion for the subject” – Mick Foley, wrestling legend and bestselling author "Expert contributions that unexpectedly and thoroughly cover a treasure trove of topics. This reader was euphoric over the amount of subject matter jam-packed into this important and long overdue collection" - Jamie Hemmings, Book Editor for SlamWrestling.net "The quality of writing at its best was really good, a lot to think about. A flat out really good read." - Bruce Mitchell, Senior Columnist - Pro Wrestling Torch 99.9% of professional wrestling books are written by men about male performers in a male-dominated business. This book aims to help correct the balance, giving a voice to women and fans of women’s wrestling, showing women in the ring are just as captivating to watch and that female fans are just as passionate. Women Love Wrestling is a collection of writing from women and about women in wrestling, written by fans, wrestlers, podcasters, promoters, journalists, culture critics, PhDs and academics. Women Love Wrestling is a mix of wrestling history, personal stories and studies of professional wrestling. We focus on women’s wrestling of course, but include stories from the wider world, including lost Victorian legends and reflections on how wrestling can be compared to the masterpieces of Shakespeare. Learn about how to watch joshi, how women train to wrestle, how promoting all-women shows requires a different approach, how wrestling fandom creates gender-bending art and cosplay, the history of GLOW, AJW, Shimmer and EVE, issues with diversity, the slow progress being made with gender equality and more thanks to our diverse team of writers. The profits from this book are donated to RAINN and Women's Aid
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The Eighth Wonder of the World

Sisterhood of the Squared Circle. Toronto: ECW Press, 2017. Oliver, Greg, and Steven Johnson. Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: Heroes & Icons. Toronto: ECW Press, 2012. Oliver, Greg. Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Canadians.

Author: Bertrand Hébert

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781773054766

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 550

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A definitive and exhaustive biography Is there a way to find truth in the stuff of legend? You may think you know André the Giant — but who was André Roussimoff? This comprehensive biography addresses the burning questions, outrageous stories, and common misconceptions about his height, his weight, his drawing power as a superstar, and his seemingly unparalleled capacity for food and alcohol. But more importantly, The Eighth Wonder of the World: The True Story of André the Giant transports readers beyond the smoke and mirrors of professional wrestling into the life of a real man. Born in France, André worked on his family’s farm until he was 18, when he moved to Paris to pursue professional wrestling. A truly extraordinary figure, André went on to become an international icon and world traveler, all while battling acromegaly. While his disorder is what made him a giant and a household name, it’s also what caused his untimely death at 46. With exhaustive research, exclusive interviews with family and friends, and an exploration of André’s amazing in-ring career and the indelible mark he left on pop culture, Laprade and Hébert have crafted the most complete portrait of a modern-day mythical being.
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