The History of Professional Wrestling 2014

This first volume in "The History of Professional Wrestling" series contains EVERY known result from the World Wrestling Federation from it's inception in 1963 all the way through 1989. Did you know.

Author: Graham Cawthon

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1492825972

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Since 2002, The History of WWE.com has served as the premiere online resource for the in- and out-of-the-ring histories of multiple wrestling companies. Now, for the first time in print, you have access to the thousands of dates, cities and ring results that comprise pro wrestling's past. You can now find the hidden gems, the main events that drew thousands and the ones that only drew flies. This first volume in "The History of Professional Wrestling" series contains EVERY known result from the World Wrestling Federation from it's inception in 1963 all the way through 1989. Did you know...? While Buddy Rogers was recognized as WWWF World Champion for the better part of 4 months, he wasn't presented with the title belt until mere weeks before his title loss to Bruno Sammartino? The WWWF was operated as a territory in the northeastern United States. But in the days before a national or global audience, it was not uncommon to see the heavyweight champion in Japan, Canada, Florida, Nashville, Indianapolis, or California. And he would often bring his belt to defend against the local star. Bruno Sammartino was "defeated" for the heavyweight crown a few times by the likes of Gorilla Monsoon, Ray Stevens and Prof. Tanaka. The title was returned on a technicality. WWWF action aired on HBO as early as 1973. Top names like King Kong Bundy, Curt Hennig, Jim Duggan, Eddie Gilbert, and Mick Foley all had their start on TV as enhancement talent during the timeframe of this book. Many marquee matches at TV tapings never saw the light of day in the U.S. but some were later televised exclusively in Europe or Canada. During the expansion of the 1980s, fans of other wrestling organizations didn't always appreciate the WWF product when it debuted in their area. Often, even with Hulk Hogan on the card, hosting events in a new part of the U.S. was not an immediate success when it came to attendance. And there are countless others you'll come across in this incredible "History of Professional Wrestling" series!
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Focus On 100 Most Popular WWE Hall of Fame

The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams. ECW Press. pp. 284–285. ISBN 978-1-5502-2683-6. 3. ^ Cawthon, Graham (2013). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 1: WWF 1963 - 1989. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

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Pro Wrestling A Comprehensive Reference Guide

Once closely aligned with the National Wrestling Alliance, this promotion diverged to make a splash. ... One of extreme wrestling's early stars was Jimmy Snuka. ... The History of Professional Wrestling Volume 1.

Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440853517

Category: Sports & Recreation

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This book provides readers with an abundance of information and historical perspective as well as entertaining and memorable anecdotes about professional wrestling. Readers will also learn unusual snippets of trivia that will enhance their comprehension of the sport. • Includes 100 entries featuring wrestlers, promoters, and wrestling facts • Surveys the history of wrestling as a sport in historical context • Identifies individuals who have revolutionized the sport • Invites readers to engage with the information by presenting it as narrative
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Sports Events Society and Culture

Beck, U. (1992) Risk society: Towards a new modernity. London: Sage. Beekman, S. (2006) Ringside: A history of professional wrestling in America. Westport (CT): Praeger. Best of WWE: Vol. 1 (2009) Rey Mysterio [DVD] WWE. Silver Vision.

Author: Katherine Dashper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134053278

Category: Business & Economics

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This innovative and timely volume moves beyond existing operational and pragmatic approaches to events studies by exploring sports events as social, cultural, political and mediatised phenomena. As the study of this area is developing there is now a need for critical and theoretically informed debate regarding conceptualisation, significance and roles. This edited collection explores the core themes of consumption, media technologies, representation, identities and culture to offer new insight into how sports events contribute to generation of individual and shared meaning over personal, community and national identities as well as the associated issues of conflict, resistance and power. Chapters promote a critical (re)evaluation of emerging empirical research from a diverse range of sports events and locations from the international to local level. A multi-disciplinary approach is taken with contributions from areas including sports studies, media studies, sociology, cultural studies, communications, politics, tourism and gender studies. Written by leading academics in the area, this thorough exploration of the contested relationship between sports events, society and culture will be of interest to students, academics and researchers in Events, Sport, Tourism and Sociology.
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Titan Screwed Lost Smiles Stunners and Screwjobs

Graham Cawthon, Grant Sawyer, The History of Professional Wrestling Vol. 1: WWF 1963-1989 (Volume 1), Create Space Independent Publishing, 2013 Graham Cawthon, Grant Sawyer, The History of Professional Wrestling Vol.

Author: James Dixon

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326981723

Category: Sports & Recreation

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James Dixon pairs up with Justin Henry in compiling the third book of the Titan series: Titan Screwed Titan Screwed provides a look at the WWF from January 1997 through WrestleMania XIV, covering every major element of the WWF's evolution into the Attitude Era. Stories detailed include the rise of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels losing his smile, the heel turn of Bret Hart, WWF vs. ECW with Jerry Lawler pulling the strings, the death of Brian Pillman, Austin vs. Tyson, the seedy story elements that overtook WWF programming, the birth of the nefarious Mr. McMahon, and of course, Montreal: the build-up, the secret plotting, the match, the moment, and the aftermath in all of its incredible details. Exclusive author-conducted interviews for Titan Screwed include Ken Shamrock, Rob Van Dam, Jim Cornette, ""The Patriot"" Del Wilkes, Dr. Tom Prichard, Danny Doring, former ECW owner Tod Gordon, and more. ***Includes foreword from WrestleCrap's RD Reynolds***
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Wrestling in Britain

127 Internal notes for a meeting between Mr. Sendall, Mr. Copplestone and Howard Thomas, 15 July 1966, vol. 1, IBA, box 01097. ... Beekman, Scott M., Ringside: A History of Professional Wrestling in America, Westport, CT, Praeger, 2006.

Author: Benjamin Litherland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351180429

Category: History

Page: 184

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At the intersection of sport, entertainment and performance, wrestling occupies a unique position in British popular culture. This is the first book to offer a detailed historical and cultural analysis of British professional wrestling, exploring the shifting popularity of the sport as well as its wider social significance. Arguing that the history of professional wrestling can help us understand key themes in sport, culture and performance that span the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it addresses topics such as: attitudes towards violence, representations of masculinity, the media and celebrity culture, consumerism and globalisation. By drawing on a variety of intellectual traditions and disciplines, the book explores the role of power in the development of popular cultural forms, the ways in which history structures the present, and the manner in which audiences construct identity and meaning through sport. Wrestling in Britain: Sporting Entertainments, Celebrity and Audiences is fascinating reading for all students and researchers with an interest in media and cultural studies, histories and sociologies of sport, or performance studies.
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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Rock Songwriters

WWE. January 3, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2014. "Just for Kicks: WWE's top 10 kicks" b "Mega Powers profile" 294. ... "Jimmy Hart profile" "WWE Top 24 Matches" "WWE Anthology at Allmusic" "The History of Rock & Pop Vol. 1" "WCW ...

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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Autobiographers

WWE. January 3, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2014. "Just for Kicks: WWE's top 10 kicks" b "Mega Powers profile" 294. ... "Jimmy Hart profile" "WWE Top 24 Matches" "WWE Anthology at Allmusic" "The History of Rock & Pop Vol. 1" "WCW Mayhem: ...

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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Male Guitarists

WWE. January 3, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2014. "Just for Kicks: WWE's top 10 kicks" b "Mega Powers profile" 294. ... "Jimmy Hart profile" "WWE Top 24 Matches" "WWE Anthology at Allmusic" "The History of Rock & Pop Vol. 1" "WCW ...

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Performance and Professional Wrestling

History Month: Pro Wrestling«s Black Stars ̄ 2002 series on Wrestleline, http://www.wrestleline.com. Daniel M. Daniel, quoted in Nat Fleischer, Black Dynamite: The Story of the Negro in the Prize Ring from 1782 to 1938, Volume 1 (New ...

Author: Broderick Chow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317385066

Category: Performing Arts

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Performance and Professional Wrestling is the first edited volume to consider professional wrestling explicitly from the vantage point of theatre and performance studies. Moving beyond simply noting its performative qualities or reading it via other performance genres, this collection of essays offers a complete critical reassessment of the popular sport. Topics such as the suspension of disbelief, simulation, silence and speech, physical culture, and the performance of pain within the squared circle are explored in relation to professional wrestling, with work by both scholars and practitioners grouped into seven short sections: Audience Circulation Lucha Gender Queerness Bodies Race A significant re-reading of wrestling as a performing art, Performance and Professional Wrestling makes essential reading for scholars and students intrigued by this uniquely theatrical sport.
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