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Author: Greg Oliver; Jon Waldman
Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, ©2009.
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"Founded by Greg Oliver and John Powell, SLAM! Wrestling changed the way North America's true favorite pastime was covered online."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Oliver; Jon Waldman
ISBN: 9781550228847 1550228846
OCLC Number: 326472535
Description: xv, 352 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Scott D'Amore --
A brief history of SLAM! wrestling (SLAM! wrestling editorial : WWF media policy a joke ; Saying goodbye to SLAM! wrestling / John Molinaro --
So long but not goodbye ; The return of SLAM! wrestling / John Powell --
SLAM! speaks : 10 years of memories / SLAM! wrestling staff) --
Candiana (Curse of stampede wrestling? / TJ Madigan : Calgary Sun --
Wrestling's toughest tour : northern Manitoba / Bob Holliday : Winnipeg Sun --
Female wrestler pins Ontario Athletic Commission / Genevieve "Lufisto" Goulet --
D'Amore, the heart and soul of BCW / Bob Kapur --
Vance Nevada reflects on 10 years, 1,000+ matches ; In praise of Chi Chi Cruz / Jason Clevett --
Edge & Christian mock breakup rumors / Greg Oliver --
The WWE tryout experience / Corey David Lacroix --
CFL wrestled with WWF proposal / Perry Lefco : Toronto Sun --
Stu Hart, my dd, my hero / Bret Hart : Calgary Sun --
Whalen remembers Stampede / Ed Whalen : Calgary Sun) Superstars (Going toe-to-toe with Ric Flair / Tim Baines : Ottawa Sun --
Eddie's set for his Canadian debut / John Molinaro --
Guerrero wrestles with demons / Ken Wiebe : Winnipeg Sun --
Owen wants a rematch / John Powell --
Austin's better, stronger, nastier / Glenn Cole : Toronto Sun --
The legend of Jushin "Thunder" Liger / Jason Clevett --
Angle buoyed by new popularity / Jon Waldman --
Danielson epitomizes ROH's evolution / Jason Clevett --
More to Trish than T & A / Greg Oliver --
Grilling Jim Ross in person / John Molinaro --
Raven : the second coming ; Raven : at peace with himself ; Raven : forever connected with ECW / Chris Gramlich --
Benoit thrilled to be a team player / John Molinaro --
Mysterio happy to be back in action / Greg Oliver --
Homicide's style comes from the streets / Corey David Lacroix --
On a string and a prayer / Greg Oliver --
Triple H on the collapse of WCW and ECW / John Powell --
Jericho's dad a proud papa / Greg Oliver --
Jericho still pumped for book promotion / Jason Clevett --
Past follows Shawn Michaels around / Jon Waldman --
Spanky explains WWE departure / Corey David Lacroix --
Hogan ready for war with Michaels / Tim Baines : Ottawa Sun --
Rocky Maivia belongs to the next generation / Greg Oliver --
You da McMahon! / Scott Zerr : Edmonton Sun --
Orton trying to be a good man, better bad guy / Nick Tylwalk) The art of wrestling (Combat Zone Wrestling : a photographer's eye / Mike Mastrandrea --
Jim Johnston and his musical WWF career / Paul Cantin : JAM! Showbiz --
PWI artist aims to be a top draw / Brian Elliott --
Drawing inspiration : SLAM! wrestling's editorial cartoonist / Annette Balesteri) --
After the applause (The other Orton ; Barry O breaks his silence ; Barro O : scandal, drugs, recovery / Jamie Kreiser --
George Scott : WWF's biggest booker / Greg Oliver --
Preaching now a part of DiBiase / Chris Sokol --
The woman behind Monster Ripper and Bertha Faye / Stephen Laroche --
"Superstar" Billy Graham : ring legend / Chris Schramm --
Hall of Famer Mae Young vows to keep wrestling / Ryan Nation --
Jimmy Hart as busy as ever / Greg Oliver --
Sam Houston and Grizzly Smith rebuild their lives / Steven Johnson --
A hardcore history with Terry Funk / Chris Gramlich --
Larry Hennig one tough guy / Greg Oliver --
Volkoff's theme song : "I am a real American" / Steven Johnson --
The snake bites back at Beyond the mat / Stephen Laroche --
Sammartino : McMahon is "a sick-minded idiot" / Matt Mackinder --
Olympic boycott still haunts Rheingans / Greg Oliver --
For Backlund, it's still about motivation / Steven Johnson --
Breaking kayfabe with Kamala / Stephen Laroche --
A penny for Banner's thoughts / Greg Oliver) --
WrestleMania (Behind the creation of WrestleMania / Greg Oliver --
WWF looking forward to WrestleMania X8 / Stephen Laroche --
Macho Man's 'Mania memories / Brian Fritz) Scoops and surprises (The plane crash that changed wrestling / John Molinaro --
Confessions of a Canadian title junkie / Griff Henderson --
Adrian Street proposes to Miss Linda / Greg Oliver --
Asner and Gagne recall The wrestler / Bob Kapur --
The Rock knows his role / Glen Cole : Toronto Sun --
Bearing it all for Ginger : the stupidest thing I've ever done / Jeff Morris --
For the love of the business / Richard Kamchen --
Turned off by naked women wrestling / Bob Kapur --
TJ and Nattie : a perfect team / Jason Clevett --
The rich hobby of wrestling cards / John Waldman --
Ultimate Warrior pulls a fast one / TJ Madigan : Calgary Sun --
The Warrior rebuts TJ Madigan / The Warrior --
SF convention a complete disaster / Bob Kapur --
Vaine and O'Reilly discuss their surprising WWE departure / Chris Schramm --
Corporal Kirchner speaks : "I'm not dead" / Greg Oliver --
Bub Kapur's journal from Japan / Bob Kapur) --
Remembering (Allen Coage : my hero, our hero / Jim Bregman --
Bulldog stil in family's hearts / Jason Clevett --
End of an era on TBS / John Molinaro --
Helen Hart : a friend's recollection / Bob Leonard --
Stu Hart : a dungeon perspective / "Hotshot" Johnny Devine --
The big "O" stood for "Original" / Greg Oliver --
Miss Elizabeth dies / John Powell --
Mother's Day special : remembering Christine Jarrett / Ryan Nation --
Sammartino admired Monsoon / John Molinaro --
"The Big Cat" was seldom tamed / Steven Johnson, Greg Oliver --
The legend of El Santo / John Molinaro --
"Way too many guys have died" : JBL / Tim Baines : Ottawa Sun --
Meeting Eddie : a soldier's story / Staff Sgt. Paul H. Modesto --
Trevor Murdoch "confused" by Benoit tragedy / Greg Oliver --
One of Helen's dozen missing this year / Rick Bell : Calgary Sun) --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: edited by Greg Oliver & Jon Waldman.
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"Founded by Greg Oliver and John Powell, SLAM! Wrestling changed the way North America's true favorite pastime was covered online."--Back cover.

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