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The squared circle : life, death, and professional wrestling

Author: David Shoemaker
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a breakthrough examination of professional wrestling and its cultural relevance that traces its evolution throughout the past century while offering insight into the intellect and sense of irony shared by athletes and fans.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Shoemaker
ISBN: 9781592407675 1592407676
OCLC Number: 795168327
Description: 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The golden era. A brief glossary of wrestling lingo ; Hackenschmidt: the first heel turn? --
The territorial era. Gorgeous George ; The fabulous Moolah ; The Von Erich family ; Terry Gordy, of the Fabulous Freebirsd ; Bruiser Brody ; The Chiefs: Wahoo McDaniel and Jay Strongbow --
The Wrestlemania era. S.D. Jones ; The Junkyard Dog (Sylvester Ritter) ; Andre the Giant ; Captain Lou Albano ; "Macho Man" Randy Savage ; Miss Elizabeth ; Hawk, of the Road Warriors ; "Ravishing" Rick Rude ; The "British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith ; "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig --
Interlude: the ultimate warrior --
The modern era. The attitude era: a digression ; Brian "Crush" Adams ; The Big Boss Man (Ray Traylor) ; Owen Hart ; Yokozuna ; Brian Pillman ; Chris Kanyon ; Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero.
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Presents a breakthrough examination of professional wrestling and its cultural relevance that traces its evolution throughout the past century while offering insight into the intellect and sense of irony shared by athletes and fans.

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