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Classic Arena Programs: Championship Wrestling ACTION
Classic Arena Programs: Championship Wrestling ACTION     This is the one everyone has been waiting for!

Now you can own every edition of "Championship Wrestling ACTION"
published and sold at arenas in Florida for the years 1970 & 1971!

These are the classic arena programs from the great
Championship Wrestling from Florida promotion.

Volume 1 contains all the programs from 1970.
Volume 2 contains all the programs from 1971.

The programs come from the personal collections of Scott Teal,
Robert VanKavelaar, Chuck Thornton, Crybaby George Hill & Barry Rose.

Don't miss your chance to get the first two volumes of

"Championship Wrestling ACTION"
  Classic Arena Programs: Championship Wrestling ACTION
 
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Japan: The Rikidozan Years   Japan: The Rikidozan Years
by Haruo Yamaguchi, with Koji Miyamoto & Scott Teal

Wrestling historian Haruo Yamaguchi, along with Koji Miyamoto & Scott Teal, pull together the details surrounding wrestling’s origins in Japan.  Professional wrestling had been a staple in most American cities from the early 1900s, but it didn't take hold as a regular sport in Japan until 1954 when a former sumo wrestler named Rikidozan brought well-known American wrestlers to the Land of the Rising Sun.

If you’re a fan of Japanese pro wrestling, this book is a unique and invaluable resource — a comprehensive account of the origins of the sport in Japan and every known match between Sept. 30, 1951, and Rikidozan’s death in Dec. 1963.  In addition to the 978 shows covered, we present details surrounding the matches, the talent, and the promotion, and the matches are brought to life with more than 300 rare photos from the collection of co-author Koji Miyamoto.

This is the most complete analysis of the pioneer days of pro wrestling in Japan.  Readers will discover how the sport has evolved and learn about milestone moments that brought it to prominence.

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Crowbar Press Books
Inside Out: How Corporate America Destroyed Professional WrestlingMORE INFO "Wrestlers Are Like Seagulls" From McMahon to McMahonMORE INFO Assassin: The Man Behind the MaskMORE INFO Is That Wrestling Fake? The Bear FactsMORE INFO Bruiser BrodyMORE INFO Wrestling with the TruthMORE INFO The Solie ChroniclesMORE INFO
Long Days and Short PaysMORE INFO Drawing HeatMORE INFO ATLAS: Too Much, Too SoonMORE INFO The Last LaughMORE INFO HOOKERMORE INFO The Last OutlawMORE INFO NIKITAMORE INFO
BRISCOMORE INFO The Mighty MiloMORE INFO I Ain't No Pig FarmerMORE INFO The Hard WayMORE INFO Wrestling Archive Project, volume 1MORE INFO Whatever Happened to Gorgeous George?MORE INFO It's Wrestling, Not Rasslin'!MORE INFO
BRUISERMORE INFO The Mat, the Mob & MusicMORE INFO Breaking KayfabeMORE INFO Battleground ValhallaMORE INFO Southeastern Championship WrestlingMORE INFO Wrestling Archive Project, v2MORE INFO Championship Wrestling from FloridaMORE INFO
Fall GuysMORE INFO When It Was RealMORE INFO Pain Torture AgonyMORE INFO They Call Me BookerMORE INFO      
Wrestling in the GardenMORE INFO The Greatest Wrestling<br>in the History of NashvilleMORE INFO Alabama: 1931-1935MORE INFO Japan, The Rikidozan Years: 1951-1963MORE INFO Wrestling in the Canadian WestMORE INFO The StrapMORE INFO
Classic Arena Programs: SLAM-O-GRAM, v1MORE INFO Classic Arena Programs: SLAM-O-GRAM, v2MORE INFO Classic Arena Programs: Championship Wrestling ACTION, v1MORE INFO Classic Arena Programs: Championship Wrestling ACTION, v2MORE INFO Florida Mat Wars 1977MORE INFO  
 

Soulman: The Rocky Johnson Story   Soulman: The Rocky Johnson Story
by Rocky Johnson & Scott Teal


Long before Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson became known as "The Most Electrifying Man in All of Entertainment," his father, the man known as "Soulman" Rocky Johnson, was a big star in both Canada and the U.S.

Rocky left home at age 14 to seek his fortune, and after a short stint in boxing, decided to make professional wrestling his career.  He had his first match in 1965 and never looked back.  One of the most agile and talented wrestlers for a man of his size, he was a featured main-event wrestler in every territory in which he worked — Vancouver, Los Angeles, Florida, New York, and all points between. He also appeared in wrestling arenas all over the world, including Canada, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, and Puerto Rico.

As a direct descendant of slaves, Rocky takes pride not only in his career record, but for what he’s done in regards for those of his race.  In the South, he broke down race barriers when he became the first African-American to win the Southern, Georgia and Florida heavyweight titles, and in 1983, he teamed with Tony Atlas to become the first all-black WWWF tag team champions.

Rocky sees his greatest accomplishment in his son, Dwayne, who he trained to be a wrestler in 1995.  Rocky takes pride in the fact that Dwayne, now the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, is probably one of the most-recognized names in the world.

In Soulman: The Rocky Johnson Story, Rocky teams up with noted wrestling historian Scott Teal for an in-depth look at the life of a self-made man who didn’t let anything stand in his way on the road to success.

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50 percent off sale
1/2 PRICE SALE!

  We are offering a 50 percent discount on three of our book titles with the purchase of two books at regular price.

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Tennessee Wrestling Legends Reunion souvenirs
The "Tennessee Wrestling Legends Reunion" is a private annual event held in
Gallatin, Tennessee, for the wrestlers who worked for Nick Gulas prior to 1980.

Each year, several kinds of memorabilia are created and given to the attendees.

Now, for the first time, some of the memorabilia is being offer to the public.

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DVDs
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Video is taken from several sources, including VHS & DVD.  Now available in a quality format at affordable prices.

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Crowbar Press on Kindle
 
Crowbar Press on Kindle!
  
Crowbar Press has many of their books on Kindle!

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Posters from the Golden Age of Wrestling
 
Replica posters
  
 
  "Classic Wrestling Poster Replicas" is a series of all-new posters created and produced by Scott Teal through Crowbar Press. Each poster features a classic wrestling card from the past. We have re-created posters from the golden age as closely as possible to the originals. For territories which had no posters, or for which we had no examples, we created them as we imagine they would have looked. We also created posters based on the style of the newspaper ads of the time.

These posters are NOT lithographs or mass-produced on cheap paper. Each poster is actually a high-quality, glossy PHOTOGRAPH which comes in three sizes — 8x10, 12x16, and 16x20 inches.

These beautiful posters are sure to become collector's items and more cards will be released in the near future. Our hope is they will help preserve the legacy of professional wrestling's legends and increase interest in the history of professional wrestling.

— HAVE YOUR NAME PRINTED ON ANY OF THE POSTERS! —

We can add YOUR NAME in the place of ANY wrestler on the poster for an extra $3. This offer is available for 16x20 posters only.

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Superstars of Professional Wrestling

#1

American
Wrestling Association



American Wrestling Association

#2

Georgia
Championship Wrestling



Georgia Championship Wrestling

#3

Mid-Atlantic
Championship Wrestling:
The Tag-Team Era


Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling: The Tag-Team Era

#4

The Golden Age
of Wrestling



The Golden Age of Wrestling

#5

World
Championship Wrestling
Volume 1


World Championship Wrestling, v1

#6

World
Championship Wrestling
Volume 2


World Championship Wrestling, v2






#7

World
Championship Wrestling
Volume 3


World Championship Wrestling, v3
#8

The Lovely "But Lethal"
Ladies of Professional Wrestling
Volume 1


The Lovely
#9

The Lovely "But Lethal"
Ladies of Professional Wrestling
Volume 2


The Lovely But Lethal Ladies of Professional Wrestling, v2
#11

Mid-Atlantic
Championship Wrestling:
The Singles Era


Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
#13

Championship Wrestling
from Florida


World Championship Wrestling, v2
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From Parts Unknown posters

From Parts Unknown
Poster #1


From Parts Unknown Poster #1

From Parts Unknown
Poster #2


From Parts Unknown Poster #1

From Parts Unknown
Poster #3


From Parts Unknown Poster #1

From Parts Unknown
Poster #4


From Parts Unknown Poster #1

From Parts Unknown
Poster #5


From Parts Unknown Poster #5
   
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Title Histories The Superstars
Mid-Atlantic
heavyweight title


Professional Wrestling Title History Poster #1

NWA world
heavyweight title


Professional Wrestling Title History Poster #2

Missouri
heavyweight title


Professional Wrestling Title History Poster #3

The Superstars

Buddy Rogers
The Superstars

The Four Horsemen
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Shooting with the Legends

#1
Don Fargo



Don Fargo DVD

#2
The Great Mephisto



The Great Mephisto DVD

#3
Ole Anderson
Volume 1


Ole Anderson DVD

#4
Ole Anderson
Volume 2


Ole Anderson DVD

#5
Bob Roop
Volume 1


Bob Roop DVD

#6
Bob Roop
Volume 2


Bob Roop DVD

#7
Bobby Simmons



Bobby Simmons DVD

#8
Mac McMurray



Mac McMurray DVD

#9
Dennis Hall



Dennis Hall DVD

#10
Charlie Smith



Charlie Smith DVD

#11
Duke Myers
Volume 1


Duke Myers, volume 1 DVD

#12
Duke Myers
Volume 2


Duke Myers, volume 2 DVD

#13
Archie Gouldie



Archie Gouldie DVD
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