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The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame
 
  The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame
by Greg Oliver


Canada has sent more top performers into the wrestling ring than any other country, although this fact has often been hidden by promoters.  The Canadian roots of wrestling are celebrated in this fact-filled volume, which details the role Canadians have played, from wrestling's hardscrabble early days to the celebrities of the pay-per-view era.  The famous fighting families such as the Harts, Cormiers, and Rougeaus are featured, along with fascinating stories, photos, and facts.

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The Heels
 
  The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame
The Heels

by Greg Oliver & Steven Johnson


The colorful villains, heels, bad guys, and rule breakers worthy of a spot in the pro wrestling hall of fame.  Authors Oliver & Johnson take readers on an informative and entertaining ride through mat mayhem.  With their signature mix of original research, interviews, and anecdotes, they describe the rise and development of wrestling's bad guys, from riots in small-town arenas in the 1920s to the mega-event pay-per-views of today.

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Heroes & Icons
 
  The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame
Heroes & Icons

by Greg Oliver & Steven Johnson


The legendary good guys worthy of a spot in the pro wrestling hall of fame.  At its core, professional wrestling has always been about the forces of evil trying to undermine everything good — and a red hot heel needs a valiant hero to battle against, someone fans can root for, identify with, and look up to.  Oliver and Johnson include more than just the household names, digging deeper to also tell the story of forgotten heroes and regional stars

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The Tag Teams
 
  The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame
The Tag Teams

by Greg Oliver & Steven Johnson


When you put four pro wrestlers in a ring, you double the athleticism, mischief, and entertainment.  Through hundreds of extensive interviews with well-known wrestlers, promoters, and managers — a who's who of wrestling since the '50s — Tag Teams regales us with tales of pain, measly payoffs, and a trade that was practiced as much for love as for money.  Detailed insider information guides the authors' explanation of how tag team matches actually work — and why, sometimes, they do not.

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Wrestling at the Chase
 
  Wrestling at the Chase
by Larry Matysik


Wrestling at the Chase is a fond, informative, amusing, and even poignant look at the who's who of professional wrestling and legendary St.  Louis promoter Sam Muchnick.  St.  Louis was the capital, and Muchnick the ruler of professional wrestling, before Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment took over.  The centrepiece of this magical operation was "Wrestling at the Chase," a television program which broadcast from 1959 to 1983 from the majestic Chase Hotel.With an insider's eye for detail and accuracy, Matysik recalls funny and amazingly touching tales about the characters who created professional wrestling as we know it.

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Pain and Passion
 
  Pain and Passion
by Heath McCoy


Pain and Passion takes readers on a rowdy ride through the evolution of Stu Hart's Calgary promotion, from its meagre beginnings in the 1940s, its peak in the 1980s, and its fall as Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment changed the face of wrestling forever.  But this is more than a wrestling story — it's a tale of family and of human tragedy.  The Stampede Wrestling story is a wild blood-on-the-mat saga over fifty years in the making.  It's sure to captivate not only wrestling fans, but anyone who appreciates a powerful drama.

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Mad Dogs, Midgets & Screw Jobs
 
  Mad Dogs, Midgets & Screw Jobs
by Pat LaPrade & Bertrand Hebert


Montreal was the proving ground for some of the biggest names in wrestling and made famous worldwide for the infamous Survivor Series screw job that saw Vince McMahon, Shawn Michaels, and Bret Hart create the "attitude" that reshaped the business.  Get the lowdown on how wrestling developed on Montreal TV, and an investigation of the murder of Dino Bravo, and how much of what has happened in wrestling may have happened first in Montreal.

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  Accepted
 
  Accepted
by Pat Patterson


In this fascinating and revealing memoir of revolutionary talent, pioneer, and creative savant, Patterson recalls the trials and tribulations of climbing to the upper ranks of sports-entertainment — as a performer and, later, as a backstage creative force.  Many in the WWE Universe know Pat Patterson as a ring legend, the prestigious first holder of WWE's Intercontinental championship, a WWE Hall of Famer, and one of Vince McMahon's most-trusted advisors.  Still active in WWE today, Pat delivers his no-holds-barred story of going from unknown to WWE luminary.

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