The Encyclopedia of Professional Wrestling: 100 Years of History, Headlines and Hitmakers

The Encyclopedia of Professional Wrestling: 100 Years of History, Headlines and Hitmakers

by KristianPope (Author), RayWhebbe (Author), RayWhebbeJr (Author)

Synopsis

This second edition offers an updated no-holds-barred approach to professional wrestling dating back to the beginning of the sport. An expanded and revised biography section features information including ring names, aliases, career highlights and best matches. Readers will discover the first professional wrestler, Frank Gotch; how the Rock came to be; how comedian Andy Kaufman became the inter-gender champion and how Muhammed Ali took Japanese wrestling by storm.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Publisher: KP Books
Published: 28 Jan 2004

ISBN 10: 0873496256
ISBN 13: 9780873496254

Author Bio
Kristian Pope, a life-long wrestling fan, began writing about the sport as a teen-ager and has published numerous wrestling fanzines since the 1980s. A sportswriter, he has worked for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dallas Morning News, Asbury Park Press, and Philadelphia Inquirer. Ray Whebbe Jr., a fan of wrestling since the 1960s, has been a promoter of more than 1,000 wrestling matches. He is also a sportswriter in the Twin Cities, having written thousands of articles in the early 1980s.