Historical Dictionary of Wrestling

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Scarecrow Press, 6 mar 2014 - 444
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Wrestling as a legitimate contest is one of the oldest, if not the oldest form of sport. There are cave drawings depicting memorable matches in France, which are over 15,000 years old. Egyptian and Babylonian reliefs depict wrestling bouts where wrestlers are using most of the holds known to the modern-day sport. Wrestling was also a big part of ancient Greek literature and legend and historical records of sport indicate that wrestling under various sets of rules was contested at the Ancient Olympic Games in Greece. Today’s modern wrestling is a form of "sports entertainment" in which highly skilled athletes enact wrestling matches in such a way so that their opponents do not get hurt and the matches' endings are scripted (although the audience is not aware of the script).

This Historical Dictionary of Wrestling covers the history of Wrestling through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important amateur and professional wrestling, wrestling personalities, announcers, managers and promoters from all eras, and wrestling organizations. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the sport of Wrestling.
 

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Introduction
1
A
21
B
33
C
59
D
75
E
87
F
91
G
107
T
293
U
305
V
311
W
319
Y
329
Z
333
Appendix A Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductees
339
Appendix B Nicknames and Ring Names
341

H
125
I
147
J
153
K
159
L
171
M
185
N
209
O
213
P
223
Q
235
R
237
S
255
Appendix C Professional Wrestlers Who Used Their Real Names
365
Appendix D Early Professional Wrestling Heavyweight Champions
371
Appendix E Wrestlemania Events
373
Appendix F Royal Rumble Events
375
Appendix G Professional Wrestling Promotional Groups
377
Appendix H Fédération Internationale de Luttes Associees FILA Hall of Fame Inductees
381
APPENDIX I Olympic Wrestling Champions GrecoRoman Style
383
Appendix J National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Champions
395
Appendix K Dan Hodge Trophy Winners
397
Bibliography
399
About the Author
413
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John Grasso has written four other books in the Historical Dictionaries of Sports series: Historical Dictionary of Tennis, Historical Dictionary of Basketball, Historical Dictionary of Football, and Historical Dictionary of Boxing. He is the co-author of The 100 Greatest Boxers of All Time and 505 Boxing Questions Your Friends Can’t Answer and also wrote columns for Ring magazine and Boxing Illustrated. He is a consulting editor for Rowman & Littlefield responsible for acquiring new sports titles and working with their authors.

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