Pro Wrestling: From Carnivals to Cable TV

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Lerner Publications, 1 sty 2000 - 128
In this highly detailed chronicle of professional wrestling, author Keith Elliot Greenberg delves into the development and history behind one of today's most popular entertainment industries. From ancient cultures and Greek mythology to "WrestleMania" and Pay-Per-View, this comprehensive volume looks not only at how wrestling evolved into its current state, but also why. With stars such as Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Andre the Giant, professional wrestling has become a multi-million dollar industry that attracts people of all ages and walks of life. Discover how one of the world's only universal sports has adapted from country to country and from generation to generation in this exciting look at a sports phenomenon.
 

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The War Zone
7
The Roots of Pro Wrestling
11
Gorgeous George
23
Womens Wrestling
31
The Age of Territories
37
Rock n Wrestling
45
The Fight for Power
59
Japanese Pro Wrestling
69
The Murder of Bruiser Brody
81
Scandal
89
The New World Order
99
Attitude
105
A Sad Farewell
123
Further Reading
126
Index 127
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