Pro Wrestling: From Carnivals to Cable TV

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Lerner Publications, 2000 - 128
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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
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 97
Attitude 105
A Sad Farewell 117
Further Reading 126
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Keith Elliot Greenberg coauthored "Legends of Wrestling: Freddie Blassie -- Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks" with wrestling icon "Classy" Freddie Blassie shortly before his death in 2003. A third-generation wrestling fan and senior writer for World Wrestling Entertainment publications, Greenberg is the author of more than thirty nonfiction children's books, and has written for "The New York Observer, USA Today" and "The European, " among others. He's also an award-winning television producer whose credits include "48 Hours, America's Most Wanted, " Court TV, VH-1, PBS, and The History Channel. He and his family live in Brooklyn, New York.

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