Paperback Edition: 445 Pages
Professional wrestling has been described in many ways--sport, soap opera, sports entertainment, choreographed gymnastics, and mindless violence.
This book looks at the whole spectrum of professional wrestling, from the standpoint of it being "Theater in a Squared Circle."
-- A condensed history of the mat sport;
-- A look at the heroes and villains from the Golden Age to the present;
-- Promoters, trainers, announcers, referees, fans;
-- Sheet editors, wrestling journalists and artists;
-- Facts and figures.
Includes interviews with Killer Kowalski, the Honky Tonk Man, Lanny "The Genius" Poffo, and many more. Extensively illustrated with photos by Mike Lano, Walter Kowalski, and others.