SISTERHOOD OF THE SQUARED CIRCLE THE HISTORY AND RISE OF WOMENS WRESTLING

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Sisterhood Of The Squared Circle

Author : Pat Laprade
ISBN : 9781773050140
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Documenting the rise of women’s wrestling from sideshow to WWE main event Sisterhood of the Squared Circle presents the fascinating history of women’s wrestling, from the carnival circuit of the late 1800s to today’s hugely popular matches. With more than 100 wrestler profiles, find out how backstage politics, real-life grudges, and incredible personalities shaped the business. The careers of many well-known trailblazers, including Mildred Burke, the Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, Penny Banner, Wendi Richter, Trish Stratus, Chyna, and Lita, are celebrated alongside today’s stars, like Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Bayley. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Times; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} With rare photographs and an exploration of women’s wrestling worldwide — including chapters on Japan, Mexico, England, and Australia — Sisterhood of the Squared Circle is a priceless contribution to the history of professional wrestling. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Times; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sisterhood Of The Squared Circle

Author : Pat Laprade
ISBN : 1770413073
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 43.97 MB
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Documenting the rise of women’s wrestling from sideshow to WWE main event Sisterhood of the Squared Circle presents the fascinating history of women’s wrestling, from the carnival circuit of the late 1800s to today’s hugely popular matches. With more than 100 wrestler profiles, find out how backstage politics, real-life grudges, and incredible personalities shaped the business. The careers of many well-known trailblazers, including Mildred Burke, the Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, Penny Banner, Wendi Richter, Trish Stratus, Chyna, and Lita, are celebrated alongside today’s stars, like Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Bayley. With rare photographs and an exploration of women’s wrestling worldwide -- including chapters on Japan, Mexico, England, and Australia -- Sisterhood of the Squared Circle is a priceless contribution to the history of professional wrestling.
Category: Social Science

Mad Dogs Midgets And Screw Jobs

Author : Pat Laprade
ISBN : 9781770902961
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A fascinating history of one of the hottest wrestling territories of all time Montreal was the proving ground for some of the biggest names in wrestling, including Andre the Giant, Abdullah the Butcher, and the infamous Mad Dog Vachon; it was the site of the first midget battle ever; and made famous worldwide for the infamous Survivor Series screw job that saw Vince McMahon, the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels, and Bret Hart create the "attitude" that reshaped the business. Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs is the ultimate guide to Montreal's legendary place in professional wrestling history. Get the lowdown on all the major wrestlers who made their name in the territory, from Yvon Robert, the Rougeaus, and Gino Brito to edouard Carpentier. With a detailed account of the promotional war between the Rougeaus' AllStar Wrestling and the Vachons' Grand Prix, a complete history of how wrestling developed on Montreal TV, and an investigation of the murder of Dino Bravo, this book demonstrates how much of what has happened in wrestling, just may have happened first in Montreal.
Category: Sports & Recreation

National Wrestling Alliance

Author : Tim Hornbaker
ISBN : 9781554902743
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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After 32 years, Montreal will soon lose its professional baseball team. The former president of the Expos explains how the team went from being one of major league baseball's most promising franchises to becoming a financial pariah, barely escaping extinction at the end of the 2001 season and now facing demise in 2002. This history of the team's troubled existence covers years of gradually declining revenue and attendance, the sale of the team to a consortium of business leaders in 1991, and the league's ongoing debate over eliminating the Expos once and for all.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Pain And Passion

Author : Heath McCoy
ISBN : 9781554902996
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 51.65 MB
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Established in the 1940s by the legendary Stu Hart, Stampede Wrestling was a founding wrestling company that was highly influential. This dramatic account follows Stampedes blood-on-the-mat saga of more than 50 years, from its grassroots beginnings in Calgary to its rise and bitter fall. Despite hosting some of the biggest names in the sport and developing many modern day wrestling staples, such as ladder matches, the emergence in the 1980s of the wildly popular WWE ultimately doomed the Stampede league to closure. The Hart family crumbled along with the league, with son Owen dying in the ring and other members torn apart by begrudging feuds and internal strife. Full of violence, sex, and drugs, this is a gripping tale of the birth of professional wrestling.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Amazons Of Yesteryear

Author : Yahya El-Droubie
ISBN : 199974411X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Satisfy your passions for female combat and nostalgia with this collection of rarely seen photos of bare-breasted wrestling women from the 1940s and '50s. Blood, sweat, tears, and plenty of writhing. Punch, bam, body-slam, she hits the mat, as she gets put on her back!
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Queen Of The Ring

Author : Jeff Leen
ISBN : 0802199933
Genre : History
File Size : 47.88 MB
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The Queen of the Ring is the story of Mildred Burke, the longest reigning champion of female wrestling. In this in-depth account, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jeff Leen pulls back the curtain on a forgotten era when a petite midwesterner used her beauty and brawn to dominate America’s most masculine sport. At only five feet two, Mildred Burke was an unlikely candidate for the ring. A waitress barely scraping by on Depression-era tips, she saw her way out when she attended her first wrestling match. When women were still struggling for equality with men, Burke regularly fought—and beat—male wrestlers. Rippling with muscle and dripping with diamonds, she walked the fine line between pin-up beauty and hardened brawler. An unforgettable slice of Americana, The Queen of the Ring captures the golden age of wrestling, when one gritty, glamorous woman rose through the ranks to take her place in athletic history.
Category: History

Performance And Professional Wrestling

Author : Broderick Chow
ISBN : 9781317385066
Genre : Performing Arts
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Performance and Professional Wrestling is the first edited volume to consider professional wrestling explicitly from the vantage point of theatre and performance studies. Moving beyond simply noting its performative qualities or reading it via other performance genres, this collection of essays offers a complete critical reassessment of the popular sport. Topics such as the suspension of disbelief, simulation, silence and speech, physical culture, and the performance of pain within the squared circle are explored in relation to professional wrestling, with work by both scholars and practitioners grouped into seven short sections: Audience Circulation Lucha Gender Queerness Bodies Race A significant re-reading of wrestling as a performing art, Performance and Professional Wrestling makes essential reading for scholars and students intrigued by this uniquely theatrical sport.
Category: Performing Arts

Teeny Professional Wrestling S Grand Dame

Author : Brennon Martin
ISBN : 9781365705663
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Rule #1: Be on time. Rule #2: No foul language. Rule #3: Stay away from the “arena rats.” Rule #4: NEVER break kayfabe. Virtually every big name in wrestling in the second half of the 20th Century crossed paths with “Ms. Christine,” as she was known to most. If they followed her rules, Christine “Teeny” Jarrett probably taught them a thing or two about staying out of trouble and saving money for a rainy day. If they got out of line, they likely faced The Grip. Over the course of her 50-year career in wrestling, Teeny worked her way from selling tickets in the back of a Nashville, Tennessee shoe store to running a network of towns for Nick Gulas and Roy Welch to owning one of the most successful territories in the business with her son Jerry Jarrett - until they lost it all to “that so-and-so” Vince McMahon! Teeny was my grandmother. This is her story. Oh, and did you know bears can wrestle?
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wrestling At The Chase

Author : Larry Matysik
ISBN : 9781550226843
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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St. Louis was the capital and Muchnick the ruler of pro wrestling before Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment took over. Muchnick and St. Louis paved the way for the multi-billion-dollar sports entertainment industry broadcast worldwide from the stadia and showpiece venues of the States. The centre of this magical operation was a TV programme called Wrestling at the Chase', which ran from 1959 to 1983 from the majestic Chase Hotel. Matysik, Muchnick's protege and longtime ringside announcer, recalls with touching fondness the legends of his time.'
Category: Sports & Recreation