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TigerBait1971
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Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
Grew up watching Mid-South wrestling and stopped watching about the time WWF had to change its name (graduated from high school).

Interested in reading about the behind the scenes details and the history of how it evolved.

TIA for any recommendations...


AUCE05
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
Who reads books on pro wrestling?


toosleaux
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
There's a book board, may have better results.


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TigerBait1971
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
I like reading about different things.



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Havoc
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
There are a lot of websites, blogs and YouTube videos on various aspects of it.

I have no idea why these things interest me but they do.


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BigPerm30
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
I remember a story where Sal blew Hill Billy Jim in a Mobile bathroom after a match one night.


AlbertMeansWell
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
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I remember a story where Sal blew Hill Billy Jim in a Mobile bathroom after a match one night.


He also gave Chief Jay Strongbow a handjob.


wfallstiger
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
Have A Nice Day...mick foley


Wtodd
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
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Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?

Yes....it's called Google


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Rockbrc
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
I believe Rocky Johnson(father of Dwayne) was working on a book not long ago. He was injured in a car wreck and that probably slowed down the progress of the book.
It should be a dandy when it comes out.


TheAlmightySmash
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Member since Jun 2014
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
Grab a pen, a piece of paper, and head to any trailer park in southern alabama. Any one of those gumps can give you a detailed account of its history.


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BigPerm30
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
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He also gave Chief Jay Strongbow a handjob.


I forgot about that story. The 80s wrestling scene was crazy.


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TigerBait1971
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
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Have A Nice Day...mick foley


Thanks. I'll check it out.


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Stlsport
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
Bruce Pritchard? Has a good podcast if you want some behind the scenes details. Eric Bischoff also has one

ETA. Flair had a good one for awhile with the Conrad Thompson guy who does the podcast with Pritchard
This post was edited on 9/22 at 9:44 am


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TIGERSTORM
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling by David Shoemaker.


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Cowboyfan89
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
Might check the fiction section at Barnes and Noble.


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Draconian Sanctions
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
The Death of WCW is what you're looking for:

LINK


el Gaucho
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
Try the book aisle at Walmart


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teke184
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
For someone who likes WWF and Mid-South, I would recommend Titan Sinking which is about 1995 in WWF, the worst year in their history, and what lead up to it.

Outside of that, I would recommend finding the review of shoot interviews from various wrestlers and promoters like Bill Watts, Jim Cornette, etc.


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Red5LSU
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re: Any good books on Pro Wrestling history and behind the scenes details?
Titan Sinking

Description from Amazon:

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Throughout the history of the WWF, there have been times of prosperity and times of hardship, cycles that shape the ethos of the company by forcing changes to its infrastructure and on-screen direction. The one constant throughout three decades of change is Vincent Kennedy McMahon, the stalwart puppet-master who captains the ship. Unflinching, thick-skinned, and domineering, McMahon has ultimately outlasted all of his competition and come out on top of every wrestling war he has waged. In 1995, he very nearly lost. Titan Sinking tells the tale of one of the most tumultuous, taxing and trying years in WWF history. Vince was reeling from a nightmare first half of the decade as the year commenced, but having seemingly steered the company through an image-shattering five years, he looked to rebuild his ailing brand and rediscover the magic formula that made his promotion such a juggernaut in the eighties. As each week passed, more and more problems behind the scenes began to unfold, plunging the WWF on the bring of crisis. This book gives the inside story of all of it: with detailed accounts of incidents from Syracuse to Montreal, from the Kliq to he BSKs, Vince's new hope, to his various creative flops and failures. Find out the real story of the year, and learn how 1995 brought WWF to the brink.


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