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- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 20.37
Die Gattung Professional Wrestling gilt als ein medial inszeniertes Spektakel, welches athletische Artistik mit dramatischen Formen verbindet. Die Akteure stehen sich dabei auf allegorische Weise meist in einer gespielten Auseinandersetzung als ?Gut? und ?Böse? gegenüber. Von Kritikern wird dieser theatrale Inszenierungscharakter häufig aufgegriffen.... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2010; US$ 12.99
The undisputed king of the literary ring is back with another handwritten, hardcore home run. Forget the ghost writer and the computer keyboard - this mesmerizing memoir is straight from the pen and notebook paper of the Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley, chronicling the heart-pounding build-up to "Lockdown", one of the most important matches of his long... more...
- World Wrestling Entertainment 2009; US$ 16.00
It starts with an insult...then comes a push, a shove...a betrayal. Before you know it, the two wrestlers are at each other's throats. It's a rivalry, it's personal...it's a showdown. Some showdowns are straightforward: John Cena wants to prove himself by taking on JBL; Randy Orton knows that if he can slay Undertaker, it will prove that he is... more...
- F+W Media 2005; US$ 24.99
In "no-holds barred" style, Warman's Professional Wrestling Field Guide delivers all the characters, feuds and gimmicks of this insanely popular form of entertainment! This historical guide gives collectors, historians and starry-eyed fans unmatched insight into more than 100 years of colorful and quirky monsters of the mat! Fans of Stangler Lewis,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
SUMO Japan's spectacular national sport, continues to maintain its popularity despite the inroads made in recent years by baseball. Millions continue to be enthralled by the fifteen-day championship matches now held six times a year in Japan's major cities. The tournament halls are filled to capacity every day and nationwide televising now enables... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 1998; US$ 112.50
Professional wrestling is often seen as a suspect sport and marginal entertainment. It is also one of the most popular performance practices in the United States and around the world, drawing millions of spectators to live events and televised broadcasts. That its display of violence is at once simulated and actual is part of the appeal for the fans... more...
- Sports Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) was one extreme contradiction piled on top of another. It was an incredibly influential company in the world of professional wrestling during the 1990s, yet it was never profitable. It portrayed itself as the ultimate in anti-authority rebellion, but its leadership was working covertly with the two wrestling... more...
- Sports Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95
He?s been a fixture in professional wrestling for five decades. He helped introduce a hardcore wrestling style that you see in the WWE and Japan today. He?s made his mark in Hollywood. He?s Terry Funk, and this is his story. In this captivating look at the life of a living legend, Funk opens up about growing up in a wrestling family, working with... more...
- Sports Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95
"Dr. Death" Steve Williams was given a second chance. In the prime of his life, Steve was diagnosed with T-4 throat cancer. With God by his side, Steve overcame all odds and survived this deadly disease. Now, Steve is committed to giving his testimony to the people from the wrestling ring. As an athlete, Steve has "done it all." In 1978, he graduated... more...
- Exit Zero Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
Wrestling fans, coaches, and competitors were stunned in February 2013 when the International Olympic Committee recommended that the sport be dropped from the Olympics after the 2016 Games. But just months later, the IOC General Assembly voted wrestling back into the Games for 2020 and 2024 in a first-round victory. This is the inside story of how one... more...