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The Main Event: The Moves and Muscle of Pro Wrestling

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  4 reviews
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Nothing in wrestling can match the excitement of the main event. It's the match that everyone wants to see, the match that will have fans talking the next day. Author Patrick Jones takes readers deep inside the world of pro wrestling and shows how its stars—and the wild characters they portray—have turned pro wrestling into a billion-dollar industry. Take a s
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Hardcover, 64 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Millbrook Press
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Tori
Jul 20, 2012 Tori rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Wrestling fans of course, but also anyone who loves entertainment and the story behind the scenes.
Shelves: ya-nonfiction, sports
Three cheers for Patrick Jones. This is a much needed book. Everyone knows young people who love to watch Wrestling. This book tells the whole story of the sport and is a compelling read. The photos are also great. I truly enjoyed every minute of it. I wish I had known these things about Pro Wrestling 20 years ago.....I would have LOVED to jump in the ring :) If you are a school or youth librarian, put this book on your first order this year!
Hilary
Professional wrestling, unlike Greco-Roman wrestling, is not a sport, but is “sports entertainment.” Jones provides a thorough history of the carefully choreographed, over-the-top and completely staged programs that provide entertainment and excitement for thousands of fans. The fans understand, although the reader may be surprised to learn, that there is an art to making the blows and throws appear real, even if the outcome is predetermined.

Despite the fixed outcomes and staged fighting, somet
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Mike
The 30's to 50's American big-picture history part has been helpful in compiling my dad's wrestling story. (Wild Bill Zim)

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8..carnival wrestlers usually let the fan win, and the carnival made it's money from betting.
The Gold Dust Trio (20's) created the modern pro wrestling show.
Wrestling fared well during the Depression.
10..Mildred Burke world's women's champ, '37 to '54
33..Andre: acromegaly, same disease suffered by the French Angel (condition usually caused by a benign tumor on the pitui
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