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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pro Wrestling

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You're no idiot, of course. You know Hollywood Hogan used to be known as Hulk Hogan and wrestling events are the biggest draws on cable TV. But when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of the wrestling ring, you feel like you're caught between the ropes. Don't be pinned to the canvas! Captain Lou Albano and Bert Randolph Sugar are here to get you off the couch and screami

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 28th 1998 by Alpha
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David McLaughlin
May 03, 2011 David McLaughlin rated it did not like it
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Say, I don't remember Owen Hart's finishing move being the dropkick. Or how Kane and the Undertaker were really brothers, and the first ladder match was in ECW. That's the kind of bullshit research that went into this book, which advises the reader to only attempt to follow one wrestling promotion (perhaps so as not to become overwhelmed), and then more or less presents the matches as legitimate athletic competitions. It's also a textual blowjob for Bill Goldberg; hitched your wagon to the wron ...more
Andy
Aug 04, 2008 Andy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book over two months while on the can. After checking out semi-pro wrestling in North Texas in December 2007, I realized that I had to reconnect with my WWF childhood. This book, despite what one might expect, was actually pretty interesting, covering professional wrestling's inglorious history in all its splendid glory.
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Jan 19, 2008 Patrick rated it really liked it
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Um, I used to really be into wrestling.
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Louis Vincent Albano was an American professional wrestler, manager and actor. With an over-the-top personality and a penchant for boisterous declarations, Albano was the epitome of the antagonistic manager that raised the ire of wrestlers and incited the anger of spectators. Throughout his 42-year career, Albano guided 15 different tag teams and four singles competitors to championship gold. A un ...more
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