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The History Of Professional Wrestling Vol. 1: WWF 1963-1989 [Kindle Edition]

Graham Cawthon , Grant Sawyer
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Since 2002, The History of has served as the premiere online resource for the in- and out-of-the-ring histories of multiple wrestling companies. Now, for the first time in print, you have access to the thousands of dates, cities and ring results that comprise pro wrestling's past. Your yourself can now find the hidden gems, the main events that drew thousands and the ones that only drew flies. This first volume in "The History of Professional Wrestling" series contains EVERY known result from the World Wrestling Federation from it's inception in 1963 all the way through 1989.

Did you know…?

While Buddy Rogers was recognized as WWWF World Champion for the better part of 4 months, he wasn’t presented with the title belt until mere weeks before his title loss to Bruno Sammartino?

The WWWF was operated as a territory in the northeastern United States. But in the days before a national or global audience, it was not uncommon to see the heavyweight champion in Japan, Canada, Florida, Nashville, Indianapolis, or California. And he would often bring his belt to defend against the local star.

Bruno Sammartino was “defeated” for the heavyweight crown a few times by the likes of Gorilla Monsoon, Ray Stevens and Prof. Tanaka. The title was returned on a technicality.

WWWF action aired on HBO as early as 1973.

Top names like King Kong Bundy, Curt Hennig, Jim Duggan, Eddie Gilbert, and Mick Foley all had their start on TV as enhancement talent during the timeframe of this book.

Many marquee matches at TV tapings never saw the light of day in the U.S. but some were later televised exclusively in Europe or Canada.

During the expansion of the 1980s, fans of other wrestling organizations didn’t always appreciate the WWF product when it debuted in their area. Often, even with Hulk Hogan on the card, hosting events in a new part of the U.S. was not an immediate success when it came to attendance.

And there are countless others you’ll come across in this incredible "History of Professional Wrestling" series!

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About the Author

Graham Cawthon is an award-winning journalist, columnist and newspaper editor. He grew up in a military family and spent much of his childhood traveling, from West Germany to Anchorage, Ak. His research on the wrestling industry has been cited by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Fighting Spirit Magazine, and WWE publications. A graduate of Radford University, he lives in North Carolina with his wife, dog and cat. Follow him on Twitter at @GrahamCawthon or @TheHistoryofWWE.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6066 KB
  • Print Length: 806 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FN38EW0
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #741,683 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It is a huge book; a colossal tome! I was a little disappointed because I was expecting more qualitative information. It is a mammoth reference book (and still not obsolete even with nerd on the internet) Cawthon's attention to detail is to be admired but this is not a book to read, it is a book to consult! I will certainly look impressive on my bookshelve but I don't know how often I will consult it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great encyclopedia of professional wrestling 10 Mar. 2014
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Graham caw thorn you are a genius. This book covers all the house shows and tv takings from the early WWWF Years right up to hulkamania. If you are a wrestling fan this is a must read. It also covers story lines which is extremely interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good product 2 Mar. 2015
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Bought for a present for a family member and went down really well.
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An excellent book.
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