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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 7 October 2005
This is a great book! Even if you're not a fan there's still plenty to enjoy here. The photos and artwork are as good inside as they are on the (brilliant) cover, and the text manages to be witty without mocking the characters that made wrestling so popular. This book is an ideal birthday or Christmas present, and I'll certainly be handing out a few copies in the near future. Fantastic stuff!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 27 September 2005
Sorry, couldn't resist the alliteration!
A friend bought me this for my birthday and it has become a cult coffee table read. It features wrestlers both past and present, some you'll remember (Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks, etc), others you just wanted to be. My personal favourite is the debonair 'nature boy' Ric Flair who is apparently still in the ring today. Kinda reminds me of Robert Kilroy-Silk but probably harder. Anyway, a great read and a great present.
Well I'm off to buy myself a star spangled indigo dressing gown in the style of 'nature boy' himself...
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on 4 February 2015
Short bios of the grappling greats, with extra bits about specific moves. I daren't mark it down or I might get on the wrong end of a Kamikaze Roll. Wrestlers from UK and the USA are featured. A bit of fun for the coffee table, or smallest room.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 30 September 2005
Wrestling is one of my passions and this book is great in providing background on the fighters, details of immense past match-ups and facts on what our past heroes are up to now.
I was brought up on a diet of big daddy versus giant haystacks in my youth, followed by the glamour of the WWF hulk hogan versus the ultimate warrior battles. All my grappling memories came flooding back and I even wanted to try out the big daddy splash on my mates.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 September 2005
Wrestling is one of my passions and this book is great in providing background on the fighters, details of immense past match-ups and facts on what our past heroes are up to now.
I was brought up on a diet of big daddy versus giant haystacks in my youth, followed by the glamour of the WWF hulk hogan versus the ultimate warrior battles. All my grappling memories came flooding back and I even wanted to try out the big daddy splash on my mates.
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on 11 April 2015
excellent
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 November 2014
Rubbish, but very little ever written about pro wrestling so very useful
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0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Kendo Saginaka's grapple manual is not only a history and guide to wrestling and its techniques, it is also an opportunity for Kendo to put across some of the mythology and philosophy of his take on wrestling and generally rolling about with other men of a similar outlook.

The philosophy of his style of wrestling is based on a lot of fakes and falsehoods, a common approach to opponents in the ring. In this regard, Kendo comes into his own, his ability to punish others in the ring is testament to his history as one of the big players in toy fighting.

In the book there are photos of him with his 'chicken', Larry, a wrestling term for a gimp like assistant who the wrestler can practice moves on when not in a match. These two have been inseperable since Kendo's marriage to Yvette, an elderly spinster, where Larry was his best man. These tales, peppered between the moves and photos add a new depth to the faceless character that few people have seen in this light. Whether they have any basis in truth is another matter as wrestling is part theatre, part legend.

His wrestling may be on the back burner now, but he regularly makes comebacks, especially with Larry during practice ringouts at his seaside retreat. His many interests outside wrestling are touched on in anecdotes within the book, such as his charitable work with horses and handicapped children. Known for his strange gaze, that follow you, he is a well respected hypnotist, though he has not yet been able to penetrate the magic circle.

With his recent spats in the news, probably stooged to garner publicity, it still shows that even though he is like an elderly Elton John, he still has it where it counts. Go Kendo!
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