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Slammin' : wrestling's greatest heroes and villians
Hofstede, David.
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Publication Information:
Toronto : ECW Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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The wacky world of professional wrestling is very, very popular. World Championship Wrestling's MONDAY NITRO is the most watched programme on basic cable, and there are currently 13 other action-packed hours. There are over a dozen monthly magazines devoted to wrestling, hundreds of wrestling web pages, but very few books. SLAMMIN' captures the fun, the spectacle, and the excitement of the sport, while also containing accurate and comprehensive information about its stars - both past and present. This is the first comprehensive book. Includes over 100 photos.

Author Notes

David Hofstede lives in Las Vegas and has written nine other books, including Time Out Guide Las Vegas , The Dukes of Hazzard Companion , and Hollywood Heroes from King Arthur to Zorro .

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
A Glossary of Wrestling Terms and Federationsp. xi
The First Five Thousand Years: From the Old Testament to the New World Orderp. 3
Stone Cold Steve Austinp. 15
Chris Benoitp. 22
Ric Flairp. 26
Mick Foleyp. 38
The Giantp. 43
Bill Goldbergp. 47
Scott Hallp. 51
Bret Hartp. 55
Owen Hartp. 63
Hunter Hearst Helmsleyp. 67
Curt Hennigp. 71
Hulk Hoganp. 76
Chris Jerichop. 85
The Legion of Doomp. 89
Lex Lugerp. 97
Dean Malenkop. 103
Shawn Michaelsp. 106
Rey Misterio Jr.p. 114
Kevin Nashp. 118
The New Age Outlawsp. 123
Diamond Dallas Pagep. 129
Rowdy Roddy Piperp. 134
The Rockp. 141
Randy Savagep. 144
Ken Shamrockp. 151
Stingp. 155
The Ultimate Warriorp. 162
The Undertakerp. 167
Vaderp. 173
Sean Waltmanp. 178
The 10 Best Wrestling Matches of All Timep. 183
The Top 10 Wrestling Events (By Attendance)p. 194
The Top 10 Wrestling Events in the United States (By Attendance)p. 198
The 10 Most Embarrassing Wrestling Matches/Gimmicksp. 200
The Women of Wrestlingp. 204
Wrestling in Japan and Mexicop. 212
Title Historiesp. 219
Two-Sport Starsp. 245
Bibliographyp. 250