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Catch Wrestling, Round Two: More Wild and Wooly Tales From the Early Days of Pro Wrestling Paperback – January 1, 2010


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  • Paperback: 426 pages
  • Publisher: Paladin Press (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581607202
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581607208
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,700,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mark Hewitt is a lifelong history buff with a great interest in old-time wrestling and boxing. Among his ongoing projects are studying the carnival athletic shows and detailing the matches of the legendary Helio Gracie in Brazil vs. pro wrestlers Fred Ebert, Wladek Zbyszko and Taro Miyake.

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By thereader on December 8, 2011
Format: Paperback
A worth while addition to the library of wrestling history. In his second book the author takes us further into the arcane subject of wrestling for profit. A previous reviewer decrys the lack of photographs of these events of a hundred years or more. A sad fact is the only available photographic history covers a small number of the top nationally recognized wrestlers and the local and regional participants reside in small town newspaper archives if at all.
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Format: Kindle Edition
A must read1!! Any true fan of mixed martial arts will love to discover the true history of the sport. Mr. Hewitt's attention to detail was amazing, you can immediately tell he knows what he's talking about. The passion he has to track down old wrestlers and witnesses to write a book for little glory and profit shows his enthusiasm.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hector Rico on September 25, 2010
Format: Paperback
As usual Paladin Press does a sales pitch, they talk a fish out of water. They just know how to sell stuff, even if it isn't what it promised. I mean they reprint 100 year old wrestling books. It would be a decent thing for them to at least release a DVD with these black and white pro wrestling matches in them. That would help these books out. At one point or another I came across their other ones. That's what sucks, they tell you it was "match of the century" and then they just tell you about it. Without ever seeing it. Paladin Press should buy the rights to these matches and sell a DVD with them. I know there's commercial videos out there. Those "budget" DVDs, with matches with Lou Thesz on them. Hell over at the [...] Their "classics on demand" section. They got some of Lou Thesz matches on there.

THE ONLY STUFF THAT SUCKS ABOUT THIS BOOK
1) A lot like the first Catch Wrestling book. It's like reading a sports section of the news page in a newspaper. That's what it feels like. At least this man knows what he's talking about. When he goes into detail about the "gory stuff".
2) The real downside to any of these 2 books. Well, they don't show you pictures of the large capacity crowds. They don't show pictures, or go too into detail about where these wrestling matches took place. It could be a carnival, or a opera/music hall. They should include pictures of that.
3) I heard back in this generation of Catch Wrestling. That one of the main rules was. The match usually took place in the CENTER of the ring. That the matches would just be like an hour long of staying in "the clinch".

All in all, good read.
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