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Product Details

  • Paperback: 241 pages
  • Publisher: When Wrestling Was Rasslin' Books; 1ST edition (2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A13SC38
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #441,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Great stories throughout the book.
Kevin Desrosiers
Houston Wrestling was one of the most successful promotions in the United States, and this book is an excellent story on its success!
Richard
I recommend it to all who enjoy stories about the world of professional sports and entertainment.
Victor E. Sower

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Victor E. Sower on November 4, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Whether you are a wrestling (or rasslin) fan or not, this is a great story. Readers who were around during the glory days of wrestling will recognize some familiar names. Younger fans will enjoy reading about the pioneers upon whose broad shoulders modern professional wrestling was built. The book, written by an insider, provides insight into what made professional wrestling and Houston Wrestling in particular so entertaining in its glory days. The book tells inside stories which have not been previously published. I recommend it to all who enjoy stories about the world of professional sports and entertainment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bernard Spilka on January 9, 2013
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I enjoyed the book immensely. It was well and enthusiastically written, extremely comprehensive but I wish it had an index. Professional wrestling became both understandable and realistic. Instead of figures that seemed ;mythical and false, one read about gnuine people with egos and emotions. There was a natural and authentic quality that made it very difficult for me to put the book down. If it were possible, I would have tried to read it in one sitting. I hope the author will offer additional insights in future work. .
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By Musicfan on May 30, 2014
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If you wanna hear about the History of Houston Wrestling go no further!! I would love to hear from this author he's awesome. I was in Wrestling myself for the last 32 years at all levels. Check Facebook at" The Bruiser Costa" and you'll see why I enjoyed this so much!! Buy it!!
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By Kevin Desrosiers on April 26, 2014
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An enjoyable read throughout. This was a very personal story to share and I am glad Peter did. I have read many wrestling books and this is truly one of the best. With most books by promoters whose organizations ended during the 80's (as well as wrestlers who would/wouldn't go on to the WWF) with Vince's new direction to buck the territorial boundaries, I was expecting bitterness, but didn't hear that all. Rather someone who appreciates the entire time he was in the wrestling industry. Great stories throughout the book. I loved reading about Whiskers Savage!

Reading this you can tell the author was able to be very involved with Houston wrestling and his dream for such a long time that it would be impossible not to miss the sounds, scents, and atmosphere as described in this book. The author does a tremendous job placing the reader right there with him. Highly recommended
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