- Paperback: 241 pages
- Publisher: When Wrestling Was Rasslin' Books (2012)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A13SC38
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,548,011 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Peter Birkholz
Published by When Wrestling Was Rasslin' Books
Released November 6, 2012
241 Pages, paperback
Through-out the territory days of wrestling Houston was a continuous hotbed of action performed by some of the most successful and well known wrestlers of the times. Originally promoted by the Sigel family it would go on to be promoted and booked by the well respected and known Paul Boesch, eventually bringing his nephew, the author of this book, Paul Birkholz into the business to help run the territory. Paul Birkoholz maintained took upon himself many various roles through-out the territory from the time he was a young lad right up until his mid-thirties for Houston wrestling and for Jim Crockett Jr.
When Wrestling Was Rasslin' is a rare and unique perspective from the inside at one of the most famous and successful territories within the National Wrestling Alliance. Peter Birkholz's son starts the book off with a touching forward leading into Peter explaining that much of the book is made up from memory and stories passed down to himself through family and the many wrestlers he has been able to spend time around, he also questions that whether wrestling folklore and fact can be separated and if it should be or not? Then let the ride begin, we flow through the book starting with the historical begins of modern pro-wrestling at the turn of the 20th century with the starting of the Sigel's and stay on the wave of history moving through the 1930's up to the 1960's.Read more ›
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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. Read morePublished on April 26, 2014 by Kevin Desrosiers
This is a tremendous journey of the rich history of Houston Wrestling and a must for any old school professional wrestling fan. Read morePublished on December 13, 2013 by Richard
it is good but I was hoping for more than just listings and such more of the behind the scenes would have been betterPublished on June 9, 2013 by Hammer