- Taschenbuch: 144 Seiten
- Verlag: ECW Press (1. Juni 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1770410627
- ISBN-13: 978-1770410626
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,2 x 1,3 x 20,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: Schreiben Sie die erste Bewertung
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 449.530 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Physical Chess: My Life in Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. Juni 2012
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"[A]n opportunity to learn about a legend not only in professional wrestling internationally but in mixed martial arts as well . . . I would recommend this book to anyone who was interested in learning about the early days of Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling." --onlineworldofwrestling.com
"In this book Billy Robinson takes the opportunity to set the record straight on a number of subjects, but it is much more than that. It is an opportunity to learn about a legend not only in professional wrestling internationally but in mixed martial arts as well. . . . I would recommend this book to anyone who was interested in learning about the early days of Catch-As-Catch-Can." --www.OnlineWorldOfWrestling.com
"Along the way we hear great stories about some of the legendary wrestling cities and stars like Karl Gotch. At 141 pages it's a great quick read with great stories for anyone that is a fan of catch-as-catch-can (today MMA) and pro wrestling." --www.RedCarpetCrash.com
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Catch wrestling hasn't been very careful with its heritage. These great legitimate wrestlers were about to be lost to history. I'm glad that Robinson and Shannon grabbed them in a front facelock and dragged them into the limelight.
Compared to real wrestling everything else is a pussy sport.
This little book is filled with his observations of such famous stars of the last century as Lou Thesz, Vern Gagne, Dick Hutton, Karl Gotch, Rikidozan, Giant Baba, and Dan Hodge. He also provides stories on many of the lesser known, but no less remarkable wrestlers who toiled in obscurity.
He provides insight into an era when top promoters kept "policemen" on their payrolls to keep order in the ranks, and the line between "work," and "shoot," was sometimes blurred. My only quibble is that as is so often the case with wrestling autobiographies, this one covers a lot of ground without really providing much about it's subject. Perhaps that will come in another volume.