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From legendary wrestling announcer Jim Ross comes a candid, colorful memoir about the inner workings of the WWE and the personal crises he weathered at the height of his career. Jim Ross has been the beloved voice of the WWE--and now All-Elite Wrestling--for decades, but there is so much more ...
Under the Black Hat: My Life in the Wwe and Beyond
From legendary wrestling announcer Jim Ross comes a candid, colorful memoir about the inner workings of the WWE and the personal crises he weathered at the height of his career. Jim Ross has been the beloved voice of the WWE--and now All-Elite Wrestling--for decades, but there is so much more to the man than fans know. In this follow-up to his 2017 memoir Slobberknocker, Ross shares the story of professional wrestling's rise from a quirky sideshow to a multi-billion-dollar industry in the 1990s and 2000s. Under the Black Hat is packed with stories from the height of WWE madness, including Ross's nurturing of global talents like Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and John Cena. It traces the fracture of Ross's relationship with Vince McMahon, his triumphant return to Wrestlemania 32, and the heartbreaking challenges he suffered behind the scenes, include multiple debilitating bouts of facial paralysis and the sudden, tragic death of his wife, Jan. For all its larger-than-life characters, Ross's story is endearingly human in scale, turning a gruff but gentle eye to themes of professional ennui, ageism, disability, and grief. Told with heart, humor, and unfailing honesty, Under the Black Hat is a gift, not only for his many lifelong fans, but for the new ones he's sure to find.
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28.340000 USD

Under the Black Hat: My Life in the Wwe and Beyond

by Jim Ross
Hardback
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Professional wrestling is one of the most popular performance practices in the United States and around the world, drawing millions of spectators to live events and televised broadcasts. The displays of violence, simulated and actual, may be the obvious appeal, but that is just the beginning. Fans debate performance choices ...
Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle
Professional wrestling is one of the most popular performance practices in the United States and around the world, drawing millions of spectators to live events and televised broadcasts. The displays of violence, simulated and actual, may be the obvious appeal, but that is just the beginning. Fans debate performance choices with as much energy as they argue about their favorite wrestlers. The ongoing scenarios and presentations of manly and not-so-manly characters-from the flamboyantly feminine to the hypermasculine-simultaneously celebrate and critique, parody and affirm the American dream and the masculine ideal. Sharon Mazer looks at the world of professional wrestling from a fan's-eye-view high in the stands and from ringside in the wrestlers' gym. She investigates how performances are constructed and sold to spectators, both on a local level and in the big leagues of the WWF/E. She shares a close-up view of a group of wrestlers as they work out, get their faces pushed to the mat as part of their initiation into the fraternity of the ring, and dream of stardom. In later chapters, Mazer explores professional wrestling's carnivalesque presentation of masculinities ranging from the cute to the brute, as well as the way in which the performances of women wrestlers often enter into the realm of pornographic. Finally, she explores the question of the real and the fake as the fans themselves confront it. First published in 1998, this new edition of Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle both preserves the original's snapshot of the wrestling scene of the 1980s and 1990s and features an up-to-date perspective on the current state of play.
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103.950000 USD

Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle

by Sharon Mazer
Hardback
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Wwe Kicking Down Doors: Female Superstars Are Ruling the Ring and Changing the Game!
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20.990000 USD

Wwe Kicking Down Doors: Female Superstars Are Ruling the Ring and Changing the Game!

by L. J. Tracosas
Hardback
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Wwe Beyond Extreme
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13.640000 USD

Wwe Beyond Extreme

by Dean Miller
Paperback / softback
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You may have cheered for New Jack. You may have booed him out of the building. You may have even feared him at times. But until now, you've never really known The Most Dangerous Man in Wrestling. For the first time, the man born Jerome Young opens up about how ...
New Jack: Memoir of a Pro Wrestling Extremist
You may have cheered for New Jack. You may have booed him out of the building. You may have even feared him at times. But until now, you've never really known The Most Dangerous Man in Wrestling. For the first time, the man born Jerome Young opens up about how he became one of the stars who enabled Extreme Championship Wrestling to make a permanent mark on the professional landscape. His crazed dives off balconies and scaffolds; his bloody, weapon-filled mat wars that trampled the line between reality and entertainment-this memoir reveals the perspective of the man at the center of them all and includes new disclosures about the infamous incidents with Mass Transit, Gypsy Joe, and the stabbing of a fellow wrestler in Florida. Beyond the gimmicks that united white supremacists and the NAACP against him and his fellow performers, New Jack candidly discusses the violence in his youth that nearly led him to a career in crime, his past as a bounty hunter, a near-fatal drug addiction, the last months of ECW, and his place in wrestling history.
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31.450000 USD

New Jack: Memoir of a Pro Wrestling Extremist

by Jason Norman
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Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage examines professional wrestling as a century-old, theatrical form that spans from its local places of performance to circulate as a popular, global product. Professional wrestling has all the trappings of sport, but is, at its core, a theatrical event. This book acknowledges that professional ...
Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage
Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage examines professional wrestling as a century-old, theatrical form that spans from its local places of performance to circulate as a popular, global product. Professional wrestling has all the trappings of sport, but is, at its core, a theatrical event. This book acknowledges that professional wrestling shares many theatrical elements such as plot, character, scenic design, props, and spectacle. By assessing professional wrestling as a neglected but prototypical case study in the global business of theatre, Laine argues that it is an exemplary form of globalizing, commercial theatre. He asks what theatre scholars might learn from pro wrestling and how pro wrestling might contribute to conversations beyond the ring, by considering the laboring bodies of the wrestlers, and analyzing wrestling's form and content. Of interest to scholars and students of theatre and performance, cultural studies, and sports studies, Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage delimits the edges of wrestling's theatrical frame, critiques established understandings of corporate theatre, and offers key wrestling concepts as models for future study in other fields.
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213.86 USD

Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage

by Eero Laine
Hardback
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The millions of fans who watch World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) programs each year are well aware of their role in building the narrative of the sport. #WWE: Professional Wrestling in the Digital Age explores the intersections between media, technology, and fandom in WWE's contemporary programming and business practices. In the ...
#Wwe: Professional Wrestling in the Digital Age
The millions of fans who watch World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) programs each year are well aware of their role in building the narrative of the sport. #WWE: Professional Wrestling in the Digital Age explores the intersections between media, technology, and fandom in WWE's contemporary programming and business practices. In the Reality Era of WWE (2011 to the present), wrestling narratives have increasingly drawn on real-life personalities and events that stretch beyond the story-world created and maintained by WWE. At the same time, the internet and fandom have a greater influence on the company than ever before. By examining various sites of struggle and negotiation between WWE executives and in-ring performers, between the product and its fans, and between the company and the rest of the wrestling industry, the contributors to this volume highlight the role of various media platforms in shaping and disseminating WWE narratives. Treating the company and its product not merely as sports entertainment, but also as a brand, an employer, a company, a content producer, and an object of fandom, #WWE conceptualizes the evolution of professional wrestling's most successful company in the digital era.
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29.400000 USD

#Wwe: Professional Wrestling in the Digital Age

Paperback / softback
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The millions of fans who watch World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) programs each year are well aware of their role in building the narrative of the sport. #WWE: Professional Wrestling in the Digital Age explores the intersections between media, technology, and fandom in WWE's contemporary programming and business practices. In the ...
#Wwe: Professional Wrestling in the Digital Age
The millions of fans who watch World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) programs each year are well aware of their role in building the narrative of the sport. #WWE: Professional Wrestling in the Digital Age explores the intersections between media, technology, and fandom in WWE's contemporary programming and business practices. In the Reality Era of WWE (2011 to the present), wrestling narratives have increasingly drawn on real-life personalities and events that stretch beyond the story-world created and maintained by WWE. At the same time, the internet and fandom have a greater influence on the company than ever before. By examining various sites of struggle and negotiation between WWE executives and in-ring performers, between the product and its fans, and between the company and the rest of the wrestling industry, the contributors to this volume highlight the role of various media platforms in shaping and disseminating WWE narratives. Treating the company and its product not merely as sports entertainment, but also as a brand, an employer, a company, a content producer, and an object of fandom, #WWE conceptualizes the evolution of professional wrestling's most successful company in the digital era.
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78.750000 USD

#Wwe: Professional Wrestling in the Digital Age

Hardback
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The Sambo Encyclopedia: Comprehensive Throws, Holds, and Submission Techniques for All Grappling Styles
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36.700000 USD

The Sambo Encyclopedia: Comprehensive Throws, Holds, and Submission Techniques for All Grappling Styles

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A truestory style anthology, these insider tales will show the lengths that wrestlers went to uphold kayfabe (the old carny term for the presentation of legitimate conflict) as well as the noteworthy cultural, racial, and economic effect these events and characters had on society. This is the graphic novel that ...
Jim Cornette Presents: Behind the Curtain - Real Pro Wrestling Stories
A truestory style anthology, these insider tales will show the lengths that wrestlers went to uphold kayfabe (the old carny term for the presentation of legitimate conflict) as well as the noteworthy cultural, racial, and economic effect these events and characters had on society. This is the graphic novel that old school wrestling fans have been waiting their entire lives for: a noholdsbarred graphic representation of the moments that wrestling insiders couldn't talk about for years. Featuring appearances by Ric Flair, Jerry Lawler, Andy Kaufman, Sputnik Monroe, The Sheik, Junkyard Dog, the Fabulous Freebirds, the Midnight Express, Bret Hart, and Shawn Michaels. Behind the Curtain Real Pro Wrestling Stories present three chapters of tales, personally curated by Cornette and adapted by Brandon Easton (M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and Denis Medri (Red Hood/Arsenal), the awardwinning team behind Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven.
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15.740000 USD

Jim Cornette Presents: Behind the Curtain - Real Pro Wrestling Stories

by Brandon Easton, Jim Cornette
Paperback / softback
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You Are An Awesome Wrestler Keep That Shit Up: Funny Wrestling Journal / Wrestle Notebook / Diary / Unique Gift For Wrestler ( 6 x 9 - 120 Blank Lined Pages )
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7.300000 USD

You Are An Awesome Wrestler Keep That Shit Up: Funny Wrestling Journal / Wrestle Notebook / Diary / Unique Gift For Wrestler ( 6 x 9 - 120 Blank Lined Pages )

by Publishing By Tay
Paperback / softback
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Black Stars of Professional Wrestling (3rd Edition)
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16.750000 USD

Black Stars of Professional Wrestling (3rd Edition)

by Julian Shabazz
Paperback / softback
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Soulman: The Rocky Johnson Story
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30.400000 USD

Soulman: The Rocky Johnson Story

by Rocky Johnson
Hardback
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Life Is Short & So Am I
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35.31 USD

Life Is Short & So Am I

by Dylan Postl
Hardback
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Wrestlers Have Them Others Play With Them: Balls Funny Quote - Ruled Notebook: 6x9 Lined Journal, Sports Fan Blank Book
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7.340000 USD

Wrestlers Have Them Others Play With Them: Balls Funny Quote - Ruled Notebook: 6x9 Lined Journal, Sports Fan Blank Book

by Fiesta Notebooks
Paperback / softback
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Juji gatame is the pinnacle of armlocks. It remains the most consistently used joint lock in many grappling sports including judo, sambo, jujitsu, submission grappling, BJJ, and MMA. Athletes and coaches around the world use and respect this game-ending armlock. This comprehensive manual organizes juji gatame into four primary application ...
The Juji Gatame Encyclopedia: Comprehensive Applications of the Cross-Body Armlock for All Grappling Styles
Juji gatame is the pinnacle of armlocks. It remains the most consistently used joint lock in many grappling sports including judo, sambo, jujitsu, submission grappling, BJJ, and MMA. Athletes and coaches around the world use and respect this game-ending armlock. This comprehensive manual organizes juji gatame into four primary application types allowing for logical and easy learning. They areSpinning juji gatameBack roll juji gatameHead roll juji gatameHip roll juji gatame Juji gatame was not widely popular until the 1960s, when the sambo grapplers of the former Soviet Union began their innovations with Japanese armlocks and groundfighting. With great success, they took their opponents to the mat, submitting them with never-before-seen applications of juji gatame techniques. Steve Scott carefully breaks down the basics, analyzes the structure, and offers hundreds of variations so you can successfully win with juji gatame, even under stress. This book featuresA logical and systematic teaching method--for easy learningA functional perspective showing hundreds of variations--your optionsJuji gatame unbiased--inviting all grappling stylesThousands of photographs--in action
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36.700000 USD

The Juji Gatame Encyclopedia: Comprehensive Applications of the Cross-Body Armlock for All Grappling Styles

by Steve Scott
Paperback / softback
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A Day Without Wrestling Probably Wouldn't Kill Me ... But Why Risk It?: Wrestling Gifts For Boys & Men - 120 Page Lined Journal or Notebook
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7.340000 USD

A Day Without Wrestling Probably Wouldn't Kill Me ... But Why Risk It?: Wrestling Gifts For Boys & Men - 120 Page Lined Journal or Notebook

by Burywoods Journals
Paperback / softback
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Wrestling Rules for Life: Wrestling Is More Than a Sport, It's a Lifestyle
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30.440000 USD

Wrestling Rules for Life: Wrestling Is More Than a Sport, It's a Lifestyle

by Johna Passaro
Paperback / softback
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Wrestling Fan Girl Journal Notebook: Blank Undated Personal Diary Memo Planner For Women Girls; Funny Humor Gag Novelty Gift For Wrestler Fangirl; Reflection Productivity Self-Help Book
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7.660000 USD

Wrestling Fan Girl Journal Notebook: Blank Undated Personal Diary Memo Planner For Women Girls; Funny Humor Gag Novelty Gift For Wrestler Fangirl; Reflection Productivity Self-Help Book

by Dazenmonk Designs
Paperback / softback
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Vortex Control Self Defense: Hand to Hand Street Fighting Tactics
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9.440000 USD

Vortex Control Self Defense: Hand to Hand Street Fighting Tactics

by Sam Fury
Paperback / softback
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Eat Sleep Wrestle Repeat: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!
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7.340000 USD

Eat Sleep Wrestle Repeat: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!

by Kreature Sport Look
Paperback / softback
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My Heart is on that Mat: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!
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7.340000 USD

My Heart is on that Mat: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!

by Kreature Sport Look
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I'm The Guy Your Coach Warned You About: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!
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7.340000 USD

I'm The Guy Your Coach Warned You About: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!

by Kreature Sport Look
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Meet Defeat Repeat: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!
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7.340000 USD

Meet Defeat Repeat: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!

by Kreature Sport Look
Paperback / softback
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Wrestling Because Other Sports Only Require One Ball: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!
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7.340000 USD

Wrestling Because Other Sports Only Require One Ball: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!

by Kreature Sport Look
Paperback / softback
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Wrestle Like a Beast: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!
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7.340000 USD

Wrestle Like a Beast: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!

by Kreature Sport Look
Paperback / softback
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Eat Sleep Wrestle Repeat: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!
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7.340000 USD

Eat Sleep Wrestle Repeat: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!

by Kreature Sport Look
Paperback / softback
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Know Wrestling: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!
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7.340000 USD

Know Wrestling: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!

by Kreature Sport Look
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My Favorite Wrestler Calls Me Mom: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!
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7.340000 USD

My Favorite Wrestler Calls Me Mom: Wrestling Journal for writing notes, ideas, and keeping records for Men, Women, or Kids!

by Kreature Sport Look
Paperback / softback
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