Shooters: The Toughest Men in Professional Wrestling (Paperback)

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The secret history of the real fighters in pro wrestling Shooters recounts the stories of athletes like Brock Lesnar and Gene LeBell, men who have lived their lives on the border between "works" and "shoots," between the routines of the professional wrestling circuit and the legitimate confrontations that made their reputations. From catch wrestling masters Strangler Lewis and Billy Robinson to pro-wrestling icons like Frank Gotch and Lou Thesz, from Olympic heroes Danny Hodge and Kurt Angle to the Japanese wrestler who trained the famous Gracie family and gave birth to the global phenomenon of MMA, Shooters takes you from the shadowy carnival tent and the dingy training hall to the bright lights of the squared circle and the Las Vegas glitz of the Octagon. This volume takes fans of pro wrestling and MMA from Billy Riley's legendary Wigan Snake Pit to the rigorous UWF Dojo in Tokyo, and draws on meticulous research and original interviews with today's tough guys.

About the Author

Jonathan Snowden is the author of the bestselling Total MMA (2008) and co-author of The MMA Encyclopedia (2010). He is a national lead writer for Bleacher Report and is a former radio DJ and television producer. He currently works for the Department of Defense.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781770410404
ISBN-10: 1770410406
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2012
Pages: 320
Language: English