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 Posted: Fri Jun 7th, 2013 03:59 am
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Has there been any new wrestling books released lately? 

I read the Paul Vachon book not too long ago, and it was horrible. 






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How long ago was the Bob Holly book released? I've read some reviews and they've been pretty good.

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I got former long time WWF/E ref Jimmy Korderas' book "Three Count" the other day from the library. I think it was just released as I put a hold on it while it was still on order with them and was the first to sign it out. I haven't gotten past the forward (written by Edge) and the Introduction yet. I'll probably dive in this weekend. I'm thinking it will be a good read as he got his start with The Tunney's in Toronto in 1985 and was a WWF/E ref from 1987 to 2009. He was there for a lot of happenings so he must have a ton of great stories.

BTW the book is 232 pages in small print.

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carpetbeggar wrote: I got former long time WWF/E ref Jimmy Korderas' book "Three Count" the other day from the library. I think it was just released as I put a hold on it while it was still on order with them and was the first to sign it out. I haven't gotten past the forward (written by Edge) and the Introduction yet. I'll probably dive in this weekend. I'm thinking it will be a good read as he got his start with The Tunney's in Toronto in 1985 and was a WWF/E ref from 1987 to 2009. He was there for a lot of happenings so he must have a ton of great stories.

BTW the book is 232 pages in small print.


Korderas book is no a whole lot of info and all hunky-dory...

Holly's book is great.



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Why is Vachons book bad?



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I just picked up "Shooters: The Toughest Men in Professional Wrestling by Jonathan Snowden.  No sure how long it's been out but not more than a year I believe.  The book travels through history highlighting the really legit tough guys in the sport from William Muldoon up to Angle and Lesnar.

I've skimmed through several of the chapters and really have enjoyed the book.  I also bought Billy Robinson's "Physical Chess" at the same time but haven't had a chance to look at it yet



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may check that one out
Vachons books , need to remember source , cant grade all books against same barometer, if its an area or guy you know you may like it 

last good one i read was Hornbakers Legends  awesome book , like an encyclopedia format, when is Oliver's next one coming , those ones are continual fun , the PWHF ones



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carlton st wrote: may check that one out
Vachons books , need to remember source , cant grade all books against same barometer, if its an area or guy you know you may like it 

last good one i read was Hornbakers Legends  awesome book , like an encyclopedia format, when is Oliver's next one coming , those ones are continual fun , the PWHF ones

I think Greg's next book is Hockey's Tough guys.  Forget exactly what he said he was going to call it.  May have been Hockey Goons, Policemen or bullies, but you get the idea.  I'm looking forward to that one too 



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indikator wrote: Why is Vachons book bad?

Everything was mostly kayfabed.   The book centered on the first part of his career and then ended abruptly.   Not a lot of substance to the book concerning wrestling.  Alot of his family and relationship issues.

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Cornette Fan wrote:
How long ago was the Bob Holly book released? I've read some reviews and they've been pretty good.

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There is intrest in this????? WOW!



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Papa Voo wrote:
indikator wrote: Why is Vachons book bad?

Everything was mostly kayfabed.   The book centered on the first part of his career and then ended abruptly.   Not a lot of substance to the book concerning wrestling.  Alot of his family and relationship issues.


When does it end approximately? Actually I'd be far more interested in his early exploits in India and other non-AWA territories than the usual Verne stories and the obligatory chapter at the end how Vince has revolutionized wrestling.



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Yeah, my next two books are both hockey --

Don't Call Me Goon, with Richard Kamchen, Fall 2013, and then the following year, The Goaltenders' Union, with Richard Kamchen.

The fact is that I've been a little bored with wrestling and needed a challenge. And, more importantly, I need to make some money -- I can't say that I've made much through the wrestling books.

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carlton st wrote:

last good one i read was Hornbakers Legends  awesome book , like an encyclopedia format, when is Oliver's next one coming , those ones are continual fun , the PWHF ones


I didn't care for this one at all. The bios were poorly written and seemed rushed. Thankfully I got this one from the library and didn't pay for it.

One of the more recent releases that I read would be the book on wrestling in Montreal " Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs". Really good. Might not be everybody's cup of tea though. Depends on what you are into as it is a history of wrestling in that promotion.



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