The Grapple Manual: Heroes and Villains from the Golden Age
Kendo Nagasaki, a masked wrestler for over 40 years, celebrates the hilarious and theatrical 'sport' of professional wrestling. Alongside the golden greats - Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks, Mick McManus and Hulk Hogan - this highly illustrated book profiles over 30 often ridiculously named, bizarrely dressed wrestlers from Britain and America. This is the cue for truly fascinating, anecdote-packed biographies - remember, these are not normal people - and hilarious imagery: think horrendous haircuts, over-the-top outfits, ludicrous stage personas and 30-stone men in leotards. Making this a truly unique book, there's the opportunity for the reader to learn, through step-by-step instructions, the wrestlers' flamboyant fighting moves- clothes lines, body splashes, pile drivers and flying head butts (don't worry, all will be explained) - thus proving that anyone can put the showmanship back into self-defence.
by : Kendo Nagasaki,