Best Wrestling Books
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1. WWE Encyclopedia of Sports Entertainment New Edition
Author: by DK
Delve into the world of WWE with the most expansive all-encompassing guide ever produced on sports entertainment! Get all the history, facts, and stats on the Superstars you love in the updated WWE Encyclopedia of Sports Entertainment. This bumper new edition packs more than 1,100 Superstars into more than 400 exciting pages, making it the perfect reference guide for the WWE universe.
This expansive guide features the most controversial, charismatic, and revered Superstars from all eras and sports entertainment brands, including the most popular Superstars such as Bret “Hit Man” Hart, John Cena, Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, and The Rock. This encyclopedia covers it all, from the unbelievable championship wins and thrilling bouts on SmackDown, RAW and NXT, to the Royal Rumble and the grand spectacle of WrestleMania.
With stunning visuals and in-depth commentary, the WWE Encyclopedia, 4th Edition brings together the entire WWE roster in one tremendous volume! Relive the history and excitement with this massive book dedicated to the thrilling world of WWE.TM & 2020 WWE. All Rights Reserved.
2. Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks
Author: by Mick Foley
Mick Foley is a nice man, a family man who loves amusement parks and eating ice cream in bed. So how to explain those Japanese death matches in rings with explosives, golden thumbtacks and barbed wire instead of rope? The second-degree burn tissue?
And the missing ear that was ripped off during a bout-in which he kept fighting? Here is an intimate glimpse into Mick Foley’s mind, his history, his work and what some might call his pathology. Now with a bonus chapter summarizing the past 15 months-from his experience as a bestselling author through his parting thoughts before his final match.
A tale of blood, sweat, tears and more blood-all in his own words-straight from the twisted genius behind Cactus Jack, Dude Love, and Mankind.
3. The 36 Deadly Bubishi Points: The Science and Technique of Pressure Point Fighting – Defend Yourself Against Pressure Point Attacks!
Author: by Rand Cardwell
Learn how to target the weaknesses of an attacker and effectively exploit them in order to defend yourself. The 36 Deadly Bubishi Points gives detailed explanations on how the pressure points of traditional Chinese medicine found in the Bubishi, the venerable “Bible of Karate,” are used in attacking an opponent and how to defend yourself against such attacks.
This book closely examines these vital points and the science behind them. While much has been written about the vital points and their medicinal importance, thanks to the popularity of practices such as acupuncture, martial research on the subject has been lacking.
Cardwell discusses the vital points from the perspective of an experienced martial artistincluding how the body’s vital points are related to the 8 extraordinary vessels and 12 meridians which circulate energy throughout the body. Through detailed step-by-step instructions and over 96 photographs and illustrations, The 36 Deadly Bubishi Points shows how this knowledge can be employed in self-defense.
4. Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do: Jeet Kune Do Training and Fighting Strategies (Self-Defense)
Author: by Sam Fury
Survival Fitness Plan
Teach Yourself Jeet Kune Do! Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do is more than a bunch of martial arts techniques. It is a usable Jeet Kune Do training manual covering all aspects of Bruce Lee’s fighting method. Unlike other martial arts, Bruce Lee developed Jeet Kune Do to be a practical form of self-defense.
Use these techniques and strategies to beat your opponent as quickly as possible. Discover one of the most street-effective martial arts ever invented, because this is Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do.Get it now. Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do IncludesOffensive and defensive Jeet Kune Do techniques.
Learn a martial art made for street fighting. Train in the way of the intercepting fist. Learn Jeet Kune Do foundations and fighting strategy. Increase personal fitness. Become lightning fast. Increase power in all your strikes. Easy to follow descriptions with clear pictures.
Progressive lessons so you can learn at your own pace. Develop the ability to instinctively escape/react to any situation…. And much moreTrain in the Way of the Intercepting FistThe fundamental lead straight punch and all the important lessons that go with it.
5. A Chosen Destiny: My Story
Author: by Drew McIntyre
In this thrilling, no-holds-barred memoir, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre tells the incredible roller-coaster story of his life, from a small village in Ayrshire, Scotland, to the bright lights of WWE. From a young age, Drew McIntyre dreamed of becoming WWE Champion and following in the footsteps of his heroes Stone Cold Steve Austin and Undertaker.
With his parents’ support, he trained and paid his dues, proving himself to tiny crowds in the UK’s Butlin circuit. At age twenty-two, McIntyre made his WWE debut and was touted by none other than WWE Chairman Vince McMahon as The Chosen One who would lead WWE into the future.
With his destiny in the palm of his hands, Drew watched it all slip through his fingers. Through a series of ill-advised choices and family tragedy, Drew’s life and career spiraled. As a surefire champ, he struggled under the pressure of expectations and was fired from the company.
But the WWE Universe had not seen the last of this promising athlete. Facing a crossroads, the powerful Scotsman set a course to show the world the real Drew McIntyre. Buoyed by the support of his wife Kaitlyn, and the memory of his beloved mother, Drew embarked on a mission to recharge, reinvent, and revitalize himself to fulfill his destiny.
6. Way of the Blade: 100 of the Greatest Bloody Matches in Wrestling History
Author: by Phil Schneider
There’s something about blood that can take a routine professional wrestling match and turn it into a work of art. Blood spilled, pooling on the mat or painting blonde hair red, immediately raises the stakes of any match. In the business, they used to believe red turned into greenwhen the blade emerged from its hiding place to scrap the forehead, box office receipts grew right alongside the scar tissue.
It’s visceral and inarguably real, a physical repudiation of the age-old heckling every fan has heard a million times”it’s all fake, isn’t it?”In Way of the Blade, Segunda Caida’s Phil Schneider, a leading wrestling critic and internet wrestling pioneer with the Death Valley Driver Video Review, looks at 100 of the best, bloodiest matches in the sport’s history.
Starting in the 1950s and spanning the decades and continents, Schneider tells the story of a very weird sport. You’ll meet wrestling chickens, Nazi doctors of philosophy and Japanese death match specialists. You’ll relive classics everyone knows and discover some hidden gems previously witnessed by a mere handful of fans lucky enough to have been in the building the night the carnage went down.
7. Under the Black Hat: My Life in the WWE and Beyond
Author: by Jim Ross
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. If you’ve caught a televised wrestling match anytime in the past THIRTY years, you’ve probably heard Jim Ross’s throaty Oklahoma twang.
The beloved longtime announcer of WWE is already an icon to generations of wrestling fans, and he’s not slowing down, having just signed on as the announcer of the starry new wrestling venture All Elite Wrestling. In this follow-up to his bestselling memoir Slobberknocker, he dishes about not only his long career, which includes nurturing global stars like Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and John Cena, but also about the challenges of aging and disability, his split from collaborator Vince McMahon, and the sudden death of his beloved wife, Jan.
The result is a gruff, endearing, and remarkably human-scale portrait, set against the larger-than-life backdrop of professional wrestling. Ross’s ascent in WWE mirrors the rise of professional wrestling itself from a DIY sideshow to a billion-dollar business. Under the Black Hat traces all the highs and lows of that wild ride, in which Jim served not only as on-air commentator, but talent manager, payroll master, and even occasional in-ring foil to threats like Paul Triple H Levesque and Undertaker.
8. Fig Heel's Ultimate Wrestling Figure Checklist: 2021 Edition
Author: by Fig Heel
The world of wrestling action figure collecting is at an all time high with THOUSANDS of products being produced yearly. Keeping track of what you have, need and even what exists is a job all on its own. Popular collector, YouTuber and social media influencer Fig Heel is taking the work out of it for you with The ULTIMATE Wrestling Figure Checklist!
This 500+ page publication features the most extensive checklist available and catalogs nearly every popular wrestling promotion’s licensed toy products including WWE, WWF, AEW, WCW, ECW, TNA/Impact Wrestling, ROH, NJPW, CMLL, AAA, AWA, AJPW, BJW, CZW, NOAH, & MORE! Whether you are a loose or MOC collector, the checklist features hundreds of photos and allows you to enter the value for each figure or simply check it off your list.
The checklist is current and up-to-date with upcoming releases, but also a complete guide to legendary lines such as WWF LJN, WWF Hasbro, WWE Jakks, WCW Toy Biz & TNA Marvel! With The ever growing popularity of current toy lines such as Mattel’s WWE Elite Collection and Jazwares’ AEW Unrivaled Collection, keeping inventory of your collection has become a tall task and time consuming.
9. WWE 35 Years of Wrestlemania
Author: by Brian Shields
This new edition of the fan-favorite, bestselling title 30 Years of WrestleMania (pub. 2014) brings the story of the biggest event in the WWE calendar right up to date with 32 pages of brand-new content. Ever since the first-ever WrestleMania in March 1985, this annual, weeklong, sold-out event has attracted hundreds of thousands of sports entertainment fans from all over the world.
WrestleMania is where every WWE Superstar wants to make his or her name. WWE Champions such as John Cena, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, Sable, and Lita have all found WrestleMania the perfect showcase for their incredible talents.
35 Years of WrestleMania allows sports entertainment fans to relive, or discover, all the most exciting matches, celebrity appearances, and controversies in this premier event’s storied history. The key historic matches of every Wrestlemania are explored in depth. Spectacular full-color photographs from WWE’s own archive-many never seen before-superbly capture WrestleMania’s unrivaled glamour, and many of the most action-packed, unforgettable moments, both in the ring and behind the scenes.
10. NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW
Author: by Guy Evans
Reviews”The most definitive, well written and thoroughly researched book on the rise and fall of WCW.”-Eric Bischoff, former WCW President”This is – without question – the very best book ever written on professional wrestling.”-Conrad Thompson”Well written and captivating…
A fresh take on [the] time period.”-Chris Harrington, AEW VP of Business Strategy “… May be the best overall pro wrestling book to date.”-David Bixenspan, DeadspinSynopsisIn April 1999, Entertainment Weekly asked its readers what many were surely wondering to themselves: how did wrestling get so big?
As a consequence of the heated ratings competition between World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), the spectacle had taken over Monday nights on prime-time cable television. But in a departure from the family-friendly programming produced by the last industry boom – the 1980s wave, which made household names of Hulk Hogan, ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper and Andre the Giant – the new era of wrestling combined stunning athleticism with a raunchy sex appeal, engrossing story lines and novel production techniques that reflected a changing society and its shifting values.
11. The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling: A Hardcore, High-Flying, No-Holds-Barred History of the One True Sport
Author: by Aubrey Sitterson
Ten Speed Press
From the host of the critically acclaimed pro wrestling podcast Straight Shoot, this graphic novel history of wrestling features the key grapplers, matches, and promotions that shaped this beloved sport and form of entertainment. As a pop culture phenomenon, professional wrestling-with its heroic babyfaces and villainous heels performing suplexes and powerbombs in pursuit of championship gold-has conquered audiences in the United States and around the world.
Now, writer/podcaster Aubrey Sitterson and illustrator Chris Moreno form a graphic novel tag team to present wrestling’s complete illustrated history. Featuring legendary wrestlers like Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, and The Rock, and modern-day favorites like John Cena, Kenny Omega, and Sasha Banks, the book covers wrestling’s progress from the carnival days of the Gold Dust Trio to the dominance of the WWF/WWE to today’s diverse independent wrestling scene, and it spotlights wrestling’s reach into Mexico/Puerto Rico (lucha libre), the U.K.
12. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Ultimate Guide to Dominating Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Combat
Author: by Alexandre Paiva
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a guide to the most efficient and devastating techniques in popular martial arts by World Champion and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Alexandre Paiva. The book contains over 1,000 full-color photographs demonstrating the moves that made the author the most feared competitor in BJJ circles and now one of the most sought-after instructors.
Jiu-Jitsu or Jujutsu came into prominence in the early 90’s when jiu-jitsu expert Royce Gracie won the first, second, and fourth Ultimate Fighting Championships against much larger opponents who were using other styles such as boxing, muay thai, karate, and wrestling.
Since then it has become one of the most popular methods in MMA due to its focus on ground fighting. Learn the techniques that have proven dominant in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments and the Mixed Martial Arts cage: Takedowns The Closed Guard Passing The Closed Guard Butterfly Guard Open Guard Pass Side Control Half Guard Back Mount With sections devoted to both gi and no-gi techniques, whether training for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament or a Mixed Martial Arts fight, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one book no true competitor can afford to miss.
13. The Sambo Encyclopedia: Comprehensive Throws, Holds, and Submission Techniques For All Grappling Styles
Author: by Steve Scott
YMAA Publication Center
A fast and powerful style that excels in throwing and ground fighting Sambo is considered one of the most effective, technically diverse, and dynamic modern sport fighting styles ever devised. Developed in the Soviet Union and based on Kodokan Judo and wrestling, sambo emphasizes utility over aesthetics.
The end result is a fast paced and powerful system that excels in both throwing and ground fighting. This book offers a serious, technical look at the Russian martial sport that has changed the way the martial arts world looks at grappling.
Our emphasis will be a systematic approach, presenting skills based on their function and utility in actual sport fighting. Sambo places emphasis on fast-paced, powerful and functional throwing techniques, and equally fast-paced, powerful and functional ground fighting techniques. Using fundamentally sound skills performed by a motivated and well-conditioned athlete, who has molded what he knows to work for him with a high ratio of success, is hard to beat.
14. Death of the Territories: Expansion, Betrayal and the War that Changed Pro Wrestling Forever
Author: by Tim Hornbaker
For decades, distinct professional wrestling territories thrived across North America. Each regionally based promotion operated individually and offered a brand of localized wrestling that greatly appealed to area fans. Promoters routinely coordinated with associates in surrounding regions, and the cooperation displayed by members of the National Wrestling Alliance made it easy for wrestlers to traverse the landscape with the utmost freedom.
Dozens of territories flourished between the 1950s and late ’70s. But by the early 1980s, the growth of cable television had put new outside pressures on promoters. An enterprising third-generation entrepreneur who believed cable was his opportunity to take his promotion national soon capitalized on the situation.
A host of novel ideas and the will to take chances gave Vincent Kennedy McMahon an incredible advantage. McMahon waged war on the territories and raided the NWA and AWA of their top talent. By creating WrestleMania, jumping into the pay-per-view field, and expanding across North America, McMahon changed professional wrestling forever.