A Battle Royal in The Sky: The Life and Death of Wrestling's 100 Greatest Gods and Gimmicks

A Battle Royal in The Sky: The Life and Death of Wrestling's 100 Greatest Gods and Gimmicks

By: Rich Tarantino (author), Jon Chattman (author)Paperback

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Every wrestling fan of the 80s and 90s remembers larger-than-life superstars in unintentionally cheesy promos - it was a golden era of grappling where two companies battled and no matter what the outcome, the audience always won. Nowadays, wrestling just isn't the same. Many of our former heroes, whether it's Randy 'Macho Man' Savage or Curt 'Mr Perfect' Hennig, have passed away too young, and many of our favourite gimmicks and story angles - many of which had no right to live on - have been permanently retired. With humorous poignancy, A Battle Royal in the Sky celebrates both 50 legends we lost, and 50 good, bad, and very ugly gimmicks we've had to say goodbye to. Told from a true fan's perspective, the book features superstar career highlights and lowlights, and a wealth of irresistible trivia from worst celebrity WrestleMania appearances to the top rated wrestling managers who were pets.

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About Author

Jon Chattman and Rich Tarantino are the co-authors of I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yankees, a scathing history of the baseball franchises, and Sweet Stache: 50 Bad Ass Mustaches and the Faces That Sport Them. Chattman also co-authored Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story. His writings have appeared in Wizard Magazine and the New York Post.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/05/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781908051486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781908051486
  • weight: 227
  • ISBN10: 1908051485

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