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Wrestling's Most Wanted : The Top 10 Book of Pro Wrestling's Outrageous Performers, Punishing Piledrivers, and Other Oddities


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Publisher:Potomac Books Inc., 2001



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One of Americas strangest, yet most popular, cable TV spectacles, with more than 20 million fans, is professional wrestling. Gain behind-the-scenes insight on the culture of professional wrestling with Floyd Conner's seventy top-ten lists featuring the zaniest gimmicks, most outlandish performers, craziest fans, most dreaded holds, and most diabolical matches

Former wrestling star Jesse "the Body" Ventura was elected governor of Minnesota in 1998. Comedian Andy Kaufman was once involved in a series of wrestling grudge matches. Tricky Ricky Star was a ballet dancer who wrestled. Irwin R. Schyster was a wrestling IRS agent. Morgus the Maniac is a mental patient who enters the ring in a straightjacket. Baby Huey is a 500-pound wrestler who dresses as a baby. The Gargoyle likes to gnaw on opponents feet.

Wrestling's Most Wanted" profiles 700 of the most outrageous wrestlers, obnoxious managers, and powerful promoters in pro wrestling history, including all of todays greatest stars: Hulk Hogan, the Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, the Undertaker, Mick Foley, Goldberg, and Sid Vicious. It also remembers the greats of the past, such as Gorgeous George, Dick the Bruiser, The Sheik, Superfly Jimmy Snuka, Argentina Rocca, Abdullah the Butcher, Bruno Sammartino, and André the Giant.

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