Our list of some of the best Wrestling books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- Jim Cornette Presents: Behind the Curtain – Real Pro Wrestling Stories (2019)
- The Wrestling Drill Book (2012)
- Winning Wrestling Moves (1994)
- The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling: A Hardcore, High-Flying, No-Holds-Barred History of the One True Sport (2018)
- Wrestling For Dummies (2012)
- A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable (2015)
- Death of the Territories: Expansion, Betrayal and the War that Changed Pro Wrestling Forever (2018)
- Strong Style (2019)
- The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Storytellers (From the Terrible Turk to Twitter) (2019)
- WRESTLING: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK: A Wrestling Coloring Book For Adults (2018)
- Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 Years of Headlocks, Body Slams, and Piledrivers (2017)
- Beckett Wrestling Almanac 2019 (2019)
- Wrestling with God: Finding Hope and Meaning in Our Daily Struggles to Be Human (2019)
- Takedown (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) (2008)
- Kayfabe: Stories You’re Not Supposed to Hear from a Pro Wrestling Production Company Owner (2017)
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Jim Cornette Presents: Behind the Curtain – Real Pro Wrestling Stories (2019)
An anthology of true stories, these insider tales will show the lengths that wrestlers went to uphold kayfabe–the old carny term for keeping secret the illusions of a rigged game, fight, or situation–as well as the noteworthy cultural, racial, and economic effects these events and characters have had on society.
The Wrestling Drill Book (2012)
Wrestling’s leading drill book is back. With new chapters, drills, coaching advice, and practice planning, The Wrestling Drill Book, Second Edition, is bigger, better, and more comprehensive than ever. The Wrestling Drill Book features match-tested drills from the top high school and college wrestling coaches in the sport. From takedowns, escapes, and reversals to riding and pinning combinations, each contributor breaks down a technique, tactic, or facet of wrestling for which he is renowned.
Winning Wrestling Moves (1994)
With more than 700 detailed photographs illustrating moves and countermoves, this book shows how to handle any opponent in virtually any situation. Winning Wrestling Moves provides high school and college wrestlers and their coaches with all the fundamentals and latest refinements in wrestling techniques. Never before have so many wrestling moves been described and illustrated in one volume.
The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling: A Hardcore, High-Flying, No-Holds-Barred History of the One True Sport (2018)
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.
Wrestling For Dummies (2012)
Wrestling is a fast-paced sport with many technicalities, rules, and ways to score points—making it difficult for spectators to follow the score and understand whistles and restarts.
A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable (2015)
What does it take to be an Olympic gold medalist and to coach a collegiate team to fifteen NCAA titles?
Death of the Territories: Expansion, Betrayal and the War that Changed Pro Wrestling Forever (2018)
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.
Strong Style (2019)
Strong Style is the autobiography of Scott “Flash” Norton, world arm-wrestling champion and professional wrestler whose career spanned the AWA, WCW, and New Japan Pro Wrestling. His career took him to ice roads in northern Canada, Pay Per View, small rural towns in Japan, the Tokyo Dome, and North Korea.
The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Storytellers (From the Terrible Turk to Twitter) (2019)
You can’t escape pro wrestling today, even if you want to. Its stars are ubiquitous in movies, TV shows, product endorsements, swag, and social media to the point that they are as much celebrities as they are athletes. Pro wrestling has morphed from the fringes of acceptability to a global $1 billion industry that plays an everyday role in 21st-century pop culture.
WRESTLING: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK: A Wrestling Coloring Book For Adults (2018)
*An awesome collection of wrestling coloring patterns*Perfect for relaxation and stress relief*2 copies of each image, for two chances to color!*Rad original designs, from Scribble Press
Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 Years of Headlocks, Body Slams, and Piledrivers (2017)
Legends of Pro Wrestling offers the first comprehensive look at the entire world of wrestling. With detailed biographies and never-before-seen statistics of some of the greatest athletes in the sport, you will be able to read about hundreds of wrestlers, dating back to the mid-1800s.
Beckett Wrestling Almanac 2019 (2019)
The newest tilte on the Beckett Price Guide book calendar, this first edition of the Beckett Wrestling Price Guide contains pricing for trading cards and action figures/Funko POP! Figures and will include a bonus UFC/MMA section. The wrestling collectibles field has been underserved in recent years. With the release of this new book, that’s about to change.
Wrestling with God: Finding Hope and Meaning in Our Daily Struggles to Be Human (2019)
The last few decades have rapidly birthed a modern world that would have been unrecognizable fifty years ago.
Takedown (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) (2008)
Contemporary stories about teamwork and sportsmanship.
Kayfabe: Stories You’re Not Supposed to Hear from a Pro Wrestling Production Company Owner (2017)
“Sean’s story, beginning as a renegade, outlaw company and evolving to redefining the shoot video genre, is extremely fascinating.
Best Wrestling Books Worth Your Attention
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some wrestling books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Sambo: An Essential Guide to a Martial Art Similar to Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, and Wrestling along with Its Throws, Grappling Styles, Holds, and Submission Techniques
Author(s): Sharp, Clint
ID: 3226103, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub
MCMAHON’S MESSES AND MISSES: SCANDALS, SHOCKERS, AND SHENANIGANS IN PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING
Author(s): Rickard II, Michael
ID: 3355819, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 483 Kb, Format: mobi
Blood and Fire: The Unbelievable Real-Life Story of Wrestling's Original Sheik
Author(s): Brian R. Solomon
ID: 3618620, Publisher: ECW Press, Year: 2022, Size: 18 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.