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Best Wrestling Books Worth Your Attention

Our list of some of the best Wrestling books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Jim Cornette Presents: Behind the Curtain – Real Pro Wrestling Stories (2019)

 Best Wrestling Books Worth Your AttentionAn 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. This is the graphic novel that old-school wrestling fans have been waiting for: a no-holds-barred representation of the moments that wrestling insiders couldn’t talk about for years!Behind the Curtain – Real Pro Wrestling Stories presents three chapters…
Author(s): Jim Cornette, Brandon Easton , et al.

2. The Wrestling Drill Book (2012)

 Best Wrestling Books Worth Your AttentionWrestling’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. Chapters unfold sequentially, moving from simple to more complex drills, each including setup requirements, descriptions of…
Author(s): William A Welker

3. Winning Wrestling Moves (1994)

 Best Wrestling Books Worth Your AttentionWith 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. Three former All-Americans from the University of Iowa–Mark Mysnyk, Barry Davis, and Brooks Simpson–team up to share the techniques that made them champions: – Proper stance, movement, penetration, and lifting technique- Breakdowns,…
Author(s): Mark C Mysnyk, Barry Davis, et al.

4. The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling: A Hardcore, High-Flying, No-Holds-Barred History of the One True Sport (2018)

 Best Wrestling Books Worth Your AttentionAs 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…
Author(s): Aubrey Sitterson, Chris Moreno

5. Wrestling For Dummies (2012)

 Best Wrestling Books Worth Your AttentionWrestling 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. In Wrestling For Dummies, author and 2008 Olympic Gold medalist Henry Cejudo explains the scoring system and unique rules of wrestling to new competitors, confused parents, and fans of this ancient and captivating sport. Wrestling For Dummies also explains the rich history of the sport and covers the six styles of competitive wrestling and their distinction from the modern entertainment-based “pro wrestling.” Whether you’re just getting started as a…
Author(s): Henry Cejudo, Willenbrock Ed.D., Philip J.

6. A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable (2015)

 Best Wrestling Books Worth Your AttentionWhat does it take to be an Olympic gold medalist and to coach a collegiate team to fifteen NCAA titles? In A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable, famed wrestler and wrestling coach Dan Gable tells engaging and inspiring stories of his childhood in Waterloo, Iowa; overcoming the murder of his sister as a teenager; his sports career from swimming as a young boy, to his earliest wrestling matches, through the 1972 Olympics; coaching at the University of Iowa from the Banachs to the Brands; life-changing friendships he made along the way; and tales of his family life off the…
Author(s): Dan Gable, Scott Schulte

7. Death of the Territories: Expansion, Betrayal and the War that Changed Pro Wrestling Forever (2018)

 Best Wrestling Books Worth Your AttentionFor 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…
Author(s): Tim Hornbaker

8. Strong Style (2019)

 Best Wrestling Books Worth Your AttentionStrong 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. This autobiography provides an honest look back at the many successes in Norton’s career as well as the hardships and personal growth he experienced. Readers will spend a significant period of time with Norton during his career as one of the few Western…
Author(s): Scott Norton, Adam Randis

9. The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Storytellers (From the Terrible Turk to Twitter) (2019)

 Best Wrestling Books Worth Your AttentionYou 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. In this latest addition to the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame series, Greg Oliver and Steven Johnson explain how the sport’s unique take on storytelling has fueled its remarkable expansion. Hundreds of interviews and original accounts inform this exploration of the…
Author(s): Greg Oliver, Steven Johnson

10. WRESTLING: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK: A Wrestling Coloring Book For Adults (2018)

 Best Wrestling Books Worth Your Attention*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…
Author(s): Skyler Rankin

11. Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 Years of Headlocks, Body Slams, and Piledrivers (2017)

 Best Wrestling Books Worth Your AttentionLegends 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. As the first of its kind, this centralized reference book offers wrestling enthusiasts a range of information at their fingertips and stands alone as the ultimate wrestling resource.This book offers readers a link between what happened a century ago to what is currently happening today….
Author(s): Tim Hornbaker

12. Beckett Wrestling Almanac 2019 (2019)

 Best Wrestling Books Worth Your AttentionThe 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….
Author(s): Beckett Media

13. Wrestling with God: Finding Hope and Meaning in Our Daily Struggles to Be Human (2019)

 Best Wrestling Books Worth Your AttentionThe last few decades have rapidly birthed a modern world that would have been unrecognizable fifty years ago. As long-held beliefs on love, faith, and God are challenged by the aggregate of changes that have overhauled our world, many of us are left feeling confused and uncertain while old norms are challenged and redefined at breakneck speed.In Wrestling with God, Ronald Rolheiser offers a steady and inspiring voice to help us avow and understand our faith in a world where nothing seems solid or permanent. Drawing from his own life experience, as well as a storehouse of literary,…
Author(s): Ronald Rolheiser

14. Takedown (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) (2008)

 Best Wrestling Books Worth Your AttentionContemporary stories about teamwork and sportsmanship….
Author(s): Jake Maddox, Sean Tiffany

15. Kayfabe: Stories You’re Not Supposed to Hear from a Pro Wrestling Production Company Owner (2017)

 Best Wrestling Books Worth Your Attention“Sean’s story, beginning as a renegade, outlaw company and evolving to redefining the shoot video genre, is extremely fascinating. Who knew that the man asking the questions was as fascinating as his subject matter?” -Justin Barrasso, Sports Illustrated”Kayfabe brings to life a world that once had its own version of ‘omerta’ in a fascinating, well written book that will intrigue long time fans, new fans, and just those who are hoping to take a peek behind the curtain of this unlikely cultural phenomenon.” -Eric Bischoff, WCW President”I worked in a business full of liars, cheaters, workers, con artists and of…
Author(s): Sean Oliver

Best Wrestling Books Worth Your Attention

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Wrestling Hurricanes: Navigating Life's Relentless Storms for God's Glory

Author(s): Tiffany Haines
ID: 2965578, Publisher: Morgan James Publishing, Year: 2021, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Mat Memories: My Wild Life in Pro Wrestling, Country Music and with the Mets

Author(s): John “Alexander” Arezzi; Greg Oliver
ID: 2974716, Publisher: ECW Press, Year: 2021, Size: 19 Mb, Format: epub

Physiology and nutrition for amateur wrestling

Author(s): Lambert, Charles Paul
ID: 2835217, Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2020;2021, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

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.

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