Our list of some of the best Wrestling books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
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. 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…
2. 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. Chapters unfold sequentially, moving from simple to more complex drills, each including setup requirements, descriptions of…
3. 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. 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,…
4. 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. 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…
5. 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. 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…
What 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…
7. 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. 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…
8. 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. 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…
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. 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…
*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 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….
12. 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….
The 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,…
14. Takedown (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) (2008)
Contemporary stories about teamwork and sportsmanship….
15. 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. 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…
Best Wrestling Books Worth Your Attention
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Too Sweet: Inside the Indie Wrestling Revolution
Author(s): Keith Elliot Greenberg
Publisher: ECW Press, Year: 2020, Size: 13 Mb, Download: epub
She Kicked Your Butt, Dude: Public and Private Mixed Wrestling Female Victories: Plus 5 Session Reviews and 75+ Sizzlin’ Pics!
Author(s): Wanda Lea; Ken Phillips
Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
Life Is Short and So Am I: My Life in and Out of the Wrestling Ring
Author(s): Dylan "hornswoggle" Postl; Ross Owen Williams; Ian Douglass
Publisher: ECW Press, Year: 2019, Size: 17 Mb, Download: epub
Wrestling tough : dominate mentally on the mat
Author(s): Mike Chapman
Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 20 Mb, Download: pdf
Mayor Kane: My Life in Wrestling and Politics
Author(s): Glenn Jacobs
Publisher: Center Street, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
Pig wrestling: the brilliantly simple way to solve any problem ... and create the change you need
Author(s): Bawden, Mark;Lindsay, Pete
Publisher: Ebury Publishing;Vermilion, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
Fierce faith: a woman's guide to fighting fear, wrestling worry, and overcoming anxiety
Author(s): Worthington, Alli
Publisher: Zondervan, Year: 2018;2017, Size: 558 Kb, Download: epub
Pig Wrestling The Brilliantly Simple Way to Solve Any Problem... and Create the Change You Need
Author(s): Pete Lindsay , Dr Mark Bawden
Publisher: Vermilion, Year: 2018, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
Full circle: the remarkable true story of two all-American wrestling teammates pitted against each other in the war on drugs and then reunited as coaches
Author(s): DeCubas, Alex;Langton, Jerry;Malkus, Chuck;Pedersen, Kevin
Publisher: Sports Publishing;Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 11 Mb, Download: epub
Death of the territories: expansion, betrayal and the war that reshaped pro wrestling forever
Author(s): World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc;Hornbaker, Tim
Publisher: ECW Press, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: 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.