My phone rings. I don't need to guess who is calling. “How did you know about the church?” Based on his tone, I'm glad I'm out of his reach, and that makes me bold. “It must feel awful when people don't respect your privacy.
Author: Robyn Kelly
Publisher: Robyn Kelly
Best Laid Plans is a rom-Dom-com for readers who like alpha billionaires, steamy romance, a little kink, and a good laugh. Jillian Whitkins is an event planner who is ready to throw in the towel. She is managing a birthday party with a 50 Shades of Grey theme—and it’s turning into a disaster. The birthday girl is drunk, the guests are harassing her staff, and she is about to offend a real-life Christian Grey. The last thing Jackson Hunter needs is more bad publicity. So when a certain event planner snaps a picture with his unconscious ex-sub slung over his shoulder, he has no choice but to confiscate the evidence. He will soon find that Jillian is not as easy to get rid of as that photo. First in a four-book series. Each book has a happy-for-now ending.
It all started when I started to wrestle and found my first nutrition book at the dump. ... Yeah, great but I'm not trying to look like a meat head nor a guy who thinks he's tough because of tattoos, ear ring and a UFC shirt.
Author: Douglas Bennett
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Category: Health & Fitness
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But others in the wrestling business certainly appeared to have some manner of sexual dysfunction, judging solely on what they wore to the ring. To wit . . . THE 5 MOST OFFENSIVELY DRESSED WRESTLERS 5. Rick Steiner: If you're known as ...
Author: R. D. Reynolds
Publisher: ECW Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Wrestlingӳ biggest mistakes, most comical mishaps, and most egotistical performers are all featured in this cornucopia of nonsense presented in top-10 list format.Lists include The Greatest Mullets in the History of the Game, Wrestlers Who Moonlighted in Porn, The Wrestling Divas Who Suffered the Greatest Falls from Grace, and The 25 Worst Gimmicks of All Time. Irreverent, off-kilter, and certain to be offensive to all, this compendium is a hilarious look at the lunacy of professional wrestling.
This book ultimately concludes that the most dangerous chokehold in pro wrestling is not the illusion of strangling inside the ring, but the reality of abusive control exercised outside it. Pro wrestling's bloodiest brawls do not occur ...
Author: Weldon T. Johnson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Sports & Recreation
This meticulously crafted and searing critique of pro wrestling is unlike any wrestling book published: Chokehold is a penetrating description of pro wrestlings dark side, a secret underworld of deception, exploitation and greed. The storyteller is Big Jim Wilson, All-American football player and survivor of seven years in the NFL, who was promised wealth and the world championship as pro wrestler. Instead, Jim Wilson found a surprisingly lucrative sports entertainment industry built on a pyramid of secrets that included abusive control of its performers and a long history of illegal business practices and corruption of politicians and state athletic commissions. Chokehold describes and documents the abuses that Jim Wilson witnessed and endured blacklisting, strong-arm tactics, homosexual blackmail, defiance of the U.S. Justice Department and bribery of TV executives and arena managers. Chokehold is an explosive indictment of the pro wrestling industrys business practices as well as a thoughtful proposal for pro wrestlings reform. This book is not a conventional expos of pro wrestlings orchestrated stunts, gimmicks and blade jobs. Instead, it is an unprecedented examination of pro wrestlings less visible cons outside the ring -- its hidden manipulation of wrestlers with broken promises and broken bones and a backstage power of the pencil that writes scripts for wrestler stardom or extinction. Chokehold describes a secret slice of the wrestling life where traveling troupes of heels and babyfaces understand how they got into the game, but cannot find a way up or out. This is the story of why and how the big guys almost always lose. Chokehold is part autobiography and part pro wrestling history. Written in wrestlespeak (the industrys insider argot), it is dedicated to the memory of the older boys whose broken bodies and shattered lives should have taught us something. In addition to Jim Wilsons experiences in The Business, this book reviews significant but forgotten episodes in the wrestling industrys long history of gangland tactics. The industrys infamous blacklist is revisited by revealing the dozens of wrestlers from the past whose names were on it. The industrys history of predatory promotional wars in California, Georgia, Texas and Virginia is told with FBI reports obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. From court documents, this book names compromised state athletic commissions, TV station managers and local politicians from wrestlings viewpoint, the best that money could buy. There are many famous wrestling names in this book --Gorgeous George, Lou Thesz, Jack Brisco, the Funk brothers, Dusty Rhodes, Bruiser Brody, Bill Watts and others. Another is The Sheik (Eddie Farhat), who says: There aint no nice guys in this business. There aint no people theres dollars! Another is Jim Wilsons tag team partner Thunderbolt Patterson who warned Jim, The wrestling business takes advantage of anybody who has any notoriety or ability. You got to understand that wrestlers are worse than whores. They are pimped. They use you as long as they possibly can or as long as you dont complain. When you complain, they get rid of you. Another is Jim Wilsons friend The Magnificent Zulu (Ron Pope) who summarizes his career this way: Its such a crooked business. The guys [wrestlers] are a bunch of crooks. They steal from the marks and the promoters steal from them. The guys [wrestlers] want to be stars! Theyll do anything theyll cut throats for it. Actually, wrestlers dont have to be paid. All they need is a couple of six packs of beer a night and a nice looking ring rat with a good body. Or, drugs and a ring rat. Its not the money. Its being a star! Its the glory and the pussy! This book confronts the wrestling industrys traditional practice of punishing wrestlers who refuse
meaning when, a few months prior to Matt's birthday, my dad promised he would build us a wrestling ring in our ... on the internet on how to build a wrestling ring—you couldn't exactly Google “Blueprints for a wrestling ring”—so my dad ...
Author: Matt Jackson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The electric and daring independent wrestling tag team share their inspiring story of how two undersized, ambitious athletes from Southern California became the idols of millions of popular sports fans, coveted among the ranks of AEW’s elite wrestling lineup. Featuring over 60 photographs and alternating between each brother’s perspective, this entertaining memoir is a complete portrait of what it means to grow into—and give back to—wrestling, the sport and profession they embody and love. Famous for their highflying moves, Superkicks, and viral videos, Matt and Nick Jackson are two of the hottest and most talented competitors in professional wrestling today. Known as the Young Bucks, this pair of ambitious brothers are an inspiration to both fans and aspiring wrestlers worldwide due to their message of resilience and determination. That they are also faithful family men devoted to their loved ones gives them additional appeal. Young Bucks begins in Southern California, where two young boys grew up dreaming of success and fame. Matt and Nick look back on the sacrifices they made to achieve their ambitions, from taking odd jobs to pay for their own wrestling ring to hosting backyard events with friends. They share their joy at being recruited into the independent California wrestling circuit and the work it took to finally make it professionally, and speak frankly about what it means to have the support of millions of fans cheering their talents in arenas nationwide. The Young Bucks talk endearingly about their sport, their faith, and their families, sharing personal reflections and behind-the-scenes anecdotes while paying tribute to the wrestling acts and inspirations that came before them. They also elaborate on this historical time in the evolution of wrestling, as the sport and its culture dramatically change day by day. Told with the brothers’ signature wit and charm, Young Bucks is warm, heartfelt story of hope, perseverance, and undying ambition.
He passed a couple of costumed wrestlers sharing an electrolytic drink, but they barely spared him a glance, ... Like most theatres, the Grand had miles of corridors and back passages which did not show up on the blueprints that Butler ...
Author: Eoin Colfer
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Artemis Fowl is the teenage child genius and most powerful criminal mastermind in history! He continues his devastating international crime spree, pursued all the time by Captain Holly Short of the Lower Elements Police Force. This eBook bundle includes the final four titles in the compelling Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer: The Lost Colony, The Time Paradox, The Atlantis Complex, and The Last Guardian. As the series comes to its conclusion, the entire human race is in grave danger. Who will lead the fight to save the world from total destruction?
Now for the first time, Rey adds the personal side to the story: • How he had to fight to get a tryout in the ring • Who he was before Rey Misterio Jr. -- and even before Colibri, usually noted as his first identity • What it was like ...
Author: Jeremy Roberts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
He's called the human highlight reel of professional wrestling. His high-flying acrobatics have thrilled fans on every continent. He's been crowned champion of the world's greatest wrestling promotions, from Mexico to the U.S. But he's never revealed the inside story of who he is. Until now. Wrestling fans know him as Rey Mysterio, an American luchador of unparalleled talent, the ultimate proof that good things come in small packages. Now for the first time, Rey adds the personal side to the story: • How he had to fight to get a tryout in the ring • Who he was before Rey Misterio Jr. -- and even before Colibri, usually noted as his first identity • What it was like to wrestle in Mexico -- from the bullrings to the riots • How he fought plans for his unmasking in WCW -- and why he wishes he hadn't succeeded • The inside story of the 619, the West Coast Pop, and his other signature moves • The impact of Eddie Guerrero on his career in WWE • The personal struggle that cost him ring time in 2008 but ultimately made him a stronger man • His real passion in life as husband and father In Rey Mysterio: Behind the Mask, Rey talks candidly about his twenty-plus-year career, from the days of sneaking into bars as a fourteen-year-old to his most recent showdowns in WWE. He speaks of the emotional moments in the ring with his uncle Rey Misterio, and the dark days when he went under the knife to repair his damaged knee. Along the way, Mysterio introduces American audiences to the mysteries of lucha libre, the high-flying, anything-goes Mexican wrestling style that he has done so much to popularize in the U.S. He also talks about the debts he owes to wrestlers such as Konnan, known as the Mexican Hulk Hogan, and dishes some behind-the-scenes dirt on the collapse of WCW at the height of the Monday Night Wars. Mysterio talks tenderly -- but realistically -- of his friend Eddie Guerrero, providing a well-rounded picture of one of the most beloved wrestling figures of recent history. He also details his march toward the Heavyweight Championship, and his mastery of the WWE Triple Crown -- a feat that placed him in an elite group for all time. Behind the Mask is the intimate portrait of one of wrestling's all-time greats, a story wrestling fans of all ages won't want to miss.
This WRESTLING TROLLS story was created on The Story Adventure, where week by week Jim wrote a new chapter using ideas from school children - characters, locations and plot twists. See if you can spot them!
Author: Jim Eldridge
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The third slam-down book in the hilarious WRESTLING TROLLS series Waldo's Wrestling Trolls are back, and they're ready to rumble! But the villainous Lord Veto has other plans. Challenged to a Giant Rumble but suffering from a shortfall of wrestlers, Jack and his friends set out to find more participants for their great battle. But what starts as a fun-filled road trip in their trusty caravan soon becomes an action-packed adventure filled with dangers such as farting Billy Goats, poisonous spiders and evil servants of the wicked King Nugget. With their new taco-eating, super-bendy and even transfigurative friends at hand, will the Wrestling Trolls make it back alive - or better yet, to the match? This WRESTLING TROLLS story was created on The Story Adventure, where week by week Jim wrote a new chapter using ideas from school children - characters, locations and plot twists. See if you can spot them!
11. George chauncey, Gay New York (New York: Basic Books, 1994). 12. Brett Josef Grubisic, “testing Mettle: Goldust and the Spectacle of Masculinity in the World of Wrestling,” Popular Culture Review 10, no. 1 (1999), 145.
Author: Aaron D. Horton
Category: Sports & Recreation
Part sport, part performance art, professional wrestling’s appeal crosses national, racial and gender boundaries—in large part by playing to national, racial and gender stereotypes that resonate with audiences. Scholars who study competitive sports tend to dismiss wrestling, with its scripted outcomes, as “fake,” yet fail to recognize a key similarity: both present athletic displays for maximized profit through live events, television viewership and merchandise sales. This collection of new essays contributes to the literature on pro wrestling with a broad exploration of identity in the sport. Topics include cultural appropriation in the ring, gender non-comformity, national stereotypes, and wrestling as transmission of cultural values.
President Jack Petty is in his office reviewing syndication plans for some recent TV Sitcoms that that TBN recently bought the rights for. WCW was one of four divisions Petty was in charge of. He knew very little about wrestling and was ...
Author: Aaron Goff
This book is a satirical look at the surreal, bizarre, intense, humorous, and complex world of the industry of Professional Wrestling. The characters and events are loosely based and inspired on actual individuals and actual events.
That is my goal with this book," Jay French explained. "I believe this first book is ideal for any wrestling fan interested in the process of getting into the wrestling biz and what happened after during the famous territory era.
Author: Jay French
SHANE CARBO takes you along on his journey beginning with the setbacks of trying to achieve entry into the secretive fraternity-like business of pro wrestling through the early days of wrestling in small towns in the south to catching his first break and headlining, to becoming a polished main event wrestler. Along the way SHANE CARBO encounters both real life and in the ring adventures that educate and mold him. Shane takes us on the inside when it comes to pro wrestling front office and backstage politics, life in the pro wrestling territory days, opposition promoters, groupies, kayfabe traditions, beer and blood galore, balancing girl friends with demanding travel schedules, and shoot wrestling matches you've never imagined.SHANE CARBO is not your traditional 1978 pro wrestler. His titled amateur wrestling background, dedication to training and to the sport of wrestling provided him with a physical appearance superior to the beer belly performers of the era. His believability both in the ring and on the mic endears him to the fans. His background and ability to shoot wrestle not only got him in the door when others failed but allowed him to compete in the toughest shoot encounters.Welcome to Shane Carbo's world of pro wrestling. He relishes every minute of it and so will you."There is nothing more exciting to a real wrestling fan than creative storylines that engage, evolve and entertain. That is my goal with this book," Jay French explained. "I believe this first book is ideal for any wrestling fan interested in the process of getting into the wrestling biz and what happened after during the famous territory era."Television viewing numbers and attendance at live pro wrestling events are well below the peak of a decade ago. Those numbers continue to decline today as smart wrestling fans increasingly sense the lack of original creative product and poorly developed story lines that fail to portray reality and too frequently fail to provide attention to detail. This SHANE CARBO book is ultra relevant during these times as it delivers an original alternative for wrestling fans with well thought out matches and feuds that readers don't see coming, and the added bonus of insight into an exciting era that might be unfamiliar to some readers.
1 2 3 4 ACROSS 1 Made tracks 5 Pompeii scenery 10 It may make a 14 68 Book following Joel 69 “Marriage Story” Oscar winner 70 Name tag word 71 “Lux et ... 37 Outcries of amazement 38 Wrestler Hart 39 “The ring was never ___”: Shak.
Author: John M. Samson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Games & Activities
Celebrate more than ninety-five years of Simon & Schuster crossword puzzle excellence with this engaging collection of 300 new, never-before-published crosswords, designed for fans of all skill levels. In 1924, Simon & Schuster published its first title The Cross Word Puzzle Book. Not only was it the publisher’s first release, it was the first collection of crossword puzzles ever printed. Today, more than ninety-five years later, Simon & Schuster’s legendary crossword puzzle book series continues with this new and appealing collection, offering hours of stimulation for solvers of every level. Created by the best contemporary constructors—and edited by top puzzle master John M. Samson—it’s designed with convenience in mind and features perforated pages so you can tear out puzzles individually and work on them on-the-go. So pick up a pencil and enjoy some screen-free fun with this timeless and unique collection of puzzles that is sure to delight existing fans and challenge new puzzle enthusiasts alike.
While it had been hoped that TNA would have allowed the ECW alumni on their books to work a WWE-presented show, it was clear from the start that that was never going to happen, especially when plans from TNA's Jeremy Borash and Shane ...
Author: Ian Hamilton
Category: Sports & Recreation
In 2001, the professional wrestling scene in the western world changed almost overnight. From three major promotions at the start of the year, just one remained by the start of April, ending more than a decade of competition. But success breeds complacency, and the five years since World Wrestling Entertainment stood triumphant over its rivals has seen unprecedented shifts in wrestling. Charting the highs and lows of the business in that time, Wrestling's Sinking Ship offers a unique look at the fall and rise of sports entertainment's most controversial characters. From necrophilia to exploitation, nostalgia to racism... oh, and don't forget that fake gay wedding!
He's still wrestling when he can find the time and plans to publish his own book, also when he can find the time. ... how to watch others acting, and how to make sense of those acts outside the arena as well as in the ring.
Author: Sharon Mazer
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Sports & Recreation
Professional wrestling is one of the most popular performance practices in the United States and around the world, drawing millions of spectators to live events and televised broadcasts. The displays of violence, simulated and actual, may be the obvious appeal, but that is just the beginning. Fans debate performance choices with as much energy as they argue about their favorite wrestlers. The ongoing scenarios and presentations of manly and not-so-manly characters—from the flamboyantly feminine to the hypermasculine—simultaneously celebrate and critique, parody and affirm the American dream and the masculine ideal. Sharon Mazer looks at the world of professional wrestling from a fan’s-eye-view high in the stands and from ringside in the wrestlers’ gym. She investigates how performances are constructed and sold to spectators, both on a local level and in the “big leagues” of the WWF/E. She shares a close-up view of a group of wrestlers as they work out, get their faces pushed to the mat as part of their initiation into the fraternity of the ring, and dream of stardom. In later chapters, Mazer explores professional wrestling’s carnivalesque presentation of masculinities ranging from the cute to the brute, as well as the way in which the performances of women wrestlers often enter into the realm of pornographic. Finally, she explores the question of the “real” and the “fake” as the fans themselves confront it. First published in 1998, this new edition of Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle both preserves the original’s snapshot of the wrestling scene of the 1980s and 1990s and features an up-to-date perspective on the current state of play.
This became the blueprint for everyone in the wrestling game—the code of omertà in their secret society. A wrestler lived his ... Wrestlers called each other by their ring names, and many quite literally became their alter egos.
Author: Jim Cornette
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Pro-Wrestling's secrets and greatest moments are immortalized in this graphic novel from legendary wrestling personality Jim Cornette. A true-story style anthology, these insider tales will show the lengths that wrestlers went to uphold "kayfabe" (the old carny term for the presentation of legitimate conflict), as well as the noteworthy cultural, racial, and economic effects these events and characters had on society. This is the graphic novel that old school wrestling fans have been waiting their entire lives for: a no-holds-barred representation of the moments that wrestling insiders couldn't talk about for years.
he Three surrounded bedroom men in the light masques bed flashed like luchadores a tag on team and burst Clara's in a into wrestling world the room exploded. ring. and She turned her head to look at Vicente, but saw only her husband's ...
Author: Colleen Cross
Publisher: Slice Publishing Mystery and Thriller Books