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Old 10-18-2012, 06:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Picked up this book last week after hearing the author interviewed on Observer radio, absolutely devoured it, great read.
Its a history tracing wrestlings legit toughest guys starting in the 1800s right up to the likes of Lesnar and Angle today, along the way taking in the shoot era(lewis, gotch) to Thesz, Danny Hodge, Billy Robinson and the guys trained in his snakepit to Ionki and rise of Japanese style.
It also serves a history on the knotty links between pro-wrestling and what would become modern MMA with stuff on Gene Lebell, Sakuraba, Pancrase, Shooto etc.
Should be noted that by "toughest" its refering to guys who could handle themselves when things were getting real in the ring if opponents were taking liberties with holds, CACC etc, its not centered on guys who were known as tough street/bar brawlers, so dont buy it looking for stories of Haku biting noses off or whatever.

If like me you are obsessed with the legit shoot/hooking aspect of wrestling and a huge MMA fan too I cant recommend it enough, definitely one of the best books Ive ever read on wrestling history.
Anyone else pick this up?
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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who has actually spent money on this book?

If this book doesn't have Ken Shamrock in it it's unrelevant to me. Shamrock is a pioneer in Shoot wrestling and MMA and the first MMA fighter in WWE.

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Old 10-18-2012, 08:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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who has actually spent money on this book?

If this book doesn't have Ken Shamrock in it it's unrelevant to me. Shamrock is a pioneer in Shoot wrestling and MMA and the first MMA fighter in WWE.
Ive spent cold hard cash on it and feel I got my moneys worth.

Ken and Frank Shamrock, as well as the early innovations of the entire Lions Den crew all get their due in the book.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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CM Phillip gets a mention or this book is crap
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