‘Clever, funny, authoritative and illuminating’ – Times Literary Supplement ‘Filled with passion, humour, and a little bit of welcome weirdness. A must-read for every die-hard wrestling fan’ – Mick Foley
For fans of books from Chris Jericho, Steve Austin, Daniel Bryan, Mick Foley and Jim Ross.
‘We have all felt every emotion today. Remember today, the next time a family member or workmate tells you that wrestling is stupid. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve screamed our lungs out. Professional wrestling is the greatest thing in the entire world.’ – Jim Smallman, 2016 Comedian and PROGRESS Wrestling founder Jim Smallman takes us on a wild ride through the history of pro-wrestling, from its beginnings at the turn of the twentieth century to the pop-culture, pay-per-view juggernaut that it is today.
Join Jim as he looks at the most defining and iconic moments in wrestling’s history and attempts to nail down just why this ludicrous, over the top, compelling quasi-sport means so much to so many people.