50 Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time: The Definitive Shoot
No-holds-barred, honest, and objective, this is a definitive look at the greatest pro wrestlers who ever stepped through the ropes. Blending the old and the new and delving into what made these 50 remarkable performers the best in their sport, this guide illustrates their contributions to the massively popular spectacle of the wrestling world. The antidote to the marketing-motivated claims made by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is provided here, sweeping aside the corporate profit motive of listing standouts who can sell DVDs and dolls and instead shooting from the hip, revealing who sincerely belongs among the cream of the crop. The complexity of choosingand rankingthe 50 finest ever from a strong group of talented candidates also spins a secondary tale about the evolution of pro wrestling and how this unique sport operates. Revealing these stars' compelling stories in detail, this collection adds up to an entertaining and enlightening description of a monumental business through the history of its legends.
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Iron Sheik 32 Jimmy Snuka
Gorilla Monsoon 37 Junkyard Dog 38 Superstar Billy Graham 39 Jake The Snake Roberts 40 Big Show Paul Wight 41 Jack Brisco
Sgt Slaughter 43 Kane 44 Nick Bockwinkel
Jeff Hardy 46 Dory Funk
Fabulous Moolah 28 Classy Freddie Blassie
Randy Orton 30 Pat Patterson
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