Shooters by Jonathan Snowden
The Toughest Men in Professional Wrestling

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From William Muldoon to Brock Lesnar, this history covers those who have divided themselves as tough guys on the professional wrestling circuit and legitimate confrontations. From catch wrestling master Billy Robinson to the Japanese professional wrestler who gave birth to the global phenomenon that is modern mixed martial arts (MMA), this investigation travels from the shadowy carnival tent and the dingy training hall to the bright lights of the squared circle and the Las Vegas glitz of the octagon. Billy Riley's legendary Wigan Snake Pit and the rigorous UWF Dojo in Tokyo are explored, revealing the secret history of both professional wrestling and the rising sport of MMA. Squared circle icons Strangler Lewis and Lou Thesz and Olympic heroes Danny Hodge and Kurt Angle are also featured.
 

About Jonathan Snowden

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Jonathan Snowden is the author of Total MMA and coauthor of The MMA Encyclopedia. He works for the Department of Defense, and he has trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the Army Combatives Program. He is a former radio DJ and television producer for the White House Communications Agency. He lives in Washington, DC.
 
Published June 1, 2012 by ECW Press. 320 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Snowden’s first two books, Total MMA and The MMA Encyclopedia, are essential reading for any fan of mixed martial arts, and while Shooters is mostly focused on professional wrestling, there is more than enough crossover material here to interest fans of both MMA and professional wrestling.

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