Sunday, 13 November 2011

Book Review - Wrestling's 101 Strangest Matches

Book Review:

Wrestling’s 101 Strangest Matches

By Phil Allely

Wrestling is of course predominantly a storyline based sport and one that has its fair share of memorable moments and instances that stick in the memory if its fans. Here in one well-paced volume journalist Oliver Hurley has gathered 101 such moments and put them into words, bringing them to life once again for everyone to enjoy.

Here in the various chapters on offer we get to read about events that were never meant to happen, meet legends of the industry, get to relive some of the bloodiest/most violent matches, learn about some bizarre match settings, meet some freaks/characters of the ring, insane concepts and some pretty absurd ideas.

Where else can you read about bouts performed in the dark due a blackout, wrestlers fighting wearing blindfolds, bloody weapons-based encounters, crazy stunts, non-planned moments and some wince-inducing events that beggar belief.

Hurley has done his homework well, the 101 matches featured here offer a nice stroll through wrestling history old and new. Each one offering enough detail to paint a picture of proceedings and even if the subject is lesser known we still feel involved enough to continue reading.

Wrestling’s 101 Strangest Matches is available now from all good stockists.

RRP £9.99 180 pages.

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