Synopses & Reviews
andlt;iandgt;WWE Legendsandlt;/iandgt; gives fans an inside look at more than fifty of the greatest wrestlers ever to slip between the ropes and enter the and#8220;squared circle.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;They were World Heavyweight Champions: Bob Backlund, Superstar Billy Graham, and Bruno Sammartino. They were fan favorites: and#8220;Superflyand#8221; Jimmy Snuka, Chief Jay Strongbow, and Andre the Giant. They were the villains everyone loved to hate: Killer Kowalski, Ernie Ladd, and the Fabulous Moolah. They were ethnic heroes, someone just like you that you could cheer for: Ivan Putski, Pedro Morales, Peter Maivia. They were the stars that shined the brightest, and left an indelible mark on the memories of countless fans.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In a time when professional wrestling was divided into territories, no place created bigger Superstars than World Wrestling Entertainment. From the company's centerpiece in Madison Square Garden, legends were born.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;WWE Legendsandlt;/iandgt; is the every fan's guide to the legends of the ring. They are all in here, from Andre the Giant to George and#8220;the Animaland#8221; Steele, with quick stats and descriptions of their most famous matches. No true wrestling fan should be without this book.
Superstar Billy Graham, the first professional wrestler to publicly admit the use of steroids, was the original "glam" wrestler. Graham has experienced it all--and he talks about it in this book.
About the Author
Brian Solomon is a lifelong wrestling fan and works for the WWE.
Table of Contents
In the Beginning: The Capitol Years
Vincent J. McMahon
Introducing First: The Managers
Capt. Lou Albano
The Grand Wizard
"Classy" Freddie Blassie
And the Crowd Goes Wild: Heroes of the Ring
Chief Jay Strongbow
Andre the Giant
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The Folks You Loved to Hate
Superstar Billy Graham
It's All About Pride: Ethnic Idols
High Chief Peter Maivia
U.S.A. Is Not Okay: The Foreign Menace
The Iron Sheik
Tossing in Tandem: The Tag Team Greats
The Graham Brothers
The Valiant Brothers
The Wild Samoans
Blame It on Rio: The Early Intercontinental Champs
The Magnificent Muraco
The Weird and the Wacky
Baron Mikel Scicluna
George "The Animal" Steele
And the List Goes On and On...
A Legends Library