Friday, July 6, 2012



“Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 Years of Headlocks, Body Slams, and Piledrivers” is NOW AVAILABLE at, Barnes & Noble, and your favorite booksellers.

“Legends of Pro Wrestling” offers the first comprehensive look at the entire world of wrestling.  With detailed biographies and never-before-seen statistics of some of the greatest athletes in the sport, you will be able to read about hundreds of wrestlers dating back to the mid-1800s.  As the first of its kind, this centralized reference allows wrestling enthusiasts a range of information at their fingertips and stands alone as the “ultimate wrestling resource.”

Written by historian Tim Hornbaker, author of “National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly that Strangled Pro Wrestling,” the book also features a foreword by WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka.

This book offers readers a link between what happened a century ago to what is currently happening today.  A fan of Bruno Sammartino or “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers can enjoy this book as much as someone who follows John Cena or The Undertaker today.  This collection is a never-ending source of facts, figures, and other entertaining data. 

“Legends of Pro Wrestling” is the first ever no-holds-barred wrestling encyclopedia.  It will educate, entertain, and delight both casual and hardcore fans, and even serious students of the sport.

The Facts about “Legends of Pro Wrestling:”

Wrestlers Profiled:      500
Photographs               500
Book Dimensions:       8.5 x 1 x 10 inches
Page Count:               560


Wrestling historian Steve Yohe wrote: “I got my copy of 'LEGENDS OF PRO WRESTLING: 150 Years of Headlocks, Body Slams, & Piledrivers' today in the mail & spent two hours reading just parts of it. It lists just about every major wrestler in history & gives a short Bio written by a true historian. Fun book & will be valued as a research tool by many. Photos are present on everyone.”

Wrestling historian John Rauer received a copy of the book and wrote, “This Legends of Pro Wrestling is a most comprehensive study and right up to date. I love the format. We all have our favorites and this format allows me to zero in on the earliest time periods and my favorite wrestlers. Some of the magnificent photographs I've never seen before and I've seen a lot. Your book was impossible to put down all afternoon long.”

One of the people behind the amazing Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in Amsterdam, NY, Bob Bryla offered a review of "Legends of Pro Wrestling." He wrote: “The recently published book, "Legends of Pro Wrestling", is an interesting and useful guide to cataloging and memorializing the wrestlers who made professional wrestling so entertaining for so many people for so many decades. Besides providing readers with a photo and brief biography, Tim Hornbaker has allowed the seriously interested fan or historian the information that can set them off on a search for further data. For example, knowing a wrestler's high school, college or hometown can permit an endless development of knowledge. Thanks for a fun and practical book!”

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