- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (Dec 25 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 149480347X
- ISBN-13: 978-1494803476
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 3 x 23.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #627,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The History of Professional Wrestling: Jim Crockett Promotions & the NWA World Title 1983-1988 Paperback – Dec 25 2013
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About the Author
Graham Cawthon is an award-winning journalist, columnist and newspaper editor. He grew up in a military family and spent much of his childhood traveling, from West Germany to Anchorage, Ak. His research on the wrestling industry has been cited by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Fighting Spirit Magazine, PWInsider.com and WWE publications. A graduate of Radford University, he lives in North Carolina with his wife, dog and cat. Follow him on Twitter at @GrahamCawthon or @TheHistoryofWWE.
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Visually, the book is awesome. It is laid out very professionally and is easy to read, with quality graphics. It contains results for practically every JCP-promoted show over the 83-88 time period, with attendance figures for several of the shows. However, my favorite part of the book is that it is illustrated with numerous newspaper ads, posters, etc. that were used to advertise many of the events listed in the book. This book doesn't just cover big shows like the Starrcades and Great American Bashes, it covers them all, great and small. If you are an old-school fan like me, the illustrations will really make you wax nostalgic for the good old days of territorial wrestling.
Besides the illustrations, my other favorite feature is that the book also chronicles every known wrestling card where the NWA title was defended during the same period of 83-88. Therefore, you not only get match results from JCP cards, you also get records from entire wrestling cards from Georgia Championship Wrestling, World Class, Portland, Florida, Alabama, Japan, and other NWA territories where the NWA title was defended. It really makes you appreciate the absolutely insane schedule of the NWA champ back in the day.
Besides match results, there are also written summaries of entire JCP TV shows of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling, World-Wide Wrestling, and World Championship Wrestling that help to capture the important story lines and angles that were leading to the matches in the arenas.
I am looking forward to future editions from other territories in the future from these guys. I would love to see a similar book covering Mid-South, Florida, and especially Georgia Championship Wrestling from the 70's and 80's.
Buy this book!!!