Main Event

Author: Brian Shields
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451604672
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Every saturday night in the eighties fans would gather around their television to watch, not Saturday Night Live, but Saturday Night The Main Event. WWE wrestling beat the ratings for the most talked about show on television week after week. Here is that era captured. “Introducing your champion, from Venice Beach, California, at three hundred and three pounds—Hulk Hogan! And his challenger . . .” Hearing those words ring out across the arena meant you were there. It didn't matter if you were there in person, or watching on television or closed circuit. You were in the place where everyone wanted to be. You could feel the crowd; as the tension built, you were swept up and into the action. You knew you were going to witness history. You were experiencing the main event at a live WWE show. It seemed that wrestling had changed overnight, that the men who entered the squared circle were suddenly larger than life. Everyone wanted to see the behemoth Hulk Hogan wrestle. And the men who wrestled with and against him were his equals in creating a match and a character that no one would soon forget: Andre the Giant, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Jake "the Snake" Roberts, Sgt. Slaughter. They all kept you pinned to your seat as they were pinning their opponents to the mat. You just knew that you were going to see things that no one had ever seen before. The eighties was the era that cemented WWE as the place where the best wrestlers on the planet worked. Main Event -- WWE in the Raging 80s dips into those years and reveals the most celebrated wrestlers and the matches that will be recalled as not just the best of the eighties but the best of the ages.

Harte M nner

Author: Philipp Kutzelmann
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839427088
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Professional Wrestling ist ein genuin amerikanisches Showgenre. Philipp Kutzelmann arbeitet die grundlegenden Organisations- und Funktionsweisen der amerikanischen Wrestlingindustrie heraus, analysiert einzelne Kampfveranstaltungen und zeichnet nach, wie sich die Showkämpfe über Jahrzehnte hinweg verändert haben. Es zeigt sich, dass die Shows immer auch ein Spiegel kultureller, sozialer und politischer Entwicklungen und zeithistorischer Erfahrungen in den USA waren. Die Studie, die zugleich eine Einführung in die strukturelle Genese der US-Wrestlingindustrie bietet, richtet sich an Historiker_innen, an USA-Experten, an Forscher_innen im Bereich der Geschlechterstudien sowie an Kulturwissenschaftler_innen, die sich für die performativen Aspekte von Sport interessieren.

Die Brautprinzessin

Author: William Goldman
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608102337
Format: PDF, Kindle
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»Die Brautprinzessin« ist ein raffiniertes Abenteuer und eine atemlose, clevere Romanze. Traurig und hinterlistig, verspielt, blutig und zeitlos. Wahnsinnig. Und wunderschön. »Ich bin dein Prinz und du musst mich heiraten«, sagte Humperdinck. »Ich bin Eure Dienerin und lehne ab«, flüsterte Butterblume. »Ich bin der Prinz, und du kannst nicht ablehnen.« »Ich bin Eure sehr ergebene Dienerin, und ich habe eben abgelehnt.« »Weigerung bedeutet Tod.« »Dann tötet mich.« Bis Herbst 2008 wurde das Buch seit dem ersten Erscheinen bereits 100.000 mal verkauft.

30 Years of Wrestlemania

Author: Brian Shields
Publisher: Brady
ISBN: 9781465425089
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides a behind-the-scenes look at the WWE's bigget event over the last thirty years, with profiles on each year's match, anecdotes, and photographs.