Wednesday, September 17, 2014

1PW All or Nothing

1PW All or Nothing
by James Dixon and Chris Gilder
Self published 2012

An overlong oral history of a British indie pro-wrestling promotion.  Not much here, but there's a lot of it.  I've never skimmed so much in a book.  There is an almost move-for-move recap of almost every match, and then page after page of result at the end.  Ten people say the same thing about something, then another ten give a slightly different take.

If you're interested in the world of fly-by-night wrestling promotions that get in over their head, there's some interest here, but compared to most of these type of things there's very little drama or debauchery to hold one's interest.  There are a handful of nuggets spread around.  There's some more to add to the Jay Phoenix story, and according to a fourth hand report, Ric Flair does his signature "Whoooo!" in the sack.

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