Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death and ScandalUnknown - 2007
A book unlike any other, on the astonishing growth of pro wrestling and its profound impact on mainstream sports and society. Muchnick - nephew of the late, legendary St Louis promoter Sam Muchnick - traces the demise of wrestling's old Mafia territories and the rise of a national marketing base thanks to cable television, deregulation and a culture-wide nervous breakdown. Naturally, the figure of WWE's Vince McMahon lurks throughout - but equally evident is the public's late-empire lust for bread, circuses and blood.
Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, c2007.
Branch Call Number: 796. 812 MUC
Characteristics: xxi, 152 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.