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Jack Brisco biography on sale now!
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Brisco - The Life & Times of National Collegiate and World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco Jack Brisco is on the short list in the discussion of the greatest NWA World heavyweight champions ever. He was one of the few men to hold both the World professional championship and the NCAA championship. He lost only one match in his career for Oklahoma State and won the NCAA championship in 1965. This is the book about Jack's battles both on and off the mat. Author Bill Murdock has spent countless hours with Jack, helping Jack write his amazing story about his travels through amateur and professional wrestling. All the big names in wrestling history parade through the book as Jack tells some of the greatest stories never heard. "One of the very best books on pro wrestling I've ever read," said Mike Chapman, executive director of the International Wrestling Institute and Museum, Iowa. Softbound, 286 pages, lots of photos.

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The new edition of Pro Wrestling Title Histories is on sale now! 
Much of the information in This Week In Wrestling is researched from Wrestling Title Histories. The 2000 edition is available now. It is the most complete record of over 2,000 professional wrestling titles and titleholders ever published. If you want a complete guide of who the title holders were in your favorite territories, you must own this ultimate reference book. Contains information on titles from the WWF, WCW, ECW, NWA, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, all the old territories -- Florida, Mid-Atlantic, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit, Toronto, Dallas, Portland, Kansas City, St. Louis, Atlanta, Calgary, Memphis, Knoxville, Montreal, Puerto Rico, Mid-South, San Antonio and more -- as well as hundreds of independent promotions from across the U.S. (including now-defunct favorites like Smoky Mountain, the UWF, and the USWA). The new edition includes major title changes (WWF, WCW, ECW) right up to the end of 1999. 
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This is the first video that gives fans a behind-the-scenes, backstage look at what happens at a major professional wrestling event. Behind the Scenes at the Bash is an intimate and unvarnished look at the life of a professional wrestler. "Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin takes you on an all-access tour backstage at the Great American Bash. Featuring original footage shot by Garvin himself, you will see a lot of the biggest stars of the 80s at their most candid. You see the camaraderie that the people that lived this life experienced. The fact that this group of wrestlers spent so much time together travelling an unbelievably grueling schedule did bond them. The DVD captures the intimacy of backstage life. It shows the highs, the jokes, the friendship, etc. while at the same time giving you an idea of how difficult this insane amount of travel was. Available on DVD only.

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Celebrate the milestones of professional wrestling!

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Week of Sept. 28

Main Event
Fritz Von Erich
vs. Ox Baker

Ft. Worth, Texas
Sept. 26, 1977

American Heavyweight Title
Gino Hernandez vs. Bruiser Brody

Mil Mascaras vs.  Ivan Koloff

Houston
Sept. 26, 1980

American Heavyweight Title
Fritz Von Erich vs. Lord Al Hayes

Texas Tag Team Championship
Rocky Johnson & Jose Lothario vs. Seigfried Stanke & Big O

Ft. Worth, Texas
Sept. 27, 1976

Texas Heavyweight Championship
Al Madril vs. Ox Baker

Kevin Von Erich vs. Gary Hart

Dallas
Sept. 27, 1977

Texas Heavyweight Championship
Al Madril vs. Killer Brooks

Kabuki vs. Ten Gu

Dallas
Sept. 27, 1981

Texas Heavyweight Championship
Seigfried Stanke vs. 
Rocky Johnson

Dallas
Sept. 28, 1976

NWA World Heavyweight Title
Harley Race vs. Gino Hernandez

Dallas
Sept. 28, 1980

Corvette vs. Hair
David Von Erich vs. Killer Brooks

Ft. Worth, Texas
Sept. 28, 1981

Southern Tag Team Title
Bobby Eaton & Koko Ware vs. 
Terry Taylor & Stan Lane

Louisville
Sept. 28, 1981

North American Heavyweight Title
Magnum TA vs. Terry Taylor

Mid-South Tag Team Title
Midnight Express vs. Fantastics

Ghetto Street Fight
Butch Reed vs. Master G

Houston
Sept. 28, 1984

Texas Tag Team Championship
Jose Lothario & Al Madril vs. 
Superstar Billy Graham & 
John Tolos 

Ft. Worth, Texas
Sept. 29, 1975

NWA World Heavyweight Title
Harley Race vs. Kerry Von Erich

Ft. Worth, Texas
Sept. 29, 1980

Six-Man Tag Team Match
3-out-of-5 Falls

Jose Lothario & Red Bastien & 
Al Madril  vs. 
Superstar Billy Graham & 
John Tolos  & Hans Schroeder

Dallas
Sept. 30, 1975

Battle of the Mad Men
Sheik vs. Abdullah the Butcher

Houston
Sept. 30, 1977

Tag Team Chain Match
Bruiser Brody & Fritz Von Erich vs. Spoiler & Mark Lewin

Dallas
Sept. 30, 197
9

Tag Team Main Event 
Freebird Terry Gordy & 
Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin vs. 
Kevin Von Erich & Kerry Von Erich

Dallas
Sept. 30, 19
83

Main Event
Wahoo McDaniel &Billy Red Cloud vs. Nikolai Volkoff & Paul DeMarco

Ft. Worth, Texas
Oct. 1, 1973

12-Man Battle Royal
Bruiser Brody;
Mark Lewin; Spoiler; David Von Erich; 
El Halcon; Dick Murdoch; 
Killer Brooks; Frank Dusek; 
Tiger Conway Jr.; Tor Kamata; Tom Jones; T John Tibbedeaux 

Ft. Worth, Texas
Oct. 1, 1979

Six-Man Tag Team War
Andre the Giant & Mil Mascaras & Junkyard Dog vs.
Gino Hernandez & Tully Blanchard vs.
Killer Khan

Southwest Heavyweight Title
Dick Slater vs. Mongolian Stomper

Jerry Lawler vs. Bob Sweetan

Ted DiBiase vs. Tiger Conway Jr.

Houston
Oct. 1, 1982

Main Event
Fritz Von Erich vs. Nikolai Volkoff

Dallas
Oct. 2, 19
73

Texas Heavyweight Title
David Von Erich vs. Karl Krupp

Ft. Worth, Texas
Oct. 2, 1978

Tag Team Main Event
Mil Mascaras & Dos Caras vs. 
Gino Hernandez & Tully Blanchard

Houston
Oct. 2, 1981

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