The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams (Paperback)

The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams By Greg Oliver, Steven Johnson Cover Image


The dynamic duos worthy of a spot in the pro wrestling hall of fame When you put four pro wrestlers in a ring, you double the athleticism, mischief, and entertainment. That's the equation behind The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams. Through hundreds of extensive interviews with well-known wrestlers, promoters, and managers -- a who's who of wrestling since the '50s -- Tag Teams regales us with tales of pain, measly payoffs, and a trade that was practiced as much for love as for money. Detailed insider information guides the authors' explanation of how tag team matches actually work -- and why, sometimes, they do not. Fans will get to see how their favorites stack up on the list of the top teams of all time. With its impressive collection of rare, historic photos, and fascinating profiles chock-full of little-known facts, as well as humorous anecdotes, this comprehensive and historical look at wrestling's tag team phenomenon will stand out as a reference source and talking point for years to come.

About the Author

A Virginia-based writer and editor, Steven Johnson has won more than 20 regional and national awards for his reporting on a variety of stories. He wrote his first wrestling magazine story in 1973 and contributes to SLAM! Wrestling and other publications. Greg Oliver is the author of 14 books and counting, and the producer of the long-running SLAM! Wrestling website. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and son.

Praise For…

"I probably learned more history from this book than any wrestling book in a long time."  Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer newsletter

"Put me down for any book these gentlemen plan on writing in the future."

"Part violence, part harmless vaudeville, part skilled athleticism, and part real-life comic strip."  C-Ville Weekly

"A slice of American life that doesn't often get the treatment that Johnson and Oliver have to offer."  Augusta Free Press

Product Details
ISBN: 9781550226836
ISBN-10: 1550226835
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication Date: May 11th, 2005
Pages: 294
Language: English
Series: Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame