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Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs The Untold Story of How Montreal Shaped the World of Wrestling

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ISBN-10: 1770410945

ISBN-13: 9781770410947

Edition: 2013

Authors: Pat Laprade, Bertrand Hebert

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Demonstrating how the famed Canadian city influenced a hugely celebrated sport, this chronicle digs deep into Montreal’s past, depicting how the metropolis helped form pro wrestling from every angle. Journeying from the late 1800s to the present, this book provides the lowdown on all the major wrestlers who emerged from Montreal and the province of Quebec, including Yvon Robert, the Rougeau and Vachon families, Jos Leduc, Gino Brito, and Pierre-Carl Ouellet. Big names born outside the province are also explored, from Andre the Giant and Abdullah the Butcher to Edouard Carpentier. Going beyond pro wrestling, the study shows how Montreal also held what is known as the very first midget match…    
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication date: 3/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.03" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Notes and Acknowledgements
The Origins of Wrestling in the Territory
1900-1920: The First True Golden Age of Wrestling in Montreal
1939-1964: The First Golden Age of Wrestling in Montreal
1965-1976: The Second Golden Age
From Varoussac to Wrestlenania III
The Rise and Fall of International Wrestling
1986 To Today: The WWF/WWE Era
The Era of the Independents
The History of Women's Wrestling in Montreal
Montreal: The Birthplace of Midget Wrestling
Quebec Wrestling Families
The Biggest Tragedies in Quebec Wrestling History
The Great Venues of the Montreal Territory
The History of Montreal Wrestling On TV
Ranking of the 25 Best Quebec Wrestlers of All Time
The Best Quebec-Born Tag Teams of All Time
The History of the Montreal Athletic Commission Title
The History of the Montreal Women's Title
Quebec Wrestling Hall of Fame
Selected Sources