A rip-roaring ride through the history of pro-wrestling from comedian and PROGRESS founder Jim Smallman
'Filled with passion, humour, and a little bit of welcome weirdness. A must-read for every die-hard wrestling fan' - Mick Foley
For fans of books from Chris Jericho, Steve Austin, Daniel Bryan, Mick Foley and Jim Ross.
'We have all felt every emotion today. Remember today, the next time a family member or workmate tells you that wrestling is stupid. We've laughed, we've cried, we've screamed our lungs out. Professional wrestling is the greatest thing in the entire world.' - Jim Smallman, 2016
Comedian and PROGRESS Wrestling founder Jim Smallman takes us on a wild ride through the history of pro-wrestling, from its beginnings at the turn of the twentieth century to the pop-culture, pay-per-view juggernaut that it is today.
Join Jim as he looks at the most defining and iconic moments in wrestling's history and attempts to nail down just why this ludicrous, over the top, compelling quasi-sport means so much to so many people.
Like Jim's own life, this book is filled with passion, humour, and a little bit of welcome weirdness. A must-read for every die-hard wrestling fan. - Mick Foley
Jim Smallman is a writer and award-winning stand-up comedian. Performing comedy around the world since 2005, he has established a loyal following amongst those who enjoy hearing his brand of silly storytelling and improvised idiocy.
He has been published in The Guardian, The Mirror, FSM, The Leicester Mercury, Skin Deep and The Huffington Post.
He is the co-owner of PROGRESS Wrestling in London, now one of the most successful independent wrestling promotions in the world.