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Mat Matters: All about ‘Ballyhoo,’ my new book

Jon Langmead’s Ballyhoo!: The Roughhousers, Con Artists, and Wildmen Who Invented Professional Wrestling is out now from University of Missouri Press. He shares his experiences working on the book here. Sometime a decade or so ago, when I was in my mid-thirties, I...

June Byers bio a ‘robust history of her life and career’

I’ll be the first to admit that, compared to most, I’m a newer wrestling fan. I only came to the sport about a decade ago and I’ve spent the last ten years catching up, watching old standout matches and staying up to date with what’s happening now. But in all my time...

What goes into my ‘Charting the Territories’ books

I recently published my third book under the Charting the Territories brand. All three follow the same basic pattern, covering a three-year period in the life of a wrestling territory in the 1970s. However, the second book had some new features and improvements over...

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