STRANGLEHOLD- W.W.A. WRESTLING IN DETROIT 1971-1974 by Brian Bukantis. STRANGLEHOLD was the official wrestling program offered by Detroit's famed Olympia Stadium for World Wrestling Assn. cards held from 1971-74. Arena Publishing produced 29 Stranglehold program magazines, and they are presented here in one huge 420 PAGE book!
Every program has been re-typeset, cleaned up, with all photos reprocessed from the original source negatives (or photographs when negatives not available). In short, these programs look far, far better than they did when originally produced 40 years ago!
The WWA included notables like Dick the Bruiser, The Crusher, Baron Von Raschke, the BlackJacks, Bobby Heenan, Bob Ellis, Ivan Koloff, The Valiant Brothers, Mitsu Arakawa, Luis Martinez, Red Cloud & Bold Eagle, the Canadian Wildman and The Wolfman, Big Ernie Ladd, Moose cholak, Bruno Sammartino, Bull Bullinski, Art Thomas, Pepper Gomez, Ricky Cortez, The Graduates and so many others... relive each and every Olympia Stadium wrestling card through the pages of this book!

THE BOOK INCLUDES:

  • 29 STRANGLEHOLD PROGRAMS beginning with April 8, 1972 to the final show February 22, 1974. Includes the original stories, digitally refurbished photographs, and of course, card line-ups!
  • INTRODUCTION & RETROSPECTIVE by the author
  • W.W.A. OLYMPIA RESULTS from all shows
  • W.W.A. OLYMPIA CLIPPINGS & MEMORABILIA SECTION
  • ORIGINAL STRANGLEHOLD COVERS, including the few issues not published by Arena Publishing
  • WHERE ARE THEY NOW? section relates the status of the superstars of the era
WITH A SPECIAL FOREWORD BY HANDSOME JIMMY "THE BOOGIE WOOGIE MAN" VALIANT
This book has been 40+ years in the making! An incredible 420 pages of history! Full color front & back cover, B&W pages inside on premium white paper stock.
TO SEE A SMALL SAMPLE OF THE BOOK, CLICK HERE! (4MB PDF)
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