Author(s): Kendo Nagasaki
A hilariously imaginative gift book exploring the bizarre world of professional wrestling, written by celebrated wrestler Kendo Nagasaki.
Perhaps no other sport has a richer or more fascinating history than that of professional wrestling. Fronted by Kendo Nagasaki, a celebrated wrestler for over 40 years, The Grapple Manual profiles 30 ridiculously named, bizarrely dressed wrestlers from Britain, Europe and America. This is the cue for truly fascinating, anecdote-packed biographies - remember, these are not normal people - and hilarious imagery, think horrendous mullets, cross-dressing hulks, monstrous memorabilia, sequined shorts, crotch-grabbing moves and 30-stone men in leotards. In addition to this, there's the opportunity for the reader to learn, through step-by-step instructions, the wrestlers' flamboyant fighting moves - superplexes, body splashes, pile-drivers and flying clothes lines (don't worry, all will be explained) - thus proving that anyone can put the showmanship back into self-defence.