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The first and only in-depth look at the indie wrestling revolution

In 2017, after being told that no independent wrestling group could draw a crowd of more than 10,000, a group of wrestlers took up the challenge. For several years, these gladiators had been performing in front of rabid crowds and understood the hunger for wrestling that was different from the TV-slick product. In September 2018, they had the numbers to prove it: 11,263 fans filled the Sears Center Arena for the All In pay-per-view event, ushering in a new era. A year later, WWE had its first major head-to-head competitor in nearly two decades when All Elite Wrestling debuted on TNT.

Acclaimed wrestling historian Keith Elliot Greenberg's Too Sweet takes listeners back to the beginning, when a half century ago outlaw promotions challenged the established leagues, and guides us into the current era. He paints a vivid picture of promotions as diverse as New Japan, Ring of Honor, Revolution Pro, Progress, and Chikara, and the colorful figures who starred in each. This is both a dynamic snapshot and the ultimate history of a transformational time in professional wrestling.

©2020 Keith Elliot Greenberg (P)2020 Tantor

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  • Richard
  • 10-04-2021

Super Book, Annoying Narration

The book is well written and contains a wealth of historical data and fun anecdotes. Then there's the narrator. His voice and so forth are fine, but he mispronounces the names so many wrestlers, including Finn Balor, Bad Luck Fale, Kazuchika Okada, Freddie Blassie, Lou Thesz and Shayna Baszler. Less than minutes on You Tube would've fixed every one of them.

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  • Vern
  • 05-11-2020

The beginning of a new golden age of Pro Wrestling!!!!

Absolutely great read if your a die hard wrestling fan as I am! I look forward to the next chapter that the author intends to write.

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  • Aaron D.
  • 20-01-2021

A must read for wrestling fans

Detailed and in-depth look into lots of promotions worldwide.

Covers the rise of all elite wrestling, new Japan pro wrestling. Also looks at British independent scene, hard-core indies and established companies such as WWE. PWG and ROH.

If you follow wrestling youll love this book

Lots of detailed accounts from talent and executives.

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