Publisher: Crowbar Press
6x9 Perfect Bound
Photos: 316 b&w
Cover: Full color
Item #: 53-ttl3
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Volume 3: All South Wrestling Alliance
by Scott Teal
This collection of photographs from the Atlanta-based All-South Wrestling Alliance territory, owned by Gunkel Enterprises, Inc., are some of the best photos ever seen from that promotion.
The photos, most of which were shot in either Atlanta or Columbus, were all taken between 1972 and 1974, and we've included shots of just about every wrestler who made an appearance for Gunkel Enterprises during that time.
The 316 black-and-white photos include publicity stills, candid shots, and action pictures from house shows, with most being published for the very first time. While some have been seen in arena programs and magazines, they have never been presented in this quality. All photos were scanned from the original negatives and put through a laborious cleaning, brightening and sharpening process so they appear in this book in the highest quality possible.
It's a shame that no video footage remains of those great moments in wrestling history, but I'm hopeful that these photos will take everyone back to a time when we still "believed" and were captivated by the weekly scenarios concocted by the promoters.
Wrestling fans who remember the stars of All-South Wrestling Alliance — The Assassins, Thunderbolt Patterson, Ox Baker, Ted Oates, the Missouri Mauler, Ray Candy, Tommy Seigler, Ernie Ladd, El Mongol, Dick Steinborn, Wayne Cowan, Argentina Apollo, Rock Hunter, and many others — will treasure this beautiful collection of memories for years to come.
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