Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (May 27, 2014)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 8.8 MB
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"The definitive heritage of the main well-known championship wrestling belt within the world." - Bruce Mitchell, professional Wrestling Torch "Dick Bourne is the Indiana Jones of identify belt archeology." - Mike Johnson, PWInsider.com "Like the well-known belts Bourne writes approximately, this ebook shines with a luster beneficial of its personal championship crown." - Mike Mooneyham, Charleston submit & Courier Wrestling’s such a lot celebrated championship belt is tested as by no means sooner than: its origins, its secrets and techniques, its remarkable tale. it really is generally called the "Big Gold belt" and it's been photographed up-close in extraordinary element, on either the unique 1986 brown leather-based and the black leather-based that changed it. Plus, for the 1st time on account that 1991, the unique 1986 "Ric aptitude" nameplate is again at the belt. The publication contains a unique interview with Ric aptitude concerning the earliest days of the massive Gold belt. Plus, unique images with the "Nature Boy" taken past this yr as he used to be reunited with the belt for the 1st time in over 14 years. From 1986-2000, the massive Gold belt represented the NWA, WCW, and WCW foreign international titles. and do not disregard the "Real global Championship" within the WWF in 1991! Twenty-six assorted champions held the belt all through these years. entire, particular historical past at the businesses and craftsmen that have been inquisitive about making the belt, either the plates and the leather-based. Plus the genuine tale of who had the belt made, why it was once made, and the way it used to be added. Dozens of info, huge and small, by no means recognized or released sooner than. The booklet incorporates a whole name historical past of the belt together with all 3 various championships it represented over 14 years. Plus infrequent archival files and idea paintings from Crumrine Jewelers, amazingly precise pictures, comparable memorabilia, and lots more and plenty extra. From North Carolina to Nevada to the light country of Florida, stick to alongside the superb trip of the production of the large Gold belt. additionally incorporated is a short foreword through the voice of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling for 4 a long time, broadcaster Bob Caudle and a unique creation by means of mythical wrestler and supervisor James J. Dillon. Dillon controlled Ric aptitude and the 4 Horsemen while aptitude defended the large Gold belt around the globe. Over two hundred pages of massive Gold heritage, over a hundred and twenty colour images, and dozens of infrequent files and illustrations. It’s the massive Gold belt as you’ve by no means noticeable it earlier than. "...expecting not anything yet top-notch study and perception into certainly one of wrestling's such a lot amazing belts. I wasn't upset. this can be a nice book." - Tim Hornbaker on WrestlingClassics.com, writer of "National Wrestling Alliance" "The massive Gold is a diamond between wrestling belts. And as "Nature Boy" Ric aptitude has frequently proclaimed, "Diamonds are forever!" - James J. Dillon, from the foreword to the publication "Big Gold"