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Wrestling Articles

Here are a collection of of articles published in Solie's Newsletter and other publications. Some of them were originally published in multiple parts and so are quite long. I will be adding to this collection from time to time so please check back. Enjoy.


Wrestling with Tragedy

The Sad Story of the Von Erich Family by Robert Wilonsky
from the Dallas Observer, November 20-26, 1997

A complete Personality Change

Front page story on Ric Flair from the Charlotte Observer by Mary Elizabeth Deangelis

Pro-Wrestling and Its Fans

A Sociological Study by Alex Kreit

Pro Wrestling is real: Its life that's fake

The socio-political semiotics of Professional Wrestling
By Brett Ramsey

A GORGEOUS ERA IN WRESTLING

LA Times Article on Gorgeous George

Bruiser Brody's Death: A Cover Up?

Written by "Dirty" Dutch Mantell

A Giant Among Us

Sports Illustrated, December 21, 1981
By Terry Todd

Bruno Sammartino: The Living Legend

Biography by
Erwin Michael Green

Article on the Death of Eddie Gilbert

by Phil Muchnick

Article on Elizabeth from the Miami Herald

By JIM VARSALLONE--Herald Sports Writer

Vince McMahon Sr.: The Tradition Continues

by Lou Sahadi

An Informal History of Wrestling Theme Music

by Jeff Yelton

The World Titles an Historical Perspective

by Matt Benaka

By Joseph Holt

The Way It Was

Makin' it Real


Biographies by Jess McGrath

Remembering Sam Muchnick

The Junk Yard Dog


By Ervin Griffin, Jr.

The History of Starrcade

The History of The Midnight Express

IronMan: The Legend of the Road Warriors

Run, Blade Runner, Run: The Story Of Sting

Diary of a "Hitman": The Story of Bret Hart

Stylin' and Profilin': The Legend of Rick Flair


By Jeremy Hartley

The Eye on WRESTLING #1

The Eye on WRESTLING #2

The Eye on WRESTLING #3

The Eye on WRESTLING #4


Back toSolie's Vintage Wrestling


by Earl Oliver

The Illustrated History of the Four Horsemen
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