I've been reading the book for three days at work. I thought I had read enough stuff on St Louis with Matysik's material and all the research done on the city...but I can't put it down. A lot of cool info & ideas are in it.
It was fun to read Harley Race claiming he invented the vertical suplex and the double arm suplex (page 25). How I don't know if that was true, but I don't think fans today realize what a "state of the art" performer Race was in the 70's.
The Race/Backlund match in MSG was shown last year on the WWE website and and some fans were disappointed. I watched & disagreed. It had all of the major moves of the period. Stuff that is taken for granted today but was the base for everything done today. I didn't see a suplex until 1974 when Pat Roach wrestled in LA.
Liked the design of the book. Good book.
I think you should have said something about how Sam Muchnick's style came from Tom Packs and from the way wrestling was promoted thru out America before 1936. Thanks.--Steve Yohe