National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the
Monopoly that Strangled Pro Wrestling
By Tim Hornbaker
Book Reviews

“National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly That Strangled Pro
Wrestling by Tim Hornbaker provides the most thoroughly researched study of
professional wrestling that has been written thus far.  Hornbaker deserves praise for
his objectivity.  Hornbaker is at all times careful to separate fact from hearsay, and he
avoids the simple good and evil dichotomies that made classic wrestling storylines so
popular.  To a greater degree than any earlier book on wrestling, National Wrestling
Alliance lets the historical evidence speak for itself.  Hopefully, Hornbaker’s work will
serve as a template for future studies of the sport.” – Timothy Drake, Pro Wrestling
Illustrated magazine

“The most comprehensive and well-written reference piece associated with the
business of professional wrestling. . . . Highest possible recommendation.” —

“Recommended to anyone that is a fan of the golden era of pro wrestling.”  — About.

“One of the best wrestling books ever written. . . . I highly recommend this book for any
wrestling library.”  —

“A great history of the NWA, the ownership, the history of the NWA title, and
promotional aspects of the federation. . . . 9 out of 10.”  —A1 Wrestling Newsletter

“If I were to teach a course on the history of professional wrestling, this would be the
text book.”  —

“Best book on wrestling history I've ever read.” - Dave Meltzer, the industry’s leading
wrestling reporter, and

“Well-researched . . . brings back such names as Vincent McMahon Sr. and the 'father'
of the NWA, Sam Muchnick.”  —The Slammer, New York Daily News

“If you are an aficionado of wrestling history or someone who is interested in the
subject, this book is an essential volume in your library of wrestling literature.” -
Sheldon Goldberg, wrestling promoter, historian

“One outstanding new release I highly recommend is "National Wrestling Alliance,"
which is a comprehensive look at the history of the industry's leading cartel of
territories from the 1940s until Vince McMahon's national expansion of WWE in the mid-
1980s.” - Alex Marvez, Scripps Howard News Service

“I recommend a new book about the history of the NWA, written by wrestling researcher
Tim Hornbaker, entitled National Wrestling Alliance - The Untold Story of the Monopoly
That Strangled Pro Wrestling.  From what I've read so far, it is a very good read.” - Jim
Varsallone, The Miami