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From Nanjo to The Sheik: Tales from Toronto Wrestling
B&W 240 pages with photos by Roger Baker 16.99 CDN Dec 2020

The next in the series looks at the boom of Toronto wrestling. Lou Thesz and the NWA Title, The Referees, Yukon Eric
Gene Kiniski, Masked Wrestlers, Fritz Von Erich, Bulldog Brower, Jack Corcoran, Frank Tunney & the Office
Attendance, TV, The Referees, The WWWF Title, Did you know? and more

Available at Amazon Canada - USA & Worldwide 
If you would like a copy and not go through Amazon please contact us

What they are saying....thank you! 

The rich history of professional wrestling in Ontario comes alive in chaotic detail in a new book by a pair of veteran 
Canadian wrestling journalists...
-Marshall Ward. for Slam Wrestling

This was a really enjoyable read if you’re into the history of Toronto wrestling and the key people involved running the city. Tons of historical notes on attendance, ups and downs in the city, the good and bad of The Sheik from ‘69-‘77, the Mid-Atlantic years and into the WWF’s foothold from ‘84 onward.
-John Pollock. Post Wrestling  via Instagram

I must say I really enjoyed this book, learned a lot about MLG wrestling, good read.
-Mark Bujan. via KM message board

So much information on the great history of Toronto’s Maple Leaf Wrestling. Its roots its glory years and in-depth study on Two of Toronto’s most nefarious wrestling characters. It will be a great reference guide for anyone interested in learning more about Maple Leaf Wrestling as we know it today!
-Wes Maidment. via Facebook


The Canadian Heavyweight Title: The Complete History 1978-1984
With design and layout by Dick Bourne of the Mid-Atlantic Gateway 
B&W 126 pages $14.95 CDN Oct 2019
Available through the Mid Atlantic Gateway - Bookstore 
And on Amazon

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Nice writeup at thank you and below

Read the full Slam Wrestling Review
..A trip down memory lane, The Canadian Heavyweight Title: The Complete History 1978-1984, published in co-operation with the Mid-Atlantic Gateway website, is a remarkable, compelling, and long-overdue tale about a championship belt that shared the stage with some of the most respected titles in professional wrestling history. 
-Marshall Ward for Slam! Wrestling

Toronto has a great history of wrestling drawing big names and huge crowds to Maple Leaf Gardens. This book is for those who remember and a great read for those that are keeping the sport alive today. Really enjoyed it. 
-Perry Gray On The Ropes Wrestling

In 1978 as the Toronto territory was taking off with the young stars of Mid-Atlantic wrestling, promoter Frank Tunney introduced a local championship. That title, the first true local title in many years, was named the Canadian Heavyweight Title to be defended by the top star in Maple Leaf Wrestling.

During those years locally known as ‘the Mid-Atlantic era’, the area was one of the most exciting and important territories in the wrestling world. Join us as we revisit the big cards, the tournaments, the beautiful title belt, and many other memorable slices of Maple Leaf Wrestling from 1978-1984.

Great privilege to work with Dick Bourne on this and also for the great cover!
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We looked at the great new book from DB at 
Crown Jewel and the love of Wrestling Presents
Independently published in Ontario, Canada

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