Blood and Fire: The Unbelievable Real-Life Story of Wrestling's Original Sheik

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$22.95  $21.34
ECW Press
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6.07 X 9.02 X 0.96 inches | 1.28 pounds

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About the Author

Brian R. Solomon is an educator and the author of several books on sports and entertainment. He is a regular contributor to Pro Wrestling Illustrated and Inside the Ropes, and the co-host of the PWI Podcast. For seven years, he was an editor for WWE. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.


"I have never learned more about any pro wrestler from any single book than I did from the tour de force that is Blood and Fire. The veil of secrecy the Sheik shrouded his life and career in has been lifted by Brian Solomon's painstaking research. A book on pro wrestling's most mysterious figure has never been attempted; now that one has finally been written, it can be followed. Like its subject, this book is one of a kind. Wrestling fans should read it twice." -- Jim Cornette, Wrestling Personality and creator and host of the Jim Cornette Experience Podcast
"It's hard to think of many wrestling fans who wouldn't find something of interest here, but for anyone with an affection for the territorial era or character work, it's a must." -- Pro Wrestling Books
"Replete with eye-catching photos and meticulously researched, the narrative is as keen and captivating as its subject. This is a must-read for wrestling fans." -- Publishers Weekly starred review
"For its unprecedented coverage and gripping storytelling, 'Blood and Fire: The Unbelievable Real-Life Story of Wrestling's Original Sheik' is the best biography of a pro wrestler." -- The Wrestling Estate
"This book is truly a must-read for wrestling fans, a great tribute to one of the most hated heels in wrestling history." -- Shelf Life