Sisterhood of the Squared Circle
The History and Rise of Women's Wrestling
Pat Laprade, Dan Murphy, Neidhart Natalya
A behind-the-scenes look at over a century of female wrestling, with profiles and photos: “Fascinating sports history” (Booklist).
From the carnival circuit of the late 1800s to today’s main events, this book offers a look at the business of women’s wrestling with its backstage politics, real-life grudges, and incredible personalities. With more than one hundred profiles, you’ll learn about the careers of many well-known trailblazers and stars of today, including Mildred Burke, the Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, Penny Banner, Wendi Richter, Trish Stratus, Chyna, Lita, Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Bayley.
With rare photographs and an exploration of women’s wrestling worldwide—including chapters on Japan, Mexico, England, and Australia—Sisterhood of the Squared Circle is a priceless contribution to the history of professional wrestling.