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A writer's challenge -- two weeks with Trish Stratus (and a yoga DVD)
By CALEB SMITH - SLAM! Wrestling
Trish Stratus always seems to be at the top of her game, whether that is the world of fitness modeling, being a championship wrestler or yoga mogul. Once again Stratus has scored a hit, this time with her DVD entitled Trish Stratus Stratusphere Yoga.
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Retro review: Garrison Keillor's Ventura spoof still a hoot
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling
Knowing my love of all things pro wrestling, a friend of my father's recently sent along an older book, "Me by Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente" by American satirist Garrison Keillor. It came out in 1999, appropriately enough, at the height of fame for Jesse "The Governor" Ventura. Remember him? He was once relevant as Governor of Minnesota.
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Retro review: Bodysmasher nothing but 'pulpy dreck'
By BOB KAPUR - SLAM! Wrestling
Sometimes you can find the greatest things by wandering around a used book store. You'll walk through this old shop and casually browse the dusty shelves until a title jumps out at you. It could be a true hidden treasure, perhaps the first edition of classic novel written by one of the world's greatest authors. Or it could be a horribly written piece of pulpy dreck, like the one I recently found called "Bodysmasher."
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Quebec old-school DVDs are 'tres bon'!
By MARSHALL WARD - SLAM! Wrestling
Of all the former "territories" of the wrestling business, the blood-spattered Montreal region was one of the most fascinating but historically overlooked. The Golden Age of Quebec Wrestling DVDs Volumes 1 & 2, presented by wrestling historians Pat Laprade and Bertrand Hebert, brings this vibrant territory to life.
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New WWE Immortals game amps up the violence
By JOHN POWELL - SLAM! Wrestling
"Finish him!" never seemed more appropriate. Mirroring the DC Comics fighting game Injustice which mirrored the original controversial snap-their-spine, rip-their-guts-out brawler Mortal Kombat, WWE Immortals playfully turns all of your favourite superstars into fantasy fighters. In doing so, there are a lot of snickers and chuckles to be had as well as a lot of fun-filled, sadistic beat-downs to dish out or your mobile phone or tablet.
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New Billy Riley book informs on both the man and Wigan's Snake Pit
By NATHAN HATTON - For SLAM! Wrestling
Wigan. Few communities of such modest size have had as profound an impact on the global wrestling scene as the tiny town in Lancashire county, England. Among wrestling enthusiasts from a variety of backgrounds, the word conjures up many powerful images -- and now a book.
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Talking Billy Riley with Greenfield & De Courcy

Timeline for 2008 shines light on lesser-known Curt Hawkins
By BERTRAND HEBERT - SLAM! Wrestling
It's hard to think of the year 2008 as wrestling history. Yet that's the chance we have with today's technologies -- we can start logging information from people who lived it right now. One day 2008 will be the good old days, so why not research it and offer a WWE Timeline DVD ? This time Brian Myers -- formerly known as Curt Hawkins -- is in the hot seat and he doesn't disappoint.
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Triple H workout DVD has plenty of options
By PEPPER PARKS - For SLAM! Wrestling
As a workout fanatic, wrestler, and personal trainer, I can vouch that the new Power Series Triple H workout DVD is a great introduction to exercise. It offers beginners the basic fundamentals to a full body functional workout. But was it enough for me? Read on!
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Third 'Blood Red Turns Dollar Green' concludes incredible journey
By BERTRAND HEBERT - SLAM! Wrestling
I can't believe the Blood Red Turns Dollar Green saga is over; well at least that's what they say. One can only hope we will get to know who will be the ultimate kingpin of wrestling in this richly-created world by author Paul O'Brien. My wish did come true though and they are trying to get the saga on television, that would be amazing. What an incredible journey.
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Stephanie McMahon's exercise DVD perfect for beginners
By CHERRY BOMB - For SLAM! Wrestling
As someone who is both a pro wrestler and a personal trainer, I took great interest in the new Stephanie McMahon DVD from WWE's Fit Series, and jumped at the chance to give it a try.
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Nov 30 ... Teddy Long YouShoot not just for playas

Nov 25 ... WWE 2K15 flawed and a step backwards

Nov 13 ... Volume 2 proves the Attitude Era wasn't always great

Nov 7 ... Martel DVD great -- when it sticks to the timeline

Nov 3 ... Book a worthy celebration of 30 years of WrestleMania

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