— The following was sent out
New MSG project seeks fan input
50 years of WWE at venue set for late 2014 release
No venue has
been more associated with the WWE and the McMahon family than Madison Square
Now, for the first time in print, each and every WWE event at MSG
dating back to the inception of the World Wide Wrestling Federation will be
documented as part of The History of Professional Wrestling’s ongoing book
“Holy Ground: 50 Years of WWE at MSG,” set for a late 2014
release, will spotlight every MSG pro wrestling event from 1963 to 2013. And we
want the public to be part of it.
The book is the latest announced
project as part of The History of Professional Wrestling book series, authored
by journalist and wrestling historian Graham Cawthon, longtime owner and
operator of TheHistoryofWWE.com.
The publication will not only seek to
document, in-depth, each and every McMahon-promoted card and match at MSG from
1963 to 2013, it will also include photographs and memorabilia from historic
events at the Garden as well as personal accounts from in-ring talent and
Are you a longtime attendee of MSG wrestling events? Or maybe only
Were you a regular viewer of the televised MSG cards from the
1970s through 90s?
Do you have photographs, ticket stubs or other MSG
memorabilia from WWE events held there?
If so, we would love to hear from
From now until Saturday, Aug. 30, we want you to email us at
[email protected] with your own personal accounts and memories of WWE at
MSG. Be sure to put “MSG” in the subject line. Contributors will be credited in
Other titles in The History of Professional Wrestling book
series, which launched in 2013, include: Vol. 1 The WWF 1963-1989, Vol. 2 WWF
1990-1999 (foreword by PWInsider’s Mike Johnson), Vol. 3 Jim Crockett Promotions
& The NWA World Title 1983-1988 (foreword by Jim Cornette), and Vol. 4 WCW
1989-1994 (intro by Bobby Eaton, foreword by Gary Michael Cappetta).
are available at Amazon.com (in print and Kindle), BarnesandNoble.com and other
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— In case you missed it late
last night here on the website, here is a video of KENTA discussing his new WWE
contract. Former WWE Superstar Funaki is his translator: