- 2001, Tom Zenk's internet shoot interviewws alerted a wider audience to
what industry insiders already knew -
that many of wrestling's so-called 'great' careers were the product of political machination and intrigue by promoters, bookers, their families and favorites,
- and not least, by the big name wrestlers themselves. The means used to kill or crown wrestlers was 'vindictive booking' and 'the power of the [booking] pencil',now freely acknowledged
by former bookers such as Dusty Rhodes.
Zenk's insights, now a commonplace, have entered the lexicon - see asterisk below *
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2100 page work, providing coverage of slang in English speaking communities
throughout the world.
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