I used to watch wrestling a lot when I was a boy growing up in Memphis, Tennessee. We had a great TV show, Studio Wrestling with announcer Lance Russell, every Saturday at noon. I'd be in front of that set every week, watching the guys throw each other against the ropes, jump from the turnbuckles, or whack their opponents with folding chairs. Then, on Monday nights, my dad and I would go downtown to the auditorium and watch Lou Thesz or Dick the Bruiser tussle. (This was way back in the day--I won't say how long, but, to give you a hint, Lyndon Johnson was president and the Beatles had been on the charts for only a year) We had terrific characters like Tojo Yamamoto, who was supposed to be Japanese (he wasn't, but he did like to whack his opponents with his wooden clogs)or Jackie Fargo with his famous "Fargo Strut"
Oh, man, those were the days! Well,the library has several good books on wrestling. Here a few: