A Close Look at the NWA World Heavyweight Championship Belt












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 2009      10x8"    80 pages

"I received your book "Ten Pounds of Gold" yesterday and I'm utterly fascinated by it. What a great book! You did a fantastic job and I love the photos, many of which I've never seen before. I'm enjoying the format and how you laid everything out, plus the great newspaper clippings. I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite wrestling books already."

 - Tim Hornbaker, author "National Wrestling Alliance" and "Legends of Pro Wrestling" www.legacyofwrestling.com

"This book is the perfect tribute to the most respected symbol in pro wrestling. Having been a fan of the belt since I first saw Ric Flair with it on TV in the 80's, I thought I'd seen it all when it came to the Domed Globe. Now, owning this book, I feel like I really have. The only thing that could be better would be to hold the actual belt. This book is that good. It will be a cherished piece of my collection from now on. Any real fan of the NWA World Title belt should own this book!"  - Eric King, Rural Retreat, VA

"Ten Pounds of Gold has everything you always wanted to know about the NWA belt...but were too much of a mark to ask. This will look amazing on my coffee table."  - Scott Bowden, Kentucky Fried Rasslin'

      "We die-hard vintage NWA wrestling fans owe Dick and Dave a huge 'thanks' for assembling the definitive written and photographed history of the sport's 'Holy Grail' - - - the NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP belt. These two have put together a great book of reference, with great narrative and illustrations. It's everything a fan of the business could want."  - Mike Cline, Thornhill Entertainment - Mid-Atlantic Grapplin' Greats

      "I received your book "Ten Pounds of Gold" Wednesday and couldn't put it down for three hours. Great photos and a must read for any belt mark or any fan of the NWA legends that wore that belt. Thanks for an over the top book."  - Eddie Cheslock, Richmond VA


Kerry Von Erich only held the NWA title for a few weeks, but he left his mark on the NWA title belt. Literally.

Learn the story of the initials hidden away on the main plate of the belt, a mark Ric Flair himself has never noticed even though he's had possession of the belt for the last 23 years!

That and dozens of other never-before-published details about one of the most famous championship belts in the sport's long and colorful history can be found in "Ten Pounds of Gold - A Close Look at the NWA World Championship Belt."


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Special thanks to the following for their enthusiastic support of Ten Pounds of Gold :

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Greg Price at NWALegends.com

and Mike Mooneyham at the Charleston Post and Courier.




The original Masked Superstar Bill Eadie with one of his favorite books!





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