Believe it or not, there are hundreds upon hundreds of wrestling books out there... including but not limited to an e-book by yours truly. In fact, many of the books on this list are fully reviewed on Bulldog's Bookshelf.
Strangely enough, there were hardly any books about the squared circle until twenty-odd years ago when former NWA World Champion Lou Thesz published his autobiography "Hooker" in 1995. The Attitude Era brought about a brand new series of wrestling authors -- several of whom even made the New York Times Bestseller List.
Of course, there aren't just wrestling personalities publishing books; everyone from former announcers to current journalists have come up with unique and innovative ways to tap into the still-active genre.
In ranking the Top 50 Wrestling Books, Wrestling Merchandise & Memories looked at a variety of factors, including:
How much impact did the book have on the professional wrestling community?
Is the book still cited today by wrestling fans and historians?
Does it appear to be a fairly accurate account of their career (as opposed to being written in kayfabe, which some are) or largely fictitious accounts of history?
Does the author use the book to fuel personal grudges, or do they attempt to put things in context?
We also excluded books that I, personally, haven't read before (it would be hard to judge, otherwise) and books by wrestling personalities that have nothing to do with their wrestling career (Mick Foley, for example, has written fiction novels).
Ready? Here we go!