"A fabulous book!" - James.
"To anyone who cares about
the NWA, its history, and, of course, the
famous "Ten Pounds of Gold,"
this book really is a
- Tim Hornbaker,
"...a love letter to
championship belts, ones that have deep
meaning and stand for something."
Oliver, Slam! Wrestling
"From cover to cover,
the book is amazing. Any old school
wrestling fan out there should order this
"The only thing that
could be better would be to hold the
actual belt. This book is that
good." - Eric
King, Rural Retreat, VA
beautifully illustrated and drenched in
history, is worth its weight in gold."
- Mike Mooneyham,
Charleston Post & Courier
"Now we go to school: Ten
Pounds of Gold has everything you always
wanted to know about the NWA belt
...but were too much of a
mark to ask." -Scott
Bowden, Kentucky Fried Rasslin'
8-Time NWA World Champion Harley Race at
his desk at World League Wrestling
with his copy of the book "Ten Pounds of
was the first man to wear the famous "domed
globe" version of the NWA title in 1973.
page 14, and I'm already deeply sucked into
Ten Pounds of Gold, the wonderful historical
book about the NWA World Championship title
worn by the likes of Jack Brisco, Harley
Race, Terry Funk and Ric Flair. Quite
honestly, not being a belt mark, I didn't
think a belt would hold my attention for an
entire volume ... but it did, and then some.
ways, Ten Pounds of Gold, written by Dick
Bourne with beltmaker Dave Millican, is a
love letter to championship belts, ones that
have deep meaning and stand for something.
The belt doesn't spin or light up, but
instead it represents greatness and the
pinnacle on the professional wrestling
Read the entire review at Slam!
the special characteristics of the original
Ten Pounds of Gold book published in 2009
was the exquisite full color detailed
photographs of the belt on glossy photo
stock. However, the result was a 10 x 8"
hard cover book that was relatively
happy to announce a softcover Revised & Expanded
Second Edition of the book
has been released! The good news is this
version is much less expensive. The new 2012
book is a more traditional size 6x9" soft
cover with standard paper, and will be
available in both COLOR as well as
a specially priced BLACK &
WHITE edition. This specially priced
edition is identical in content to the color
edition except all photographs on the
interior are in black and white.
2012 Revised & Expanded Second Edition
contains 70 additional pages of photographs
and memorabilia, plus a new title history
with behind the scenes details, and an
expanded chapter on the night the belt was
first presented and defended.
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"...one of my favorite
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ever of the men who wore the NWA World
& EXPANDED SECOND EDITION
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A Note Regarding the
Contributions of Libnan Ayoub
the early printings of the second edition
of the Ten Pounds of Gold book, I failed
to acknowledge the contributions of Libnan
Ayoub to the title history portion of the
book, a careless and thoughtless error I
deeply regret. Libnan, a respected
wrestling historian in Australia, provided
information to me via email regarding the
controversial short-term title changes
between Ric Flair and Harley Race in New
Zealand and Singapore in 1984. I included
some of this information in several
paragraphs on pages 127-128 in the book.
(The information relates to the dates and
circumstances under which the title was
returned to Ric Flair in Singapore.)
failure to mention Libnan in my
acknowledgements was mine alone and not
the fault of any editor or other
contributor to the book. I offer my
apology to him and thank him here publicly
for the information he provided. Current
printings of the book include a proper
generally go out of my way to credit those
who contribute to these projects, be it
here on the Mid-Atlantic Gateway or in
published printed material. I regret not
having done so in this
case. - Dick
Pounds of Gold Framed Print
beautiful framed print of the actual Ten
Pounds of Gold belt, taken from the photo
shoot of the actual NWA belt worn by Race,
Funk, Rhodes, Flair and others!