"A fabulous book!"
- James. J. Dillon
"To anyone who cares about the NWA, its history, and, of
course, the famous "Ten Pounds of Gold,"
this book really is a
"...a love letter
to championship belts, ones that have deep meaning and stand for
Greg Oliver, Slam! Wrestling (slam.canoe.ca)
"From cover to
cover, the book is amazing. Any old school wrestling fan out there
should order this book today."
Mark James, MemphisWrestlingHistory.com
"The only thing that could be better would be to hold the actual
belt. This book is that good."
- Eric King, Rural Retreat, VA
book, 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
Former 8-Time NWA
World Champion Harley Race at his desk at World League Wrestling
with his copy of the book "Ten Pounds of Gold".
Race was the first man to
wear the famous "domed globe" version of the NWA title in 1973.
"It's 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.
In many 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
Read the entire review at Slam! Wrestling
One of 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 expensive.
I am 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
as well as a specially priced BLACK
priced edition is identical in content to the color edition except
all photographs on the interior are in black and white.
This new 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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"...a Funkin' amazing
read, with more rare detailed photos than ever of the men who wore
the NWA World title belt..."
Scott Bowden, KentuckyFriedWrestling.com
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This specially priced
edition is identical in content to the color edition except all
photographs in the interior are in black and white. The front and
back covers are beautiful full color.
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A Note Regarding the
Contributions of Libnan Ayoub
In 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
The 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
printings of the book include a proper acknowledgement.
I 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 Bourne
Ten Pounds of Gold Framed Print
A 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!