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Publishing book on professional wrestling statistics. 
Econometrics meets sports entertainment.
Plan was to publish book on professional wrestling statistics. On 6/6/15, announced project was cancelled and refunds being issued.
Plan was to publish book on professional wrestling statistics. On 6/6/15, announced project was cancelled and refunds being issued.
95 backers pledged $1,833 to help bring this project to life.

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For many years, Mookie Harrington has been combing archives of results to publish unique pro-wrestling and MMA statistics at indeedwrestling.com

His analysis and commentary has been used in Figure Four Weekly and Wrestling Observer newsletter.  MMA statistics he compiled were published in the MMA Encyclopedia

Now it's time to take these various materials and make it accessible to the masses in his first published e-book.

This analysis will be everything from lists (who has had the most matches in the past thirty years in WWE) to elasticity projections (can you predict the number of PPV buys based on price and stipulations?)  to cross-discplinary studies (can chess rating algorithms be applied to ranking wrestlers?). 

Econometrics + Professional Wrestling = Grapplecomputos

The estimate delivery date is December 2012, but the project may ready earlier.

UPDATE: While the project is funded, please continue to spread the word! I want to invest in this e-book so it looks good in both digital and physical form. I picked a low goal because I wasn't sure what to expect, but response has been incredible.  Thank you all and again, please continue to spread the word!! 

The goal is 97 (prime!) backers.

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    Do they need to pry the book from your cold hands? LIMITED EDITION!!

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    Unique opportunity to help shape the e-book's content: Backers can submit two questions which will be addressed in the e-book! You also will be credited in all editions of the book for helping generate content as well as receiving an autographed physical copy of the book along with the e-book.

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    Want to cut out the middle-man? Receive access to the source data excel files and related analysis along with the e-book. Additionally, you will also get the BASIC sourcecode to at least one Wrestling project by the author.

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