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The Death of WCW

The Death of WCW

  • Author: R. D. Reynolds
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • ISBN: 155490255X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
  • View: 6066
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What went wrong with WCW? In 1997, World Championship Wrestling was on top. It was the number-one pro wrestling company in the world, and the highest-rated show on cable television. Each week, fans tuned in to Monday Nitro, flocked to sold-out arenas, and carried home truckloads of WCW merchandise. Sting, Bill Goldberg, and the New World Order were household names. Superstars like Dennis Rodman and KISS jumped on the WCW bandwagon. It seemed the company could do no wrong. But by 2001, however, everything had bottomed out. The company -- having lost a whopping 95% of its audience -- was sold for next to nothing to Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment. WCW was laid to rest. How could the company lose its audience so quickly? Who was responsible for shows so horrible that fans fled in horror? What the hell happened to cause the death of one of the largest wrestling companies in the world? The Death of World Championship Wrestling is the first book to take readers through a detailed dissection of WCW's downfall.

Death of WCW, The

Death of WCW, The

10th Anniversary Edition of the Bestselling Classic - Revised and Expanded

  • Author: R.D. Reynolds,Bryan Alvarez
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • ISBN: 1770906428
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 456
  • View: 8970
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As history repeats itself, a wrestling classic becomes even more relevant. In 1997, World Championship Wrestling was on top. It was the number-one pro wrestling company in the world, and the highest-rated show on cable television. Each week, fans tuned in to Monday Nitro, flocked to sold-out arenas, and carried home truckloads of WCW merchandise. It seemed the company could do no wrong. But by 2001, however, everything had bottomed out. The company - having lost a whopping 95% of its audience - was sold for next to nothing to Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment. WCW was laid to rest. What went wrong? This expanded and updated version of the bestselling Death of WCW takes readers through a detailed dissection of WCW's downfall, including even more commentary from the men who were there and serves as an object lesson - and dire warning - as WWE and TNA hurtle toward the 15th anniversary of WCW's demise.

The Death of WCW

The Death of WCW

  • Author: R. D. Reynolds,Bryan Alvarez
  • Publisher: E C W Press
  • ISBN: 9781770411760
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 421
  • View: 6216
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In 1997, World Championship Wrestling was on top. It was the number-one pro wrestling company in the world, and the highest-rated show on cable television. Each week, fans tuned in to Monday Nitro, flocked to sold-out arenas, and carried home truckloads of WCW merchandise. It seemed the company could do no wrong. But by 2001, however, everything had bottomed out. The company -- having lost a whopping 95% of its audience -- was sold for next to nothing to Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment. WCW was laid to rest. What went wrong? This expanded and updated version of the bestselling Death of WCW takes readers through a detailed dissection of WCW's downfall, including even more commentary from the men who were there and serves as an object lesson -- and dire warning -- as WWE and TNA hurtle toward the 15th anniversary of WCW's demise.

Dungeon of Death:

Dungeon of Death:

Chris Benoit and the Hart Family Curse

  • Author: Scott Keith
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • ISBN: 0806535628
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
  • View: 3637
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"Asking Scott Keith about professional wrestling is like asking Wayne Gretzky about hockey." --Murtz Jaffer, Inside Pulse The True Story Behind Wrestling's Deadly Secret On June 25, 2007, Canadian pro wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy, and their seven-year-old son Daniel were found dead in their Fayetteville, Georgia, home. The ruling of murder-suicide caused a media frenzy and stunned wrestling fans around the world. Yet the Benoit tragedy was only the latest in a string of disasters that have dogged Stampede Wrestling, operated by the Calgary-based Hart family. In the first book of its kind, Scott Keith offers an in-depth look at the Hart family "curse" that has left all the Stampede Wrestling alumnae either crippled or dead. Were these deaths preventable or inevitable? How did a sport famous for showmanship and entertainment become overrun by rampant drug use, depravity, and greed? Chris Benoit isn't the only wrestler to be brought down by a history of drug use--many other big names in the sport have fallen victim to wrestling's drug culture and steroid obsession. Why has nothing been done about this, even now after these latest deaths? Scott Keith knows wrestling from the inside out. This compelling and candid account reveals not only what's gone wrong in the world's most spectacular sport but what must be done to save it.

Rope Opera

Rope Opera

How WCW Killed Vince Russo

  • Author: Vince Russo
  • Publisher: E C W Press
  • ISBN: 9781550228687
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 255
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Highlighting the athlete renowned as the savior of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and the man who destroyed World Championship Wrestling (WCW), this behind-the-scenes autobiography documents the astonishing career of Vince Russo. Chronicling the rise, fall, and eventual rebirth of professional wrestling, this engrossing account answers questions such as How did Vince McMahon win the war between the WWF and WCW? What was Eric Bischoff really like? and Why did Hulk Hogan threaten lawsuits? Penned by a winner of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, this memoir details the author’s historic face-off with Hulk Hogan in Daytona Beach as well as the legendary Monday Night Wars. Exploring the inner workings of the sport’s most turbulent era, this memoir speaks from the center of the maelstrom, delivering a fresh and informed perspective on the current pro-wrestling scene. From the death of WCW to the rise of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling—the world’s fastest-growing and most cutting-edge wrestling promotion—this remarkable narrative demonstrates how a grown man can find peace within the insanity of the squared circle.

The Wrestlecrap Book of Lists!

The Wrestlecrap Book of Lists!

  • Author: R. D. Reynolds
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • ISBN: 1554902878
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 300
  • View: 7318
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Wrestlingӳ biggest mistakes, most comical mishaps, and most egotistical performers are all featured in this cornucopia of nonsense presented in top-10 list format.Lists include The Greatest Mullets in the History of the Game, Wrestlers Who Moonlighted in Porn, The Wrestling Divas Who Suffered the Greatest Falls from Grace, and The 25 Worst Gimmicks of All Time. Irreverent, off-kilter, and certain to be offensive to all, this compendium is a hilarious look at the lunacy of professional wrestling.

100 Things WWE Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

100 Things WWE Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

  • Author: Bryan Alvarez,Lance Storm
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • ISBN: 1641252200
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 256
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Covering the most charming babyfaces and hateable heels, the high-flyers as well as the hardcore heroes, this comprehensive, authoritative book explores the personalities, events, and facts every WWE fan should know. Dive into pro wrestling history with indispensable information on iconic matches, behind-the-scenes business, unforgettable feuds, and outstanding feats by superstars like Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker, John Cena, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, and Bret Hart. Whether you had the privilege of witnessing the glory days of The Rock, or are a more recent fan of Daniel Bryan or Sasha Banks, this is the ultimate guide to what goes on inside and out of the ring. Bestselling author Bryan Alvarez (The Death of WCW) has collected essential knowledge, trivia, and must-do activities and ranks them from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.

The Law Times Reports of Cases Decided in the House of Lords, the Privy Council, the Court of Appeal ... [new Series]

The Law Times Reports of Cases Decided in the House of Lords, the Privy Council, the Court of Appeal ... [new Series]

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law reports, digests, etc
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Rope Oper

Rope Oper

How Wcw Killed Vince Russo (Large Print 16pt)

  • Author: Vince Russo
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
  • ISBN: 9781459652460
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 480
  • View: 6884
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It's been a decade since The Monday Night War waged between the WWF and WCW generated unprecedented and astronomical ratings, and the landscape of "the sport of kings" has changed radically. But one thing remains constant: the fans chanting "Fire Russo!" can still be heard at TV tapings and pay - per - view events across North America. And Vince Russo, the man who has at times been called "the most hated man in professional wrestling" wouldn't have it any other way. In his first book, Forgiven, Vince Russo delivered a modern - day parable about the price of success. In heartbreaking detail, he showed how a "godforsaken business" and the desire for acclaim in his career as a writer for Vince McMahon's WWF led him into a spiritual wasteland. Today, a changed Russo has returned to prominence in wrestling - a world he both loves and that has, he acknowledges, broken his heart - as one of the writers and masterminds behind TNA, the world's fastest - growing and most cutting - edge wrestling promotion. For two hours every Thursday, Russo's ideas and words revolutionize wrestling on Spike TV; but what he achieves on Impact! on a weekly basis has been many years in the making. He's been known as both the saviour of the WWF and the man who destroyed WCW, and Rope Opera: How WCW Killed Vince Russo is the true, behind - the - scenes story of, quite simply, the rise and fall and rebirth of professional wrestling. Many have tried to explain the inner workings of wrestling's most turbulent era - but this is the first time someone in the centre of the maelstrom has ever laid everything bare. In returning to the page to take readers from the death of WCW to the rise of TNA, Vince Russo has crafted his most remarkable storyline: that a grown man can come to terms with, and find peace within, the insanity of the squared circle.

William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams

A New World Naked

  • Author: Paul Mariani
  • Publisher: Trinity University Press
  • ISBN: 1595347658
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 906
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William Carlos Williams (1883–1963) emerged alongside Pound, Eliot, Stevens, Frost, and Yeats as one of the foremost poets of the 20th century. Paterson, Williams's epic masterpiece, raised everyday American speech to the highest levels of poetic imagination. A finalist for the national Book Award and a New York Times Notable Book, William Carlos Williams: A New World Naked is a remarkable, rich blend of art and scholarship. From a small-town doctor who delivered more than 3,000 babies to an extraordinary revolutionary, Paul Mariani unfolds Williams' life and times while simultaneously letting the reader inside the poet's mind and language in this definitive masterwork.