The true art of the business is in how you prepare and carry out these matches in an effort to make it easier and enjoyable for the fans to suspend their disbelief. Of course, that was mostly because I was an ignorant 10-year old living in Lithuania, but I was a loyal fan. The book affords no explanation or context. You may need to go with a slightly wider stance than your normal squat. It was still pretty good, but I didn't like the structure. Nowadays, what interests me the most is how the industry works and the decisions made by those in power. I nearly broke my neck from shaking my head at all the incompetence.
I loved the book for two distinct qualities: 1. You'd think a book written by wrestling nerds would be a little stronger factually. How great of a story can you tell? Huge guaranteed contracts for legendary performers such as Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall that did more to hurt the company than help it. There is a more interesting story to all this. The fans shuffle in and take their seats knowing exactly what they are watching. This book turned out to be a whole lot of fun. Are there other movements that are great for wrestlers? The former will enjoy this book greatly, sadly I fall into the latter.
I know that professional wrestling is, bar none, the greatest form of entertainment known to man; let Aubrey and Chris take you on a journey so you can discover that for yourselves. . In the main it feels like a collection of publicly available information put next to a guys opinion on wrestling. That makes the book an easy read that helps you flip through the pages effortlessly. Talent which had their heyday in the Eighties but which had been overlooked since then like Macho Man Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Ted Dibiase, and others. It is co-written by a writer for the essential site WrestlingObserver.
I would recommend it to non-wrestling fans, but it probably really is only for those fans of the squared circle. For example I would not read Hop on Pop a simple Dr. Stand with your body rigid don't sag your hips and bend your elbows straight down and touch your forehead to your knuckles. All of the behind the scenes drama, the bad business practices, the stupid gimmicks gone wrong, the lawsuits, the frustrated talent, etc etc. If this book has a flaw it is that it seems to be aimed at a very niche market. Regal has great stories with personality. It's informative, sometimes hilarious, but fundamentally filled with a contempt for the sequence of events which led to the fall of Turner Broadcasting's wrestling promotion.
Tuck your chin and use your traps to explosively pull the bar up as if you were trying to touch your shoulders to your ears. The story basically chronicled the rise and then fall of World Championship Wrestling. Lynch should give Rousey some stiff competition and a win over Rousey would do wonders for her career. For me, as a wrestling 'mark', this book was the equivalent of an all you can eat buffet of awesome. That might sound a little dull but in actuality was super entertaining.
In my opinion a great read for fans and former fans of the 'sport' but I doubt would be interest to anyone else. The authors do their best to provide a multitude of reasons. As for the book itself, it's a well-researched history written in a light, conversational tone. So what is the narrative about the lies? Wrestling is a very individual-centred craft, but that's what makes it the ultimate team endeavour. Before reading this, I wondered how it died. With this removed, guys had no real reason to put on a good show, which led to a poor product.
It is interesting to see how a company that was setup in a way that was supposed to succeed ended up losing to a, at the time, smaller rival. Now I'm shocked World Championship Wrestling lasted as long as it did. The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling A Hardcore, High-Flying, No-Holds-Barred History of the One True Sport A Hardcore, High-Flying, No-Holds-Barred History of the One True Sport By Aubrey Sitterson and Chris Moreno By Aubrey Sitterson and Chris Moreno By Aubrey Sitterson and Chris Moreno By Aubrey Sitterson and Chris Moreno About The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling From the host of the critically acclaimed pro wrestling podcast Straight Shoot, this graphic novel history of wrestling features the key grapplers, matches, and promotions that shaped this beloved sport and form of entertainment. If you liked this article, check out:. I think most wrestling readers want to hear the dirt on other wrestlers, we want to know the full inside stories on the big feuds that defined careers. These are employees and they're smart enough not to bite the hand that feeds.
This is the story of how the hottest wrestling company of the mid-90s went out of business in about five years. Despite only needing maybe two or three dozen performers for any given week, the company would often purchase plane tickets for almost 160 performers to be flown in on a weekly basis. A reader naturally wants to know why and the context, but it's never even speculated on. The show will start late and be immediately behind schedule after the curtain is jerked by a twenty-two minute Fatal Four-Way match between four kids that weigh a buck-twenty five each. What memorable spots have you created? However it's glaringly obvious how this book was created. I'm not rating it one star, because I didn't hate it. Absolutely, but these dozen are what I consider to be the essential movements and I have grouped them into a no nonsense, 3 day workout split that will be perfect for you or your team to make gains.