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Tributes: Remembering some of the world's greatest wrestlers
Tributes: Remembering some of the world's greatest wrestlers
by Dave Meltzer
Edition: Hardcover
21 used & new from CDN$ 8.34

5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational book, Feb. 12 2004
Dave Meltzer is the greatest wrestling journalist to come along. There are too many of these journalists who crusade against wrestling and try to take away the crediblity that the sport deserves. Meltzer honors the memories of many legends of the squared circle who have passed away. It is written with the highest level of class and esteem. This is something for the wrestling world to be proud of, because Meltzer gives wrestling that level of crediblity that it deserves.
After reading articles from the Phil Muchnicks and Mike Mooneyhams, it is a breath of fresh air to read someone pay tribute to these icons who all contributed so many great things to the world of professional wrestling. This book helps immoratalize the place that they truly deserve in the the history of pro wrestling. Meltzer should cover more books such as the greatest matches and other topics.
I have not always agreed with Dave Meltzer's opinion over the years, but he does a great credit to wrestling. He is a fair minded wrestling journalist who obviously loves the business and it is just wonderful thing to see the quality of work that he can put together. Thank you, Dave, because without you and your fine work over the last 20 years, we wouldn't get the fair just well written side of professional wrestling.

In The Pit With Piper
In The Pit With Piper
by Rowdy Piper
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and honest, Feb. 12 2004
There are so many awful books coming out which cater to Vince McMahon and dance around the truth and Roddy Piper does not go that route. He is honest about everything in his career. He doesn't hold back. This is an incredible read that really takes you into the ongoings of every major part of Roddy's career.
He tells it like it is. You really learn all about Piper's life, his career and all the controversy of drug abuse in the wrestling business that Vince McMahon likes to censor from his books. This isn't Jerry Lawler or Hogan's puff piece. This is one of the best wrestling autobiographies to put in your library. It is definitely one of the best books I have ever read and I recommend it to all real wrestling fans, not the casual fans.

The Legends of Wrestling: "Classy" Freddie Blassie
The Legends of Wrestling: "Classy" Freddie Blassie
by J.K.Rowling
Edition: Hardcover
14 used & new from CDN$ 2.66

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent autobiography, extremely honest, Feb. 12 2004
This is the most unpolitical honest wrestling autobiography out there today. Fred Blassie doesn't sugarcoat in this book; he speaks his mind freely. You really get inside the head of one of the original innovating heels. The book works almost as a playbook for how to be a great heel and how to work the character to perfection.
Plus the book features many different summaries from other wrestlers and personalities from Blassie's life. These entries add to the book a level of credibility unlike the horrible summaries from Jim Ross in Steve Austin's mediocre book.
This may be the best autobiography ever written and I recommend it to all wrestling fans, because you will learn so much from it. There is so much to learn from Fred Blassie and he is an open book in his book. So buy and enjoy!

Sex, Lies, and Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation
Sex, Lies, and Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation
by Shaun Assael
Edition: Hardcover
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1.0 out of 5 stars Another journalist's crusade against wrestling, Feb. 8 2004
This is not a book that does any justice for professional wrestling in the least. It is written by yet another one of these elitist journalists who has a disdain for wrestling. Just to give you an idea of the quality of this book, look at the cover; Vince McMahon's head is placed on Scott Hall's body in some kind juvenile attempt to take a shot at McMahon. On top of that, like most of these pro wrestling haters in the newsroom, it is not factually written, because they don't watch the shows and therefore they don't know much about the topic. Plus they are so insensed on ripping apart Vince McMahon they just plainly don't care, which they show in this heartless, thoughtless diatribe about the wrestling business.
There is not all good in wrestling, but books such as Wrestlecrap, Tributes and the Top 100 cover the hard topics in a tasteful method. The reason is because these books are written by individuals who understand and respect the wrestling business. These elitist journalists make me sick. If you want to learn about wrestling, please don't buy this book, it is just a journalist's hateful look at professional wrestling and we don't need books like this associated with professional wrestling. Just a plainly awful book all the way!

Positively Page: The Diamond Dallas Page Journey
Positively Page: The Diamond Dallas Page Journey
by Diamond Dallas Page
Edition: Hardcover
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1.0 out of 5 stars Why?, Feb. 8 2004
I guess everyone and their mother decided it was time to write their gripping life story. This poorly written book is yet another discredit to the wrestling business. This is a business where so many people have given pride back to the business and then Page Falkenberg produces a book written on a third grade level full of wrongful facts.
The question is obvious, why does Diamond Dallas Page even have a book? I can't answer that one. If he has a book then why doesn't Marty Jannetty, Pat Tanaka, Buff Bagwell or even Scotty Riggs? Why don't they? Because with all due respect nobody would want to read a full book about these wrestlers. Certainly one shoot interview on video or 4 page one on the Internet would be enough for a fan. Just like Bill Goldberg, Page is another guy who was convinced by Eric Bischoff that they were a star and even though he is by the way one of the worst champions of all time according to the ratings, Page bought it.
This book was the fire back from WCW to the WWF at the time for having Mick Foley's book. Well if that is the case, that is a bigger joke of a fireback then the debut of the Maestro. If you are looking to buy a good wrestling autobiography, pass on this one at the bookstore. It is a terrible book!

Hollywood Hulk Hogan
Hollywood Hulk Hogan
by Hulk;Friedman, Michael Jan Hogan
Edition: Hardcover
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1.0 out of 5 stars Egomania runs wild, Feb. 8 2004
This review is from: Hollywood Hulk Hogan (Hardcover)
This is quite possibly the worst autobiography ever written. Hulk Hogan was great at dodging all of his perils in life and coming up with a nice Walt Disney version of his life. This book is the absolute biggest joke of a wrestling book ever written. So many of these books out there help give some credibility to professional wrestling. The wrestling business deserves respect, it deserves coverage in all the major papers despite what the elitist reporters may think and has deserved better treatment for years and years. This book urinates on that concept and discredits professional wrestling. Hulk Hogan may have been a big name in wrestling, but he is a terrible in ring worker and also the man who always most embarrasses wrestling and carries the least credibility of a wrestler.
If you want to read a great professional wrestling autobiography read Roddy Piper's book, Dynamite Kid's sensational piece, Foley's first book, Missy Hyatt's book, Bobby Heenan's book, Lou Thesz's masterpiece, or Jesse Ventura's book. These individuals told their story and didn't sugarcoat or patronize the reader. These books are a credit to the industry. It is a shame that Hulk Hogan is Mr. Politician in no matter what he does. He was at least able to protect his enormous ego in this book which is my guess was the purpose of the book. This was just another ego tool of Mr. Terry Bollea. It worked ten fold!

Can You Take the Heat?: The Wwf Is Cooking!
Can You Take the Heat?: The Wwf Is Cooking!
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1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of space, Jan. 4 2004
I guess everybody has to have some kind of book just like everybody has a t-shirt or action figure in the WWE. It is the new fad. Unfortunately dimwitted folks like Jim Ross and Triple H can't write real books, so an inbred Okie like Ross has to write a stupid cook book filled with 'The Superstars' best recipes (AKA stuff that anyone can make that they just labeled their name to) Gee Kurt Angle American Pie, wow does Mark Henry's buttered toast come after that.
Oh gee I can't wait till the second book, that will no doubt tackle the tough recipes such as how to microwave Swanson TV Dinners, make 3 minute microwavable pasta and how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. No doubt this will be a gripping book that the world will be waiting for. And I am sure Jim Ross will put his clever 1850's barnyard Western catch phrases used by folks such as Lincoln. Wow, what brilliant literature!
Oh gee golly gee, I can't wait till Triple H's bobybuilding picture book with the small captions comes out about how to drink Y2J Stinger in the Summer! YES! BRILLIANT! GENIUS! Yeah they are really breaking ground in the WWE with some of these fabulous books!
But don't be upset if have wasted your hard earned money on this book, because I know everybody has that chair or coffee table that is kind of weak and Jim Ross's Cookbook is fabulous for holding up that table or chair in special need of better balance.

I'm Next: The Strange Journey of America's  Most Unlikely Superhero
I'm Next: The Strange Journey of America's Most Unlikely Superhero
by Bill Goldberg
Edition: Hardcover
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1.0 out of 5 stars Purely Egomanical, Dec 26 2003
I have never in my life read such an arrogant piece of literature like Bill Goldberg's autobiography. This book shows absolutely no insight into his life and just serves as many chapters of cheapshots. The man shows no respect for anyone or the wrestling business. It is amazing for a guy to write a book only a year after becoming a wrestler. That in itself set the stage for this pure arrogance. I don't think Bill Goldberg is half as good as he thinks he is. This is by far the worst autobiography. It provides nothing for the fan; just ramblings of an insecure egomaniac. Definitely don't buy this book unless you are low on toilet paper.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, Dec 25 2003
This review is from: Fozzy (Audio CD)
Fozzy's first CD is one of the most revolutionary albums ever produced! Not since Mozart and Beethoven has their been an artist like Chris Jericho. Absolute genius! This CD should be bronzed! What a great piece of artwork! Everyone should own this artwork!

It's Good to Be the King...Sometimes
It's Good to Be the King...Sometimes
by Jerry "the King" Lawler With Doug Asheville
Edition: Hardcover
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1.0 out of 5 stars Very unimpressed, Dec 22 2003
There are just too many autobiographies for wrestling these days. You have to look very hard to find a brutally honest one. This one such as many are fluff pieces. Jerry Lawler conveniently leaves out many controversial times of his life. If you are going to write an autobiography; it is a complete joke to dance around any turmoil or bad experience in your life.
If you can't come clean in an autobiography what is the point of releasing it. The book should be called the Half Truth. There is nothing impressive with a book where a man tries to hide portions of his life. This book much like Hulk Hogan's book, is nothing more then a silly fluff piece. Unlike Fred Blassie, Roddy Piper and Dynamite Kid, there is nothing gripping or interesting about this book. Jerry Lawler is one heck of a politician dancing around certain things in this literary joke.
This biographical sham is the perfect model of what autobiography not to buy. I was extremely disappointed in Lawler for his lack of honesty because this book was pointless the way in which it was written. It is competely pathetic!

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