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Sex, Lies, and Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment

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Publisher Comments:

“Current fans and recovering Hulkamaniacs alike should find [Sex, Lies, and Headlocks] as gripping as the Camel Clutch.” —Maxim

Sex, Lies, and Headlocks is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the backstabbing, scandals, and high-stakes gambles that have made wrestling an enduring television phenomenon. The man behind it all is Vince McMahon, a ruthless and entertaining visionary whose professional antics make some of the flamboyant characters in the ring look tame by comparison. Throughout the book, the authors trace McMahon’s rise to power and examine the appeal of the industry’s biggest stars—including Ed “Strangler” Lewis, Gorgeous George, Bruno Sammartino, Ric Flair, and, most recently, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. In doing so, they show us that while WWE stock is traded to the public on Wall Street, wrestling remains a shadowy world guided by a century-old code that stresses secrecy and loyalty.

With a new afterword, this is the definitive book about the history of pro wrestling.

“Reading this excellent behind-the-scenes look at wrestling promoter McMahon . . . is almost as entertaining and shocking as watching the most extreme antics of McMahon’s comic-book style creations such as Steve Austin and The Rock.”

Publishers Weekly

“A quintessentially American success story of a cocky opportunist defying the odds and hitting it big . . . Sparkling cultural history from an author wise enough to let the facts and personalities speak for themselves.”—Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Shaun Assael, a senior writer for ESPN: The Magazine, is the

Synopsis:

An eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at the World Wrestling Federation examines the personalities, media manipulation, scandals, cheating, and other colorful machinations of professional wrestling, offering a stunning profile of WWE czar Vince McMahon and his career, tracing a history of pro wrestling, and exposing the dirt and cutthroat business dealings for which he is known. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Shaun Assael, a senior writer for ESPN: The Magazine, is the author of Wide Open: Days and Nights on the NASCAR Tour.

Mike Mooneyham, an editor with the Charleston Post and Courier, pens the longest-running wrestling column in the country.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307758132
Subtitle:
The Real Story of Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Author:
Mike Mooneyham
Author:
Assael, Shaun
Author:
Mooneyham, Mike
Author:
Shaun Assael
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : Wrestling
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Wrestling
Subject:
Wrestlers
Subject:
Wrestlers -- United States.
Subject:
McMahon, Vince
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Wrestling
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040224
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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Sex, Lies, and Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment
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Product details 272 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307758132 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Shaun Assael, a senior writer for ESPN: The Magazine, is the
"Synopsis" by , An eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at the World Wrestling Federation examines the personalities, media manipulation, scandals, cheating, and other colorful machinations of professional wrestling, offering a stunning profile of WWE czar Vince McMahon and his career, tracing a history of pro wrestling, and exposing the dirt and cutthroat business dealings for which he is known. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Shaun Assael, a senior writer for ESPN: The Magazine, is the author of Wide Open: Days and Nights on the NASCAR Tour.

Mike Mooneyham, an editor with the Charleston Post and Courier, pens the longest-running wrestling column in the country.

From the Hardcover edition.

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