Synopses & Reviews
This detailed tell-all of the demise of the former top pro wrestling company World Championship Wrestling explores the colorful personalities and flawed business decisions behind how WCW went from being the highest-rated show on cable television in 1997 to a laughable series that lost 95 percent of its paying audience by 2001. Behind-the-scenes exclusive interviews, rare photographs, and probing questions illustrate with humor and candor how greed, egotism, and bad business shattered the thriving enterprise. Wrestling fans will devour the true story of this fallen empire, which in its heyday spawned superstars such as Sting, Bill Goldberg, and the New World Order.
"A must-read for fans who want to be taken behind the scenes." New York Daily News
"A history book that anyone who has an interest in professional wrestling should read." epinions.com
"The exhilaration created by the dueling companies comes alive on the pages." Wrestling Observer Newlsetter
Behind-the-scenes interviews, rare photos, and probing questions illustrate with humor and candor how greed, egotism, and bad business shattered World Championship Wrestling. 50 photos, 20 in full color.
About the Author
R. D. Reynolds
is the author of WrestleCrap: The Very Worst of Pro Wrestling
and the creator of WrestleCrap.com. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bryan Alvarez
is the editor of the Figure Four Weekly
newsletter, which has covered pro wrestling and mixed martial arts since 1995. He is a writer for WrestlingObserver.com, cohost of the Wrestling Observer Live
radio show on Sports Byline USA, and former columnist for Penthouse
. He is an independent pro wrestler. He lives in Portland, Oregon.