The Death of WCW

Author: R. D. Reynolds,Bryan Alvarez

Publisher: E C W Press

ISBN: 9781770411753

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 421

View: 612


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.

Death of WCW, The

Author: R.D. Reynolds,Bryan Alvarez

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770906428

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 456

View: 7161


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

Author: R. D. Reynolds,Bryan Alvarez

Publisher: E C W Press

ISBN: 9781550226614

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 335

View: 3579


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 American cable TV. But by 2001, 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. How could the company lose its audience so quickly? Who was responsible for shows so bad that fans fled in horror? The Death of WCW is the first book to take readers through a detailed dissection of WCW's dramatic downfall.

Dungeon of Death:

Author: Scott Keith

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0806535628

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 523


"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.

The Collected Poems of Williams Carlos Williams: 1939-1962

Author: William Carlos Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811224600

Category: Poetry

Page: 552

View: 2422


Considered by many to be the most characteristically American of our twentieth-century poets, William Carlos Williams "wanted to write a poem / that you would understand / ,,,But you got to try hard—." So that readers could more fully understand the extent of Williams' radical simplicity, all of his published poetry, excluding Paterson, was reissued in two definite volumes, of which this is the first.

The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame

Author: Greg Oliver,Steven Johnson

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554902843

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 4882


From the critically acclaimed authors of The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams comes the most comprehensive look ever at the colourful villains, heels, bad guys and rule breakers who give professional wrestling so much of its character. In The Pro.