SBN-10: 1-55022-841-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-55022-841-0
6.75 x 9.75 in, 300pp, paperback
Published by ECW Press

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Every fan of professional wrestling remembers the moment that captured their heart forever and hooked them for life. Whether it was Ric Flair regaining the NWA Championship from Harley Race at Starrcade, the Freebirds turning heel on Kerry Von Erich, Mick Foley flying off the cage at King of the Ring , Samoa Joe's epic trilogy with CM Punk in Ring of Honor, or the premiere of WCW's Nitro: these are the matches and moments that thrilled, terrified, or outraged overwhelming you with real emotion.

Mike Rickard's Wrestling's Greatest Moments brings you all the most memorable and controversial moments from modern wrestling history. It's an insightful and essential compendium of thirty years' worth of groundbreaking matches, angles and interviews. From Hulkamania to the Montreal "screwjob," from the NWA to the nWo, you'll rediscover what really occurred in arenas and on the air worldwide, and learn all the backstage and behind-the-scenes secrets that made these highlight-reel moments possible from the men and women who were there.

Whether you watched Stone Cold Steve Austin point a gun at WWE honcho Vince McMahon's head, or stood outside the building as D-Generation X "invaded" WCW; whether you look back with nostalgia to "The King" slapping Andy Kaufman silly on Letterman or believe wrestling was better when Bruno sold out Shea; whether you were one of the Philadelphia "bingo hall" faithful who made ECW "extreme" or a casual observer of the Monday Night Wars; whether you're reliving these moments or discovering them for the first time, Wrestling's Greatest Moments will enthrall you with the exploits and extravagance, the tragedies and triumphs of the sport of kings.

About the Author:  Mike Rickard has been writing about the sport of kings since 2005.  His work has been seen on Pro Wrestling Illustrated's website, Pro Wrestling Torch, Gumgod, World Wrestling Insanity, and Canadian Bulldog's World.
 
Wrestlers turned managers were common during the territory era and the national expansion as it allowed performers to stay in the business and lend their knowledge to younger talent. Wrestler James J. Dillon proved to be not only an excellent manager, but an excellent talent to have behind the scenes, helping to book promotions and even owning one of his own. James J. Dillon's legacy is justifiably anchored to wrestling's legendary faction, the Four Horsemen, but as we shall see, he accomplished some amazing feats both before serving as the Horsemen's executive director, and afterwards. J.J. Dillon was the wrestling equivalent of "The Renaissance Man," an individual with profound knowledge in more than one field. Dillon would show proficiency as a wrestler, manager, agent, booker, and talent scout.

Born James Albert Morrison, the man who would become known as James J. Dillon, grew up in Trenton, New Jersey the first eighteen years of his life. An avid Brooklyn Dodgers fans, James lost interest when the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles. Fortunately, James found a new and lifelong love- professional wrestling. From the time he saw it, James knew he wanted to become a professional wrestler. James began hanging out at the local arena and soon, was selling program in exchange for free admittance to the matches. Over time, James filled in setting up the ring when a worker was unable to make it.



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