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.
        The New World Order's leader, "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan seemed to have the world on a string at the end of the Halloween Havoc pay-per-view, having cheated a win over Randy "Macho Man" Savage. That is, until a ghost from his past returned to haunt him; none other than long-time nemesis "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. "Rowdy" Roddy told Hogan he'd come back to break up Hogan's monotony and after reminding Hogan that it was the fans who brought him to the main event and not the other way around, he told Hogan to clean up his act. Anyone expecting the arrogant Hogan to swallow his pride was in for a surprise when Hogan mocked Piper's kilt. Piper got in Hogan's face and it was soon clear Piper was coming for Hogan AND his nWo aka World Championship Wrestling (WCW) Championship.

        Wrestling fans were shocked at Piper's arrival in WCW and delighted at the thought of a battle between Hogan and Piper. Despite a heated feud in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) during the early years of the Rock-n-Wrestling Era, Hogan had never pinned Piper or forced him to submit. As Hogan had mentioned during their confrontation at Halloween Havoc, their score had never been settled. Now, WCW would host the battle of the icons, a dream match that seemed inevitable.

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