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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.
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        Jim Crockett Promotions (later sold to Ted Turner and renamed World Championship Wrestling) was one of the most prestigious promotions during the territory era featuring a who's who of wrestling's elite (and future elite). The promotion grew from a territory to a national promotion, competing with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) during the 1980's and providing fans of traditional wrestling with an exciting alternative to the cartoonish WWF.
 
        The Mid-Atlantic Gateway has been the go-to site for all things related to Jim Crockett Promotions. The site features interviews with JCP stars, photos of memorabilia, and well-written articles about the promotion and its fans. Dick Bourne & David Chappell's Mid-Atlantic Gateway has been around since 2000 and anyone visiting the site can see it is a true labor of love. Recently, I had the chance to speak with Mr. Bourne about Jim Crockett Promotions and tag team wrestling in particular.


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Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III. A Thirty-Year Legacy : Part One  of Three.

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Memories of WrestleMania III Part One of Two

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Starrcade '96: Icon vs. Icon. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper vs. "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan. Part Four of Four.

Starrcade '96: Icon vs. Icon. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper vs. "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan. Part Three of Four.

Starrcade '96: Icon vs. Icon. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper vs. "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan. Part Two of Three.

Starrcade '96: Icon vs. Icon. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper vs. "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan. Part One of Three.

Book Review: J.J. Dillon's Wrestlers Are Like Seagulls: From McMahon to McMahon

Book Review: Bill Apter's "Is Wrestling Fixed? I Didn't Know It Was Broken.

The Enduring Legacy of Hulk Hogan Part 33

Madison Square Garden Magic: "I Broke Wahoo's, uh, Strongbow's leg." Part One of Two

Book Review: Lion's Pride: The Turbulent History of New Japan Pro Wrestling

MSG Magic: "I Want Piper!" Part Four of Four

MSG Magic: "I Want Piper!" Part Three of Four

MSG Magic: "I Want Piper!" Part Two of Four

My Interview with James Dixon, Co-Author of Titan Screwed

MSG Magic: "I Want Piper" Part One of Four

The Enduring Legacy of Hulk Hogan Part 32

The Enduring Legacy of Hulk Hogan Part 31

WikiLeaks Allegedly Discovers Vince McMahon's Email to Brock Lesnar

Book Review: Titan Screwed

Madison Square Garden Magic: The SummerSlam Trilogy (1998) Part Three

Madison Square Garden Magic: The SummerSlam Trilogy (1991) Part Two

Madison Square Garden Magic The SummerSlam Trilogy  (1988) Part One
 
Kevin Greene's Great American Bash Part Two of Two

Kevin Greene's Great American Bash Part One of Two

Birth of the Bash: The Great American Bash 1985 Part Two of Two

Birth of the Bash: The Great American Bash 1985 Part One of Two

Madison Square Garden Magic: The First Ever Cage Match in the Garden

Madison Square Garden Magic: The Night the Garden Went Silent.

Muhammad Ali vs. Antonio Inoki: The Fight That Nearly Bankrupted the WWWF. Part Two of Two

Muhammad Ali vs. Antonio Inoki: The Fight That Nearly Bankrupted the WWWF. Part One of Two

4Life- Looking Back at the Formation of the New World Order

Tag Team Appreciation Month: What if the AWA and WWF Participated in the Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament? Part 4 of 4

Tag Team Appreciation Month: What if the AWA and WWF Participated in the Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament? Part 3 of 4

Tag Team Appreciation Month: What if the AWA and WWF Participated in the Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament? Part 2 of 4

Tag Team Appreciation Month: What if the AWA and WWF Participated in the Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament? Part 1 of 4

The OTHER Plane Crash of 1975

Did ECW Save Wrestling or Ruin It? Part 1 of 2

There Will Be Blood!

Rickard Reviews: WWE Legends

The True Story of Arachnaman: A Story as Unbelievable as It is Amazing!

The Enduring Legacy of Hulk Hogan Part 30

The Enduring Legacy of Hulk Hogan Part 29

The Enduring Legacy of Hulk Hogan Part 28

The Enduring Legacy of Hulk Hogan Part 27

The Enduring Legacy of Hulk Hogan Part 26

The Enduring Legacy of Hulk Hogan Part 25

The Evolution of the Royal Rumble

The Bunkhouse Stampede: The Show the Royal Rumble Was Created to Kill

Wrestling Ghosts of Christmas Past

Holiday Video Guide Part Two of Two

Holiday Video Guide Part One of Two

1985- It Was a Very Good Year Part Two of Two

1985-It Was a Very Good Year Part One of Two

Madison Square Garden Magic: Randy "Macho Man" Savage vs. Hulk Hogan Part Three of Three

Madison Square Garden Magic: Randy "Macho Man" Savage vs. Hulk Hogan Part Two of Three

Madison Square Garden Magic: Randy "Macho Man" Savage vs. Hulk Hogan Part One of Three

The Horrors of Halloween Havoc

Wrestling's Most Amazing Transformations

You CAN Have Too Much of a Good Thing

Debunking Wrestling Urban Legends

Book Review: The Mania of Hulk Hogan

Book Review: Titan Shattered


Madison Square Garden Magic Part Two of Two (Pat Patterson and Sgt. Slaughter in the MSG Alley Fight!)

Madison Square Garden Magic Part One of Two (Pat Patterson and Sgt. Slaughter in the MSG Alley Fight!)

The Tarnished Legacy of Hulk Hogan

Review of Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story

Madison Square Garden Magic

Remembering "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Wrestling's Trickster

The Ultimate Warrior: Always Believe

Jim Crockett Promotions: The Good Old Days DVD

Wrestling's Greatest Moments: Sgt. Slaughter vs. the Iron Sheik Part 2 of 2

Wrestling's Greatest Moments: Sgt. Slaughter vs. the Iron Sheik Part 1 of 2

Book Review: Capitol Revolution: The Rise of the McMahon Wrestling Empire

Memphis Madness

Video Review: "It's Good to be the King: The Jerry Lawler Story"

The Second Golden Age of Tag Team Wrestling Part 3 of 3

The Second Golden Age of Tag Team Wrestling Part 2 of 3

The Second Golden Age of Tag Team Wrestling Part 1 of 3


Book Review: "The Lost Art of Tag Team Wrestling"

Book Review: "Titan Sinking: The Decline of the WWE in 1995"

The Legendary Team of Jay Youngblood and Ricky Steamboat

Memories of Wrestlemania I Part 2 of 2

Memories of Wrestlemania I Part One of Two

How Wrestlemania I Could Have Failed

My Favorite Wrestlemania



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