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.
         John Sutton was a modest man who achieved celebrity as Sir Oliver Humperdink, one of wrestling's most notorious heel managers during the territory days. With his distinct mane of red hair, and eyes that looked like they were ready to bulge out of his head, Humperdink combined his unique look with a gruff voice that made him a realistic threat to any babyface. Over the course of his career, Sir Oliver worked a variety of some of wrestling's biggest territories, as well as national promotions like the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

While in high school, Sutton worked as an usher at Minneapolis' Metropolitan Stadium and the Minneapolis Auditorium, letting wrestlers know when it was time to hit the ring. Like so many of the men we've discussed during Manager Appreciation Month, Sutton worked his way up from behind the scenes to working as a performer; in his case, one of wrestling's managerial menaces. Whether he was providing ringside security, taking wrestlers' robes back to the dressing room, or filling in for absent referees, Sutton paid his dues until he caught his break.




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