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.
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN MAGIC: THE SUMMERSLAM TRILOGY PART THREE (1998)

WWE fans know that WrestleMania is wrestling's equivalent of the Super Bowl. No matter who's on the card, it's WrestleMania. Casual fans will tune in just because of the name and legacy. Diehards will tune in because there are usually extra special matches (Of course, if the WWE increases WrestleMania's running time any more, it might lead right in as SummerSlam's pre-show). After WrestleMania, the WWF added three more shows, Survivor Series, the Royal Rumble, and SummerSlam (It experimented with a tournament in 1985 called the Wrestling Classic but that only lasted one year). The "Big Four" as they've become known, are the company's premier events. The Royal Rumble has its special battle royal and Survivor Series has its elimination matches. SummerSlam though, has built up a reputation as a solid show, no gimmick required. More than a few people have observed (and I think they're right) that SummerSlam is the summer version of WrestleMania- it's that big of an event. SummerSlam fast approaching, let's look at the event, and some of the magical SummerSlam moments that took place in Madison Square Garden.


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