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.
Tim Hornbaker's Death of the Territories proves that wrestling history can be informative and entertaining, while still following traditional methods for documenting the story you're telling (in layman's terms, you can write a book backed by facts rather than just talking out of your ass). Hornbaker chronicles the various factors that saw wrestling's popularity explode while simultaneously altering the status quo forever. It's a tale of ambition, complacency, and miscues that can apply to any business today.
Death of the Territories is the natural follow up to Tim Hornbaker's previous book, Capitol Revolution. There, he traced the McMahon family's rise to fame as the promoters behind Capitol Wrestling and its successors, the World-Wide Wrestling Federation and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Hornbaker ended the book with Hulkamania about to take off, leaving plenty of room for a future installment in wrestling history. Rather than focusing on just the WWF, Hornbaker examines the entire wrestling scene in the United States and Canada, providing an excellent companion for Capitol Revolution and his book on the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly that Strangled Pro Wrestling.