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In Wrestling For My Life, WWE superstar Shawn Michaels shares from his heart about the highs and lows of his life inside the WWE.
Included are some never-before-shared stories and an intimate look into his career as well as stories of hunting, family, and faith. With millions of fans, Michaels had adulation and all the attention he could ask for, but he discovered there was something more. When he became a committed Christian during his years in the WWE it had to affect everything.
Michaels reveals what it is like to be a man of faith in this unusual world and shares insights for all of us.
Forget what you think you know about wrestling. In the world of Heather Honeybadger, aka Rana Venenosa, there are no steroids, no tans, no million-dollar contracts - there is only lycra, a sweaty underground club and an unbreakable resilience. From the day that Heather steps into the ring of the punk wrestling school Lucha Britannia, she finds herself transformed into a person she never knew she could be. How do you become a wrestler when you hate sports so much you can't do a press-up? What makes feminists and wrestlers both mortal enemies and unlikely best friends? For the first time, an independent female wrestler talks in depth about how she went from a sad, lost riot grrrl to an empowered, persevering fighter who has performed across the world. Unladylike is a feminist romp like no other - hard-hitting, life-affirming and funny, just like the women who find themselves in the ring.
Discover how WWE Superstars team up and take down their greatest rivals in the ring. With dynamic photos of some of WWE's most popular tag teams, such as The New Day, The Bellas and The Usos, and descriptions of their biggest championship wins, young readers will love exploring the action-packed world of WWE.
DK's reading scheme is levelled into stages to help every child progress and become a confident reader. This Level 2 book features engaging and highly illustrated topics with true kid appeal. Narrative spreads are supported with captions and annotations, and a quiz, to encourage children to develop comprehension skills.
This action-packed anniversary edition covers 20 years of WWE's popular blue brand-SmackDown. Spectacular full-colour photographs from WWE's own archive capture the most unforgettable moments, both in the ring and behind-the-scenes. Key matches are explored in depth: relive the moment when Triple H and Shawn Michaels double-crossed The Rock for the WWE Championship, John Cena's rivalry with Undertaker, Rey Mysterio's awe-inspiring debut, and Stone Cold Steve Austin's disastrous run-in with Booker T in a supermarket. This dynamic book celebrates all the most exciting matches, celebrity appearances, and controversies in SmackDown history. Packed with vital stats and info on your favourite WWE Superstars, WWE SmackDown: 20 Years and Counting will get you ready to "lay the smack down!" for another 20 years. TM & (c) 2019 WWE. All Rights Reserved.
They grapple at WrestleMania, at SmackDown Live, and Royal Rumble. They battle on RAW, at SummerSlam and Survivor Series. They clash inside-and outside-the ring. The titanic rivalries of WWE Superstars such as The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena vs. Randy Orton, Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks, are a vital part of WWE's edge-of-the-seat appeal. Every member of the WWE Universe will have their favourite-you just have to take sides. Who would you cheer for as they chase the Championship, employing their charisma, signature moves, and the most cutting insults they can think of? And, of course, rivalries in WWE aren't just between individual Superstars-they may be between tag teams, like The Usos and The New Day, or even involve Superstars from one show staging a sudden attack on the Superstars of another! This book lifts the lid on all the drama behind WWE's greatest rivalries, highlighting the crucial clashes and each side's biggest wins. Discover how each rivalry started-was it simply pursuit of a common goal, or a bitter personality clash? Find out who has hurled the most biting barbs, why enemies suddenly become allies, and how grudge-strewn wars have ended in mutual respect. Armed with key stats and info, you can follow every twist and turn of these epic encounters, embracing many of the most memorable moments in the history of WWE.
A comprehensive and fascinating illustrated look at women's professional wrestling, including 100 profiles of superstars from around the world. Women's pro wrestling has existed in the USA since the 1930s, and this colourful encyclopaedia references the fashion, fun and drama of the sport through the years and around the world. Focusing on 100 competitors - from current faves Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair, to Germany's Jazzy Gabert, Japan's Io Shirai, and Canada's LuFisto, to legends like The Fabulous Moolah, Sable, Ivory,and Lita - it includes relevant stats and each one's compelling story. Written by noted authority LaToya Ferguson, this engaging history is great for anyone interested in powerful women, fantastic costumes and pro wrestling itself.
'Clever, funny, authoritative and illuminating' - Times Literary Supplement 'Filled with passion, humour, and a little bit of welcome weirdness. A must-read for every die-hard wrestling fan' - Mick Foley For fans of books from Chris Jericho, Steve Austin, Daniel Bryan, Mick Foley and Jim Ross. 'We have all felt every emotion today. Remember today, the next time a family member or workmate tells you that wrestling is stupid. We've laughed, we've cried, we've screamed our lungs out. Professional wrestling is the greatest thing in the entire world.' - Jim Smallman, 2016 Comedian and PROGRESS Wrestling founder Jim Smallman takes us on a wild ride through the history of pro-wrestling, from its beginnings at the turn of the twentieth century to the pop-culture, pay-per-view juggernaut that it is today. Join Jim as he looks at the most defining and iconic moments in wrestling's history and attempts to nail down just why this ludicrous, over the top, compelling quasi-sport means so much to so many people.
The perfect companion guide to the WWE Universe. Exciting page-by-page profiles of more than 200 WWE Superstars packed with facts, trivia, and behind-the-scenes information. This unmissable new edition has been compiled from scratch, with brand new text throughout.
Did you know that John Cena's championship reigns have lasted at total of 1339 days or that Roman Reigns defeated legendary Superstar, Undertaker, at WrestleMania 33, ending the superstar's illustrious in-ring career? Fans will be thrilled by profiles of popular competitors from RAW, SmackDown, and NXT including John Cena, Charlotte Flair, The Rock, Andre the Giant, Sasha Banks, and many more. Every single entry has bold photographs, action shots, and all the essential information about your favourite Superstars. Discover super stats and in-ring action in this ideal gift for every WWE fan.
The Wrestling Biography You've Been Waiting For! There are few people who have been in the wrestling business longer than Jim Ross. And those who have made it as long as he has (half a century to be exact) probably made enemies or burned bridges. But that's just not JR. Slobberknocker is the story of how an Oklahoman farm kid, with a vivid imagination and seemingly unattainable dreams, became "The Voice of Wrestling" to record TV audiences and millions of fans around the world. Jim opens up about his life as an only child on a working farm, who became obsessed with professional wrestling having first saw it on his grandparent's TV. Even though the wrestling business was notoriously secretive and wary of "outsiders," he somehow got a foot in the door to start a historic career, one where he held almost every job in the business?from putting up the ring to calling matches, from driving his blind, drunk boss towards revenge, to consoling two naked 600 pound brothers in the shower room after a rough match. With all those adventures and responsibilities, he's also recognized as the man who built and nurtured a once-in-a-generation talent roster that took the WWE to new heights, including "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, and The Rock to name a few. Readers will finally get the opportunity to hear never-before-told stories about the politics, wackiness, and personalities of all the biggest stars. But this isn't just a wrestling story. It's a story about overcoming adversity and achieving your dreams, as success did not come without significant costs and unforeseen challenges to JR, including multiple bouts of severe facial paralysis called Bell's Palsy. Currently the host of the podcast The Ross Report, any fan of wrestling?from the territory days to today?will be enthralled with stories from the road and behind the scenes. Slobberknocker is the first time Ross tells his story?and you don't want to miss it!
Creating the Mania takes fans backstage with an all-access pass to the behind-the-scenes stories of WrestleMania 34. Follow the yearlong life cycle of WWE’s biggest event, from how the storylines were developed to how the host city was selected, from the logistics and planning behind hosting over seventy thousand members of the WWE Universe to the rivalries and matches playing out inside the ring, in a book that chronicles the events leading up to the “Showcase of the Immortals.” This Journey includes exclusive interviews with top Superstars, including Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Kevin Owens, The Miz, and “Phenomenal” AJ Styles, breaking down their year leading up to ‘Mania and the highs and lows that go along with being a WWE Superstar — pushing their hardest, all with the same goal in mind . . . to main-event WrestleMania.
This volume of the hit series focuses on the unique connection between Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, as they defy Smackdown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan in their attempt to reach the top of WWE. Long-time frenemies Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn take the spotlight, as Hell in a Cell looms. While KO's rivalry with Shane McMahon gets increasingly heated, Sami, in the midst of a losing streak, reconnects with his fellow Canadian. Will Kevin finally bring Sami to his side? This volume also features a short story co-written by WWE Superstar Samoa Joe, finally revealing his reasons for leaving NXT. Prepare to fight anyone, anywhere with writer Dennis Hopeless (Jean Grey, Spider-Woman) and artist Serg Acuna as they focus on of the most volatile relationships in WWE.
Get up close and personal with WWE's Attitude Era, includes exclusive Stone Cold Steve Austin skull bottle opener Find out everything you ever wanted to know about one of wrestling's most controversial and iconic periods - WWE Attitude Era. From Stone Cold Steve Austin to Kurt Angle discover the moments and moves that catapulted these wrestlers to stardom and created one of WWE's most exciting eras. Relive the Attitude era with the exclusive Stone Cold Steve Austin skull bottle opener that comes with every book, a unique momento for any WWE fan.
Celebrate the impressive career of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson with this comprehensive visual guide, which chronicles every step from his explosive WWE debut match to his full-blown Superstar status. Dubbed "The Great One," for more than 20 years The Rock has delighted millions of fans with his charisma, catchphrases and championship wins - all captured in this stunning book.
Discover The Rock's fascinating family history as the first third-generation WWE Superstar; his training and early years in the ring; his epic wins and greatest moments as The People's Champion; and his impressive movie career including his appearances in The Scorpion King, The Mummy Returns and the Fast and Furious franchise. Stunning photography captures The Rock's career highlights: headlining WrestleMania events and reigning supreme in matches against sports entertainment greats such as John Cena, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Triple H.
A must-have for any WWE fan, The World of The Rock reveals the whole story behind "The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment", both in and out of the ring.
This action-packed anniversary edition covers 25 years of WWE's flagship entertainment event - RAW. Amazing photography and fascinating text document all the highlights of the show. Relive the show-stopping moment when WWE RAW invades WCW's Monday Nitro. Experience Stone Cold Steve Austin's incredible beer truck stunt. Read about the celebrated formations and reunions of D-Generation X; Chris Jericho's shocking debut; and the emotional retirements of stars such as Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, and Edge. From the very first show in January 1993 through to January 2018, all the memorable moments, key matches, and shocking plot twists of RAW are faithfully recorded in WWE RAW The First 25 Years. Engaging text and incredible photography from WWE's archives including action shots, Superstar portraits, posters, and other memorabilia take the reader on a trip through RAW's history. This comprehensive guide is a must-buy for RAW fans old and new. TM & (c) 2017 WWE. All Rights Reserved.
The life of the internationally famous professional wrestler Shinsuke Nakamura, from his childhood to the International Wrestling Grand Prix championship, and beyond! Before he became a star of American professional wrestling, Shinsuke Nakamura was Japan's "King of Strong Style." Follow his life and career from the amateur grappling ranks to the Nippon Budokon, thrill to his matches against such legends as Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar, his reign as the youngest New Japan Pro-Wrestling Heavyweight Champion, and his success as a mixed martial artist.
From the top 10 Champions to the most popular matches ever, this WWE trivia book ranks everything in the world of WWE in fun and bite-sized lists. WWE: Book of Top 10s is packed with information and will provide hours of ammunition and controversy as fans debate the lists, arguing positioning, surprise inclusions, and snubs from 100 lists spanning five decades of sports entertainment history,including WWE RAW and Wrestlemania. The greatest WWE Superstars from WWE's past and present are featured, including John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Undertaker, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Andre the Giant, Randy ""Macho Man"" Savage, and so many more.
Packed with fun facts, bizarre-but-true tales, and quirky insights into everyone's favorite sports entertainment stars. From memorable matches to signature moves and fan-favorite quotes, this book covers all the stars, managers, battles, team-ups, rivalries, and tournaments that form the WWE world. Learn the inside info on Superstars such as John Cena, Seth Rollins, Sasha Banks, and Charlotte Flair. With strange and fascinating facts about the WWE Superstars, including popular competitors from RAW, SmackDown Live, and NXT, this unique book will surprise and delight new and die-hard sports entertainment fans.
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Less a formal rule book (because very few things in WWE are formal...) and more a gut-busting celebration of all things pro wrestling, The Official WWE Book of Rules lays out all of WWE's rules on various documents, including scribbled-on scrap paper, company memos, repurposed reciepts and even decrees from Vince McMahon himself. Want to know the difference between a Hollywood Backlot Brawl and a Brooklyn Street Fight? Does a No-Disqualification match even have rules? Is Stone Cold Steve Austin legally permitted to drive heavy machinery to the ring? You'll find those answers and more inside, all compiled in a makeshift file folder with exposed binding, ripped out pages (it's intentional, trust us), and other laugh-out-loud details. With a foreword by Daniel Bryan, the GM of Smackdown Live, as well as commentary, illustrations and diagrams from WWE's boldest Superstars and authority figures, it's the ultimate companion to anyone who believes rules were made to be broken.
A combination of the most memorable and controversial moments in wrestling's history, this guidebook is an insightful and essential compendium of groundbreaking matches, angles, and interviews. Tackling such events as Hulkamania and the Montreal screwjob, the NWA and the nWo, this reference highlights the moments that thrilled. Whether it is Ric Flair regaining the NWA Championship from Harley Race at Starcade, the Freebirds turning heel on Kerry Von Erich, Mick Foley flying off of the cage at King of the Ring, Jake Roberts DDT-ing Ricky Steamboat on the concrete, Samoa Joe's epic trilogy with CM Punk in Ring of Honor, or the premiere of Nitro, the events captured as these greatest hits will delight fans. Enthralling insider information--including comments from the wrestlers involved in these moments--and different historical perspectives create an authoritative look at the extravagance, exploits, tragedies, and triumphs of this sport of kings.
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