The Death of WCW [NOOK Book]

Overview

In 1997, World Championship Wrestling was on top. It was the number-one pro wrestling company in the world, and the highest-rated show on cable television. Each week, fans tuned in to Monday Nitro, flocked to sold-out arenas, and carried home truckloads of WCW merchandise. It seemed the company could do no wrong.

But by 2001, however, everything had bottomed out. The company — having lost a whopping 95% of its audience — was sold for next to ...

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The Death of WCW

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Overview

In 1997, World Championship Wrestling was on top. It was the number-one pro wrestling company in the world, and the highest-rated show on cable television. Each week, fans tuned in to Monday Nitro, flocked to sold-out arenas, and carried home truckloads of WCW merchandise. It seemed the company could do no wrong.

But by 2001, however, everything had bottomed out. The company — having lost a whopping 95% of its audience — was sold for next to nothing to Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment. WCW was laid to rest.

What went wrong? This expanded and updated version of the bestselling Death of WCW takes readers through a detailed dissection of WCW’s downfall, including even more commentary from the men who were there and serves as an object lesson — and dire warning — as WWE and TNA hurtle toward the 15th anniversary of WCW’s demise.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554902552
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2004
  • Series: WrestleCrap series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 213,711
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


R. D. Reynolds is the author of WrestleCrap: The Very Worst of Pro Wrestling and the creator of WrestleCrap.com. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bryan Alvarez is the editor of the Figure Four Weekly newsletter, which has covered pro wrestling and mixed
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    Excellent read. Quite bias, but more complete than the WWE-produced DVD about the subject.

    This book is a fast, easy to read, and very interesting take on the rollercoater that was WCW. Granted, it is VERY bias towards a few key members of the wrestling organization (and you will know who those people are VERY quickly), but it still tells the tale through the eyes of wrestling reporters. The facts are all there, with commentary covering all of them. A big downfall can also be viewed as a positive: The book is not written by insiders or wrestlers involved with these years. It would be nice if Mark Madden or others who were there had some input, but the reporters do a good job. The book is also funny when it should be, serious when it is important to be so.

    This book should be picked up instead of the Rise & Fall of WCW. That documentary for one spends WAY too much time with the decade before WCW become the national product. A lot of NWA info. And then when it gets to the Fall part of the story, not only is that bias as well, but it is hardly covered as well as the book. Once again, the DVD does not involve any updated insiders with the story, as most of them left WWE. Also, Vince comes across VERY calm when he speaks, which if ANYBODY was watching during the Monday night wars, you KNOW he was anything but. The DVD was just awfully incomplete & VERY one-sided.

    If you want the MOST accurate (probably not 100% accurate, but nothing so far is), the book is much better at the story than anything else.

    Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2005

    The Death Of WCW

    This book is great. I got it as a gift and at first I knew nothing about WCW, I only heard about it never got to actually watch it. I watched wretling all my life since i was born, my dad and my brother watched WCW i couldn't remember much but this book helped me remember the great moments and how it died.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2005

    The Death of WCW

    You wish you could go back in time and help them keep the grand lady operational, and not let it die the death it did. I could not put the book down once I started reading. You felt as you were part of the company when all of this went down.

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