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Playing The Game: How Triple H Became the Heir Apparent to the WWE Empire
     

Playing The Game: How Triple H Became the Heir Apparent to the WWE Empire

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by Michael Essany
 
"Playing The Game: How Triple H Became the Heir Apparent to the WWE Empire" is an explosive and compelling new account of Triple H's life, career, and ascension to power within World Wrestling Entertainment.

Bestselling author Michael Essany explores how Triple H worked his way into WWE chief Vince McMahon's inner circle.

This gripping, first of its

Overview

"Playing The Game: How Triple H Became the Heir Apparent to the WWE Empire" is an explosive and compelling new account of Triple H's life, career, and ascension to power within World Wrestling Entertainment.

Bestselling author Michael Essany explores how Triple H worked his way into WWE chief Vince McMahon's inner circle.

This gripping, first of its kind look inside the WWE also addresses some of the biggest criticisms and controversies of Triple H's career, including his supposed sham of a marriage to Stephanie McMahon and Shawn Michaels' accusation that 'The Game' was behind the infamous Montreal screw job.

This completely unauthorized and unsanctioned work aims to separate rumor from reality and articulate why 'The Game' may ultimately be the best thing for WWE's future real-life corporate governance.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Let ‘The Game’ Begin
Chapter 2: Ladder Match
Chapter 3: The Cerebral Assassin
Chapter 4: It’s All About ‘The Game’
Chapter 5: The Favorite Son
Chapter 6: Learning The Ropes
Chapter 7: Game Changer

BOOK EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 1

Those who have worked with and for the multi-time WWE Champion say Paul Levesque – or “Triple H” as he’s known to the WWE Universe – is the smartest and most cunning mind in the history of professional wrestling.

Always one step ahead of his friends and two steps ahead of his enemies, Paul Levesque has long aspired to be more than just one of the greatest in-ring performers of his generation. “The Game,” as he’s universally recognized, wanted to become a larger than life titan of the industry he dominated as a performer for two decades.

While never publicly claiming such, it was clear that Levesque wanted to be the next Vince McMahon. But as a businessman widely considered to be keener and more shrewd than Hulk Hogan, Eric Bishoff, and Ted Turner, Levesque would not dare under any circumstances to compete against McMahon’s revered WWE – nor would he jump ship during the company’s mid-1990’s slump against Turner’s WCW.

Still, Levesque, some assert, knew he wanted to one day take over the WWE as soon as signed his first development contract with the lone superpower of professional wrestling. All it would take to make it happen was an artful strategy – one that would be concealed from public view thanks to WWE executives and fans concentrating their attention on Levesque’s undeniable star power and unparalleled professional wrestling prowess.

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Product Details

BN ID:
2940014767309
Publisher:
Sports Entertainment Publishing
Publication date:
06/11/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
676,102
File size:
41 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Essany is a former E! Entertainment Television host and producer widely recognizable for his appearances on Oprah, The Tonight Show, Access Hollywood, Today, ET, and Inside Edition.

Michael is also a bestselling author, columnist, and blogger whose work and accomplishments have been featured in the pages of Time, People, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, Details, Maxim, and TV Guide.

Michael graduated Magna cum Laude from Valparaiso University in 2005 with a BA in Political Science. That same year, A&E Biography recognized Michael's work and inspirational achievements by naming him to their list of "America's Most Remarkable People."

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Playing The Game: How Triple H Became the Heir Apparent to the WWE Empire 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The more I read this author's work, the more I appreciate it. The elements of the book are pieced together well and it flows nicely. As other reviewers have stated, this book about Triple H is a lesser known tale that I found to be intriguing. I knew that Triple H was referred to as the "Cerebral Assassin" in his on-screen persona, but I had no idea how much art imitated life in a lot of ways.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I friken love Triple H (HHH) Hes awesome and at wrestle mania when he beat Brock Lesnar i was so happy i threw a party at my house!!! And at Extreme Rules HHH is going to win because hes that awesome! Also i love Stephanie, his wife shes so prett. I JUST LOVE WWE SMACKDOWN AND RAW :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago