World Wrestling Insanity: The Decline and Fall of a Family Empire [NOOK Book]

Overview

In an industry where nothing is real and no one actually wins or loses, the possibilities for manipulation are endless. World Wrestling Insanity sets out to expose the nepotism, backward logic, and power plays that have made World Wrestling Entertainment go round. Alongside many well-known wrestling personalities, author James Guttman uses sarcasm, humour, and hard facts to break down the secrets of Vince McMahon's company and analyze the reasoning behind many of its creative and business decisions. Never before ...
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World Wrestling Insanity: The Decline and Fall of a Family Empire

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Overview

In an industry where nothing is real and no one actually wins or loses, the possibilities for manipulation are endless. World Wrestling Insanity sets out to expose the nepotism, backward logic, and power plays that have made World Wrestling Entertainment go round. Alongside many well-known wrestling personalities, author James Guttman uses sarcasm, humour, and hard facts to break down the secrets of Vince McMahon's company and analyze the reasoning behind many of its creative and business decisions. Never before have WWE, the McMahon family, Triple H, and others been held up to the light and examined so closely. Why are some of the shows written as they are? Who has the company's best interests at heart? Who has their own best interests at heart? Could the WWE's errors be nothing more than accidents or are they the product of cold and calculated manipulation?

In his trademark style, James Guttman analyzes the insanity and breaks down the McMahonification of pro wrestling. You better get your copy soon. Something tells us that there a family in CT who would like to make sure that Guttman's first book is his last....

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"A tremendous job combining intensive research, on-point commentary, and a liberal amount of humor...Highly recommended."  —Figure Four Weekly Online, f4wonline.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554902699
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 397,895
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

James Guttman grew up on Long Island and has been following the wrestling industry for as long as he can remember. His "Raw Insanity" was one of the Internet's most beloved and controversial weekly wrestling columns. His new wrestling Web site, worldwrestlinginsanity.com, is fast becoming one of the most popular wrestling resources online. His work has also been featured in numerous publications, including London Publishing's family of magazines.
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