Wrestling's Greatest Moments [NOOK Book]

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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 Starcade, the Freebirds turning heel on Kerry Von Erich, Mick Foley flying off 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 WCW’s Nitro: these are the matches and moments that thrilled, terrified, or outraged —...
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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 Starcade, the Freebirds turning heel on Kerry Von Erich, Mick Foley flying off 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 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554903313
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 587,329
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author


Mike Rickard is a wrestling historian who has contributed to many wrestling websites, including those for "Pro Wrestling Illustrated" and "World Wrestling Insanity." He lives in Williamsville, New York.
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  • Posted January 14, 2009

    An excellent read for longtime wrestling fans, recent wrestling fans, and curious non-fans alike.

    This is a great book. Rickard presents readers with thorough research, engaging stories, effective organization of material, and, of course, photographs. Longtime wrestling fans won't feel that material is dumbed down for mainstream consumption, but those not familiar with wrestling terminology and history get explanations without condescension or an "insider" attitude. Many of the stories told were before my time, but not seeing them as they happened didn't matter. The vivid details, coupled with just the right twist of humor, makes getting caught up in the "greatest moments" easy. Perhaps most importantly, Rickard does not judge his material. He presents it, gives the context of time and place, and leaves the reader to decide how to feel about the event. <BR/><BR/>If you want a wrestling book that contains accurate research and solid storytelling that doesn't bring to mind the ravings of a 12-year-old posting in the anonymity of an internet forum, this is the book for you. Two thumbs way up!

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    Awsome book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    Long back

    Nobdy and i mean nobody can say their a fan until they met me i have watch wwe since i was 1 year old and im11

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Stone Cold Checked Into the Smackdown Hotel, moved into Room 3:16, and burned the Smackdown Hotel straight to the ground!

    What? He did. LOL

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  • Posted December 20, 2008

    World's Greatest Wrestling Book!

    WOW! What an awesome stroll down memory lane. This book is awesome for wrestling fans of all ages. It not only covers some of the more memorable current angles, but delves deep into the greatest angles from AWA, NWA, GCW, Mid Atlantic Wrestling and the WWWF. Past greats such as the Gagne's and Brisco's are right in there with the Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin. The greatest wrestling story lines are ALL in this book. I can't wait to read it again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2008

    If you ever went to or watched wrestling with family or friends, you'll want to read this book. This is about the Historical Backbone of modern Professional Wrestling.

    When I started to read this fantastic work, I was taken back to a time that I thought was lost. This book brings back many memories about my children's childhood and one thing that they always enjoyed doing together. That one thing was wrestling. Whether it be watching it or doing it as on the TV, they loved every aspect of the sport and still talk about it today. This is a walk down memory lane, for them and for me. This book will tickle the hearts of anyone who looked forward to either hearing Jimmie Snooka talk or watching Miss Elizabeth walk.

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