Billy Kidman: The Shooting Star

Billy Kidman: The Shooting Star

by L. Anne Carrington


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Billy Kidman carved out a career as one of World Championship Wrestling's and World Wrestling Entertainment's most exciting cruiserweights. A solid in-ring worker for little over a decade, he enjoyed success as a multiple-time cruiserweight and tag team champion during the 1990's and early 2000's.

Kidman wrestled for several American and overseas independent promotions after being released from WWE and then became a trainer and occasional wrestler for Florida Championship Wrestling (now NXT). Now retired from the ring, he works as a producer at WWE events in the Gorilla Position.

Billy Kidman: The Shooting Star contains updated and some never before revealed information behind the story of an underrated and underappreciated talent who achieved success in several aspects of the wrestling business before age 40.

Updated June 2014 to remove content previously added in error.

DISCLAIMER: This book was not prepared,‭ ‬approved,‭ ‬licensed or endorsed by Peter Gruner,‭ ‬Jr.,‭ ‬World Wrestling Entertainment‭ (‬WWE‭)‬,‭ ‬members of WWE,‭ ‬or any other wrestling organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615961613
Publisher: Palm Tree Books
Publication date: 03/01/2014
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

L. Anne Carrington is an Amazon bestselling author, freelance writer/journalist, and radio show host whose previous work covered topics from fiction to news stories, human interest features, and entertainment reviews. She wrote The Wrestling Babe Internet column for seven years, a former music reviewer for Indie Music Stop, former book reviewer for Free Press (an imprint of Simon and Schuster), and pens several other works which appears in both print and Web media.

One of her freelance articles, An Overview of Causes of Hearing Loss and Deafness, was bought by Internet Broadcasting Systems, a company that co-produced for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics in addition to being the leading provider of Web sites, content and advertising revenue solutions to the largest and most successful media companies.

In addition to her acclaimed novels in The Cruiserweight Series among works of both fiction and nonfiction, Ms. Carrington hosts The L. Anne Carrington Show on Spreaker Radio.

She spends time between Pittsburgh, PA and Tampa, FL, continuing to write.

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This book was so much more than I expected it to be. I am not a fan of non-fiction work at all, and when I was asked to read this book for an honest review, I did so because of the class act that is L. Anne Carrington. I didn't expect to like the book. In fact, I expected to fall asleep. I LOVED IT. This book is truly inspirational in every aspect. It follows the life/career path of Peter Alan Gruner Jr. As I read through the book, I was entranced by the information and wanted to keep reading. I finished this book in one night. I found myself cheering KID FLASH on, hoping that he would make it. The kid had heart and determination--two qualities that you don't want to see fail. And make it, he did. Several of the facts that L. Anne stated I had no idea about, even though I watched Wrestling with my own father from the time I was child well into the 90's and then beyond throughout college. I laughed out loud during the call out on Hogan and couldn't help but grin when Kidman spray-painted the letters TNB on his chest. I had many moments during this book where I felt chills. One of my favorite parts was: Kid Flash made his WCW arrival in June 1996 with a new name: Billy Kidman. 5 ***** Awesome and Inspiring Now I have to go on YouTube and look up some of the older wrestling shows.