6.75 x 9.75 in, 300pp, paperback
Published by ECW Press
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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, , 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.
About the Author: Mike Rickard is a former attorney and retired bank robber who has been writing about the sport of kings since 2005. His work has been seen on Pro Wrestling Illustrated's website, Pro Wrestling Torch, Gumgod, World Wrestling Insanity, and Canadian Bulldog's World.
"In jealousy there is more self-love than love." ~François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665
Emotions play a big part in professional sports. Some, like confidence, courage, and passion can lift athletes to never before reached levels of achievement. Others, like jealousy can consume an athlete's and destroy an athlete's relationship with his teammates.
Hulk Hogan's position as WWF champion made him the envy of many WWF Superstars. Usually they were men on the heel side of the roster who envied the Hulkster's popularity and the wealth and prestige that came with being WWF Champion. However one man who was supposed to be the Hulkster's friend fell victim to the big green monster and this not only ended his friendship with the Hulkster but it sparked one of the biggest feuds of both men's careers.
Following his win over "King Kong" Bundy at Wrestlemania II, Hulk Hogan defended his WWF Championship against contenders such as Don Muraco, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, and "Adorable" Adrian Adonis. Hogan teamed up with the Junkyard Dog on an episode of Saturday Night's Main Event to battle Dory and Terry Funk. The Hulkster also teamed up with Paul "Mr. Wonderful" Orndorff in house shows.