SBN-10: 1-55022-841-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-55022-841-0
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 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.
To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace. -Malcolm X
For the last year I have been writing a column entitled The Enduring Legacy of Hulk Hogan.  During this time I developed a greater appreciation for Hulk Hogan's legacy as an in-ring performer. Recent events outside of the ring have brought Hogan's legacy as a wrestler as well as a human being into question. Today, I'd like to address what could be the tainted legacy of Hulk Hogan.
Hulk Hogan has come under fire for remarks he made years ago. While these remarks only surfaced recently, Hogan has to deal with them. There is no way of knowing if they reflected Hogan's overall mindset or a particularly bad instance in his life. Whatever the case, the public's perception of him has been tarnished and many would argue that his wrestling legacy has been tarnished as well. Hogan's situation raise several questions, what will be the impact on Hogan's reputation as a man and as a wrestler and what, if anything, can he do to atone for his actions?

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This week I have a special look at Hulk Hogan's legacy and how his recent controversy might affect it. I've also upated the site since my recent computer crash.