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 Starrcade, 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.
        Once upon a time, for a select group of fans, Christmas was a day for professional wrestling. Of course there was more to the day than just that; people celebrated the holiday in the traditional manner, opening presents, attending church services, and dining with family and friends.  However, the day would be capped with a trip to the local arena where they saw their favorite professional wrestlers entertain them. These shows were usually limited to one (sometimes two) venues per promotion due to the limited size of their rosters. Like the holidays themselves, there was something special about these Christmas shows and even more special for the fans who got to see them. Join me now as we are visited by the Wrestling Ghosts of Christmas Past.

        Wrestling has always been a demanding sport for wrestlers with them working grueling schedules that often kept them from their families for weeks (or longer) at a time. The holidays were no exception and wrestlers often found themselves in the ring when other athletes were celebrating the Yuletide season at home (Even the NFL has maintained a very limited schedule when Christmas falls on a Sunday).



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Special Feature: The Enduring Legacy of Hulk Hogan
Recent Blogs

Did ECW Save Wrestling or Ruin It? Part One of Two

Rickard Reviews: WWE Legends

The True Story of Arachnaman: A Story as Unbelievable as It is Amazing!

The Enduring Legacy of Hulk Hogan Part 29

The Enduring Legacy of Hulk Hogan Part 28

The Enduring Legacy of Hulk Hogan Part 27

The Enduring Legacy of Hulk Hogan Part 26

The Enduring Legacy of Hulk Hogan Part 25

The Evolution of the Royal Rumble

The Bunkhouse Stampede: The Show the Royal Rumble Was Created to Kill

Wrestling Ghosts of Christmas Past

Holiday Video Guide Part Two of Two

Holiday Video Guide Part One of Two

1985- It Was a Very Good Year Part Two of Two

1985-It Was a Very Good Year Part One of Two

Madison Square Garden Magic: Randy "Macho Man" Savage vs. Hulk Hogan Part Three of Three

Madison Square Garden Magic: Randy "Macho Man" Savage vs. Hulk Hogan Part Two of Three

Madison Square Garden Magic: Randy "Macho Man" Savage vs. Hulk Hogan Part One of Three

The Horrors of Halloween Havoc

Wrestling's Most Amazing Transformations

You CAN Have Too Much of a Good Thing

Debunking Wrestling Urban Legends

Book Review: The Mania of Hulk Hogan

Book Review: Titan Shattered


Madison Square Garden Magic Part Two of Two (Pat Patterson and Sgt. Slaughter in the MSG Alley Fight!)

Madison Square Garden Magic Part One of Two (Pat Patterson and Sgt. Slaughter in the MSG Alley Fight!)

The Tarnished Legacy of Hulk Hogan

Review of Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story

Madison Square Garden Magic

Remembering "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Wrestling's Trickster

The Ultimate Warrior: Always Believe

Jim Crockett Promotions: The Good Old Days DVD

Wrestling's Greatest Moments: Sgt. Slaughter vs. the Iron Sheik Part 2 of 2

Wrestling's Greatest Moments: Sgt. Slaughter vs. the Iron Sheik Part 1 of 2

Book Review: Capitol Revolution: The Rise of the McMahon Wrestling Empire

Memphis Madness

Video Review: "It's Good to be the King: The Jerry Lawler Story"

The Second Golden Age of Tag Team Wrestling Part 3 of 3

The Second Golden Age of Tag Team Wrestling Part 2 of 3

The Second Golden Age of Tag Team Wrestling Part 1 of 3


Book Review: "The Lost Art of Tag Team Wrestling"

Book Review: "Titan Sinking: The Decline of the WWE in 1995"

The Legendary Team of Jay Youngblood and Ricky Steamboat

Memories of Wrestlemania I Part 2 of 2

Memories of Wrestlemania I Part One of Two

How Wrestlemania I Could Have Failed

My Favorite Wrestlemania


The People's Father: The Amazing Career of "Soul Man" Rocky Johnson


Underneath the Flare: Exploring the undercard of "Starrcade '83"


Jock-Ass: The Story of No Holds Barred


Invisible Champions Part 2 of 2-Think Brock Lesnar is the first champion to ignore the 30 dy rule?  Think again.

Invisible Champions Part 1 of 2-Think Brock Lesnar is the first champion to ignore the 30 day rule? Think again.

Origins of the Big Four Part 2 of 2


Origins of the Big Four Part 1 of 2

The Wit and Wisdom of Captain Lou Albano

Those Amazing Jobbers

Frankie Pays the Piper

Creation of the Clash


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