Download or read book A Lion s Tale written by Chris Jericho and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-05-12 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The controversial story of Chris Jericho, the former undisputed Heavyweight Champion of WWE. From the age of eight, Chris dreamed of becoming a wrestler. But it wasn't until he was 25 that he hit the big time. Nicknamed 'Lion Heart', Chris eventually attained his ultimate goal - joining the WWF (now WWE). He became one of their biggest stars, even defeating wrestling powerhouses The Rock and 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin in the same night to be crowned the undisputed Heavyweight Champion. Now Chris dishes the dirt on his rivalries with other wrestling legends. Whether ripped-off by promoters, robbed at gunpoint or nearly paralysed after landing on his head during a match, Chris maintained his courage, determination and sense of humour about this dangerous and enthralling sport.
Download or read book Death of WCW The written by R.D. Reynolds and published by ECW Press. This book was released on 2014-10-01 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As history repeats itself, a wrestling classic becomes even more relevant. In 1997, World Championship Wrestling was on top. It was the number-one pro wrestling company in the world, and the highest-rated show on cable television. Each week, fans tuned in to Monday Nitro, flocked to sold-out arenas, and carried home truckloads of WCW merchandise. It seemed the company could do no wrong. But by 2001, however, everything had bottomed out. The company - having lost a whopping 95% of its audience - was sold for next to nothing to Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment. WCW was laid to rest. What went wrong? This expanded and updated version of the bestselling Death of WCW takes readers through a detailed dissection of WCW's downfall, including even more commentary from the men who were there and serves as an object lesson - and dire warning - as WWE and TNA hurtle toward the 15th anniversary of WCW's demise.
Download or read book Identity in Professional Wrestling written by Aaron D. Horton and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-03-02 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part sport, part performance art, professional wrestling's appeal crosses national, racial and gender boundaries--in large part by playing to national, racial and gender stereotypes that resonate with audiences. Scholars who study competitive sports tend to dismiss wrestling, with its scripted outcomes, as "fake," yet fail to recognize a key similarity: both present athletic displays for maximized profit through live events, television viewership and merchandise sales. This collection of new essays contributes to the literature on pro wrestling with a broad exploration of identity in the sport. Topics include cultural appropriation in the ring, gender non-comformity, national stereotypes, and wrestling as transmission of cultural values.
Download or read book Headlocks and Dropkicks A Butt Kicking Ride Through the World of Professional Wrestling written by Ted Kluck and published by Praeger. This book was released on 2009-06-22 with total page 173 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is it sport or is it entertainment? As presented by World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., the most well-known promoter of professional wrestling, it is hard for the uninitiated to tell. A refuge for the very athletic, and often a breeding ground for the highly dysfunctional, professional wrestling is, in the truest sense, life on the fringes. • 15 illustrations
Download or read book Chris Jericho written by Sean Price and published by Capstone. This book was released on 2009-07 with total page 33 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Describes the life and career of pro wrestler Chris Jericho"--Provided by publisher.
Download or read book The Best in the World written by Chris Jericho and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-11-06 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The two-time bestselling author, wrestler and metal rocker returns with another insightful and hilarious memoir. Inspired by Anton Chigurh, Javier Bardem's character in No Country for Old Men, Chris Jericho decided to put down his guitar, ease off on the red-carpet appearances in Hollywood and return to ring. What followed were the best three years of his wrestling career. A trilogy that began with A LION'S TALE and was followed by the bestselling UNDISPUTED now concludes with a behind-the-scenes account of Jericho becoming WON WRESTLER OF THE YEAR for two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009. The book also features the final word on Jericho's feuds with Shawn Michaels and Rey Mysterio, his run-in with Mickey Rourke, life hanging out with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Mike Tyson and Lars Ulrich, and the resurrection of his band Fozzy, which saw them play to huge audiences in the UK and Europe and support Metallica.
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Wrestling written by John Grasso and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2014-03-06 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This dictionary covers Wrestling’s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important amateur and professional wrestling, wrestling personalities, announcers, wrestling organizations, and managers and promoters from all eras.
Download or read book Chris Jericho written by Pete Delmar and published by Capstone. This book was released on 2013-07 with total page 50 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Describe the life and career of pro wrestler Chris Jericho"--
Download or read book Focus On 100 Most Popular Canadian Male Film Actors written by Wikipedia contributors and published by e-artnow sro. This book was released on with total page 1221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Undisputed written by Chris Jericho and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-02-17 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sequel to the worldwide hit A LION'S TALE. A LION'S TALE documented Chris Jericho's journey from small-time dreamer to big-time superstar, from Winnipeg, Canada, to undisputed WWE heavyweight champion of the world. But UNDISPUTED kicks off just as the fantasy begins to unravel. Faced with endless internal politics on his rise to the top of the WWE company ladder, Jericho has to draw on the super-human resources that got him there in the first place. There are bruising encounters aplenty both inside and outside the ring. He reveals why he temporarily left WWE, includes the inside story of his time in Hollywood, and opens the can of worms that is life on the road with the rock band Fozzy. He also revisits the premature birth of his twins and the pain of his mother's death, as well as the shock of Eddy Guerrero's and the Benoit family deaths. As upfront and outspoken as A LION'S TALE, this sequel is as direct as the man himself.
Download or read book Quote Double Quote written by Paul Ferstl and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2014-02-01 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The boundary between ‘high’ culture and ‘popular’ culture is neither hermetic nor stable. A wide-spread mechanism of a reception strongly influenced by structuralism and post-modernism has led to the amplification and acceleration of cultural production between these two poles. Relying on a decidedly theoretical approach, this volume offers a broad perspective transgressing linguistic, cultural, temporal, and media borders. Reflections and perspectives on the relationship between ‘high’ and ‘popular’ culture are the subject of the thirteen articles collected here. Side by side with theoretical approaches, case studies covering classical and Heavy Metal music, TV series and pornographic films, zombies and ‘Creature Features’, philosophically infused comics and popular lexicography, professional wrestling and hypertext literature pave the way to a contemporary aesthetics.
Download or read book I m Sorry I Love You A History of Professional Wrestling written by Jim Smallman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-08-23 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Clever, funny, authoritative and illuminating' - Times Literary Supplement 'Filled with passion, humour, and a little bit of welcome weirdness. A must-read for every die-hard wrestling fan' - Mick Foley For fans of books from Chris Jericho, Steve Austin, Daniel Bryan, Mick Foley and Jim Ross. 'We have all felt every emotion today. Remember today, the next time a family member or workmate tells you that wrestling is stupid. We've laughed, we've cried, we've screamed our lungs out. Professional wrestling is the greatest thing in the entire world.' - Jim Smallman, 2016 Comedian and PROGRESS Wrestling founder Jim Smallman takes us on a wild ride through the history of pro-wrestling, from its beginnings at the turn of the twentieth century to the pop-culture, pay-per-view juggernaut that it is today. Join Jim as he looks at the most defining and iconic moments in wrestling's history and attempts to nail down just why this ludicrous, over the top, compelling quasi-sport means so much to so many people.
Download or read book Don t Call Me Goon written by Greg Oliver and published by ECW Press. This book was released on 2013-09-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Professional hockey enforcers—popularly known as “goons”—finally get their due in this rollicking look at the players who have perfected the art of making mayhem. Whether they are called upon to duke it out with a fellow troublemaker or intimidate an opponent’s top scorer, these are the men who get the crowds to their feet, the sports radio shows buzzing, and the TV audience spilling their beers in excitement. Old timers like Joe Hall and Red Horner are profiled here, along with legendary heavy hitters Tiger Williams, Stu Grimson, and Bob Probert, fan favorites Tie Domi and Georges Laroque, and contemporary hockey stars Arron Asham and Brian McGrattan. The book also delves into the intense debate over the issue of violence on the ice as well as the personal and professional dramas of the NHL’s bad boys: the suspensions, the concussions, and the constant controversy of their role in the game.
Download or read book Stop Telling Us It s Fake written by Craig Higham and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2013-06-24 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First there was Mick Foley and his "Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks " then Chris Jericho's "A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex," now comes the next great wrestling literary masterpiece....... If like me you have been a professional wrestling fan for any length of time, then like me you would have heard over and over again that annoying question asked by non wrestling fans "YOU KNOW WRESTLING IS FAKE DON'T YOU?" After over 30 years of hearing that question I have decided to finally answer those non wrestling fans through a well thought out, informative and personal recount on why I (and many other normal people) love this form of 'sports entertainment' and why knowing it is not as real as we thought when we were young continue to watch and enjoy professional wrestling. Enjoy a historical trip down memory lane as a go through the history of wrestling for the past 30 years through my eyes, as I compare the different wrestling eras, compare the main wrestling companies, discuss how the internet has changed how us fans interact with wrestling and explain who my favourite wrestlers, tag teams and matches over the past 30 years have been. And the next time someone asks you THAT question you can simply tell them to go and buy my BOOK!!!
Download or read book Play Among Books written by Miro Roman and published by Birkhäuser. This book was released on 2021-12-06 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How does coding change the way we think about architecture? This question opens up an important research perspective. In this book, Miro Roman and his AI Alice_ch3n81 develop a playful scenario in which they propose coding as the new literacy of information. They convey knowledge in the form of a project model that links the fields of architecture and information through two interwoven narrative strands in an “infinite flow” of real books. Focusing on the intersection of information technology and architectural formulation, the authors create an evolving intellectual reflection on digital architecture and computer science.
Download or read book Read On Life Stories written by Rosalind Reisner and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2009 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers descriptions of 450 published memoirs, grouped by such topics as setting, language, unusual childhoods, life in rural America, spiritual journeys, and family relationships.
Download or read book Ring of Hell written by Matthew Randazzo, V and published by Phoenix Books Incorporated. This book was released on 2008 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the ethical practices of the professional wrestling industry, using wrestler Chris Benoit's murder-suicide case as an example of the industry's hidden scandals.