Between the Ropes: Wrestling's Greatest Triumphs and by Brian Fritz, Christopher Murray PDF
By Brian Fritz, Christopher Murray
The facility avid gamers at the back of the wildly renowned and sometimes debatable global wrestling are tested during this chronological examine the prior 10 years of wrestling leisure. the contest among the 4 significant wrestling organizations—World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the area Wrestling Federation (later renamed as global Wrestling leisure [WWE]), severe Championship Wrestling (ECW), and overall Nonstop motion Wrestling (TNA)—is rendered intimately, from wrestling's late-90s resurgence and the monetary issues of WCW and ECW to WWE's singular dominance and TNA's present-day fight for industry percentage. the explanations in the back of professional wrestling's attractiveness surge are explored when it comes to key facts similar to tv rankings, pay-per-view purchase charges, and live-event attendance, in addition to how the foremost enterprises have capitalized—or not—on wrestling's tendencies. remark from the authors' seven-year-old weekly wrestling radio application is featured all through along reviews from The Rock, Hulk Hogan, Stone chilly, and Vince McMahon.
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Between the Ropes: Wrestling's Greatest Triumphs and Failures by Brian Fritz, Christopher Murray