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.
An entertaining follow-up to their popular book A Lion's Tale, international wresting superstar Jericho and co-writer Fornatale continue their chronicle of Jericho's wild ride through the wacky world of professional wrestling. This book picks up where the earlier book ended with Jericho in 1999 joining Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Enterprise, the most important venue in wresting and ends with Jericho's return to the ring in 2007 after a two-year retirement. Jericho hilariously details these key years as WWE's resident bad guy. His feuds with WWE's colorful (and colorfully profane) cast, including the likes of X-Pac, Ken Shamrock, Chyna, Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, and Christian, are solidly recounted, although most of this will be old news to hardcore WWE fans. But the most interesting stories involve his battles on- and off-stage with such better-known stars as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Goldberg whom Jericho once had run over by a limousine during an episode of WWE's Raw series. It is here that Jericho shines and proves once again that, next to Mick Foley, he is an insightful and funny observer of pro wrestling's absurd universe.
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A great read!
I purchased this as I saw portions of if quoted on a wrestling forum where he recalls a hilarious story about Goldberg. I was hooked after the first chapter. Clearly written; honestly written; openly written. Jericho has quite the wit too. I'd suggest this book to anyone interested within the wrestling industry alongside the music industry. Fantastic read and the Benoit chapter was powerful stuff as was the chapter in regards to his mother. 5*
Could not put it down!
Amazing insight into the life of one of the greatest entertainers there will ever be!
Brilliant book and a must for any wrestling fan from the late 90s, tells the story and backstage bits I remember watching on tele.