"Sean's story, beginning as a renegade, outlaw company and evolving to redefining the shoot video genre, is extremely fascinating. Who knew that the man asking the questions was as fascinating as his subject matter?" - Justin Barrasso, Sports Illustrated
"Kayfabe brings to life a world that once had its own version of ‘omerta’ in a fascinating, well written book that will intrigue long time fans, new fans, and just those who are hoping to take a peek behind the curtain of this unlikely cultural phenomenon." - Eric Bischoff, WCW President
"I worked in a business full of liars, cheaters, workers, con artists and of course...politicians. I can name maybe 3 people over the years that I 100% trusted, or even believed for that matter. Sean Oliver is one of those men. In reading Kayfabe, you can believe that 100% of this masterpiece is accurate - yes, even the parts about me. The most stand-up guy perhaps ever associated with the business of Pro Wrestling. You want truth - you'll find it right here." - Vince Russo, Former WWE/WCW Head Writer
If you thought the world of pro wrestling was wild, imagine what you haven’t seen on TV and in the ring. Add to that the backdrop of building a renegade production company, negotiating with impossible wrestling talent, and hosting groundbreaking, shoot-style programming, and you have the story of Sean Oliver.
Sean has seen industry-wide accolades for the company he co-founded and for which he serves as front man. But there are also the threats, stories of abuse, and moments of downright hilarity that you haven’t known...until now.
Watch the unpredictable and unconventional story through Sean’s eyes.
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A true essential grab for fans of pro wrestling that love stories
As long as I’ve been a podcaster and interviewed many guests, none have been as charismatic and energetic as Sean Oliver. The man is a true professional that is smart, witty, and self determined. Sean to me has always came off as the all around great interviewer of excellence every aspiring podcaster, radio host should strive to be. You learn a few tricks of the trade from this book as well as now Sean was able to take the most simplistic idea in approaching shoot interviews and making his own mark. The mark is so huge that without a shadow of doubt he’s left a great impression on the sport of pro wrestling. Full of laughs, great stories of dealing with certain talents that came through his company, Kayfabe Commentaries. You also learn the importance of dreaming big and following those ambitions if you want to be successful. It’s okay if you’re not familiar with Sean and his work but trust me by the time you read / hear this you’ll want to grab any and everything from his company, Youshoot, Timeline, Breaking Kayfabe and more!
Fantastic - a must for any wrestling fan
I became a fan of Kayfabe Commentaries years ago due to their creative, fresh approach to the shoot interview. This book is an interesting view of Sean Oliver's experiences with some of the biggest wrestling talent around