The Death of WCW The Death of WCW

The Death of WCW

10th Anniversary Edition of the Bestselling Classic — Revised and Expanded

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Publisher Description

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.

  • GENRE
    Sports & Outdoors
    RELEASED
    2014
    October 1
    LANGUAGE
    EN
    English
    LENGTH
    456
    Pages
    PUBLISHER
    ECW Press
    SELLER
    ECW Press Ltd.
    SIZE
    13.8
    MB

    Customer Reviews

    Foleyjordan1 ,

    Great Read

    I really enjoyed this book it opened my eyes to the death of a great promotion

    #BTaylor ,

    Great subject, poor writing

    For a wrestling fan the subject matter of the book is extremely interesting. However, the opinions and reasoning of the author is often illogical and even silly.
    He constantly criticizes Vince McMahon for his booking decisions. Perhaps the author didn’t,t get the memo that Vince one the war and created a billion dollar business so he must have been doing something write. The writer somehow know the motives of Vince, Bischoff, Hogan, and Nash and that they are always evil. He criticizes Hogan for not wanting to job to Kidman and other at best mid-level guys. Who could blame Hogan, the biggest star in wrestling history, for not wanting to put over such guys. When Hogan returned to the WWE he was paired with the Rock. He was still a huge draw if used right. The book also presents as fact what in reality is merely hearsay with no documentation or the presented of the other person’s point of view. If this happened a couple of times it wouldn’t be a problem but happens for most of the info that does come from directly from WCW shows that any fan would have watched.

    JaromirJagr68 ,

    Love it

    Love the background info about WCW, and just the stuff that WCW did that show why it really died!

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