The Eighth Wonder of the World: The True Story of Andre The Giant

The Eighth Wonder of the World is the story of the life and career of Andre Roussimoff, better known as Andre The Giant. Authors Pat Laprade and Bertrand Hebert were not kidding when they labeled this book “a definitive and exhaustive biography”.  Through interviews with members of Andre’s family, promoters, Andre’s peers as well as…

Creating The Mania

Author Jon Robinson takes a look at the tremendous amount of planning it takes to bring together WWE’s annual flagship show, WrestleMania. Honestly, with Creating The Mania, I was expecting a WWE produced fluff-piece.  However, I was pleasantly surprised with both the honesty from those involved as well as the impressive detail on display from…

The Death of the Territories

Tim Hornbaker tells the story of the collapse of the pro wrestling territorial system within the United States. I long believed that Vince McMahon was mainly successful in establishing a nation-wide wrestling promotion because he was a visionary; that he was the first of the American wrestling promoters to give it a go when it…

Crazy Like A Fox

Crazy Like a Fox is the story of the career of Brian Pillman. Heralded as one of the greatest wrestler biographies ever written, author Liam O’Rourke takes you through the unique, albeit brief, career of Brian Pillman.  Through his early days playing football in the NFL and CFL, to his final days as a performer…

Rowdy

On July 31st, 2015, Roddy Piper tragically passed away at the age of 61.  Prior to his death, Roddy was writing a new book about his early years and subsequent career both in the ring and in Hollywood.  As a tribute to their father, daughter, Ariel, and son Colton, picked up where he left off…