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  • Hardcover: 456 pages
  • Publisher: ECW Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (28 Nov 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1770411763
  • ISBN-13: 978-1770411760
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Alexander on 16 Oct 2014
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It's a classic for a reason. I'd also recommend it as a business study as it analyses the numbers and the reasons for them very thoroughly. It's very well written, funny and always interesting. If you've read the original and wondering if it's worth buying this edition I'd recommend it as it has tons of new content.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martyn Chesworth on 16 Oct 2014
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Awesome book, great to look back at the history of WCW and relive history
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By Mrs J Harris on 18 Oct 2014
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Loved it,thought it was very informative and compelling.Great read for wrestling fans young and old.Shame wcw is gone really ...
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By john packwood on 19 Oct 2014
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Great book. Read original multiple times as I will this!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A fantastic update of an already great history of the most epic collapse in wrestling history 7 Oct 2014
By Michael A. Weyer - Published on Amazon.com
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I was a bit wary as the first book was such a fine read but this updated version is more than worth the price. Yes, it's mostly the same but great additions of new quotes and looks at how a company that seemed on top of the world came completely apart in so short a time. It's still astonishing to read of all the horrible decisions, bad booking and more that ruined WCW and how its legacy has been more about the bad than the good.

The new additions include new side notes like "Lessons not learned" such as how Rey Mysterio was forced to unmask on the idea he'd be more "marketable" as a side note talks about the massive sales of Rey masks in WWE. There's a nice list of the breakdown of the NWO groups and how that weakened the entire concept and some good new lines on some infamous angles like Goldberg losing to Nash and more. A somber note has the authors acknowledging how hard it is to read their old words on Chris Benoit but felt the need to present the history as it was. These help build up the looks at everything, including the Invasion that buried WCW further.

The new foreword is notable talking of how little seems to be learned from WCW's failure, not just from WWE but TNA, which actually hired the very people responsible for that company's fall. Indeed, the last chapter seems to be a preview of "the Death of TNA," six pages of (only some) the idiotic moves that company has made. If you didn't read the first version, this is a great history lesson and even those who enjoyed the first can get this one too for more insight and the passage of time to frame things. After all, if wrestling proves anything, it's the old mantra of "those who don't remember the past are doomed to repeat it" and WCW's stunning fall showcases that truth big time.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I Couldn't Put It Down... Again (4.5/5 Stars) 16 Oct 2014
By Mike - Published on Amazon.com
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Synopsis: RD Reynolds and Brian Alvarez put together the gripping account of how the National Wrestling Alliance, Jim Crockett Promotions, and Ted Turner managed to give birth to World Championship Wrestling in an effort to carve out a national promotion which could compete against World Wrestling Entertainment (née Federation.) The book details the rise of a young wrestling professional, Eric Bischoff, who went from being a third-string announcer to the mastermind behind one of the most popular storylines in wrestling today. However, the book also chronicles the ill-effects of cronyism, nepotism, mismanagement, wasteful practices, and lack of proper planning that the organization suffered - leading to it's eventual demise. With the 10th Anniversary of the book released, articles have been updated and expanded to include consequences that are still felt today, as well as missed (or gained) opportunities to correct past mistakes.

Much like the original Death of WCW, this book remains a gripping account of all the drama that took place behind the scenes and how it affected what everyone saw in the ring. If you're thinking this was simply a re-release with some new pictures, however, think again. Though much of the original story prevails, additional comments were spliced into the text from those involved (some identified, some anonymous) who decided to sound off now that most of what happened is out in the open. The book now includes a "Lessons Not Learned" addendum to show how today's two nationally-televised wrestling promotions (WWE and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling) have either failed to learn (or in some cases, did learn) from the mistakes which led to WCW's demise. A great new forward is included from Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer, along with a new epilogue to illustrate how TNA (which is currently fighting for it's own survival) managed to replicate WCW's record of futility by hiring the same hands which led to the demise of WCW.

So does the book have some bias? Sure, but there's also enough documented elsewhere to show that the tales weren't too exaggerated or unfair (even the acknowledgements thank Vince Russo, a target in the book to be sure, for being a good sport about what was written.) The book also suffered from run-on sentences and errors that should've been weeded out prior to printing. Yet with the new content comes new reasons to read. Much like the first one, I was finished with this book in 2 days because it was too captivating to put down (even though I read the bulk of the content the first time around.)

I recommend this book to wrestling fans. I also recommend it to business students as well to show how not to run a company. Will some of the pro-WCW/TNA marks be upset that the tone was critical of their favorite organizations? Heck, will some of the pro-WWE marks be upset because the tone was critical of their organization, too? Maybe, but the proof's in the pudding: WCW is dead, TNA is dying, and the WWE's ratings are a fraction of what they used to be. I just hope there's still a national wrestling promotion when it's time to discuss the 20th Anniversary of this book.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
One of the best wrestling books I've read in a long time. 14 Oct 2014
By Justin Lasut - Published on Amazon.com
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I read the first one a while ago. This time around, it's even better, chock full of more stories and quotes. It's been a while since I've read a book that I can't put down, but "The Death of WCW" 10th anniversary edition is one of those books. If you are a wrestling fan, and want the reasons why WCW died, get this book. If you are in the pro wrestling industry, and you want a blueprint on how to mess up a wrestling company (so you don't repeat the same mistakes, naturally), get this book.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
More Entertaining Than Watching The Monday Night Wars Was 20 Oct 2014
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I've been a wrestling fan for a while, and I remember the Monday Night Wars.

This book was an interesting peek behind the scenes of the WCW. At times, it was hilarious. At times, it was tragic. At all times, however, the book was fun to read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Reynolds & Alvarez Give New 'Life' to 'Death' 28 Oct 2014
By Anthony Nagle - Published on Amazon.com
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This is EXACTLY what I thought this was going to be.
When RD Reynolds announced in early 2013 the original "Death of WCW", a book I long loved, was getting a "remastering" so to speak, my jaw dropped to the floor. How could a book that great the first time out be any better?
RD, and his co-author Bryan Alvarez, proved it big time!
The main text/chapters haven't changed. Heck, a lot of the old photos still have their old captions. A lot of the old asides in the original are still prominently featured. However, a neat little feature called "Lesson (Not) Learned" shows the reader little things that wrestling companies over the years either improved or just flat ignored. It's sad, humorous, and nonetheless ironic to read these.
There are also new forwards and epilogues in addition to the ones in the previous tome. Not only do they drive home the fact that WCW's mistakes ultimately kill the promotion, but that other wrestling organizations (IMPACT Wrestling being the prime example) are following in those unfortunate footsteps.
As a wrestling fan who LOVES these sorts of books, do yourself a favor and get this new edition. Yes, even to those people who had just recently purchased the old book.
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