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Take with a grain of salt
on 25 October 2015
The title of this book should be taken with a grain of salt An interesting read, however, there have been one or two instances where I know for a fact the author has skewed events to fit the narrative he is telling. For example, he discusses the character of Goldust and the way he was portrayed. He ultimately goes on to the Hollywood backlot brawl with Roddy Piper. The way the author tells it, Goldust arrives in his car, only to be unexpectedly ambushed and beaten to a pulp by Piper. He describes the conclusion of the rivalry as hate crime. Having watched this match at the time and recently re-watched on the WWE network, I can say for a fact this is not how events unfolded. He neglects to mention this match being the culmination of a feud between the two in which Goldust used innuendo and sexuality do get inside Pipers head. There have been a few other instances where the author tells things differently to reality (Ric Flair vs Terry Funk being a good example). This leads me to question the accuracy of the book in general
Still, for what it is, the book is an interesting read and very easy to get into.