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A Disappointment.... It's True, It's True!!!,
This review is from: It's True! It's True! (Paperback)Having read almost all of the WWE produced autobiographies I was expecting very big things from this book. On camera, Kurt Angle is one of the most hilarious and entertaining people in the sport. I was really looking forward to seeing his self-mocking sense of humour translate to paper and really get inside the mind of Angle. Instead I got a very basic and plain description of his life with precious little real insight into his own feelings about certain events.
Don't get me wrong, this is still an interesting read, especially since a lot of Angle's pre-WWE life is rarely mentioned anywhere else, save for his superb gold medal in the 1996 Olympics. Any fans of amateur wrestling would be fascinated by his account of this period of his life, especially his brutal training regime, however such amateur fans might still regard him as a sell-out for going into the "fake" world of pro-wrestling.
When it comes to his WWE career, what 99% of people reading this book are most interested in, Angle almost dries up. He doesn't seem particularly surprised by his amazing ascent to the top of the WWE in the year 2000, (the most amazing rookie year by ANY wrestler in history until Brock Lesnar arguably eclipsed it in 2002) or even modest about his achievements.
Since he wrote this book, Angle's career has been endangered by several horrific injuries and it would be interesting to read a new edition of this book to see if he is a bit more respectful for the history of the wrestling industry.
Even after all he's accomplished, it seems like Angle sees pro-wrestling as nothing more than entertainment especially compared to amateur wrestling. This is probably the only WWE book I've read where I came out somehow disliking the wrestler afterwards. Surely it was rushed out by the publishers. Mild recommendation for the interesting account of his early life however.