The Stone Cold Truth (WWE) Hardcover – 3 Nov 2003
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Steve Austin is the most popular wrestler in WWE. J. R. Ross is a WWE commentator -- the voice of RAW -- and head of talent relations at WWE
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In reality, Austin's book is a by-the-numbers account of his life and career, too often shying away from the total honesty that made Mick Foley's two non-fiction books such wonderful reads. Wrestling fans know Austin has axes to grind (and he has never been one to hold his tongue in interviews), but for some reason, he seems loath to straight shoot on any subject, which makes his book very frustrating for a die-hard fanatic to read. In addition, Austin is very careful - his woeful marriage record aside - to cast himself in a bad light. Although his book is not as delusional as Hulk Hogan's effort last year, Austin's unwillingness to look at some of his own mistakes (and here I refer to his own political games within the WWE, particularly in 1999 and 2002) leaves 'clued up' readers slightly non-plussed.
Having said that, the book does provide a nice insight into the wrestling business, and no doubt would seem eye opening to somebody who has not read Mick Foley's work. The book's strongest points are when Austin gives the rundown on his thoughts and feelings during his recent matches, which is always intriguing and interesting. For these reasons alone, it is worth reading.Read more ›
Sadly this book just doesn't meet the expectations. For a start this book is not written by Steve Austin. It is actually Narrated in part by Steve Austin but the actual writting is done by Jim 'J.R.' Ross and Dennis Brent (A Ghost Writer). This sadly means that some of Austin's own character and personality is missing from certain parts of the book.
Another problem for the book is that it does tend to skip over great periods of time in his career, his stints in WCW and ECW only filled about a dozen pages. This was surprising to me seeing as Austin had been a multi-time Television Champion, Tag Team Champion and United States Champion in WCW, yet he makes out his time in WCW was unsuccessful and unproductive. Okay his treatment by WCW at the end of his tenure there, could explain his reason for not wanting to talk too much about it, but still he did have some good moments in WCW.Read more ›
Great reading about Steves opinion on Vince and interesting reading about the incident with Owen. Only down side is I dont think the books not long enough and a lot more could have been put in!
Apart from that I highly recommend it! Any wrestling fans gonna love it!
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Good read but breezes over certain topics far to easily. Still enjoyed it thoughPublished 9 months ago by bigdave1905
I thought this was a well balanced autobiography and you get a feel for the personality behind Steve Austin. Read morePublished on 6 Mar. 2014 by Alex Hannam
I thought this was an awesome read. Probably more a three and a half star than a four, but more deserving of a four than a three. Read morePublished on 4 Feb. 2014 by Charley Weston