Walking a Golden Mile: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hardcover – 3 May 2005
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About the Author
Neil Chandler is a sports and media journalist who is amongst the top writers on World Wrestling Entertainment in the UK. He is the wrestling correspondent of the Daily Star.
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Top Customer Reviews
The only negative side to the book is I feel it could be a lot bigger, I felt that his WCW and WWF/WWE career had been edited down, it just seemed that there should be a few more chapters, a few more descriptives on the matches he had. Still a legend.
I work with young people and will happily use Regals story as an example, because he really has turned his life around. An excellent read, a genuine man.
The book could have been longer - I for one would have liked to have heard more stories about life on the road - however the content is all worthwhile and Matthews is devastatingly honest about the reasons for his problems and shoulders all the blame, whilst not coming across at all in a self-pitying manner. He also does a commendable job of explaining in detail the alleged benefits of drink and drugs he mistakenly sought and explaining why they are best avoided - warts and all.
For those who are fans of 'The Good Will Ambassador', or for those less familiar with Regal, particulary his UK and WCW days, this is an entertaining read, particularly for Brits who will love the British sense of humour in which the book is written.
That being said I have to be honest and say that there are a few issues in my opinion. Firstly, the book it terribly written in places. The author clearly needs access to a good thesaurus. There are times when it just 'clunks' along and struggles to hold the reader. Secondly, this digital edition needs a good proofread as there are several occasions when paragraphs are repeated and typos are present. Finally, I felt it was a bit short. I'm sure with such a varied career Regal would have a lot more to say. It feels over edited.
I would however have no hesitation in recommending this book, even with the flaws I mentioned. Hopefully it will inspire the powers that be to let Regal do another book.
It continues with the injury that would lead to his drug and alcohol addiction. From the UK to his time in the WCW and the WWF when he was a "real man's man" this book really pulls at your heartstrings and you really feel for Darren. I truly believe this book is fantastic but I could of read another couple of hundred pages.
Overall, a great book, if a little short. Still worth buying and adding to your collection. A must for any wrestling fan.
I thought he was a cracking wrestler and loved watching him as TV Champ with WCW when he used to work over and rough up the Americans with his no nonsense British style.
I have watched many of his Japanese matches and the one he had with Chris Benoit were all his problems with drug addiction to pain killers started.
Unlike meat heads like Billy Graham who just wanted to build muscle mass Regals problems were with pain.
Got to hand it to him he turned his life around and I for one admire him for it.
You should and could of been a world champ William but I am happy your just still with us.
A very enjoyable book by a very underrated Wrestler.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Honesty brutal and humble this is truly a worts and all read through the eyes of a true journeyman in the business of professional wrestling. Read morePublished 1 month ago by daubroy
Contains a horrific portrait of a addiction and redemption.
Regal is an incredible man and his story is equally incredible.
Honest and endearing. A great insight into his battles against addiction and stories from his early days with the britwres community.Published 6 months ago by Thomas Fraser
The truth about a legend straight from the horses mouth! Warts and all! Brilliant! Couldn't put it down! Would recommend to All!Published 8 months ago by S. Farndon
He's a man, a real mans man, such a man! I give it five stars plus an extra one just because he's such a man.Published 8 months ago by ME
Excellent read for any wrestling fan. What a fascinating life this man has lead, and he pulls no punches in spilling it all on paper.Published 21 months ago by adc90
after being at the same school as darren and know him well because his sister is married to my brother ,i had to read his book was strange reading about someone you know , all i... Read morePublished on 28 May 2013 by Mr. R. Walker
William Regal holds a special place in the hearts of all English wrestling fans and no matter what he wrote in this book, it would have gone down very well within the... Read morePublished on 5 May 2013 by Just 88