Top positive review
on 9 November 2010
Countdown To Lockdown is the fourth wrestling memoir from the hardcore legend Mick Foley. This one is built up around his "Six Sides of Steel" match at TNA Lockdown in 2009 against Sting, telling the tales of the training involved for the match-up, his promos leading to this main event, his transition from the WWE to TNA, attempting a reality TV show, the unfortunate deaths of some of his wrestling colleagues, meeting Tori Amos (this is a bigger deal than it seems for Foley) and many other behind the scenes and at home moments.
I'm not a big reader of biographies or auto-biographies but with Mick Foley, I know his books are always going to be a great read. Under the blood, scars and sweatpants, Foley does seem like a genuinely nice guy who also has a good sense of humour that makes him all the more likeable and his books easier to read. There's plenty of wrestling content here (there's even a "Wrestle-O-Meter" at the beginning of each chapter to tell you how much is actually about wrestling itself) including the fantastic move-by-move rundown of the Lockdown match itself, so fans of WWE, TNA and Foley's previous books should love this.