Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
41
4.6 out of 5 stars
Format: Paperback|Change
Price:£13.99+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 26 May 2009
The Death of WCW gives a great look into the numerous events which led to the demise of what was at one stage, the premier wrestling organisation.

Starting off from the beginning, the book focuses on how the company rose to great heights and then imploded to the point where it was bought out by the competition for a very small figure.

The book is incredibly interesting and is clearly written by a WCW fan, which gives the accounts a rather unique selling point.

This book is a much purchase, so go ahead, get it while its still in print!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 16 November 2007
The Death of WCW is without question one of the most interesting and entertaining wrestling books I have read.It is both informative, entertaining and gripping.While initially I found the start covered no new ground which always gets discussed everywhere (eg Ted Turner purchase, Hogan debut, start of Nitro etc etc),once it approached '98 and onwards it was mind blowing some of the stuff they were doing,which I either supressed or just forgot about.Having been a big fan of WCW, it was both funny and depressing being reminded of what happened to once a great company.Combined with the facts and figures which support all the claims (eg tv ratings and buy rates) -this is one great book.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 10 October 2009
I was looking for a book revealing the secrets of WCW's downfall for a while, and finally this one came along. It gives a brief overview of the first few years, going more in depth the closer we got to 2001 and the end.

It is often very funny, and has made me go over to youtube quite abit and watch some of the big screw ups for real. The book is well written, and as long as you know basic wrestling jargon you will keep turning the pages wondering 'what did they do next?'
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 16 October 2006
This book is essential reading for anyone wanting to know, not just how NOT to operate a wrestling promotion,but how not to make acomplete Horlicks of any business.

Opportunities were wasted, assets devalued and squandered (Frequently deliberately)and the "workforce" was left demoralised and resentful.

The whole, sad story is told in entertaining and informative style by writers genuinely horrified at what was allowed to happen.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 14 October 2009
very enjoyable read fro me. having grown up watching wcw when i was young it was the only show i ever watched. sad to see what happened within the company to lead to its downfall and how the older stars held down and destroyed the potential great careers of goldberg and bret hart.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 17 January 2011
A great entertaining and accurate read, essential for any wrestling fan. The book certainly contains the humour and charm that any fan of Bryan Alverez will be used to. The best wrestling book I have ever read
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 9 May 2015
This was a fantastic book and is a must read for wrestling fans all around the world it was brilliantly detailed and gives people a chance decide their own opinion on who killed wcw
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 29 June 2013
Not too bad a read. Stuff any hard-core fan probably already knows but with a few big words thrown in as well as incorrect use of the word ironic.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 5 June 2014
Brilliant book, very informative about what killed the former promotion known as world championship wrestling and how Vinny Mac screwed up
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 25 April 2008
With Nash and Hall, Bischoff, Hogan and Russo all coming out in recent years with their own lame justifications of how it wasn't them who "killed" WCW, this book does a fantastic job of just presenting the facts, and the truth that every single one of them played a part in the downfall of the company. Particularly after reading Bischoff's book and hearing interviews with Nash, it is very refreshing to read what is a completely objective and entertaining review of who it was who ruined the company. There is almost nothing in the book that Nash and co could turn around and dispute and maybe the only problem is that the book was made prior to Nash etc coming out with their excuses so that each and every one of them could be torn apart and exposed as complete nonsense. In particular, it becomes clear that the problems with "higher ups" that Bischoff likes to cite as his downfall played a very minor role in reality compared to the other nonsense such as PPVs involving motorbikes, the Tonight show etc.

The great thing about this book though is that they don't push anybody in particular as being the main reason, and the reader can come away with their own views. Either way, its a hilarious and thoroughly entertaining analysis of how it all went wrong down in dubya c dubya land. An absolute must read.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)