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On 1/26/2017 at 3:06 AM, CreativeControl said:

That entire post is the epitome of scraping the barrel 

I like how it progressively gets worse. 

Hopefully AJ Lee's book list what page she gets paired with Daniel Bryan and the circumstances that allowed her to leech his heat just as he got hot. 

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When they first paired them up, she was way more over than he was. 

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10 minutes ago, Brian Fowler said:

When they first paired them up, she was way more over than he was. 

No I remember this, he had Money In The Bank and she was an also ran diva working post game show NXT regularly, She hit the lottery getting paired with Bryan. Bryan was not a phenomenon yet, but he still got a better push than most in the company.

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AJ Lee and Bryan fed off each other well and their pairing helped both of them rise up, but AJ was already a SD semi-regular before they became an act. He was certainly higher on the card as she was mostly an underdog jobber but the crowd knew who she was anyway and liked her. Bryan wasn't super over himself, the crowd was behind him vs. Cole but the 'pop' for his world title win wasn't great, he was still developing as well. Comparatively, AJ Lee definitely gained more from them being together since she was lower on the totem pole, but all new wrestlers need that first 'feud' to get over that hump from lovable loser to star.

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On 1/27/2017 at 0:26 AM, Victator said:

No I remember this, he had Money In The Bank and she was an also ran diva working post game show NXT regularly, She hit the lottery getting paired with Bryan. Bryan was not a phenomenon yet, but he still got a better push than most in the company.

To be fair, he was saddled with the horrible Bella Twins angle then they decided he had yellow fever (Gail Kim).

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What really helped AJ as far as the Bryan pairing went was being able to turn on him, which led to the "crazy chick" thing, the pairing with Dolph, etc.

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The first Ric Flair book was not worth the paper it was printed on, so no way is he getting my money again. The only book out of that group I might be interested in would be Justin Roberts, and that is fully dependent on how many crazy WWE stories he shares.

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One book that doesnt get much love is "Atlas:Too Much...Too Soon"by Tony Atlas. it is brutally honest,quite enjoyable to read,and has TONS of great stories and quotes. to entice you to get it,here are a few awesome quotes from it:
 

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Someone once asked me if wrestling was fake. I said, "Look around this gym. Everyone here has a different personality, but they all act the same. That’s fake. Wrestling gives us the opportunity to be who we really are."(Tony Atlas)

When we got into wrestling, we became a part of the wrestling world. The guys lived their personas outside the ring and away from the arenas. We really became the characters we portrayed on TV and lived those characters 24 hours a day. I became Tony Atlas. When I started in the business, George Scott told me "You will turn into your own personality." That was so true. I didn’t have to think about it. I just became who I really was. Johnny Valentine believed he was Johnny Valentine. Richard Fliehr became Ric Flair. When you saw Richard Fliehr in the ring, he was Ric Flair. When you saw Richard Fliehr on the street, he was Ric Flair. The wrestlers today go back to their hotel room and play on their computers, but in our day, we would go out and party with the fans after a show. Flair would walk into a bar and pick up the tab for everybody. He was the same Nature Boy in the outside world that he was on TV.When a wrestler throws himself into the business,their true personalities always come to the surface. You can try to be somebody you’re not,but you can only pretend so long.. If you get enough exposure, the people will eventually see through you, so it’s important for you to portray what you really are.Steve Borden was Sting. He made the transformation. With Blackjack Mulligan, what you saw is what you got. Gene and Ole Anderson weren’t related, but if you looked at them and watched their mannerisms, you would have thought they were. Ole was the same guy you heard on TV promos. If you ever met him in person, you couldn’t tell the difference.Khosrow Vaziri became the Iron Sheik. He was so weird, but that’s the way the sheiks in his country acted. He knew how they acted, so that’s what he did. none of us shed our characters when we went out into the "real" world. We were wrestlers from the moment we got out of bed until we went to sleep. We lost ourselves in our characters and we became that character. You can’t fake that. It was either in you or it wasn’t. I can’t make you something you’re not, no matter how much prompting I do. If it’s not there, it’s not there.I was born Tony White, but when I became Tony Atlas, I forgot about Tony White. Even today,when I sign legal documents, I write Tony Atlas. I even tend to get into character when I’m at home. When I do, my wife says, "The next time you come home, leave Tony Atlas in the ring!".Most of the good heels acted the same way outside the ring that they did on the inside. Bill White was one of the tough guys, and he was a bully outside the ring as well.(Tony Atlas)

 

 

 

and a few funny stories to LOL at ;)


 

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Perhaps the most blatant example of staying in character took place one night when Tommy Rich and I had some girls in our hotel room. a particular masked man didn’t usually fool around,but he must have been horny that night because he walked in and asked, "Is it okay if a mysterious,masked man joins you?"Eyeing the naked girl on one of our beds, he quickly pulled off his clothes and jumped on top of her … still wearing his mask. There aren’t many things which can shock a wrestler because we’ve seen and done just about everything, but we were all pretty well speechless during the event. Two minutes later, he was finished. He stood up, and with his mask still in place, he got dressed and walked out. It was so casual, as if he had just stopped by to say hello. Still thunderstruck,Tommy and I looked back and forth at each other,until we finally broke out into loud, raucous laughter. We laughed about that every day for weeks.(tony atlas)

 

I’ll leave out the name of my friend in this story so I don’t embarrass him, but while we were in Guatemala on a wrestling trip, we got horny, so we went out to look for prostitutes. As we were walking up the main street, we saw a young girl with an old woman. As we walked up, the old woman said,"Girl, five dollars."That was a bargain in any country, and the young girl was a beauty, so I pulled a five-dollar bill from my wallet and gave it to her. The girl took me by the hand and led me to something that looked like a shed made out of tin. If I didn’t know better,I would have thought a child had put it together. It was little more than four poles stuck into the ground with pieces of tin forming the four sides. To get inside, we had to squat and duckwalk through a small hole cut into the tin. On the ground in the center of the shed, there was a campfire, and trash was strewn everywhere. There was no running water,either. Once we were inside, the girl squatted over a pail of water, washed herself with a washcloth, and threw the wash cloth back into the pail.Yes, I know what you’re thinking, which is strange, because I can’t even imagine what I could have been thinking. That was absolutely filthy and disgusting. However, us young bucks didn’t always do our thinking with the brain in our big head. We just did whatever it took to satisfy those youthful urges that so often overran our sanity.While I was having sex with the girl, I could hear my friend outside, pleading with the old woman,"Do you have one for me?"The woman said, "No, only one daughter."He said, "But I want some, too!"I began to laugh because my friend sounded so desperate. I think the old woman sensed it, too,because she left. When she came back, she was leading a goat on a leash. "Two dollars for goat,"she said.I couldn’t keep going because I was laughing so hard, so I went out and gave the woman a $20bill. That didn’t satisfy her, though. She stayed close behind us, following my friend with the goat. He was fast-walking and trying to get away from her. My friend begged me to not tell the boys that story.(Tony Atlas)

 

There is a story about my El Dorado car that Bill Howard likes to tell every time he gets an opportunity. One night, Bill and Klondike Bill played a joke on a policeman. I had just bought the El Dorado. I was driving back to Atlanta from Rome, Georgia. It was one of the first times I had driven at night on curvy roads. A car coming towards me was in the proper lane, but the roads were so curvy that it looked like the headlights were headed directly towards me on my side of the road, so I swerved to avoid him and drove off the side of the road into a ditch. We didn’t have cellphones back then. The boys used CB radios, but I didn’t have one, so I had to get out of the car and walk to the nearest town.After I left, Bill Howard and Klondike drove by. When they saw my car in the ditch, they turned around and parked on the shoulder of the road. A few minutes later, a county sheriff arrived on the scene. He looked just like Sheriff Buford T.Justice, Jackie Gleason’s character in the movie Smokey and the Bandit. He was the epitome of the stereotypical fat, redneck, southern sheriff. He was the type of guy the movies would have you believe were fictional characters. In reality,however, those characters were probably based on real-life people.The sheriff got out of his car and asked Bill where the driver of the car was. Now, you have to remember what the attitude of white southerners was towards blacks in the 1970s. They thought we were all freshly imported from the deepest, darkest recesses of the jungles of Africa. Bill Howard said "Well, you know, those damn coons always climb trees. He may be in a tree." The sheriff went down into the woods and looked up into the trees When I got back to the scene of the accident with a tow truck, Bill Howard was standing on the side of the road. He looked excited and said, "Tony,Tony! You’ve gotta play along with us. Go get up in that tree.""Get up in the tree? For what?"When Bill explained the story, I did exactly what he told me to do. Sure enough, the sheriff eventually discovered me in the tree. When he did,he began to yell, "Here he is! Here he is,boys! Hey, you! Get down out of that tree. Come down here before I sic the dogs on ya!"It was funny, but I remember thinking, "I hope he don’t get so excited that he shoots me."Bill and Klondike were both on the ground,laughing. Bill Howard had tears in his eyes from laughing so hard. They finally walked over to the sheriff and said, "Don’t worry about him,sheriff. We’ll take care of him. He’s our boy." The tow truck pulled my car out of the ditch. There was a big dent in the door where the car ran up against the tree, but it was drivable. We laughed about that for a long time. That sheriff was so funny, and the look on his face was something you just had to see to believe. He was so proud that he had found me. It was probably the biggest thing he ever did. He was just a "good ol’boy." He kept pulling up his pants, sticking out his chest, and strutting around like a rooster. I wish everybody could have heard him. "I’ve got‘im! I’ve got ‘im! Come on down, boy!"(Tony Atlas)

 

 

 

 

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also guys,if any of you want a treasure trove of wrestling books then google "The Ultimate Pro Wrestling Books Collection".

you are welcome ;)

would like to hear your questions/comments/Thoughts about it guys. i like to know that my very hard work is appreciated [IMG]

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I may be in the minority here, but I'd think that Pete Gas has an interesting story to tell.

Think of all the McMahon craziness in the 80's he must have seen as a kid.

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On 03/02/2017 at 10:49 AM, FFTHEWINNER said:

also guys,if any of you want a treasure trove of wrestling books then google "The Ultimate Pro Wrestling Books Collection".

you are welcome ;)

would like to hear your questions/comments/Thoughts about it guys. i like to know that my very hard work is appreciated [IMG]

looks like it got nuked?  (and/or I missed the part 2)

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7 hours ago, Cleavy said:

looks like it got nuked?  (and/or I missed the part 2)

i intended to delete it anyway. that board turned out to be the biggest group of assholes i ever saw in my life. i post an incredible collection,over 250 unique wrestling books for free,biggest free wrestling books collection in the entire history of the internet,and they react by calling me names. funniest one was when one of them said i was the FBI. you cant make this s*** up. talk about a bunch of crazy ass people. and the most annoying part is that over 50 of them downloaded it,yet not a single one posted a thank you/told the others to STFU because i was saying the truth. talk about doing tons of good and,instead of getting thanked and high 5ed,getting bit in the ass big for it.

anyway. PMed you a link to the A-N part of the collection(originally intended to post N-Z later. now not so sure). hope you enjoy it :)

from reading this topic,i assume that posting the links here would be not allowed,right?if that is the case then i am willing to pm those who ask :)

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On 1/30/2017 at 2:32 PM, Dewar said:

The first Ric Flair book was not worth the paper it was printed on, so no way is he getting my money again. 

Ah man, really? I thought the David Crockett oral history stuff was worth it alone. 

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5 hours ago, FFTHEWINNER said:

i intended to delete it anyway. that board turned out to be the biggest group of assholes i ever saw in my life. i post an incredible collection,over 250 unique wrestling books for free,biggest free wrestling books collection in the entire history of the internet,and they react by calling me names. funniest one was when one of them said i was the FBI. you cant make this s*** up. talk about a bunch of crazy ass people. and the most annoying part is that over 50 of them downloaded it,yet not a single one posted a thank you/told the others to STFU because i was saying the truth. talk about doing tons of good and,instead of getting thanked and high 5ed,getting bit in the ass big for it.

anyway. PMed you a link to the A-N part of the collection(originally intended to post N-Z later. now not so sure). hope you enjoy it :)

from reading this topic,i assume that posting the links here would be not allowed,right?if that is the case then i am willing to pm those who ask :)

I am interested in this please.  Also I will be the first to thank you. It couldn't have been easy to set all of that up.

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8 hours ago, paintedbynumbers said:

I am interested in this please.  Also I will be the first to thank you. It couldn't have been easy to set all of that up.

PM sent :)

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I signed up for this forum to say thanks    FFTHEWINNER  for  posting the books.  I would love to get the second part, please email it to me.   Also I found on FB that if you check out eatsleepwrestle.com its a blog with a free ebook about indy wrestling!  Long time reader first time poster here.

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37 minutes ago, acecraft said:

I signed up for this forum to say thanks    FFTHEWINNER  for  posting the books.  I would love to get the second part, please email it to me.   Also I found on FB that if you check out eatsleepwrestle.com its a blog with a free ebook about indy wrestling!  Long time reader first time poster here.

Thanks for the link and the kind Words! PM sent :)

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It's a damn shame you post tons of stuff only to be met with ingrateful bastards.  But I wouldn't mind a PM to see what you put up.  Thanks in advance, @FFTHEWINNER

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1 hour ago, NikoBaltimore said:

It's a damn shame you post tons of stuff only to be met with ingrateful bastards.  But I wouldn't mind a PM to see what you put up.  Thanks in advance, @FFTHEWINNER

True. it is quite annoying. you'd think the damn assholes would say thanks,not say that you are suspicious/the FBI lol.

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You win this time!

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I will be going out of the country on a cruise and I cannot thank FF enough. I typically would sing "for he's a jolly good fella" But I am afraid Sheamus would show up.  Also is part 2 completed and if so can I get in on the action?  If not no big deal.  Some of these I never knew existed such as the Kidman book.

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