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20 hours ago, CreativeControl said:

I'm sure he already released an autobiography about eight years ago, vague memories of him doing a book signing in full mask. I'm also sure he was already rich thanks to a dead aunt prior to starting in wrestling. And he was apparently in a relationship with his manager all those years ago

He had a book, but it wasn't an autobiography. It wasn't a great book, but did set up the worst pun I've ever written: http://www.prowrestlingbooks.com/the-grapple-manual-by-kendo-nagasaki/ 

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4 hours ago, davekool666 said:

Death of WCW is one of the greatest wrestling books I have ever read. What a bunch of fuckheads.

Check out the Nitro book.

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On 10/24/2018 at 2:45 AM, Web Conn said:

Check out the Nitro book.

A much better book. And not co written by a guy that tries to get as much as he can out of his fans. That 10 anniversary edition of Death of WCW was the most blatant cash grab RD has done. It added almost nothing,fixed almost none of the mistakes.

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14 hours ago, bobholly138 said:

A much better book. And not co written by a guy that tries to get as much as he can out of his fans. That 10 anniversary edition of Death of WCW was the most blatant cash grab RD has done. It added almost nothing,fixed almost none of the mistakes.

I couldn't disagree more. The 10th Anniversary Edition improved on the original and added some very nice content. For all the years of entertainment I'll never have a cross word about RD.

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What books have excerpts about the Fabulous Freebirds, either as a trio or as solo wrestlers?

Gary Hart's does; I'm assuming Bill Watts would also have some words about the Freebirds. Any others?

Forgot to mention that the one about the JYD naturally has some as well.

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11 hours ago, Liam said:

What books have excerpts about the Fabulous Freebirds, either as a trio or as solo wrestlers?

Gary Hart's does; I'm assuming Bill Watts would also have some words about the Freebirds. Any others?

Forgot to mention that the one about the JYD naturally has some as well.

Books that could potentially have something, based on their locations overlapping:

Jerry Jarrett

Jeannie Clark

Dundee, Lawler

Flair, Dusty

Austin 

 

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12 hours ago, Liam said:

What books have excerpts about the Fabulous Freebirds, either as a trio or as solo wrestlers?

Gary Hart's does; I'm assuming Bill Watts would also have some words about the Freebirds. Any others?

Forgot to mention that the one about the JYD naturally has some as well.

Wrestlecrap and Wrestlecrap Book of Lists more then likely does, but mostly for Badstreet (the character, not the street or the song)

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Anyone know if the Nakamura book sold well? I was hoping it would and would lead to some other Japanese wrestling books being translated.

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5 hours ago, Happ Hazzard said:

Anyone know if the Nakamura book sold well? I was hoping it would and would lead to some other Japanese wrestling books being translated.

Not sure about it, but it would probably be a hard road since there's not a lot of Japanese stars who would matter to US fans to get them. Nakamura was different not just because of his book coming out, but because he's in WWE, and as such MEANS something Stateside.

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20 hours ago, Happ Hazzard said:

Anyone know if the Nakamura book sold well? I was hoping it would and would lead to some other Japanese wrestling books being translated.

I sure hope it did as it was a fantastic book.  If you haven't already I highly recommend picking it up.

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I was thrown off a tiny bit in the beginning at it being a book long interview, but I really enjoyed it.

 

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On 11/18/2018 at 7:18 AM, Liam said:

What books have excerpts about the Fabulous Freebirds, either as a trio or as solo wrestlers?

Gary Hart's does; I'm assuming Bill Watts would also have some words about the Freebirds. Any others?

Forgot to mention that the one about the JYD naturally has some as well.

Gary Hart talked about Ric Flair kicking the asses of all three Freebirds and then buying them a beer afterwards. Apparently they were fucking with Flair in a bar and he invited them outside. Decked all three of them and then when the Birds staggered back into the bar, he bought them a round.

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Amazon's traditional Black Friday/Prime Day coupon code: NOVBOOK18 for $5 off a $20+ book order.

I'm thinking of using it to get the Nitro book. 

One note: For some reason, using coupon codes seems to take away your "verified purchase" status if you review the book, if you care about such things. Made me look like an illicit bootlegger when I reviewed @Liam O'Rourke's Pillman book, even though I did purchase it legitimately from Amazon. Might've just been a glitch at the time though. Who knows? 

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On 11/22/2018 at 7:18 AM, cwoy2j said:

Gary Hart talked about Ric Flair kicking the asses of all three Freebirds and then buying them a beer afterwards. Apparently they were fucking with Flair in a bar and he invited them outside. Decked all three of them and then when the Birds staggered back into the bar, he bought them a round.

Reminded me of Flair talking about fighting Tenryu. He knew Jumbo could kick his ass, but Tenryu would have to prove he could. 

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On 11/22/2018 at 7:18 AM, cwoy2j said:

Gary Hart talked about Ric Flair kicking the asses of all three Freebirds and then buying them a beer afterwards. Apparently they were fucking with Flair in a bar and he invited them outside. Decked all three of them and then when the Birds staggered back into the bar, he bought them a round.

I’m the biggest Flair mark around....however, Hayes and Buddy I can buy, but GORDY?!

 

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1 hour ago, The Great ML said:

I’m the biggest Flair mark around....however, Hayes and Buddy I can buy, but GORDY?!

 

When Flair broke into the business he was a burly boy and his drinking buddies were Dusty Rhodes, Dick Murdoch, and Ken Patera, so I wouldn't be surprised if he got in a few bar fights early on hanging out with that crew. 

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And Gordy may well have been so drunk he could barely stand to begin with.

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I read the Guy Evans Nitro book. It's a good read, despite a few baffling mistakes (Bruno was Larry's protege?!?) and definitely provides an interesting look inside the two big mergers above WCW. Otherwise, it's a familiar story. Not really a lot of shocking revelations or anything, but solid.

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On 11/30/2018 at 12:18 PM, Curt McGirt said:

Wait, what? Flair and Tenryu got into a fight once?

No they worked in AJPW and there was fear Tenryu would try to shoot on him. Flair said let him try. 

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This is the same Flair that needed Harley Race to go to Mexico with him, in case any of the Luchadors tried to shoot in the ring?

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