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Titan Screwed - Lost Smiles, Stunners and Screwjobs By James Dixon et al.
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James Dixon pairs up with Justin Henry in compiling the third book of the Titan series: Titan Screwed Titan Screwed provides a look at the WWF from January 1997 through WrestleMania XIV, covering... More > every major element of the WWF's evolution into the Attitude Era. Stories detailed include the rise of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels losing his smile, the heel turn of Bret Hart, WWF vs. ECW with Jerry Lawler pulling the strings, the death of Brian Pillman, Austin vs. Tyson, the seedy story elements that overtook WWF programming, the birth of the nefarious Mr. McMahon, and of course, Montreal: the build-up, the secret plotting, the match, the moment, and the aftermath in all of its incredible details. Exclusive author-conducted interviews for Titan Screwed include Ken Shamrock, Rob Van Dam, Jim Cornette, "The Patriot" Del Wilkes, Dr. Tom Prichard, Danny Doring, former ECW owner Tod Gordon, and more. ***Includes foreword from WrestleCrap's RD Reynolds***< Less
The Raw Files: 2001 By James Dixon et al.
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The team at www.historyofwrestling.co.uk are back with the tenth in their series documenting every episode of WWF Monday Night Raw, year by year. We cover every angle, segment and match in detail,... More > and offer plenty of thoughts and facts along the way. The book is written and presented in the usual History of Wrestling style, with various awards, match lists and a host of star ratings for fans to debate at will. Featuring: WWF vs WCW, the WCW and ECW alliance, the return of Ric Flair, THAT tag team title match, Steve Austin as a heel, Rob Van Dam kicking people in the face, crazy moonsaults from cages, Paul Heyman on commentary, the build-up for the greatest WrestleMania of all time and SO much more. Fans of the series won't be disappointed, and once again the tome clocks in at a monster 140,000 words! A must have have all wrestling fans.< Less
The Raw Files: 2015 By James Dixon et al.
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The team at www.historyofwrestling.co.uk are back with the latest in their series documenting every episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, year by year. We cover every angle, segment and match in detail,... More > and offer plenty of thoughts and facts along the way. The book is written and presented in the usual HOW style, with various awards, match lists and a host of star ratings for fans to debate at will. FEATURING: Brock Lesnar verus a car, the return of the Dudley Boyz, Xavier Woods and his Trolling Trombone, #divasrevolution, Sting, The John Cena US Open Challenge, Stephanie McMahon emasculating the entire roster, the Shield reunion, Mother Nature defeats RAW, Kevin Owens mauls John Cena, Roman wins the big one, and much more! As usual, every single segment is covered in detail, with witty comment and analysis throughout. Fans of the series won't be disappointed, and once again the tome clocks in at a monster 185,000 words! It is our biggest Raw book ever! A must have have all wrestling fans.< Less
The Complete WWE Guide Volume Six By James Dixon et al.
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An invaluable resource for any wrestling fan of the era. The sixth in the series from www.historyofwrestling.co.uk this is the complete guide to every WWE DVD release from May 2002 to December 2004,... More > with full in-depth reviews and analysis of every disc (and extras), awards, match ratings, and much, much more. Read all about the start of the Ruthless Aggression Era, with debuts of future main event mainstays John Cena, Randy Orton and Batista all taking place in the time period covered. Learn about the Brand Extension, The Death of Al Wilson, Katie Vick, Evolution, the return of the WWE Hall of Fame, RAW's tenth anniversary spectacular, the rise of Brock Lesnar, and so much more. As usual the book is a monster, with over 300,000 words crammed in covering every pay per view, DVD release and special.< Less
The Raw Files: 2000 By James Dixon et al.
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The team at www.historyofwrestling.co.uk are back with the eighth in their series documenting every episode of WWF Monday Night Raw, year by year. We cover every angle, segment and match in detail,... More > and offer plenty of thoughts and facts along the way. The book is written and presented in the usual HOW style, with various awards, match lists and a host of star ratings for fans to debate at will. FEATURING: The debut of The Radicalz The return of The Undertaker Commissioner Foley "Who ran over Steve Austin?" The Stephanie-Angle-Triple H love triangle Chris Jericho's "stricken" title win And much more! As usual, every single segment is covered in detail, with witty comment and analysis throughout. Fans of the series won't be disappointed, and once again the tome clocks in at a monster 160,000 words! It is our biggest Raw book ever! A must have have all wrestling fans.< Less
The Nitro Files: 1995 By James Dixon et al.
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Continuing the theme of their popular Raw Files and Complete WWF Video Guide series, the team at History of Wrestling return with their first foray into the world of WCW, starting with the first year... More > (well, four months) of Nitro. Writers James Dixon and Dan Hey explore the broadcast in great detail, covering every match and angle, unearthing some forgotten television gems, wacky angles, and shocking moments. FEATURING: Yeti The Dungeon of Doom "Darkside" Hulk Hogan Madusa Dumping the WWF Women's Championship Lex Luger's Shocking Return WOMEN'S ACTION Cutie Suzuki & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Bull Nakano & Akira Hokuto STEEL CAGE WARFARE Ric Flair vs. Arn Anderson A BATTLE FOR THE AGES Hulk Hogan vs. Sting HIGH FLYING EXCITEMENT Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko vs. Eddie Guerrero & Mr. JL PLUS... In depth analysis Every match and segment covered in detail The Nitro Awards Running Time: 40,000 words approx Another fun trip down memory lane with the History of Wrestling team< Less
Titan Shattered By James Dixon et al.
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The highly anticipated sequel to best-selling Titan Sinking After enduring a turbulent year in 1995, Vince McMahon was looking to rebuild his sinking empire in 1996. He had high hopes for a new... More > World Wrestling Federation flag bearer, Shawn Michaels - the man he was looking to as the leader of the WWF’s 'New Generation'. With Michaels supported by a strong cast of established characters, some old faces, and an influx of new blood, McMahon fully expected the WWF to dominate rivals WCW in the burgeoning Monday Night War. It did not work out that way. Titan Shattered tells the behind-the-scenes story of the WWF’s tribulations in 1996. It was a year where paranoia threatened to destroy the WWF, where decades-old industry traditions were broken, and where Vince McMahon fully abandoned his wrestling principles in pursuit of the almighty dollar.< Less
The Raw Files: 1999 By James Dixon et al.
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The team at www.historyofwrestling.info are back with the seventh in their series documenting every episode of WWF Monday Night Raw, year by year. We cover every angle, segment and match in detail,... More > and offer plenty of thoughts and facts along the way. The book is written and presented in the usual HOW style, with various awards, match lists and a host of star ratings for fans to debate at will. This year comes complete with a new feature "I Got '99 Problems", as the writers try and get their head around some of the truly baffling Attitude Era angles and gimmicks. As usual, every single segment is covered in detail, with witty comment and analysis throughout. Fans of the series won't be disappointed, and once again the tome clocks in at a monster 160,000 words! A must have have all wrestling fans.< Less
The Heat Files: 1998 By James Dixon et al.
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Continuing the theme of their popular Raw Files and Complete WWF Video Guide series, the HoW team decided to delve deep into the annals of WWF television B-Shows, with the first year (or rather, five... More > months) of Sunday Night Heat. The team explore the broadcast in great detail, covering every match and angle, unearthing some forgetting television gems and a whole host of rushed, forgettable matches. A companion piece to Amazon best seller The Raw Files 1998, The Heat Files features such memorable moments as George Steele dancing, Mario Lopez from Saved By The Bell tangling with Val Venis, Mick Foley's leafblower, Shane McMahon murdering the art of commentating, Drunk Hawk stumbling around, the greatest tag team in history reduced to enhancement jobbers, Terri Runnels getting pregnant and the odd wrestling match. A fun trip down memory lane from the HoW team.< Less
All Or Nothing (Second Edition) By James Dixon & Arnold Furious
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The history of Europe's most controversial wrestling promotion: 1PW. The group employed the biggest stars in the business and caused massive ripples throughout the industry. This fascinating tale... More > delves deep behind the scenes, interviewing ALL of the key players involved from all over the globe. Including: Chris Daniels, Abyss, Steve Corino, Kid Kash, Nigel McGuinness, Doug Williams, Nunzio, Nova, Steven Gauntley, Tracy Smothers, Jerry Lynn and over 40 more There are over 25 exclusive reviews of all the major events from Arnold Furious. Also, there is a comprehensive results and title history guide. This is a fan's dream, looking in great detail at everything from the wrestlers to the bookers to the promoters. No stone is left unturned and this book will revolutionise the way people view pro wrestling in the UK. It does not matter if you know of or followed the company at the time, any fan of pro wrestling will be captivated and fascinated by the content of this 300,000+ word epic.< Less