The Death of WCW

  • by R.D. Reynolds, Bryan Alvarez
  • Narrated by Bryan Alvarez
  • 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What went wrong with WCW?
In 1997, World Championship Wrestling was on top. It was the number-one pro wrestling company in the world, and the highest-rated show on cable television. Each week, fans tuned in to Monday Nitro, flocked to sold-out arenas, and carried home truckloads of WCW merchandise. Sting, Bill Goldberg, and the New World Order were household names. Superstars like Dennis Rodman and KISS jumped on the WCW bandwagon. It seemed the company could do no wrong.
But by 2001, however, everything had bottomed out. The company - having lost a whopping 95% of its audience - was sold for next to nothing to Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment. WCW was laid to rest.
How could the company lose its audience so quickly? Who was responsible for shows so horrible that fans fled in horror? What the hell happened to cause the death of one of the largest wrestling companies in the world? The Death of World Championship Wrestling is the first book to take listeners through a detailed dissection of WCW's downfall.

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Love WCW or Hate WCW...this gets repetitive.

A seemingly comprehensive history of WCW that's undermined by an early and often proclamation that "This was the worst thing ever!" Such hyperbole loses all meaning by the end of the book. The endless bashing brings so little additional insight, you start to ask yourself, "why am I doing this to myself?"
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- Ryan Simmons

Fun narration by Alvarez

This is a fun book but you've gotta know your subject matter to really appreciate it. I stopped really watching wrestling pretty much when the nWo was going down the tubes so I got a little lost with some of the wrestlers afterwards.
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- Ryan Baumbach

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-16-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios