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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Well written...

Pretty much everything any wrestling fan from the 90's already knew. But still a good listen.
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- J. Meyer

A Historical Document

What did you like best about The Death of WCW? What did you like least?

This should probably be titled 'The Rise and Fall of WCW.' The 'rise' part of the book is more entertaining and deals in broader strokes. The Death of WCW is where it starts to fall flat. It's a week by week criticism of WCW's mistakes. It reads less like entertaining and more of a historical document.


Would you listen to another book narrated by Bryan Alvarez?

Absolutely. {I subscribe to the Wrestling Observer)


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

If it was in the spirit of the first half of the book (which it would have to be to clock under two hours) and used broad strokes then yes.


Any additional comments?

If you're a die hard wrestling fan, then it's a must read. For the casual reader, look somewhere else.

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- Tony Whitaker

Book Details

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