I couldn't wait for this book to be released after I had first heard about it, Eric Bischoff like it or not is one of the greatest minds to ever grace pro wrestling. If it was not for Mr. Bischoff the epic Monday Night Wars would never have happened, he was the only one with the guts to go head to head with WWE owner Vince McMahon. Plus he was one of the greatest heels to ever be infront of the camera, and his color commentary work during the WCW days was great. So seeing that I am such a fan of this man's work I was more than excited to get this book.
This book goes threw Eric's days as a salesman and his love for wrestling into his early work in the AWA, it was these chapters in particular that I found highly insightfull and entertaining. It was cool to see how he went from working a desk to being infront of the cameras doing interviews. It is also cool to find out that he was really loyal to the company even when others were leaving the company behind. Of course as most people who bought this book, I wanted to get to his days in WCW. Things start with his early work in the company to working his way up through networking with people. It was interesting to find out some of the behind the scenes things and what happened with some of the wrestlers. The behind the scenes beefs were interesting as well, i don't want to give any thing away[read it for yourself].
Of course things get real interesting when the monday night wars kick off, and wrestlers start to jump ship. Savage, Hogan, Warrior, Hall, Nash, Hart & others, all of these people made for an interesting read, the only compliant I have is that he didn't go to in depth about some of these people [Savage, Hart & Warrior in particular] but he did say alot about each. Of course things end with him leaving WCW, and his unlikely hiring from WWE. I still remember how great it was to see Eric come out and hug Vince live on RAW. The end of the book left he hoping he would make a come back in wrestling, with or with out the WWE & Vince like now with TNA. Will he ever be back with the WWE or be apart of a real threat to Vince once again, NEVER SAY NEVER
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