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I've been reading Hitman, Bret Hart's autobiography, and it's actually really well written and interesting. While I feel Bret's reputation as a whiner is definitely warranted, I still find his career path interesting and I like his writing style. What do you guys think are the best books related to wrestling? Whether autobiography, biography of a wrestler/promoter, or just plain books about the business? I kinda wanna get more into books like this.
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<p>The Death of WCW by Wrestlecrap and Figure Four is a 'must have'. You've got not only the history of the company, but yet a look at how the industry at that moment worked too.</p><p> </p><p>

In fact, it makes you understand why WCW ended, and, well, it makes you question yourself why it lasted that long.</p><p> </p><p>

Probably, the best wrestling book that I've ever read.</p>

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<p>How about a great work of fiction? Try "Blood Red Turns Dollar Green" by Paul O'Brien. It's an intense gangster drama set in a a fictional world of early 70's territorial wrestling. </p><p> </p><p>

Think more "Goodfellas" than you would "Raw" or "Smackdown". Its an easy read, too. I feel like the author really captured that ability to tell a story that's got intellectual and emotional depth without coming off pretentious or "flowery". Also without coming off as dumb or too shallow. It's "just right" so to speak. Each word is delivered with purpose and intent. It really comes off feeling like a cable drama as the action just kind of keeps coming once it gets started. </p><p> </p><p>

All I can tell you is that I have read all kinds of fantastic, well-reviewed fiction novels and these two are among my favorites I've ever read.</p><p> </p><p>

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1475017014/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1475017014/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER</a></p><p> </p><p>

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1483912973/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER" rel="external nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1483912973/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER</a></p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="smurphy1014" data-cite="smurphy1014" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="36599" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Jericho's two books are really good.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> I loved both of his books. I like Fozzy as well so the second book was just as good for me as his first.</p><p> </p><p> Eddie Guerrero, William Regal & Eric Bischoffs are good reads too. I also really enjoyed reading The Death of WCW as well as the other 2 Wrestlecrap books - which in parts were hilarious.</p>
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<p>Jericho's, Foley's, Bret's, Death of WCW, and <a href="http://prowrestling.about.com/od/reviews/gr/benoitbook1.htm" rel="external nofollow">"Benoit"</a>. Great reads.</p><p> </p><p>

Kurt Angle's and The Rock's autobiographies were okay.</p><p> </p><p>

I'm gonna try to get through Regal's and then let you know if you should read it or not.</p><p> </p><p>

Hogan's autobio "My Life Outside the Ring" was so self-serving, but there ARE some moments of insight into why he made certain decisions (but take those with a grain of salt). <img alt=":(" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/frown.png.e6b571745a30fe6a6f2e918994141a47.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p>

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