Remianen Posted November 18, 2006 Share Posted November 18, 2006 Well, despite the fact that I despise the way the book was shamelessly shilled on RAW, I just finished reading it and I must admit, it's a very entertaining read. I was especially surprised at how Bischoff put certain people over, despite what they've said about him. Like, even though Ric Flair buried Bischoff in his book and made Eric look like a complete and total egotistical, boot-licking buffoon, Bischoff did the exact opposite to Flair, giving him props for his ability while pointing out why things happened the way they did. I really didn't expect that. It was refreshing to see how and why certain things were done and, as a business owner myself, I can understand the 'why' of a lot of things (like guaranteed contracts and creative control). You do what you have to do to become or remain competitive, even if it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to people outside of your organization. For those people who follow American football, look at Peyton Manning's contract extension a few years ago as an example. It was so large and structured in such a way that Bob Irsay, the team owner, had to work out a payment plan with Peyton to cover the [B][I]SIGNING BONUS[/I][/B]. That didn't make sense to any of the league's "insiders" but the alternative was to deal with the possibility of having the best field general in the league, walk. But the book in and of itself was a great read. The Missy Hyatt story and the trip to North Korea were hilarious (Hogan: "Hmm, brother. I don't think I can make that one." :p ). I'd highly recommend it to any wrestling fan. Hit up your local library (like I did) though. It's not the kind of book with very much reread value IMO. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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