Tonight in this very Ring
Being a huge wrestling fan, you might be surprised to know that I avoid wrestling books like the plague. They aren't well written, penetrating or interesting. Wrestling fans want dirt in their wrestling books, and because wrestling is such a political business no one within it wants to burn too many bridges by coming out with a juicy tell-all. Despite the fact that's what wrestling fans are really clamoring for, wrestlers have to look after themselves first if they want to work in the ever-shrinking job market that is the professional wrestling of today. Until now I’ve only read one wrestling book from cover to cover- the critically lauded Mick Foley’s “Foley Is Good”, which was light and entertaining, not particularly informative but an enjoyable timewaster. I’ve thumbed through "Tributes: Remembering Legends Wrestlers" by Dave Meltzer, which had some interesting stories about some of the greats who are no longer with us, and I read the first few chapters of "Sex, Lies and Headlocks" by Shaun Assael and Mike Mooneyham, but that’s it.
The Hardy Boyz: Pro Wrestlers Matt and Jeff Hardy Covering in-the-ring action as well as behind-the-scenes heroes, Pro Wrestlers books reveal the lives of the sport's biggest stars. Readers encounter the ringside action, exploring each wrestler's signature moves and persona. Readers also witness the wrestler's real life, from childhood and early sports involvement through the development of a professional wrestling career. [walmart.com]