I’ve just published my new e-book, my third. This is the first one that’s not about music at all. This is a selection of my various writings about pro-wrestling. I’ve fallen in and out with the “sport” over the last three decades, but I can’t quite shake my fandom, certainly don’t want to ignore my early fandom. From that nostalgia I’ve revisited this brand of “entertainment” many times – including as a columnist, reviewer and interviewer.
In the early 00s after a full decade away from anything to do with the product I got all nostalgic and started watching it again – catching up too on the changes I’d missed at the time. I hired VHS tapes and DVDs, I re-subscribed, I read key autobiographies and watched documentaries.
I’m still doing that from time to time – and still reviewing the pay-per-view events that arrive in my mailbox to this day.
So I thought it was fun to put the best of this work all in one place. I’ve previously shared the interviews with Bret Hart and Ric Flair in my book of general interviews but they needed to be here also. There are interviews with Chris Benoit, Randy Orton, Shane McMahon and Batista as well. And then there’s a selection of columns and reviews and features.
You can check out my Amazon page to see the three e-books available (and my book of poetry is available to international readers via that page too).
Or simply click right here to be taken directly to the link to purchase or view the new e-book. The price is just $3.99 US.
You can even rate and review it on Goodreads.
The cover was designed by my wife Katy – from a photo I took of Randy Orton when he visited New Zealand as part of the first ever WWE tour. I’m glad I hung onto that picture I snapped with my first-ever digital camera.
I would figure of course I’m really only speaking to pro-wrestling fans here – but even someone with a casual interest in it, as pop-cultural oddity (which is basically where my interest stems from) might find something of interest in these pages. Or you could direct the pro-wrestling fan in your life to this new piece of product – or shout them a copy as gift.
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