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Werstling Books the look so bad they might be good!

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:28 pm    Post subject: Werstling Books the look so bad they might be good! Reply with quote



ECW Press pimping

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“Kayfabe,” originally carnival slang, means “to be fake” — wrestling-speak used to describe the protection of industry secrets from wrestling fans.

Some say that with Bob Ryder’s pioneering Web site, 1wrestling.com, the magic that cloaked wrestling’s once-secretive entertainment empires was killed. Now, Ryder describes the Internet’s effect on the “Kayfabe” wrestling mindset, when he and his peers scooped WWF storylines in the early ’90s. He chronicles the rivalry between Dave Meltzer, Wade Keller, and himself, as well as his insider role in ECW, WCW, and TNA.

The most explosive, history-making moments in contemporary professional wrestling history are all here — from Bret Hart’s defection to WCW to Owen Hart’s death. Unlike many other wrestling writers, Ryder was backstage at every promotion, and even became one of ECW’s creditors. At WCW, he witnessed the birth of the nWo, became a WCW “Hotline” personality, and booked Ric Flair’s last title win. After WCW failed, Ryder pitched an idea to Jerry and Jeff Jarrett — which, today, is known as TNA Wrestling on Spike TV.



Bob Ryder organized the very first online chat session at WrestleMania XI in 1995. He popularized the Wrestling Community on the Prodigy Online Service area from 1994 to 1998. He attended every ECW arena show, transmitting live commentary via chat from the stage area. In 1997, he launched the popular 1wrestling.com Web site, which remains one of the busiest wrestling sites online today.

ISBN-10: 1-55022-740-8
isbn-13: 978-1-55022-740-6
6.75 x 9.75”, 300pp, paper
35 b&w photos
$22.95 cdn, $19.95 U.S.
December 2006
Wrestling/Sports/Entertainment


Anybody read this tripe?

Was there a Mojo Mitchell review of it? I'm sure RYDER has some Good Stories in it. ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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An underground, counter-culture success story, Extreme Championship Wrestling revolutionized the sport in North America. Superstars like Shane Douglas, Chris Benoit, Rob Van Dam, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Jericho, and the Dudley Boys all established their names at ECW. Even industry legends like Terry Funk, Mick Foley, and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin established their legacy here. Behind it all, from day one, was Tod Gordon.

Sex, Drugs and Wrestling chronicles how Gordon — first and foremost a fan — created a company that respected the intelligence and integrity of his paying customers. He started as an independent investor in the late ’80s with his Eastern Championship Wrestling promotion. Realizing change was needed for his promotion to survive, Gordon and his booker Paul Heyman exchanged “Eastern” for “Extreme” and ECW was born.

Now, Gordon talks about the sex, drugs, and stories that made ECW the innovator of “hardcore.” From the great angles — the “blinding” of Sandman, Gordon’s personal feud with Fonzie, Raven’s war with Tommy Dreamer, the infamous live “crucifixion” — to public scandals like the “lesbian kiss” that rocked the wrestling world, nothing is taboo. What’s the real scoop on The Posse, New Jack, Paul Heyman, and notorious diva Missy Hyatt? Who was on WCW’s and WWF’s payroll while working for ECW? Who was sleeping with whom? Gordon delivers the truth — blood and scars and all.

Tod Gordon created Extreme Championship Wrestling, becoming one of wrestling’s most influential players. He lives in Philadelphia.
ISBN-10: 1-55022-739-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-55022-739-0
6.75 x 9.75”, 300pp, paper
24 colour photos, 60 b&w photos
$22.95 CDN, $19.95 U.S.
December 2006
Wrestling/Sports/Entertainment


I guess they publish anyone up at ECW Press. ;)


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eron



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't Travis Beaven once claim he owned the Kayfabe trademark?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eron wrote:
Didn't Travis Beaven once claim he owned the Kayfabe trademark?


Travis does own the only registration of kayfabe:

USPTO Registration No. 2,532,234: KAYFABE

He's going to need to make his Section 8 filing pretty soon proving five years of continuous use since the registration of the trademark, but that's easy enough.

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