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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: ECW Press (October 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155022431X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550224313
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,051,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An exciting behind-the-scenes story of what it takes to be a professional wrestler. This is a story of beginnings: a seemingly ordinary woman quits her job writing computer manuals and moves over 3000 miles to train at Killer Kowalski's wrestling school near Boston and becomes Amanda Storm. One year later finds her fighting in front of 6000 people in one week and the proud holder of championships in three different federations. Storm regularly trains with, wrestles, and body slams men who outweigh her by over 100 pounds. This has earned her the nickname "BlakWidow" and she is quickly becoming one of the dominant female wrestlers in the Eastern United States and Canada. In BlakWidow: My First Year as a Professional Wrestler, Amanda writes about how she got to where she is now, the problems, the victories, and the upheaval in her life. How did a woman with a university English degree transform herself into the man-eating professional wrestler she is today? BlakWidow tells the whole story in a way that's never been documented before, complete with exclusive never-before-seen photographs.

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"The BlakWidow" AMANDA STORM works full-time as a professional wrestler and dominatrix. Walter "Killer" Kowalski, who produced such stars as hhh, Chyna, and Saturn, is her mentor, and Amanda's favorite color is pain. She is currently hiding in the woods somewhere in Gray, Maine.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sheldon M. Goldberg on January 6, 2001
Format: Paperback
Amanda Storm's book captures the essence fo what it's like to break into professional wrestling from a woman's point of view. It has a lot of more grit and character than many of the "superstar bios" that have been published of late. This is a unique view of professional wrestling that entertaining and very well-written. Get it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Phillip on December 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a great book. Guys like the Rock or Mankind can write a book but this is a really interesting look behind the scenes of pro wrestling that produces guys like the Rock or Mankind. Amanda Storm is very entertaining to read and I will definitely buy anything else with her name on it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 17, 2003
Format: Paperback
Here's a chance to read about a wrestler's first steps in the business. There is no bigtime "Wrestlemania" payoff at the end. Only the knowledge of more hard work and dedication to come. It isn't a well-written book. For instance, part the way through the book you find out she's married. Even later, you find out that she's been in the military. These and other things are important to the development of her story. They shouldn't be a surprise. I also found it a bit annoying when she gives advice as if she's an old veteran. That is something that Mick Foley, Moolah or Jerry Lawler can do, but not her...yet. Of course, she's a wrestler, not a writer. So, if you can look beyond those things, it's a good inside look at the struggle of someone who loves what she does, someone to be admired.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bertrand Hebert on October 3, 2001
Format: Paperback
Very good book very well written. Interesting look at the current indy scene, should talk more about the inside of the business than describe her matches. The Precious Lucy story at the beginning of the book is accurate of the female worker I know, but it seems like she either going to discover that one promoter is not a genius or a great person. She also just might be looking to still work for him in the future and his working him in the book before sending him a signed copy. A must for all fans looking to go into the business.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christopher S. Mikel on March 25, 2001
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Amanda Storm's book is a true look at wrestling. It's nice to hear someone on the inside admit that, although the physical aspects are real, the winners are determined before the match begins. It's also a wake-up call to those looking to get into wrestling. The sacrifices that need to be made when you're just starting out are tremendous. Great job Amanda! I look forward to your book on your second year in wrestling.
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