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Between the Ropes: Wrestling's Greatest Triumphs and Failures Paperback – June 1, 2006
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A great read for anyone who already enjoys wrestling or for anyone who wants to learn more about it. This book has all the details you need to know. I highly recommend it!
However, they are the first to delve into how TNA got started and how it's progressed, including backstage battles with Russo and Randy Savage. I also liked the in-between bits of the authors chronicling thier adventures with wrestlers and their interviews. In fact, even in the stuff on WWF, WCW and the rest, they insert great comments from various stars that are good to highlight things.
So if you don't have a large wrestling library, I'd recommend this very much. If you're a TNA fan, it's good to read how the company started. But if you already have a lot of the other books on WWF or WCW or ECW, this might be skippable.
If you are a fan of wrestling or male on male erotica pick up a copy today!
"Between the Ropes - Wrestling's Greatest Triumphs and Failures" by Brian Fritz and Christopher Murray, contains a series of very enlightening chapters on the subject of each of the major American wrestling promotions of the past decade (That is WCW, ECW, WWE & TNA). These accounts are accompanied by commentary made by a bevy of wrestling stars of the era, taken directly from the transcripts of the Between the Ropes radio program. The result is a unique mix of outsider and insider perspectives that blends into a adventurous journal chronicling the triumphs and failures of wrestling's most ambitious wrestling companys.
The authors also decided to alternate their historical chapters with a diary of sorts recounting many of their own experiences while covering professional wrestling on their show. Brian, or "Fritz" as he likes to be called, relives the miraculous events that led to the inception of Between the Ropes and how it led to meeting different wrestlers for the first time, and generating a healthy camaraderie with them in the process. Fritz also takes you back in time to when he was the willing victim of a dangerous publicity stunt involving close friend and pro-wrestler Jerry Lynn. That only scratches the surface of why Between the Ropes has become the premier wrestling radio program in the country... and now, one of the top wrestling books too!Read more ›
Is this a 'definitive history' of the past ten years? Absolutely not but it is a decent book for a fan that doesn't want to buy the multitude of better books with a more in depth look at the business side of wrestling and the backstage egos that are rampant. Do I recommend this book? Sure but only under the same statement. This is a book by some fans for some fans. It's quick to read and covers the bigger generalized storylines of the business for 7-10 years. If you have many of the other books on the subject, you'll probably not care a lot for this one but on it's own, the casual fan will like it.
Compared to other books, this would only get 2 stars, on it's own it would get 4 stars because it's so casual fan friendly. It's certainly not the best out there but it may be the easiest to read, unfortunately the multiple "interviews" are show segments that are dated in their references.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a rehash of many books before it for the majority of the pages. We were given a runthrough of the WWF, the rise and fall of ECW and WCW, as well as some chapters on... Read morePublished on May 8, 2009 by Peter
So, in full disclosure, I have to tell you that I've been a fan of Between the Ropes, the radio show, for several years. Read morePublished on February 16, 2009 by Michael D. Sorg
I have read just about every wrestling book ever written, and I can say with a great deal of assurance that this is the definitive history of professional wrestling over the past... Read morePublished on July 25, 2006 by Patrick S. Mackenzie
There's nothing new in this book, although the information is condensed nicely.
The casual fan really doesn't buy wrestling books, so as a "long time fan" my opinion is... Read more
Being a girl, Between the Ropes really gave me an insight into the world of Wreslting.Published on July 18, 2006 by A. Fraser
very pleased that i picked up this book..reads like a novel and keeps the reader in suspense as well as providing many facts and anecdotes about the business i had never known... Read morePublished on July 7, 2006 by Mick Finest