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The Road Warriors: Danger, Death and the Rush of Wrestling: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling by [Laurinaitis, Joe Animal, Andrew William Wright, Precious Paul Ellering]
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Pro-wrestling fans will instantly recognize Laurinaitis as one half of the Road Warriors, a tag team who were, for roughly 20 years, superstars in the wrestling game. With his friend Mike Hegstrand, Laurinaitis helped turn pro wrestling from a sideshow curiosity into a mainstream sport and a business empire. Laurinaitis takes us through his professional career, and while the book includes its share of descriptions of in-the-ring dramatics, it also has some pretty shrewd commentary on the wrestling business. You don�t often see, for example, a wrestler come right out and say that the fighting is faked, but here Laurinaitis takes us through the training process and shows how he and Hegstrand learned to put on a show for fans without inflicting any real physical punishment (slamming their foot down hard on the canvas, for example, while pretending to punch an opponent). He also touches on such subjects as steroid abuse, psychological trauma, choosing a �character,� and the behind-the-scenes business of pro wrestling. A lively, highly informative look at an ever-more-popular though still controversial sport. --David Pitt

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"A riveting memoir that pulls no punches and is every bit as powerful as the pair that once dominated the wrestling scene." —Mike Mooneyham, Post and Courier (March 2011)



"In a business where so many copy so many others, the Road Warriors stand tall as originals in both performance and presentation and are undoubtedly the greatest professional tag team wrestling duo of all time."  –Powerlifting USA



"This excellent book will bring him back, hopefully to the WWE Hall of Fame."–Alan Wojcik, Gerweck.net: Pro Wrestling and MMA News (March 4, 2011)


"If you are a fan of The Road Warriors, then you definitely want to read this book. The writing is easy to follow, and once you pick it up, you won’t put it down. In the end, The Road Warriors: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling was a ‘rush.’" —Rick Rockwell, The Examiner



"An extraordinary tour de force, enthusiastically recommended to wrestling fans in general and Road Warrior fans in particular." —James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review (March 2011)



"A unique insight into professional wrestling. . . . Laurinaitis speaks with a welcome candor." —Publishers Weekly (February 2011)

Product details

  • File Size: 5664 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Medallion Press (February 8, 2011)
  • Publication Date: February 8, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004P8K21K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #256,875 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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