To no choice but to try anything he could to stay competitive This included Attempting to give long *time roster member and gifted performer shawn michaels *roster member and gifted performer Shawn Michaels shot at carrying The Company As WWF Champion company as WWF Champion Michael s childish behavior and rampant rug problems Bringing in veteran Mick Foley and repackaging him as the sadistic Mankind and immediately injecting him into a high profile program with The Undertaker Re signing Jim Ultimate Warrior Hellwig in a The Doorstep Girls desperate attempt to bring star power back to hiswindling roster Storylines that blended fact and fiction one of which involved two of the hottest stars in the business and a handgun A series of vignettes parodying World Championship Wrestling showcasing characters such as Billionaire Ted Scheme Gene The Huckster and The Nacho Man in an attempt to convince their audience that WCW was where past WWF stars went to take it easy With Titan Shattered Dixon continues with his practice of meticulous research with Praying with Mother Teresa digestible prose that makes the book an easy read Footnotes are again scattered throughout offering additional information that expands upon already thorough work I like to consider myself an information sponge when it comes to anything wrestling related El corazón del tártaro during this period andespite having listened to hundreds of episodes of wrestling podcasts reading Vox - Edizione Italiana dozens of books and watching severalocumentaries I still managed to learn a lot That s how comprehensive a work Titan Shattered isFor those looking to Redemption (Dark Desires dig aseep as possible into the American wrestling scene of the 1990s Dixon s two books a rumoured third is on its way next year are essential reads. Red tells the behind the scenes story of the WWF's tribulations in 1996 It was a year where paranoia threatened to Betrayal: Infidelity, Book 1 destroy the WWF whereecades old industry traditions were broken and where Vince McMahon fully abandoned his wrestling principles in pursuit of the almighty oll. .
Fantastic Fantastic for my knowledge a very well researched and well written book Enjoyed very much would highly recommend great read A good insight in on of the fascinating years of pro wrestlingEven after reading and watching so much about this era i still learned new bits and piecesMore of a 35 out of 5 Did not finish ropped with 57 pages to go 25 starsThis book is not a shoot as titan sinking it s clearly a hate piece towards the wwf Vince McMahon and Shawn Michael s It Saphyre Snow does not give these three much credit for anything theyid in 1996 The *BOOK HEAVILY RELIES ON INTERVIEWS DONE ON WEE DOCUMENTARIES *heavily relies on interviews one on wee ocumentaries the words of a jaded him cornette along with other isgruntled employees Like the first book this was a very interesting and enjoyable read i had just started to be a fan had just started to be a fan the time this books covers so for me reading it is a trip own memory lane A uick read as well it flowed uite nicely so much that I finished it in 2 aysI m looking forward to reading final part of the series Next I Thought This Was I thought this was ecent read but not as good as the previous book There are some interesting stories and anecdotes here but a good Happy Birthday, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle deal of them are widely known to even the casual fan It s also unfocused at times talking inepth about topics such as Japanese wrestling in the 80 s and other rival wrestling organisations whilst skipping some WWF PPV events entirely Overall a solid read but nothing spectacular Vital reading if you re interested in this era of wrestling but rather amateurish writing Tries to string together a narrative but it s functionally a series of vignettes There is a wealth of good information The highly anticipated seuel to best selling Titan Sinking After enduring a turbulent year in 1995 Vince McMahon was looking to rebuild his sinking empire in 1996 He had high hopes for a new World Wrestling Federation flag bearer Shawn Michaels the man he was looking to as the. ,
N here and the level of research shows If you *Re Not Familiar Wrestling Then This Is Going To *not familiar with wrestling then this going to a ifficult read but if you re a smark or just knows what that means than this book is for you
This covers the WWF s tumultuous year of 1996 It touches on the rise of Austin 316 Vincecovers the WWF s tumultuous year of 1996 It touches on the rise of Austin 316 Vince Bret Hart s contract Shawn Michaels lackluster run as WWF champion WCW s rise with the birth of Monday Nitro Hall and Nash leaving for WCW and Vince responding by creating new versions of Razor and Diesel etcIt was a good read but I ve seen so many WWE ocumentaries about the Attitude Era and the Monday Night wars that there wasn t a whole lot of new information here Based on all the works cited it s just a greatest hits of wrestler s biographies many of which I ve already read and the aforementioned Led Zeppelin IV documentaries Please keep this series goingThis and Titan Sinking are excellent books about WWE in their most tumultuous era the mid 90s I cannot wait for 1997 to be covered Titan Shattered the seuel to last year s Titan Sinking The Decline of the WWF in 1995 picks up in 1996uring a tumultuous time in Vince McMahon s wrestling empire Feeling the increased pressure from rival organization World Championship Wrestling and their attractive guaranteed contracts McMahon would struggle throughout 1996 to keep the talent he already had hoping that loyalty would mean than moneyUnfortunately for Vince not only would WCW throw out obscenely high salaries but also a reduced work schedule something McMahon could not offer This would lead to the Abaddons Gate (The Expanse, departure of many of the WWF s most well known wrestlers leaving Vince with little. Leader of the WWF's 'New Generation' With Michaels supported by a strong cast of established characters some old faces and an influx of new blood McMahon fully expected the WWF toominate rivals WCW in the burgeoning Monday Night War It American Salvage did not work out that way Titan Shatte.