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Forgiven: One Man's Journey from Self-Glorification to Sanctification
One of the key professional wrestling or "sports entertainment" writers, Vince Russo helped pen modern wrestling's most electric storylines. Revealing the true, behind-the-scenes stories from some of wrestling's most famous moments, including Bret Hart's lost championship and the rise to superstardom of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mick Foley, and The Rock, this autobiography...more
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Ecw Press
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If you are a fan of pro wrestling and it's histories then Vince Russo should not be a foreign name to you. Their has never been a more controversial name in the business. That being said I was looking forward to a tell all book of mammoth proportions. Whatwas delivered was a book on his persona life...something I couldn't care less about and his born again Christian beliefs. A total let down along with a waste of money!
Without a doubt the worst book I have ever read written by the biggest piece of human garbage walking God's green Earth. He screwed Bret, killed Owen and stole ideas from ECW. And had a big hand in the demise of WCW. If I could give this -6 stars, I would.
Nov 07, 2008 Che rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any Wrestling Fan
Recommended to Che by: Myself
The circus know as Pro Wrestling.. we all know what its about, grown men play fighting in a a ring in front of people to get cheers and what not. But to the real wrestling fan we know its much more than that, its like a live Shakesperian play that includes athleticism, acting, and excellent writing. This is where this man comes in, in my opinion the greatest writer for Pro Wrestling ever. Before this man, all there was in wrestling was cheesy gimmicks, and immature storylines. Vince Russo change ...more
A mess of a book that could've done with some serious editing, Vince Russo's "Forgiven" is a curious mishmash of evangelical Christian preaching and half-truths from the seedy world of pro-wrestling. However, I consider this book worth a read (if you've got the perseverance to skip through the sermons and numerous, infuriating "but that's a story for another time"s) if only to get some first-hand perspective on Russo's (dubious) character rather than hear about all his misdeeds secondhand. I don ...more
Vince Russo's one of the most interesting character studies in wrestling, but the way he wrote this book was irritating. He wrote a manuscript with some really nasty things about certain people in the industry (such as Jim Ross), then, after becoming a Christian, published what he wrote with retractions saying how he regretted writing what he did. Personally, I think he's just trying to both talk s**t and then get away with it, but whatever. His rise to fame in the WWF is actually a fairly inter ...more
Russo was the WWF's head writer during its smutty "Attitude" era of the late 90s. He wrote a mean-spirited book that dished the dirt on the his fellow rasslin' performers. Then he met Jesus Christ. The change the Lord made in Russo's life (and book) is staggering.