Heartbreak and Triumph
Winning and losing. Heels and babyfaces. Kliqs and Curtain Calls. Tearing down house shows and tearing up hotel rooms. Ladders and cages. Vacated titles and unwarranted suspensions. Works and screwjobs. Heartaches and backbreaks. Forced retirements and redemption. Rock 'n' roll and Graceland. There are two sides to every story; for Shawn Michaels, there is Heartbreak &...more
The book gives an outline how a 'small guy' made it in a ...more
A great book. One of my favorite wrestlers ever from the 1990's. I was a fan of all fans. I would dance to his music, collect magazine covers. I loved his ring gear, music, attitude and humor (especially in DX) I've watched several of his DVD's but this is the first time I read his book. I learned a lot about HBK. One can argue that he is still cocky in this book, but one can not deny what he does in the ring. The fact that he put John Cena over...many tim ...more
I feel HBK's life can be summed up in to two parts; that is, before and after finding religion, because he seems like a completely different man when he found religion (2001, I think it was?). He looked so at peace and genuinely enjoyed what he did in the square circle, compared to the man who didn't seem to care much about other people other than himself.
Furthermore, I ...more
This book gives us the chance to read Michaels's life like a novel. At no point does he deny that he has made mistakes in his life and is an imperfect individual. But he also knows how good he is in ...more
Michael Hickenbottom or Shawn Michaels is a WWE wrestler and is one of the best wrestlers of all time. In the story it talks about how they set up the matches by telling the people who are fighting who's going to win and by what move. His childhood was an average childhood playing football and wrestling. There is one move called the piledriver where the person turns the player upside and drops him and if it is done wrong it can break ...more
Tragic, sad and very poignant, this book portrays a man who simply wanted to be great at what he does...something he accomplished ten-fold during his career. HBK truly was a legend and one of the best to ever lace up his boots.
A great book for a great man. Excellent!
Only disappoint was the book was written before his match with Undertaker at Wrestlemania that forced ...more
Shawn candidly discusses his life and what led him to be one of the top Superstars in the WWF/E. His love for professional wrestling is evident in every page. He is open and honest about everything in his life, from his childhood and early days in the business with Marty Jannety, ...more
I would recommend this to any avid reader if they would like to attempt to expand their view outside of the very often jaded view on the world of wrestling and realize that through all the kayfabe storyline drama on the surface, th ...more
Diary of a Heartbreak Kid: Shawn Michaels' Journey into the WWE Hall of Fame
Sean Michaels, “The Showstopper,” tells his tale candidly. He gets into his old heavy-partying lifestyle, his rise to Fame as The Heartbreak Kid, and his part in the “Montreal Screwjob” of Brett Hart. This is not a must-read like Eric Bischoff’s book (see my review of Co ...more
Frankly, the only thing i can say about it, the book is as good as its subjects ability in the ...more
I do think Shawn is a talented wrestler, but this book is definately written so that people will like him. Not much inside into wrestling as I feel it should be. ...more