NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW
"The most definitive, well written and thoroughly researched book on the rise and fall of WCW."
--Eric Bischoff, former WCW President
"This is - without question - the very best book ever written on professional wrestling."
"Well written and captivating...a fresh take on [the] time period."
--Chris Harrington, AEW VP of Business Strategy
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Evans talks to a vast nu ...more
Well this book goes to show just how real a lot of the drama really was. The events onscreen reflected the power struggles behind the scenes, people played exaggerated versions of themselves, real betrayals and secr ...more
What s ...more
Man, well said. If only someone in charge would have realized that 20 some years ago.
I don't know about you, but I'm always a bit suspicious when one of the glowing endorsements for the book is the main subject of the book. Overall, I kind of feel like Eric Bischoff got off easy. On one hand, yes, he's responsible for bringing wrestling back to mainstream relevance, but man, did that guy have a lot of awful booking ideas and poor financial planning.
A few things I ...more
A book that is a history of the company of WCW as opposed to the wrestling, it is mentioned how the angles worked and thrived and bombed but this isnt a book about the wrestling.
It was very interesting and I would happily read this again and I gleaned a lot of things I never knew or realise ...more
My only c ...more
Nitro was the flagship live programme from World Championship Wrestling that challenged and for about two years (the autumn of 1995 until the summer of 1997) actually overtook the Wrestling powerhouse of Vinve McMahon's ...more
The one downfall of this book that I particularly had a hard time with was how fractured the dialogue could get. There would be points ...more
The author has countless interviews with both on screen talent, behind the scenes talent and people inside Turner. This book is less a story in ...more
I’ve seen documentaries of the Death of WCW, but this book takes you through the entire landscape of WCW. Not just the product and in ring, but behind the scenes, financ ...more
If you’re expecting this to be an inside account of the booking behind WCW’s on-screen presentation, you might be disappointed. While there are tales of the booking, especially during Vince Russo’s involvement, 'NITRO' tends to focus on the corporate side of WCW and how it was treated (o ...more
One thing however is this book is made up primarily of quotes. This guy said.. and this person said.. stuff like ...more
Overall Nitro, was a much more in depth book. With interviews from people at Turner, WCW and other places that were linked to WCW.
Its definitely worth reading if you were a fan of WCW those days. The most interesting part to me was the end days and who all tried to buy it.
On a side note, 20 years later and TNT is getting back in the wrestling game with AEW. ...more