Between the Ropes: Wrestling's Greatest Triumphs And Failures (Anglais) Broché – 10 mai 2006
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Now, this book is separated into two types of content. Spread through out are chunks of chapters about the show, it's crew, and the antics of their decade of the show. The story of how the show got it's start, the infamous table piledriver with Jerry Lynn, and the best and worse of all of their guests are detailed.
The second "part" of the book that is bookended by these stories are the detailed histories of the WWE/WWF, WCW, ECW, and TNA. Now, that's good for people who are new to wrestling, or at least the "insider" side of it. But maybe that's the goal. A bit of a wrestling handbook by the guys who are the authority in the matter. The only problem is that I read the Death of WCW. While interesting, the story of these companies eventually get muddled with figures and numbers of ratings and gates.
The saving grace of this book are the quotes from the people that were there. Seemingly, they trolled their historic roster of interviews to help give an authentic insider look at the history of wrestling in the last 20 years. Some of these are priceless.
So overall, Between the Ropes is a must for fans of the show, those interested in being inspired by a radio show that's been there for the long haul, and if you're interested, find out how wrestling got here, that don't mind the numbers, especially for the younger fans that haven't been around since the Mega-Powers exploded..
"Between the Ropes - Wrestling's Greatest Triumphs and Failures" by Brian Fritz and Christopher Murray, contains a series of very enlightening chapters on the subject of each of the major American wrestling promotions of the past decade (That is WCW, ECW, WWE & TNA). These accounts are accompanied by commentary made by a bevy of wrestling stars of the era, taken directly from the transcripts of the Between the Ropes radio program. The result is a unique mix of outsider and insider perspectives that blends into a adventurous journal chronicling the triumphs and failures of wrestling's most ambitious wrestling companys.
The authors also decided to alternate their historical chapters with a diary of sorts recounting many of their own experiences while covering professional wrestling on their show. Brian, or "Fritz" as he likes to be called, relives the miraculous events that led to the inception of Between the Ropes and how it led to meeting different wrestlers for the first time, and generating a healthy camaraderie with them in the process. Fritz also takes you back in time to when he was the willing victim of a dangerous publicity stunt involving close friend and pro-wrestler Jerry Lynn. That only scratches the surface of why Between the Ropes has become the premier wrestling radio program in the country... and now, one of the top wrestling books too!
Rating: 7/10 - If I had a previous emotional attachment to the show, it would likely be a 8 or 9 out of 10. So if you listen to BTR regularly you definitely want to pick up this book soon. They did a great job pulling the promotion histories together and the editing should get an award.
Reviewed by Onlineworldofwrestling.com's Brad Dykens
Is this a 'definitive history' of the past ten years? Absolutely not but it is a decent book for a fan that doesn't want to buy the multitude of better books with a more in depth look at the business side of wrestling and the backstage egos that are rampant. Do I recommend this book? Sure but only under the same statement. This is a book by some fans for some fans. It's quick to read and covers the bigger generalized storylines of the business for 7-10 years. If you have many of the other books on the subject, you'll probably not care a lot for this one but on it's own, the casual fan will like it.
Compared to other books, this would only get 2 stars, on it's own it would get 4 stars because it's so casual fan friendly. It's certainly not the best out there but it may be the easiest to read, unfortunately the multiple "interviews" are show segments that are dated in their references.