June 5, 2007
June 5, 2007
The creator of World Championship Wrestling tells the story of the rise and fall of his organization in its head-to-head, no-holds-barred ratings war with WWE ("Nitro" vs. "Raw"), and how he helped shape the sports entertainment industry into the billion dollar business it is today.--From publisher description.A personal account by the former WCW president describes how he was hired by Ted Turner to directly compete with the WWF, an assignment through which he recruited top talent before financial difficulties led to the WCW's takeover by Vince McMahon.
In this sports entertainment memoir, Eric Bischoff, the former president of World Championship Wrestling, recalls his life on the edge, presenting key chapters in the history of the one-ring circus that is televised wrestling. Bischoff recalls his childhood in Detroit, the early days in the business, and how, as a savvy businessman and hated on-air personality, he helped make World Championship Wrestling the first choice of many fans. He also gets to retell anecdotes about the great stars he worked with, including Lex Luger and Hulk Hogan, and his legendary rivalry with Vince McMahon, another savvy businessman and hated on-air personality. Though Bischoff's show, RAW, and McMahon's show, Nitro, made Monday nights a fan's delight, and created cash for both, the WCW eventually ran into financial troubles and was bought up by McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment. Savvy businessman McMahon found a place for Bischoff in the franchise, after first tossing Bischoff into a dumpster on the air, and saying he was "taking out the trash."
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Sports, Wrestling
- Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Sports + Recreation
- Subgenre: Wrestling, Sports
- Publisher: World Wrestling Entertainment
- Pages: 389
- Language: English
- Release Date: June 5, 2007
- Author: Eric Bischoff , Jeremy Roberts
- Online Item #: 11724356
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-8333
- ISBN: 9781416528548
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported