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redsoxnation
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#1 Posted on 8.2.03 1945.44
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First Scott, two pieces of criticism. If your going to mention Wrestleline and reasons why people went there, you forgot to include one very important and powerful person. Secondly, when talking about wrestling in '84, World Class Championship Wrestling deserves a mention. That was one of the companies that was able to get televised outside of their home market and the Von Erich's at least had the look of being superstars.
Now, to the book proposal: You have to find a way to get this thing published. Try Time-Warner books, I mean, the company was crazy enough to subsidize WCW for over a decade, maybe they'd subsidize a book detailing their stupidity. Actually, just a book insulting Ole Anderson for a few hundred pages would be a joy to read. But a question that I'd like to see answered is why Crockett put Ole in a Horseman slot at all? Was it part of the deal when Crockett received the time slot in mid '85 that Ole had to be kept around and at a certain level for a specific length of time?
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#2 Posted on 9.2.03 1702.06
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Another thing Scott, including reviews of matches is a good idea, but you would have to edit the comments that make no sense in today's world out, like the time specific ones to be exact, the quote about tuning into Nitro in one of the reviews you had in the book columns--we get it, but it doesn't apply anymore... it did at the time, but it seems it would be best to take it out.
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#3 Posted on 10.2.03 0406.16
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I thought it was an enjoyable read. I wish the whole book was out there somewhere, but I'm really hoping Scott's third book will be about the Disco Inferno's rise to domination of wrestling, film, and the pop charts.
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#4 Posted on 10.2.03 2235.56
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I thought the article was quite good. Hopefully he can get the entire thing published sometime.
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#5 Posted on 11.2.03 0000.33
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To add to Mr. Summets' comments:

The Nitro line wouldn't feel so terribly out of place if not for the fact that it exists in a recap of an event which occurs well before the advent of Nitro. And while most, if not all, of us reading understand that you wrote that during Nitro's run, it was disconcerting as far as the overall flow of the review, and I'm sure anyone who may not be aware of when you wrote that will only be confused. Anachronistic comments make more sense when they relate to events that occur around the same time as the match being recapped.

Other than that (and the CRZ-omission, but what do you expect from CRZ's board?), I enjoyed the article. (Although I may have been biased since I read the above comments before reading the proposal...)
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#6 Posted on 11.2.03 0408.47
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Curiosity finally got the better of me and I finally found this thing (damn 411 is hard to navigate - or maybe I'm just incompetent - could be either). If I had to guess (and Scott is sure to correct me if I'm wrong - probably not here, probably in some other column I won't read until somebody starts a thread about it here ;-) ), the reason Rick is mentioned and I am not is because at the time he wrote it, Wrestleline's content included NOTHING by me. I had requested they remove everything I'd ever written for WrestleManiacs and after a lengthy back-and-forth-and-threatening-legal-stuff-and-someday- I'LL-write-a-book-about-it-I-promise, they finally left off all my recaps in their "redesign." If a book guy were to read Scott's proposal and visit Wrestleline, what he'd see on his computer screen would match what Scott wrote in his proposal, no harm, no foul.

I will now make my predictable followup, mentioning my usual sidenote that it's probably a mere COINCIDENCE that four months after I stopped submitting for WrestleLine, they folded, wink wink, so in retrospect Scott calling himself "reason for that site's longetivity and success" may have backfired if anyone had actually cared. ;-)

As for "generally regarded as the foremost expert on the sport by insiders and observers alike..." - hey, you gotta sell yourself to make the green, baby. Sure, you and I can laugh about it but how many books have WE sold? (That last one's rhetorical, folks.)
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#7 Posted on 11.2.03 0524.23
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I thought that the sample chapter was a little to bland for someone that's been following for awhile and a little to confusing for someone who know little about wrestling. I think that this book's market is far to narrow to be picked up by anyone who isn't really a Scott Keith fan. He'll probably have to dumb it down even more. It's a hard book to market.
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#8 Posted on 11.2.03 0744.47
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I found it very amusing that he spent the first 4 paragraphs of his latest "rant" plugging his book then when he finally gets to the first match he immediately says something about Lawler plugging his book.

It is so easy now that it takes all the fun out of bashing him. It's not even good for what it was. DUD.
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#9 Posted on 11.2.03 0816.50
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Sorry for two bashings in seperate threads on the same thing... but -- the other thing that got me last night reading Scott's rant -- it's ok to plug the book first for a couple of grafs instead of straight-up mentioning Hennig's death.

Nice touch.
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#10 Posted on 11.2.03 1349.47
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I said "Jerry plugs his book". I fail to see where I'm "saying something about it". Did I miss some sarcastic remark in there that's so inside even I missed it despite writing the rant?



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#11 Posted on 11.2.03 1525.25
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You missed Christian's post-match attack on Test, so anything's possible.
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#12 Posted on 11.2.03 2229.52
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I am equally dumfounded by 411 and where this article would be. Anyone wanna post a link or give me a hint?
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#13 Posted on 11.2.03 2357.36
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I found it as a plug in Saturday's Weekend News.
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#14 Posted on 12.2.03 0330.53
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    Originally posted by Teppan-Yaki
    Sorry for two bashings in seperate threads on the same thing... but -- the other thing that got me last night reading Scott's rant -- it's ok to plug the book first for a couple of grafs instead of straight-up mentioning Hennig's death.

    Nice touch.

Well I don't think mentioning Hennig's passing and then going "by the way, my book's out" would have been any better, so I think he did the right thing.
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#15 Posted on 12.2.03 0754.37
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    Originally posted by AngryJohnny
    I'm really hoping Scott's third book will be about the Disco Inferno's rise to domination of wrestling, film, and the pop charts.


Yes. Bah Gawd, this has to happen.
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#16 Posted on 12.2.03 1152.43
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Wow.. was that sample chapter for real? I figured the writing would be a little stronger, since it was for a book.

"I just want everyone to know, for the record, that as much as I enjoy the semi-glamourous life of the wrestling reviewer and the luxuries that writing about my favorite fake sport has afforded me over the years (like, say, food and clothing), this was not a book I wanted to write."

Is that really what he was gonna put in the finished product? Color me unimpressed. I think I'll wait until Dean writes a book.

Also, I was surprised at his lack of interest in Japan and Lucha stuff, considering what an "expert" he purports to be. I would think a wrestling authority would be knowlegeable in more stuff than just mainstream US wrestling.

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#17 Posted on 14.2.03 0443.41
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    Originally posted by The Thrill

      Originally posted by AngryJohnny
      I'm really hoping Scott's third book will be about the Disco Inferno's rise to domination of wrestling, film, and the pop charts.


    Yes. Bah Gawd, this has to happen.



Do what I did. Spend a week with Disco.

After that, you'll never want to see anything involved with him EVER again. =)
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