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John Orquiola
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.32
I read both Chris Jericho's "A Lion's Tale" and Batista's "Batista Unleashed" yesterday. Jericho's is not surprisingly way better. Great stories about Canada, Japan, SMW, ECW, and WCW. Not as good as "Have A Nice Day" but a good read. Of course, his book ends the night he debuted in the WWF as Y2J against The Rock so he leaves you hanging and wanting to hear all about his WWE career.

Batista's book, not so good. He banged Melina, that's the big revelation. His story is pretty much what you'd expect: "I had a tough childhood, wrestling was hard for me at first, I got better, joined Evolution, beat Hunter, now I'm the champ." Boring. There was one part I laughed at where he described a fan heckling him when he cut a promo during the Smackdown after Eddie Guerrero died. He said he wished the guy "a horrible death." Nice.

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Batista's book... Boring.


Well, the book it exactly like it's 'author' then, I suppose. Thanks for the info. You saved me from having to skim through it at the book store when I go to get the Jericho one.



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I haven't had a chance to pick it up yet, but Bret Hart recently released his HUGE autobiography, Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling, and is doing signing across Canada and some of the USA.

edit: Part of the review:

Hitman openly talks about his steroid use, good times with drugs and alcohol, and cheating on his wife. In fact, he talks so freely about it all that many Hart loyalists will be shaken to their very core.

For example, he shares his experiences with Dr. George Zahorian in Hershey, Penn., the doctor that was convicted of distributing steroids.

"When it was my turn, the doctor took my blood pressure and pulse. Then, like everyone else in the line, I handed him some crisp hundred-dollar bills and stocked up on twenty vials of testosterone, twenty DecaDurabolin and four bottles of gonadotropin -- to keep my balls from shrinking -- along with several boxes of Halcion so I could sleep and a cache of needles," he writes. "We all knew Zahorian was a gouger, but at least he was a real doctor and his drugs were legit, which was better than buying gas from pushers at local gyms."


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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.49
    Originally posted by The Goon
    I haven't had a chance to pick it up yet, but Bret Hart recently released his HUGE autobiography, Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling, and is doing signing across Canada and some of the USA.

    edit: Part of the review:

    Hitman openly talks about his steroid use, good times with drugs and alcohol, and cheating on his wife. In fact, he talks so freely about it all that many Hart loyalists will be shaken to their very core.

    For example, he shares his experiences with Dr. George Zahorian in Hershey, Penn., the doctor that was convicted of distributing steroids.

    "When it was my turn, the doctor took my blood pressure and pulse. Then, like everyone else in the line, I handed him some crisp hundred-dollar bills and stocked up on twenty vials of testosterone, twenty DecaDurabolin and four bottles of gonadotropin -- to keep my balls from shrinking -- along with several boxes of Halcion so I could sleep and a cache of needles," he writes. "We all knew Zahorian was a gouger, but at least he was a real doctor and his drugs were legit, which was better than buying gas from pushers at local gyms."


    (edited by The Goon on 18.10.07 1135)


Are there any plans for this book to be released in the US at all?

I don't want to sound cheap, but I don't want to buy it and then learn that the US edition has some extra something-or-other in it.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.09
    Originally posted by Whattaburger
    Are there any plans for this book to be released in the US at all?

    I don't want to sound cheap, but I don't want to buy it and then learn that the US edition has some extra something-or-other in it.

Meltzer says the book won't be released in the U.S. until "well into 2008".



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.25
According to Bret's site, he'll be in NYC signing copies on December 1.
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