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TL_Hopper
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Check this out...


http://images.amazon.com/ images/P/0743456912.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

That's the cover of Flair's book, courtesy of Amazon, which looks swank, but...

EDITED BY MARK MADDEN??????? It can't be HIM, can it?

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This project goes back to when WCW was still WCW, so....this is old news. (Yeah.)



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Could they have picked a shittier cover?? The pic of Ric is pretty cool, but the blue and yellow look just doesn't fly.





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YUCK!!!

That has to be the most gaudy book cover I've seen in some time. It looks like something from the inside color pages of PWI. In fact, I could swear the inset photo is right off the cover of an Inside Wrestling from years back.

They could have done so much better.



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UGH indeed. Just what I'd expect from WCW, but I'm suprised WWE didnt redo it.



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Maybe the WWE is going for the 'throwback' look to the whole thing?





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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.25
    Originally posted by Lexus
    Maybe the WWE is going for the 'throwback' look to the whole thing?


It's obvious that's what they've done -- the designer was probably aiming more for accuracy than the ironic and it's unfortunate that even the target audience might not "get" it.

It's a refreshing change from the boring old full bleed image/Helvetica treatments they were using on the other WWE books, but I got my expectations raised by the ad they put in the Flair DVD set ... that image was hot.



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    Originally posted by Lexus
    Maybe the WWE is going for the 'throwback' look to the whole thing?


A throwback look would be fine, but that's more of the 'throwup' variety.





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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.80
    Originally posted by TL_Hopper
    EDITED BY MARK MADDEN??????? It can't be HIM, can it?

Flair obviously thinks the world of Madden. A few weeks back when he gave the interview saying non-workers shouldn't use inside terms he said that Mark and Meltzer are the only outsiders that should be able to get away with it.



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I like the blue and yellow look ... Kind of reminds me of an old baseball card; very retro.





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wwe.com has a nice teaser preview...

Ric Flair's book coming in July!

Ric Flairs anxiously anticipated autobiography, To Be The Man, goes on sale Tuesday, July 6 at WWEShopZone.com and wherever books are sold. Some of the content you can expect in the book:
* Introduction written by Triple H.

* Rics childhood, from his adoption to a teenage affair with a married woman.

* How Ric earned a living before breaking into the wrestling industry.

* Details on his first marriage, including children Megan and David.

* Details on his current marriage of over 20 years to Beth and children Ashley and Reid.

* Days of wrestling for Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling and NWA.

* Stories about Dusty Rhodes, Andre the Giant, Dick Murdoch, Ray Stevens, Harley Race, Larry Henning, Wahoo McDaniel, Red Bastien, Johnny Valentine, Arn Anderson, Blackjack Mulligan, Terry Funk, Roddy Piper and many, many more.

* Ric was taught the importance of bleeding in a match (not the specifics of how to but more why).

* How his famous robes were created.

* Wrestling experiences all over the world in places such as Japan, Puerto Rico and even communist North Korea with Muhammad Ali.

* His first stint in the World Wrestling Federation.

* Going to WCW and his days with the Four Horsemen.

* The good and mostly bad days at WCW.

* His on- and off-screen feuds with Eric Bischoff.

* How he overcame his personal struggle with a lack of self confidence through the help of his family and a therapist.

* His return to WWE.

* Quotes from Ken Patera, Harley Race, Mean Gene Okerlund, Superstar Billy Graham, David Crockett, Charles Robinson, Ricky Steamboat, Megan Fliehr Ketzner, David Fliehr, Jim Barnett, Hugo Savinovich, Beth Fliehr, Sgt. Slaughter, Shawn Michaels, Jim Ross, Gerry Brisco, Jim Cornette, Arn Anderson, Chris Jericho, George South, Mark Madden, Bubba Ray Dudley, Kevin Sullivan, Triple H, Bobby The Brain Heenan, Earl Hebner, Steve Austin, Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, Shawn Michaels and The Hurricane.

* His honest opinions on many people in the wrestling business, including Bruno Sammartino, Ricky Steamboat, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Steve Austin, Bret Hart, Undertaker, Kurt Angle, Mick Foley, Dusty Rhodes, the Von Erichs, Lex Luger, Sting, Cowboy Bill Watts, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Brutus Beefcake, Vince Russo, Jim Herd and Vince McMahon.

Looks like a barn burner with no holds barred! Rumor has it that he goes off on Foley (it appears they are going to try and make an angle out of it)...at least the promos will be cool. The match (much like Hogan / Flair) is about 10 years past the expiration date.

Ric was taught the importance of bleeding in a match (not the specifics of how to but more why).

That's what I want to read! Betcha he learned that from Dusty! who won the hearts and minds of the South flopping around like a stuck pig (or maybe not). And what could he possibly have to say about Beefcake?

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    Originally posted by RYDER FAKIN
    * Quotes from Ken Patera, Harley Race, Mean Gene Okerlund, Superstar Billy Graham, David Crockett, Charles Robinson, Ricky Steamboat, Megan Fliehr Ketzner, David Fliehr, Jim Barnett, Hugo Savinovich, Beth Fliehr, Sgt. Slaughter, Shawn Michaels, Jim Ross, Gerry Brisco, Jim Cornette, Arn Anderson, Chris Jericho, George South, Mark Madden, Bubba Ray Dudley, Kevin Sullivan, Triple H, Bobby The Brain Heenan, Earl Hebner, Steve Austin, Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, Shawn Michaels and The Hurricane.


Did that name stick out in this list to anyone besides me??



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I guess now there's really only one autobiography left that would be worth a damn, and that would be Vince's.

But unless he's hooked up to a Sodium Pentothal IV while writing it, that would be the most intruiging book of them all, but I'm not sure how accurate it would be.



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I will definitely have to buy that book, just for the years upon years of wrestling. I hadn't read most of the WWE books, but since the Stone Cold book, I almost feel as if I might miss something if I don't read this one.





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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.68
    Originally posted by CRZ
    This project goes back to when WCW was still WCW, so....this is old news. (Yeah.)

I think it's actually more recent. Flair apparently hated the job that Keith Elliot Greenberg did, and Madden was brought in to fix it.
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    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
    I guess now there's really only one autobiography left that would be worth a damn, and that would be Vince's.

    But unless he's hooked up to a Sodium Pentothal IV while writing it, that would be the most intruiging book of them all, but I'm not sure how accurate it would be.
I'd look forward to a Shawn Michaels autobiography...but not one that's published under the WWE banner.

Or for that matter, a Lance Storm or Eric Bischoff autobiography...once again, not published with assistance from the WWE.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.25
    Originally posted by RYDER FAKIN
    *Quotes from Ken Patera, Harley Race, Mean Gene Okerlund, Superstar Billy Graham, David Crockett, Charles Robinson, Ricky Steamboat, Megan Fliehr Ketzner, David Fliehr, Jim Barnett, Hugo Savinovich, Beth Fliehr, Sgt. Slaughter, Shawn Michaels, Jim Ross, Gerry Brisco, Jim Cornette, Arn Anderson, Chris Jericho, George South, Mark Madden, Bubba Ray Dudley, Kevin Sullivan, Triple H, Bobby The Brain Heenan, Earl Hebner, Steve Austin, Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, Shawn Michaels and The Hurricane.

Now there's a name that surprised me, ACTUALLY not at all. Bubba does it again! This guy loves getting his name or face in everything. Everytime there's a "cameras stop rolling" in ring birthday celebration. It doesn't matter if it's McMahon, Patterson, Flair or Moolah, Bubba is front & center right next to the birthday boy, because buh gawd if you take a photo of the birthday boy he's going to make sure he's in the photo... Also someone here has noted a while when a former wrestler passes away, Bubba always makes a real visual effort to show everyone how much he cares by slapping his heart and point upwards. Also in WWE media, Bubba loves getting his name in there, no matter if it's a DVD or book, Bubba has an opinion on every man and woman in The E I can see him backstage asking "So I made the cut in your DVD right?" "My quote is in your book right!" LoL

I can't really diss good ol' Bubba, he's just excitable. I don't even think he does it on purpose and I'm sure his heart it in the right place in those occasion, just something I've noticed.





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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.43
    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
    I guess now there's really only one autobiography left that would be worth a damn, and that would be Vince's.


I'd rather read Undertaker's more than Vince's. That is, if it's not another "this is how it happened...no, really" nonsense like the Hogan book was (along with several other WWF books). I've heard Vince's revisionist history already a sickening amount of times, I don't need to read his book to see it again.

I've heard in the past that UT isn't really into the whole book idea, but I'd still like to see it since he's the only wrestler next to HBK (another one I'd like to see, although he has a pretty big gap where he wasn't wrestling in there) who has been in the WWF/E since the start of the 1990's.



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#20 Posted on
    Originally posted by SEADAWG
      Originally posted by CRZ
      This project goes back to when WCW was still WCW, so....this is old news. (Yeah.)

    I think it's actually more recent. Flair apparently hated the job that Keith Elliot Greenberg did, and Madden was brought in to fix it.


There's been about four or five attempts at a Flair book over the past 15-20 years.

Crockett commissioned someone to do it in the 1980s. That's the writer whose work Flair hated. I don't know his name, but he wasn't involved in the wrestling business. With Flair's beliefs about outsiders involved with the business being much stronger then, it was probably a pretty big clash in opinions.

Flair mentioned that he, himself, was working on it in mid 2000. He said it'd be finished to come out by early 2001, but I guess it didn't come to fruition. He planned on commenting about Foley here.

It's probably good it didn't work out this way. If Flair were to solely rely on his memory for when events occurred, it would be a mess.

Soon after WCW's death, another book project was mentioned. Mike Mooneyham (of the Charleston Post & Courier) was to write it and Madden to edit.

There was a book deal signed in 2001. Nothing came of it and McMahon eventually bought the rights from the publisher.

This last attempt was first mentioned in May or so of last year. Madden's name was not originally not included, but he ended up involved. Flair's one of the few that actually seems to like Madden.



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