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The Death of WCW - RD Reynolds & Bryan Alvarez

The Death of WCW

By RD Reynolds & Bryan Alvarez

  • Release Date: 2014-10-01
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Score: 4.5
From 109 Ratings


As history repeats itself, a wrestling classic becomes even more relevant 

In 1997, World Championship Wrestling was on top. It was the number-one pro wrestling company in the world, and the highest-rated show on cable television. Each week, fans tuned in to Monday Nitro, flocked to sold-out arenas, and carried home truckloads of WCW merchandise. It seemed the company could do no wrong. But by 2001, however, everything had bottomed out. The company — having lost a whopping 95% of its audience — was sold for next to nothing to Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment. WCW was laid to rest. What went wrong? 

This expanded and updated version of the bestselling Death of WCW takes readers through a detailed dissection of WCW’s downfall, including even more commentary from the men who were there and serves as an object lesson — and dire warning — as WWE and TNA hurtle toward the 15th anniversary of WCW’s demise.


  • Great Read

    By Foleyjordan1
    I really enjoyed this book it opened my eyes to the death of a great promotion
  • Love it

    By JaromirJagr68
    Love the background info about WCW, and just the stuff that WCW did that show why it really died!
  • The Death of WCW

    By Theimpacteffect
    This is a wonderful and albeit sad at times account of factually correct info not just about WCW, but the other players involved in other companies. Towards the mid to end, I found myself becoming depressed reading how bad things became for the folks, talent, and some office people who had no control over the poor decisions being made during the final years.
  • Awesome Detailed Read

    By Joe Schaff
    This was a great book to read. So much info about the rise and fall. I really appreciated how the authors approached the format of the novel as a conversation amongst a friend. This was easy to understand and had side bits on how WCW/WWE/ECW/TNA learned and didn’t learn from the mistakes that were made. I highly recommend this to any wrestling fan and someone who wants to know how to be in the mindset of someone running a wrestling promotion