30 Years of WrestleMania book review

91GITP1OCpLThe heart-pounding excitement of the grandest spectacle in WWE, WrestleMania, is captured throughout the 30 Years of WrestleMania book with jaw-dropping photos and features on key superstars who became legendary.

Every match, every moment, recaptured with a summary of every WrestleMania that took place. If you did not know the gamble Vince McMahon put his company through and how WrestleMania revolutionized the world of pro wrestling, you are about to find out.

Hulkamania running wild for the first nine Manias, Undertaker winning 21 straight matches, the rise of the John Cena era, so many iconic moments went down at the event known as “The Granddaddy of Them All.”

Main event matches and special attractions such as the Money in The Bank match, Ric Flair VS. Shawn Michaels, The Rock n’ Sock Connection VS. Evolution, are given more words and space likely to help illustrate to the reader the main selling points of a particular Mania. The rare comments from the superstars give you a new in-depth look on a match. Kevin Nash criticizing the decision-making behind WrestleMania X8 is shocking to read. There was evidently a considerable amount of time put into the quality of every page.

Although it’s only a little over 200 pages, vast amounts of history is covered. An incredible nostalgia trip for die-hard fans. Thankfully, this is an uncensored look at the history of WrestleMania. Blood is shown, Divas wrestling in their bra and panties is recaptured, even Chris Benoit and his accomplishments are mentioned and highlighted. Pre-show matches were not covered.

Also included in the book is every Hall of Fame inductee since WWE started it in 1993. A look at the start and success of WrestleMania Axxess is given a quick two-page spread. HHH’s 18 matches also got a two-page spread while Undertaker’s streak got four pages.

 

30 Years of WrestleMania

Written by Brian Shields & Dean Miller

DK Books

224 pp.

Released Sept. 15, 2014

http://www.amazon.ca/Wwe-Years-Wrestlemania-Dorling-Kindersley/dp/146542508X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411651490&sr=1-1&keywords=30+years+of+wrestlemania

Wrestling Uncensored EP. 202: WWE Night of Champions preview. Now online

Wrestling Uncensored Episode 202. September 19, 2014. Hosted by Dave Simon and Johnny North.

Simon and North previewed WWE’s Night of Champions event including Brock Lesnar defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against John Cena.

Simon and North discussed Sheamus’ defense of the United States title versus Cesaro at N.O.C., Dolph Ziggler defending his Intercontinental title against The Miz and The Usos defending their tag team title versus Goldust and Stardust.

All this and much more pro wrestling on this 1-hour episode.

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WWE Night of Champions

Sunday September 21, 2014

Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

—Pay-Per-View/ WWE Network- 8pm Eastern—

Brock Lesnar (C) v. John Cena- WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Sheamus (C) v. Cesaro- WWE United States Championship

Dolph Ziggler (C) v. The Miz- WWE Intercontinental Championship

The Usos (C) v. Goldust & Stardust- WWE Tag Team Championship

Paige (C) v. AJ Lee v. Nikki Bella- Triple Threat match for WWE Divas Championship

Chris Jericho v. Randy Orton

Mark Henry v. Rusev

Seth Rollins v. Roman Reigns

Wrestling Uncensored EP. 201 now online

Wrestling Uncensored Episode 201. September 13, 2014. Hosted by Dave Simon and Johnny North.

Simon and North discussed Chris Jericho’s steel-cage match on Raw versus Bray Wyatt and his upcoming match with Randy Orton at Night of Champions.

Simon and North talked about the Paul Heyman- John Cena promo on Raw, Nikki Bella’s feud with AJ Lee and Paige and Dolph Ziggler’s pairing with R-Truth.

All this and much more pro wrestling on this 1-hour episode.

Wrestling Uncensored EP. 200 now online

Wrestling Uncensored Episode 200. Original air date: September 6, 2014. Hosted by Dave Simon and Johnny North.

Simon and North discussed John Cena’s appearance with The Authority on Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel and his match with Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions.

Simon and North talked about Stephanie McMahon’s confrontation with AJ Lee on Raw and the Cesaro and The Miz v. Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler tag matcch.

All this and much more pro wrestling on this 1-hour episode.

Wrestling Uncensored EP. 199.5 now online

Wrestling Uncensored Episode 199.5. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Simon and Garcia discussed John Cena’s confrontation on Raw with Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair and Cena’s match with Bray Wyatt.

Simon and Garcia talked about Nikki Bella’s promo on her sister Brie, Cesaro versus Sheamus at Night of Champions and the end of Rob Van Dam’s run with the WWE.

All this and much more pro wrestling on this 1-hour episode.

Wrestling Uncensored EP. 199 now online

Wrestling Uncensored Episode 199. August 22, 2014. Hosted by Dave Simon and Johnny North.

Simon and North discussed results from WWE Summerslam including Brock Lesnar defeating John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and how long Lesnar will reign.

Simon and North talked about Stephanie McMahon’s win over Brie Bella, Roman Reigns’ win over Randy Orton and Dolph Ziggler becoming the new Intercontinental Champion.

All this and much more pro wrestling on this 1-hour episode.

Wrestling Uncensored EP. 198: WWE Summerslam preview. Now online

Wrestling Uncensored Episode 198. Original air date: August 14, 2014. Hosted by Dave Simon and Johnny North with Fred Garcia.

Simon and North previewed WWE Summerslam including John Cena defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship versus Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho versus Bray Wyatt and The Miz defending the Intercontinental title versus Dolph Ziggler.

Simon and North discussed the Stephanie McMahon- Brie Bella feud, Daniel Bryan’s role and the Stephanie versus Brie match at Summerslam.

All this and much more pro wrestling on this episode of Wrestling Uncensored.

Wrestling Uncensored EP. 197 now online

Wrestling Uncensored Episode 197. Original air date: July 25, 2014. Hosted by Dave Simon and Johnny North.

Simon and North dicussed Brock Lesnar’s return to the WWE and his match-up with John Cena at Summerslam.

Simon and North talked about Stephanie McMahon being arrested on Raw, Cesaro versus Dean Ambrose from Smackdown and results from WWE Battleground.

All this and much more pro wrestling on this 1-hour episode.

Wrestling Uncensored EP. 196: WWE Battleground preview. Now online

Wrestling Uncensored 196. Original air date: July 19, 2014. Hosted by Dave Simon and Johnny North.

Simon and North previewed WWE’s Battleground including the Fatal-4-Way match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship featuring John Cena v. Kane v. Randy Orton v. Roman Reigns.

Simon and North discussed Rusev v. Jack Swagger, AJ Lee v. Paige and the 20-man battle royal to determine a new Intercontinental Champion.

All this and much more pro wrestling on this 1-hour episode.

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WWE Battleground

Sunday July 20, 2014

Tampa Bay, Florida, U.S.A.

Pay-Per-View/ WWE Network

John Cena (C) v. Roman Reigns v. Kane v. Randy Orton- Fatal-4-Way for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Bray Wyatt v. Chris Jericho

The Usos (C) v. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan- 2 out of 3 falls match for the WWE Tag-Team Championship

Alberto Del Rio v. Big E v. Bo Dallas v. Cesaro v. Curtis Axel v. Diego v. Dolph Ziggler v. Fandango v. Heath Slater v. Kofi Kingston v. Rob Van Dam v. R-Truth v. Ryback v. Sheamus v. Sin Cara v. The Great Khali v. The Miz v. Titus O’Neill v. Xavier Woods v. Zack Ryder- 20 man Battle Royal for the WWE Intercontinental Championship

AJ Lee (C) v. Paige- singles match for the WWE Divas Championship

Dean Ambrose v. Seth Rollins

Jack Swagger v. Rusev

Cameron v. Naomi- pre-show match

Wrestling Uncensored EP. 195 now online

Wrestling Uncensored Episode 195. Original air date: July 11, 2014. Hosted by Dave Simon and Johnny North.

Simon and North discussed their experience at WWE Raw live in Montreal.

Simon and North talked about Roman Reigns and his upcoming match versus John Cena, Kane and Randy Orton at WWE Battleground.

Simon and North talked about Bret Hart’s return, the Chris Jericho-Bray Wyatt feud and Damien Sandow’s current role.

All this and much more pro wrestling on this 1-hour episode.