30 Years of WrestleMania book review

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The 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

 

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