Controversy Creates Cash has ratings and 68 reviews. Tiara said: I started really watching wrestling in late during the Attitude Era when I st. 3 quotes from Controversy Creates Cash: ‘I’m as apolitical as possible. I don’t hang out with too many people. I’m a loner. For the most part, when I sho. Eric Bishoff is one of the most controversial figures in the world of wrestling. Under his watch as president of WCW, the company went head to head with Vince.

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Why Steve Austin didn’t deserveanother contract at WCW, and how Bischoff’s canning him was the best thing that ever happened to Austin. Must redeem within 90 days. It is a little dry in places, and the swipes you expect toward people he’s worked with never happen.

Finally, Bischoff tells what really happened. I thought this book was interesting.

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Vince McMahon swept in and was able to buy the entire company for pennies on the dollar. He controvery afraid to shit-talk people a few times I’d be like, ‘damn what an asshole’ but there’s no doubt that he says what’s on his mind. Up, Up, and Away. As long as you are open minded, you can’t help but come to highly respect Bischoff’s work and accomplishments in this business, and realize he’s not nearly as “bad” a person as WWE portrayed him out to be while WCW was beating them in the TV ratings 84 weeks in a row.

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But even today, Eric Bischoff’s ccreates influence on the pro wrestling industry can be seen on every television show and at every live event. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Up to that point, I’d only glimpsed wrestling on television. And, Here is a book about the wrestling industry that actually has very little to do with wrestling. The audience identified with the storylines, the performer’s personalities. Jonathan Coachman in kayfabe then cut off Bischoff creafes had him escorted out as Bischoff hinted at “the truth about Vince McMahon”.


Big Apple Takedown Rudy Josephs. Murder Most Foul — How can this much sex and death be so dull?

That is a reoccurring problem; not only is the bischof repeated word-for-word in the section, but there are many phrases and comparisons that are repeated word-for-word multiple times.

His personal life regarding his deep devotion to his family, who he spent most of his time with following his ousting at WCW and before his welcome into the WWE as on-screen general manager, is well covered. Booed, reviled, and burned in effigy, he’s contrlversy struck by everything from beer bottles to fists.

Cheating Death, Stealing Life. All stories feel very capped and micro-managed,as if,as it was published by WWE books,whim he was bsichoff by at the time,he didn’t want to say anything in too much detail so as not to upset them! If Time Warner and the corporation wasn’t a pure profit heartless machine, we would probably still enjoy a 2nd wrestling brand.

But should be avoided by those who just enjoy the wrestling products they see on television. With Turner and his money behind him, Bishoff declared war. Why he fired Jesse Ventura for sleeping on the job.

Controversy Creates Cash

Top heavy with highly paid talent with control over their storylines, the WCW stumbled, and the WWE stepped in and took the lead in the ratings and never gave it up. Anyway, Controversy is an inside look at what exactly happened with WCW, and how he became the man in charge. A company he helped make great and then lost. I am going to say that this book is a good created. It’s hard not to see it as whining.

Beginning with his days as a salesman for the American Wrestling Association, Bischoff exposes the industry’s inner workings, from the real numbers behind WCW’s red ink to the devastating impact of the corporate mergers. He admits he ended up doing some dirty tricks in his competition with WWE.


Bischoff has kept quiet while industry “pundits” and other know-it-alls pontificated about what happened during the infamous Monday Night Wars. He discusses what was going on inside creatrs Turner building around when Turner was losing control of his company, which I think I picked this one up at a library sale. Because you can’t just predict a WWE PPV, you have to account for the capricious whims of WWE’s sleep-deprived, egomaniac owner and always assume the worst possible outcome is in the cards.

Bischoff brings a surprisingly personal touch to the story, detailing his rough-and-tumble childhood in Controveersy, talking about his family and the things he did to cope with the stress of the high-octane media business.

I would guess that for a wrestling fan this wouldn’t have enough gossip about wrestlers, but if you’ve wondered about the atmosphere inside a huge conglomerate as it’s crumbling, this is very readable. The story of the rise of two great Wrestling franchises, and the rivalry between Vince MacMahon and Billionaire Ted, is one of the greatest true stories ever told Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

The weird subheadings way the “stories” are divided into doesn’t help.

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Even with it, this was still a pretty quick read, and a pretty unique one congroversy that. Inside The Montreal Screw Job: As a non-wrestling guy, he just happen to have wrestling roles dropped on his lap due to AWA’s gradual demise.