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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World Wrestling Entertainment June 5, Language: Larry Matysik and Barbara Goodish. Yet, the book was fascinating. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

It was nice to get to know Bischoff before all that, though. From the way he talks, everything just fell into his lap, he never pursued anything. I blame my love of history and needing to know the history of things for this. I do get the feeling there is truly more to the whole Bischoff-McMahon bischofg than either man will ever publicly admit to, and that independent book may just have been the one book that really did blow the lid off the wrestling industry.

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In this revelatory look at his life and career, Bishoff frankly discusses the things he did, both right and wrong, as he helped shape the sports entertainment industry into today’s billion dollar business. Start reading Eric Bischoff: I had a cousin who was big fan of wrestling when we were kids and was convinced that she was going to marry Shawn Michaels.

If you believe Eric, none of this is his fault. When he took over the struggling WCW, he turned it from a company losing millions a year to turning a profit for the first time in its existence.


It is a biography of Eric Bischoff who found himself as the president of WCW just as professional wrestling was moving into a hot streak.

Eric Bischoff: Controversy Creates Cash

Even though you can’t believe everything he says, at least he says it as opposed to trying to pull off fake modesty. This book does a good job of explaining how Eric Bischoff took a small Georgia wrestling promotion and turned it into one of the biggest entertainment companies of all time. He’s too smart for that and needs to keep that door to wrestling open.

And how he found his inner heel and learned to love being the guy everyone loves to despise. I’m sure Bischoff has lead an interesting life, but Eric himself knows why we’re all gathered here to read his book.

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A lot of people have disagreed with Bischoff and his interpretatio At the end of this book, Bischoff says that he’s the second most impactful figure in pro wrestling sinceand it’s hard to disagree. There’s not much here in the way of his life after he begins working for the AWA, but it’s exactly what he set out to do and that was simply set the record straight once and for all. Bischoff brings a surprisingly personal touch to the story, detailing his rough-and-tumble childhood in Detroit, talking about his family and the things he did to cope craetes the stress of the high-octane media business.

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Bischoff has surprisingly kind words for old rivals like Vince McMahon, but pulls no punches with friends and enemies alike. Bischoff seems locked in his own mind in portions of this story, choosing to believe his version of events.


Also, not to be dramatic, but I would kill the Gargoyle King for Vegas. Industry critics have spewed a tremendous amount of venom about his spectacular rise and stupendous crash at World Championship Wrestling. Together these mainstream companies in an attempt to stem the red ink that was developing ended up destroying WCW. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Going head to head with the WWE, but broadcasting live, Nitro became the number one wrestling show for 80 consecutive weeks. Though industry critics have scorned his spectacular rise and fall at World Championship Wrestling, Bischoff’s influence still resonates.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for erci Web. As a newsman whose employment was ground up by the AOL-TWC merger, I sure empathize with what was going on behind his back at a much higher level. Item s unavailable for purchase.

Controversy Creates Cash by Eric Bischoff

Let’s settle things once and for all as we look back on a “holiday” classic from twenty-five years ago The writing in this one was a little bit on the bouncy side. More books in this series: It’s not your typical bio, and for some it’s exactly what you expect it to be. One of the best books about the business of professional wrestling.

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