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Book 60 of 2020 - We Promised You a Great Main Event: An Unauthorized WWE History

Author: Bill Hanstock

Publication Date: Oct. 13, 2020

Publisher: Harper

Format: Kindle book courtesy of Edelweiss+

Started: Jun. 26, 2020

Finished: Jul. 2, 2020

To start, growing up I was a huge WWE fan so I remembered much of what is detailed in the book. I loved being able to relieve some of the biggest moments in wrestling history. The writer does not hold punches when describing the company's issues with steroids and race. The deaths of amazing wrestlers such as Andre the Giant and Eddie Guerrero are discussed as they were fan favorites. He also discusses the biggest stain on WWE history - the murders by wrestler Chris Benoit. All mentions of him were deleted from WWE history and the company did all they could to never be associated with his name again.

It is obvious that the author used to be a magazine writer as he feels free to write in a familiar manner. You can tell that this is a topic familiar to the writer and that he feels comfortable describing the different eras the organization has gone through. The only flaw I found in the book was the length, 25 chapters normally aren't abnormal but I felt this was dragged out too long.

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