Michael Cavacini

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Audible Review: The Death of WCW

I grew up watching professional wrestling in the 1990s, during the famous Monday Night War between Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) and Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW). It was an exciting time to be a fan, as I’d switch back and forth on Monday nights between WWF Monday Night Raw and WCW Monday Nitro to see what both promotions were serving up that week. Both WWF and WCW eventually created secondary prime-time shows, over-saturating the market with their content. And WCW suffered so greatly that it was bought up by Vince McMahon for far less than it was worth just a few years prior.

The Death of WCW provides a detailed account of the rise and fall of WCW, making it a delight to listen to. Narrated by one of the book’s authors, this Audible Original is well produced and provides more than 14 hours of content. Of the books I’ve read on the subject matter, this is the definitive account of what happened during this time period in wrestling and how it lead to the demise of one of the most famous and successful professional wrestling promotions of all time. I’ve read it twice, so I enthusiastically recommend it to all wrestling fans who grew up during this era or for those simply interested in learning more about it.

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