Michael Cavacini

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Book Review: The Complete List Of Jericho

The Complete List of Jericho by Chris Jericho is the new book from “Le Champion.” It is the fifth book from the “Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla,” celebrating 30 years of Jericho’s illustrious career. Throughout his journey as a pro wrestler, Jericho has kept a journal documenting every single match he has had, including those in WCW, WWE, Japan, AEW, and more. As of right now, The Complete List of Jericho is available exclusively at Jericho30.com. Read on for my review of this compelling new book.

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The Elder Scrolls — Zaneta’s Chronicles, Part One: Vvardenfell

Having sunk hundreds of hours into various video games in The Elder Scrolls franchise, I’m a massive fan of this series. Therefore, I’m always looking for different ways to immerse myself in the world that is The Elder Scrolls, whether it be through the soundtracks, tabletop games, or novels. With this in mind, I was eager to read The Elder Scrolls — Zaneta’s Chronicles, Part One: Vvardenfell by A.L. Zuniga. This book is the first in a trilogy about a character named Zaneta, and it is set in The Elder Scrolls’ universe.

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TNAIW Episode 48: Spilling The T-N-A

Last night, I joined the guys at The Talking Nonsense About IMPACT Wrestling Podcast to spill the T-N-A on the latest developments regarding the book I’m writing about the first 20 years of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling. As always, it was great chatting with the guys, answering questions, playing a fun game, and filling people in on the latest details regarding my book. I look forward to returning next month to talk about Slammiversary results and much more. Until then, check out the full episode from last night below.

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Audible Review: Chain Saw Confidential

Joe Bob Briggs called The Texas Chain Saw Massacre the greatest movie ever made, and for nearly 50 years it has captured the imagination of fans worldwide. Chain Saw is one of the most influential and profoundly impactful horror movies of all time. It’s raw, gritty vibe and unrelenting willingness to make the viewer feel uncomfortable is what set it apart from the competition at the time and why it remains a timeless piece of celluloid. Gunnar Hansen played the iconic Leatherface in Chain Saw, and, thankfully, two years before passing away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 68, he put pen to paper and wrote a book all about the legendary movie to which he was inextricably attached. Even better than this, Gunnar Hansen chose to narrate the audiobook version of his book, Chain Saw Confidential, which is an Audible Original.

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Exclusive Interview: HealthSouth Founder & CEO Richard Scrushy

I believe that it is always best to treat others as they treat you, rather than judge them based on what other people say. I’ve interviewed Richard Scrushy three times for the book I’m writing about the history of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling, and he’s been nothing but kind, honest, and generous with his time. As far as I’m concerned, everything he’s told me has been the 100% truth. Just a few days ago, I was honored to be the first person that Richard did an interview with for his new book entitled It Should Not Happen in America: From Selma to Wall Street―’A Journey of Fire and Faith.’ I enjoyed Richard’s first book, so I look forward to diving into this one. I’m certain that it will be a fascinating read, and I encourage you to pick up a copy. Read on for my exclusive interview with Richard Scrushy.

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Book Update: Bob Carter!

I had the honor and pleasure of interviewing Bob Carter, Dixie Carter’s father, for my book about the history of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling! Yes, that Bob Carter — the man who saved TNA in 2002 when HealthSouth cut off funding. Knowing that I’ve had the opportunity to interview both Richard Scrushy of HealthSouth and Bob Carter of Panda Energy for my book is incredible. Bob and I talked about his thoughts on Dixie, TNA, his wife and son, Jeff Jarrett, and more. He was as nice as could be, and I’m delighted that he was kind enough to speak with me for this project.

Shudder: What’s Streaming in July

We are just a few days away from July and summer is upon us. With things heating up, read on for a full rundown of what’s streaming on Shudder in July!

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Book Review — When Building a Billion Dollar Company by Richard Scrushy

For my book about the history of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling, I interviewed the founder and CEO of HealthSouth, Richard Scrushy because, after all, his company was the original financial backer of TNA Wrestling in 2002. Knowing that he built a massively successful business empire, I was interested in reading Richard’s book, which is entitled When Building a Billion Dollar Company: Here Are a Few Thing to Think About. Read on for my thoughts on this book.

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Journey Releases New Single: “The Way We Used To Be”

Journey is back with new music! Today, the band released the long-awaited lead single from its forthcoming studio album. The track is entitled “The Way We Used To Be,” and a music video accompanied the release. Read on for the video, as well as thoughts from Journey’s founder and lead guitarist Neal Schon on this new song.

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Audible Review: Driving Miss Daisy

I had the honor of seeing Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones act together, live on stage, in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man on Broadway in 2012. It was a spectacular show, and both actors, as well as the rest of the star-studded cast, were incredible. Having had this experience, I was eager to listen to the Audible Original production of Driving Miss Daisy, narrated by Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones.

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