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Lionsgate A&E Biography WWE DVD Fail: Do Not Buy!

Before you buy the A&E Biography: WWE Legends Volume 1 DVD, watch my video below about the manufacturing error you need to know about.

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DVD Review — A&E Biography: WWE Legends Volume 2

Did you enjoy the A&E Biography series WWE Legends? If so, and you’re considering buying the Volume 1 DVD release, which features documentaries on Shawn Michaels, Ultimate Warrior, Mick Foley, and Bret “Hitman” Hart, then watch my video review below. And make sure to check out my review of Volume 1!

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DVD Review — A&E Biography: WWE Legends Volume 1

Did you enjoy the A&E Biography series WWE Legends? If so, and you’re considering buying the Volume 1 DVD release, which features documentaries on “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and Booker T, then watch my video review below. And make sure to check out my review of Volume 2!

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Ultimate Warrior: Full Shoot Interview and Fan Q&A

This past week, two documentaries came out about the Ultimate Warrior: one on A&E and another on Dark Side of the Ring. Now that countless people have shared their thoughts on the Ultimate Warrior, let’s take the time to hear from the man himself — in the following 2005 full shoot interview and Q&A with fans. Always believe.

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Review: Ultimate Warrior Dark Side Of The Ring Documentary

This past Sunday the official WWE documentary about the life and career of the Ultimate Warrior aired on A&E, and you can read my review of it here. Last night, Dark Side of the Ring’s documentary “Becoming Warrior” premiered on VICE. So, how do these two documentaries about one of the most colorful and controversial pro wrestling superstars compare to one another, and is the Dark Side of the Ring piece worth a watch? Read on and I’ll let you know my thoughts.

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Review: Ultimate Warrior WWE A&E Biography

Growing up, the Ultimate Warrior was my favorite pro wrestler. He was colorful, intense, and relentless — a comic book character come to life, with face paint and tassels to boot. Thankfully, I decided to attend WrestleMania XXX in 2014, which wound up being the Ultimate Warrior’s final run with WWE. It was an incredible weekend of events, capped off by his prophetic words on Monday Night RAW. This past Sunday, the latest WWE A&E Biography was all about the life and career of this icon of the squared circle. Did it delve deep or was it simply a puff piece? Read on for my thoughts.

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Book Review: WWE Superstar Handbook

DK Publishing is back with another WWE book, and this one is just in time for WrestleMania: WWE Superstar Handbook! Written by Jake Black, this 208-page paperback book is filled with stats and facts on more than 300 WWE Superstars. Alexa Bliss, The Rock, Roman Reigns, Hulk Hogan, Andre The Giant, Bret Hart, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch — they’re all in here! Check out my video review below to get a look at what’s inside and whether or not you should buy a copy of this new book. Enjoy!

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The Squared Circle by David Shoemaker

The Squared Circle by David Shoemaker was released in 2013, and it examines the careers of deceased professional wrestlers. Not exactly the most uplifting premise, yet the author tackles different eras, promotions, and grapplers with aplomb. Almost all of the big-name wrestlers who are no longer with us are featured in this book, including Chris Benoit, Owen Hart, Brian Pillman, and more.

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Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever

The Ultimate Warrior was my favorite wrestler as a child. His colorful, high-energy, over-the-top persona grabbed my attention and captivated my imagination. There were mat tacticians, high-flyers, brawlers, and then there was the Ultimate Warrior. He was an amalgamation of styles, which made him unique. He had a more impressive physique than Hulk Hogan, colorful attire that rivaled Macho Man Randy Savage’s iconic outfits, and he could fly around the ring like in a way unlike anyone his size was doing. Unfortunately, Warrior’s life was cut short at the age of 54. He died on April 8, 2014. I saw him the day before. Thankfully, there are several ways to reflect on the man and his career, including Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever, a beautiful hardback book from Insight Editions.

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Book Review – Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever

W10218I recently picked up a copy of the new WWE book, Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever. Below are my thoughts on it and whether or not it’s worth your time and money.

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