Swimming with Piranhas : Surviving the Politics of Professional Wrestling

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-01
  • Publisher: Ecw Press
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Howard Brody gives a first-hand account of how he's been able to survive the world of pro wrestling politics-despite getting his nose bloodied along the way. Delving into his long, trying history with the squared circle, he details important encounters-both good and bad-with some of professional wrestling's most powerful and creative figures, including Vince and Linda McMahon, Eric Bischoff, Paul Heyman, Tod Gordon, Antonio Inoki, Hiro Matsuda, the Funks, Dusty Rhodes, Jim Cornette and Hulk Hogan.

Author Biography

Howard Brody is a wrestling promoter and was president of the National Wrestling Alliance from 1996 to 2001. He is the coauthor of Dusty: Reflections of an American Dream. He lives in Las Vegas. James E. Cornette is a legendary wrestling manager.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. IX
Forewordp. XI
Introductionp. XIII
Where Have You Wrestled?p. 1
Political Science 101p. 12
There's No Substitute For Experiencep. 30
Changing Timesp. 62
Eureka!p. 79
WOW! No, WWOW!p. 100
Flight Of The Bumblebeep. 126
Running On Emptyp. 148
Riding The Roller Coasterp. 167
1994p. 196
The Good, The Bad And The Downright Scaryp. 222
Journey Of A Ring Warriorp. 246
King Of The Carniesp. 278
Hail To The Chiefp. 301
Life After The NWAp. 372
Against All Oddsp. 399
Final Thoughtsp. 409
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