The Death of WCW: 10th Anniversary Edition is available now in Hardback, Paperback and Amazon Kindle!

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The Death of WCW: 10th Anniversary Edition by WrestleCrap co-founder R.D Reynolds and Figure Four Online’s Bryan Alvarez is now available on Amazon in Hardback, Paperback, and Kindle formats!

The book has been completely revised and expanded with pages and pages of all new information and insight about the demise of World Championship Wrestling. If you liked the first edition of the book, you’ll love the new 10th Anniversary Edition!

Plus, if you order the book thru this link you also help support WrestleCrap and keep the Crap a-comin’ your way.

So, what are you waiting for?! 

Get to ordering, and prepare to re-live all the insanity and nonsense that was WCW’s final years!

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31 Responses to "The Death of WCW: 10th Anniversary Edition is available now in Hardback, Paperback and Amazon Kindle!"
  1. tango says:

    Will a kindle version be available?

  2. Thun says:

    Do they ship it to Brazil? That would be a way cool gift for my birthday.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Check here

      If Amazon does not, I am sure there are other online retailers who will or it will be available in your local bookstore.

  3. Jay "The Brain" Mann says:

    Pre-ordered my copy! Now I just need to get the Book of Lists and I’ll have every WrestleCrap book released.

  4. simongr81 says:

    Just ordered mine!

  5. Art0Donnell says:

    I read the original twice: once reading a few chapters at a time at a Barnes and Noble, and another time checking it out from an actual library.

    I guess I have to buy it now.

  6. MWeyer says:

    Am curious if you correct a lot in it. I remember the original version, you had reported stuff that was accepted as “fact” in 2004 like how Bischoff was running the AWA and came up with Team Challenge Series and such, just am looking forward to a much more detailed look at things.

  7. Charles Belles says:

    I preorder it already, does that mean that Mr. Reynolds will sign it for me? Either way, I loved the first one, I have all of the wrestlecrap books, and I cannot wait to see this one.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Since you ordered it thru Amazon it will arrive to you unsigned, but I’m sure R.D will be offering signed copies here on the site after the book is published in October, or he’ll be glad to sign your copy if you see him in person.

      • John C says:

        But only if you give him the secret phrase which is…Honky Tonk Mailman delivers in rain & sleet but not in the cold. Then you must take 3 steps backwards and RD will lay the signed book at your feet as you bow to him and leave silently.

  8. Charles Belles says:

    I got if off of amazon because that is what the link is on this page, also it helps the site out, and I can put it with the rest of my wrestlecrap books and my wrestlecrap archive and all over wrestlecrap dvd collection.

  9. Rocko says:

    I hope they fix why WCW died. It was not cause of Kellner. WCW was long dead by the time he put them out of their misery. WCW was losing millions which means it failed as a business. Its audience got cut in half in an extremely short amount of time.

  10. RD Reynolds says:

    Kellner was a cause. Russo was a cause. Bischoff was a cause. There were a million others that were a cause as well.

    Kellner just yanked the life support on it.

    We got into a bit more detail in the book on the various folks involved with its demise. To say one person killed it is inaccurate. This was a team effort.

    • Rocko says:

      Oh. I misunderstood as I thought you guys solely blamed Kellner for WCW’s death.

      • Deathedge says:

        I actually originally thought that to if it helps; Rereading it, I get why I got that impression, but I see what they meant better now: Kellner WAS the official cause of death in a way, but WCW was a slowly dying animal, taking bullet wound after bullet wound. Kellner was simply the final bullet.

        By the way, finally preordered and am going for the one day shipping to boot. I’m sure it will be worth it…

      • Niceler says:

        Nah, they just said “the final blow came from (Kellner)” and pointed out how, after all the stupid crap that brought the company to its knees, it was some guy (who by the way is a total dick who was responsible for axing a lot of GOOD shows as well like Animaniacs in order to pander to teenage girls) who had no knowledge of the product and simply yanked it because the ratings sucked and he didn’t like wrestling. It would be idiotic to suggest that Kellner was solely to blame because there’s no way he’d have dropped the show in his first week had its business and ratings still been strong, he’d have given them time to find a new home. And they’d have found a new home pretty easily if their reputation hadn’t already been sent down the toilet over the past three years.

    • CF says:

      To quote _BASEketball_: “It took everyone working together to lose this one.” 🙂

  11. Graves says:

    Color me VERY excited for this release. I’ve read the original, no joke, something like 11 different times. I am absolutely fascinated by the way WCW went from basically being able to print their own greenbacks one year to bleeding money at such an astonishing pace the next year. So much talent, so many resources, and so-so-so-so-so-so many egos.

  12. mfm420 says:

    as of today, amazon is now offering prime members a $1 book or kindle credit if you take slower shipping with your order. so not only can you help the site by clicking and buying via their amazon links, but do enough orders, you can get enough credit to get the book for free 🙂 (credit is valid through end of the year, so you don’t have to redeem it at the moment)

  13. Jerichoholic Ninja says:

    Hey RD,

    I got the book delivered early (last week) and I’ve already read it. And I think it’s great, though my favourite line is gone (the one about Bischoff not only throwing the first punch but kicking McMahon in the ass and punching him in the balls), but I really enjoyed the new additions.

    But there are two things:

    1) I don’t think the new material always meshes with the old stuff. Maybe I wouldn’t notice it if I hadn’t read the first one, but there’s a few cases where something is expanded upon, then later the original text is kept in tact, so there’s repetition. There was one very noticeable example, but unfortunately I can’t recall it at this moment.

    2) I enjoy some TNA stupidity as much as the next guy, but that chapter feels really tacked on. All you do is make fun of TNA, without really relating it to the mistakes of WCW. With that format, you could have easily just done one for the WWE.

    But yeah, great stuff! Maybe next you guys could do a full Monday Night War book.

  14. Niceler says:

    I ordered it on but ended up cancelling because I can get it a lot cheaper (with shipping taken into account) on next month. Regardless, I’ll definitely be buying it as I’ve read the original cover to cover at least three times.

  15. Tia says:

    Is Kindle lending turned off for this book? I have a friend who wants to read it, and I bought the Kindle version… I was hoping to be able to lend it to her.

  16. Deathedge says:

    Yo RD, I’ve loved the book so far and think most of what was added is fantastic, even though some of it could have been inserted in a bit better. I haven’t read all of it yet, but I did just want to comment on one thing that did kind of bug me in the 2000s chapter:

    I’m not really sure where anyone would get the idea that Bret vs Vince was laid out to make Vince into a sympathetic babyface. The whole build-up of the match painted Vince McMahon has a vindictive heel who was deserving of a major ass kicking (as a lot of people actually feel about Montreal) and the match was laid out to deliver exactly that. The only issues the match really had was that it went on for way too long and that they couldn’t really have a legit match between the two considering the shape Bret was in at that point. It was a gang beating, but that was because they wanted the match to be long but had to book around Bret’s inability to do much of anything at that point. It was a booking mistake, yes, but I don’t think it was meant to make us feel bad for Vince.

  17. simongr81 says:

    Just finished and loved it.

  18. Declan Murphy says:

    Hi, I really enjoyed the book the first time and I thought the 10th Anniversary Edition was amazing! I lived through the whole WCW period and it was fascinating (but terribly depressing) to read how badly the whole thing was messed up. I always preferred WCW to WWF/E because I thought the match quality in WCW was better than in the other company, and WCW seemed to put more emphasis on good wrestling rather than showy gimmicks. For the main part, anyway. At least until the late-90s, when Nash took charge. I still watched both shows of course.

    Also, I’m a big fan of your Wrestlecrap books and I was wondering if you had any plans to update them? A load of really crap stuff has happened in wrestling in the last 10 years that you could comment on, including Vince’s interviews with the US Congressional Oversight Committee, which was basically a farce. WWE has done a lot of terrible gimmicks in the last few years, and a lot of its shows have being pretty awful. They just get away with it because of their monopoly.

  19. Richard Collins says:

    I finally ordered my copy of the 10th Anniversary Edition.

    I got your original book many years ago and it revived my interest in pro-wrestling, because reading your book and remembering how much I enjoyed watching WCW Nitro on TCM(here in Australia it ran on “Turner Classic Movies” LOL!) when my parents had Optus Vision. WWF was on rival cable network Foxtel at the time, so this was my weekly hit of Pro-wrestling at home while I’d go over to my Foxtel owning friends place to watch Raw and later Smackdown.

    Your first edition brought back so many memories, and was such a trip down memory lane for me. It was so cool reading about what happened behind the scenes for the first time. I was such a Goldberg fan and I was genuinely pissed off when Scott Hall tasered him to end “the undefeated streak”… I kept on asking myself “Why the heck did they do that? Goldberg is their biggest star!”. Reading your first edition finally shed on some light on it for me and it was such a humorous book, proving at least in the wrestling world that “fact is funnier, sadder and more embarrassing than fiction”! I lost my copy of your first edition of the book sometime ago.. moving from place to place. I frequently read it many times over, many good laughs, many good/bad/sad/embarrassing WCW memories.

    I finally decided “I loved reading it, carried it with me everywhere I went sometimes…. I better get another copy and read it again”, so now the 10th anniversary edition is coming in the mail next week! I can’t wait to read it again! Especially with whatever new content you added to it!

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