Sunday, October 04, 2015

Book Tier List

Tier 1: Best of the Best
Chokehold by Jim Wilson, Wrestlers are Like Seagulls by JJ Dillon, Tangled Ropes by Superstar Billy Graham, Listen You Pencil Neck Geeks by Freddie Blassie, Have a Nice Day by Mick Foley, Hitman by Bret Hart, Foley is Good by Mick Foley, A Lion’s Tale by Chris Jericho, Hooker by Lou Thesz, My Life in Wrestling by Gary Hart

Tier 2: Highly Recommended
Midnight Express 25th Anniversary Scrapbook by Jim Cornette, Inside Out by Ole Anderson, Cheating Death Stealing Life by Eddie Guerrero, Broken Harts: The Life and Death of Owen Hart by Martha Hart, Queen of the Ring by Jeff Leen, To Be the Man by Ric Flair, The Pain and the Passion by Heath McCoy, Mondo Lucha A Go-Go by Dan Madigan, The Cowboy and the Cross by Bill Watts, National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly that Strangled Pro Wrestling by Tim Hornbaker, Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels by Greg Oliver and Steven Johnson, It’s Good to Be the King Sometimes by Jerry Lawler, Blood in the Cage by L. Jon Wertheim, Fall Guys by Marcus Griffin, Walking a Golden Mile by William Regal, Catch Wrestling by Mark Hewitt, Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams by Greg Oliver and Steven Johnson, No Holds Barred: Evolution by Clyde Gentry, Total MMA by Jonathan Snowden, Becoming the Natural by Randy Couture, Stone Cold Truth by Steve Austin, Pure Dynamite by Dynamite Kid, More than Just Hardcore by Terry Funk, Brisco by Jack Brisco, Undisputed by Chris Jericho, Let's Get It On by John McCarthy, Last Outlaw by Stan Hansen, King of New Orleans by Greg Klein, Shooters by Jonathan Snowden, Mad Dogs Midgets and Screw Jobs by Pat LaPrade and Bertrand Hebert, Hardcore Truth by Bob Holly, Pound for Pound by Brian D'Souza, Rags Paper and Pins by Jim Cornette and Mark James, Is This Legal? by Art Davie and Sean Wheelock, Live as a Man Die as a Man Become a Man by Enson Inoue, Grappler: Memoirs of a Masked Madman by Lynn Denton, Kamala Speaks by Kamala, Yes by Daniel Bryan, My Fight Your Fight by Ronda Rousey, Backlund by Bob Backlund

Tier 3: Solid Reads
Ringside: A History of Professional Wrestling in America by Scott Beekman, How Dr. Death Became Dr. Life by Steve Williams, Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Canadians by Greg Oliver, Batista Unleashed by Dave Batista, Rise and Fall of ECW by Thom Loverro, Hardy Boyz: Exist to Inspire by Matt and Jeff Hardy, Bruiser Brody by Emerson Murray, Stu Hart: A Lord of the Ring by Marsha Erb, Gorgeous George by John Capouya, Bang Your Head by Missing Link, Heart for the Fight by Brian Stann, The World According to Dutch by Dutch Mantell, Catch Wrestling Round 2 by Mark Hewitt, Little Evil by Jens Pulver, Made in America by Matt Hughes, Got Fight? by Forrest Griffin, 100 Years of Australian Professional Wrestling by Libnan Ayoub, Swimming with Piranhas by Howard Brody, Top 100 Pro Wrestlers of All Time by John Molinaro, Bodyslams by Gary Michael Cappetta, Brody by Larry Matysik and Barbara Goodish, Wrestling at the Chase by Larry Matysik, Bobby the Brain: Wrestling’s Bad Boy Tells All by Bobby Heenan, Reflections of an American Dream by Dusty Rhodes, Controversy Creates Cash by Eric Bischoff, Why I Fight by B.J. Penn, Godfather of Grappling by Gene LeBell, Lita: A Less Traveled Road by Lita, Hardcore Diaries by Mick Foley, Adam Copeland On Edge by Edge, Heartbreak and Triumph by Shawn Michaels, Between the Ropes by Brian Fritz and Christopher Murray, Brawl by Erich Krauss, Hardcore History by Scott Williams, Drawing Heat the Hard Way by Larry Matysik, Countdown to Lockdown by Mick Foley, MMA Encyclopedia by Jonathan Snowden and Kendall Shields, Straight from the Hart by Bruce Hart, Too Much Too Soon by Tony Atlas, Wrestling Reality by Chris Kanyon, Last Laugh by Bill De Mott, Hey Boy Where'd You Get Them Ears by Paul Boesch, Gatekeeper by Gary Goodridge, Nikita: A Tale of the Ring and Redemption by Nikita Koloff, Hacksaw: The Jim Duggan Story by Hacksaw Jim Duggan, From the Fields to the Garden by Stitch Duran, Uncaged by Frank Shamrock, Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: Heroes and Icons by Steven Johnson and Greg Oliver, Superfly by Jimmy Snuka, The Three Count by Jimmy Korderas, Fightnomics by Reed Kuhn, Into the Cage by Nick Gullo, Best in the World by Chris Jericho, Capitol Revolution by Tim Hornbaker, Damn Why Did I Write This Book by JTG

Tier 4: Only If You Have Particular Interest in the Subject
Assassin: The Man Behind the Mask by Joe Hamilton, Behind the Mask by Rey Mysterio, Bruno Sammartino: An Autobiography of Wrestling’s Living Legend by Bruno Sammartino, Mouth of the South by Jimmy Hart, Arn Anderson 4 Ever by Arn Anderson, King of the Ring by Harley Race, Sex Lies and Headlocks by Shaun Assael and Mike Mooneyham, In the Pit with Piper by Roddy Piper, Hollywood Hulk Hogan by Hulk Hogan, Ring of Hell by Matthew Randazzo, My Life Outside the Ring by Hulk Hogan, Is That Wrestling Fake by Ivan Koloff, Under the Mat by Diana Hart, The Solie Chronicles by Robert Allyn, Chairshots and Other Obstacles by Bobby Heenan, Adventures in Larryland by Larry Zbyszko, Ted DiBiase: The Million Dollar Man by Ted DiBiase, I’m Next by Bill Goldberg, Whatever Happened to Gorgeous George by Joe Jares, First Lady of Wrestling by Missy Hyatt, Life and Legacy of Frank Gotch by Mike Chapman, It's True It's True by Kurt Angle, Octagon by Kevin Lynch, Iceman: My Fighting Life by Chuck Liddell, Inside the Lion’s Den by Ken Shamrock, Tales from a Dirt Road by Dutch Mantell, The Road Warriors: Danger, Death and the Rush of Wrestling by Animal, Often Imitated Never Duplicated by Lou Albano, Woo Mercy Daddy by Jimmy Valiant, Masked Decisions by Vincent Evans, The Voice of Reason by Chael P. Sonnen, When Wrestling Was Rasslin by Peter Birkholz, Wrestling with the Devil by Lex Luger, Mid Atlantic Memories by Mike Mooneyham, The Third Man by James Beard, Fight for the Forgotten by Justin Wren

Tier 5: Avoid

Wrestling with the Truth by Downtown Bruno, Master of the Iron Claw by Fritz Von Erich, The Story of the Development of NWA TNA by Jerry Jarrett, Tales from the Ring by Tito Santana, First Goddess of the Squared Circle by Fabulous Moolah, Rock Says by Rock, Rope Opera: How WCW Killed Vince Russo by Vince Russo, Gordon Solie: Something Left Behind by Robert and Pamela Allyn, If They Only Knew by Chyna, Positively Page by Diamond Dallas Page, Forgiven by Vince Russo, True Lies and Alibis by Blackjack Mulligan, Be Ready When the Shit Goes Down by Forrest Griffin, Every Man Has His Price by Ted DiBiase, Oklahoma Shooter: The Dan Hodge Story by Mike Chapman, This Is Gonna Hurt by Tito Ortiz, Sheikh of Baghdad by Adnan Al Kaissy, Cross Rhodes by Goldust, Death Clutch by Brock Lesnar, Say Uncle by Jake Shannon, Wrestling the Hulk by Linda Hogan, Best of Times by Jerry Jarrett, If You Don't Want the Answer Don't Ask the Question by Bill Dundee, Physical Chess by Billy Robinson, From Prison to Promise by Booker T, 1000 Lives by Dick Slater, 50 Greatest Wrestlers of All Time by Larry Matysik, It's Time by Bruce Buffer, Animal by George Steele, Hart Strings by Julie Hart, Who's Your Daddy by Ryan Danes, Multiple Personalities of Mark Lewin by Mark Lewin, Wrestling for My Life by Shawn Michaels, My Rise to Wrestling Royalty by Booker T, I Probably Screwed You Too by Kenny Bolin