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Release Schedule (20 June)

One new entry this week: WWE: Then. Now. Forever. Vol. 3

This anthology collects stories celebrating some of WWE’s most memorable moments.

Go further than what you get to see on WWE Network. WWE: Then. Now. Forever. Volume Three brings you back to some of the most shocking moments of WWE’s past! Be there when Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and Randy “Macho Man” Savage lock horns at Wrestlemania III, watch The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin seek WWE supremacy, and go along for the ride with D-Generation X as they head down South…

An all-star team of writers and artists, including Aaron Gillespie (New Challengers), Andy Belanger (Southern Cross), Kendall Goode (Maze Runner: The Death Cure) and Tini Howard (Rick & Morty), take WWE’s greatest hits to comics and invite you to take a peek behind the curtain.


Titles in bold are new additions. Titles in italics have changed release date in the past week.

17 July: Eggshells: Pro Wrestling In The Tokyo Dome

31 July: WWE Vol. 3: Roman Empire by Dennis Hopeless

7 August: Creating the Mania: An Inside Look at How Wrestlemania Comes to Life  by Jon Robinson

7 August: King of Strong Style: 1980-2014 by Shinsuke Nakamura (Author),‎ Jocelyne Allen (Translator)

23 August: I’m Sorry, I Love You: A History of Professional Wrestling by Jim Smallman

8 September: Gene Kiniski: Canadian Wrestling Legend by Steven Verrier

18 September: Death of the Territories: Expansion, Betrayal and the War That Changed Pro Wrestling by Tim Hornbaker

30 September: Pro-Wrestling: A Comprehensive Reference Guide by Lew Freedman

2 October: WWE: The World of the Rock by Steven Pantaleo

2 October: The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling: A Hardcore, High-Flying, No-Holds-Barred History of the One True Sport by Aubrey Sitterson and Chris Moreno

30 October: WWE: Then, Now, Forever Vol. 2 by Dennis Hopeless

6 November: WWE Original Graphic Novel: Undertaker

18 December: WWE Vol. 4: Women’s Evolution by Dennis Hopeless

19 February 2019: Own Your Life: How to Make Yourself Positively Unstoppable by Diamond Dallas Page

19 March: WWE: The Official Cookbook by Allison Robicelli

19 March: WWE: Then. Now. Forever. Vol. 3

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My New Book: Have A Good Week… Till Next Week

I’ve just released a new book, Have A Good Week… Till Next Week

For six years, the stars of Britain’s ITV wrestling told their stories to Fighting Spirit Magazine’s John Lister. Now these in-depth biographies of more than 50 grapplers come together in the ultimate history of the ‘World of Sport’ era. From Adrian Street to William Regal, from Tiny Tom Thumb to Giant Haystacks, these are the true stories of amazing lives in and out of the ring.

The full list of contents in the 400-page books is:

Adrian Street
Albert Wall & Gwyn Davies
Big Daddy
Billy Robinson
Blackjack Mulligan
Blondie Barratt
Brian Dixon
Brian Maxine
British Bulldogs
Catweazle
Chic Cullen
Chris Adams
Colin Joynson
Danny Collins
Dave Taylor
Doc Dean
Drew McDonald
George Kidd
Giant Haystacks
Jackie Pallo
Jackie Turpin
Jim Breaks
John Cox
John Freemantle
John Kenny
John Naylor
Johnny Kidd
Johnny Kincaid
Johnny Saint
Kendo Nagasaki
Kid Chocolate
Klondyke Kate
Kung Fu
Len Ironside
Les Kellett
Mal Kirk
Mal Sanders
Mark Rocco
Marty Jones
Mel Stuart
Mick McManus
Mike Marino
Mitzi Mueller
Orig Williams
Pete Roberts
Ray Robinson
Ricky Knight
Robbie Brookside
Scrubber Daly
Sheamus Dunleavy
Steve Grey
Tom Thumb
Tony St Clair
Tony Walsh
William Regal
Cup Final Day
Holiday Camps
Pre-TV Era
Royal Albert Hall
Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland
The Calgary Connection
Wembley Arena
Joint Promotions

 

You can check out my other books at the dedicated page on this site.

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Release Schedule (13 June)

We now have some details on Creating the Mania: An Inside Look at How Wrestlemania Comes to Life  by Jon Robinson, which is focused on WrestleMania 34 rather than the history of the event:

 

Creating the Mania takes fans backstage with an all-access pass to the behind-the-scenes stories of WrestleMania 34, which is set to take place in April 2018. Follow the yearlong life cycle of WWE’s biggest event, from how the storylines were developed to how the host city was selected, from the logistics and planning behind hosting over 70,000 members of the WWE Universe to the rivalries and matches playing out inside the ring, in a book that chronicles the events leading up to the “Showcase of the Immortals.”

This journey includes exclusive interviews with top Superstars, including Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Kevin Owens, The Miz, and “Phenomenal” A.J. Styles, breaking down their year leading up to ’Mania and the highs and lows that go along with being a WWE Superstar ― pushing their hardest, all with the samegoal in mind . . . to main event WrestleMania.


Titles in bold are new additions. Titles in italics have changed release date in the past week.

17 July: Eggshells: Pro Wrestling In The Tokyo Dome

31 July: WWE Vol. 3: Roman Empire by Dennis Hopeless

7 August: Creating the Mania: An Inside Look at How Wrestlemania Comes to Life  by Jon Robinson

7 August: King of Strong Style: 1980-2014 by Shinsuke Nakamura (Author),‎ Jocelyne Allen (Translator)

23 August: I’m Sorry, I Love You: A History of Professional Wrestling by Jim Smallman

8 September: Gene Kiniski: Canadian Wrestling Legend by Steven Verrier

18 September: Death of the Territories: Expansion, Betrayal and the War That Changed Pro Wrestling by Tim Hornbaker

30 September: Pro-Wrestling: A Comprehensive Reference Guide by Lew Freedman

2 October: WWE: The World of the Rock by Steven Pantaleo

2 October: The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling: A Hardcore, High-Flying, No-Holds-Barred History of the One True Sport by Aubrey Sitterson and Chris Moreno

30 October: WWE: Then, Now, Forever Vol. 2 by Dennis Hopeless

6 November: WWE Original Graphic Novel: Undertaker

18 December: WWE Vol. 4: Women’s Evolution by Dennis Hopeless

19 February 2019: Own Your Life: How to Make Yourself Positively Unstoppable by Diamond Dallas Page

19 March: WWE: The Official Cookbook by Allison Robicelli

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