When Hulk Hogan hoisted the seven-foot-four, five-hundred-pound Andre the Giant into the air and over his head, the crowd fell briefly silent, as if not quite able to believe what was happening. As the Giant crashed to the canvas with a great THUD!, a roar went up from the crowd. It was pandemonium!
Goosebump-raising moments like this one at 1987's WrestleMania III in Pontiac, Michigan, are what sports-entertainment is all about. Now fans can relive sixteen years of these electrifying events through vibrant color photographs, previously untold insider anecdotes, and an exclusive DVD of WrestleMania 's greatest moments.
In WrestleMania: The Official Insider's Story, Basil V. DeVito Jr. -- a man with intimate knowledge of the past sixteen years of WrestleMania -- takes fans on a journey into the squared circle and into the private worlds behind the curtain and behind the boardroom doors.
Fans will be treated to:
Whether you're a new fan or an old mark, you don't know sports-entertainment unless you know about the sixteen-year history of its crowning jewel, WrestleMania !
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Basil V. Devito Jr. is president of the XFL and a longtime employee of World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. DeVito and his wife have twin sons and live in Weston, Connecticut.From School Library Journal:
Adult/High School-Some people consider WrestleMania the greatest event in the history of sports entertainment. It is the marriage of sports stars, celebrities, singers, and politicians. Aficionados can relive the most electrifying moments from the first contest held in 1985 at Madison Square Garden to "WrestleMania XVI's Fatal Four-Way Title Match with Triple H, Cactus Jack, the Big Show and The Rock." This engaging coffee-table book has striking, hair-raising photographs, incredible moments of fan pandemonium, and oodles of behind-the-scenes stories, and it comes bundled with an exclusive DVD that underscores the great "Championship matches that link WrestleMania events through the years." If you buy but one wrestling book this year, let this be the one.
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