Saturday, February 17, 2024

Business is About to Pick Up!

Business Is About to Pick Up!: 50 Years of Wrestling in 50 Unforgettable CallsBusiness Is About to Pick Up!: 50 Years of Wrestling in 50 Unforgettable Calls by Jim Ross
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a Netgalley score. Netgalley still thinks I'm cool.

Anyway, I didn't know what to expect from this since Good Old JR already has two wrestling books out that cover 99% of his career but it wound up being my favorite of the three.

This book celebrates Jim Ross's 50 years of wrestling by revisiting 50 points during his life, from working for Bill Watts and Leroy McGuirk in NWA Tri-State to Mid-South to the Flair vs. Steamboat trilogy to the WWF/WWE and beyond. The deeper focus on those various points make this a worthwhile read for anyone who enjoyed JR's previous books. It doesn't feel like he's treading the same ground, even though it easy could.

My one minor quibble is that by the time it comes out, the AEW chapters will already be a year out of date since the Brawl-Out just happened and CM Punk is still with the company but with the enormous lead time in publishing, that's actually pretty current.

4 out of 5 stars. JR probably has another book in him yet with all the juicy road stories he hasn't shared yet.

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