Post by dirtyoldman on Dec 18, 2019 10:28:45 GMT -5
Just my thoughts after reading it
He has some memory or he took some really detailed notes about everything and every match. Hell, he can even remember what he had for dinner when in Japan in the 80s.
He doesn't half have a high opinion of himself...but maybe he's right...?
For big tough guys, there's alot of wrestlers who get tears in their eyes. It became an absolute joke the amount of times that phrase was used, surely Bret himself must have been taking the piss.
He did a hell of a lot of shagging.
There's an awful lot of bastards in the wrestling world. For everything Bret did, he's a saint compared what seems like a industry of bullies.
He has nothing but praise for Owen.
I was surprised that Bret was the second youngest male of the children. I was under the impression he was one of the older kids. That must have made the older brothers jealous as f*** that their 2 youngest brothers did the best.
Hes not shy about calling Bruce out. I imagine he (and some of his other siblings) must have been raging when he saw what was wrote about him.
I can see why Bulldog never got to be WWF champ despite everyone in the UK wishing it. If you're headlining the biggest show ever in your own country and winning a title, don't be a dick and spend the weeks beforehand getting high on crack and nearly f***ing it up.
Sad to hear Christmas with his kids.
Sad to hear how the ultimate warrior seemed indifferent to a make a wish kid and Razor dismissing a kid dressed up like him for an autograph. Like I said, despite his faults,Bret was grateful to the fans and would make time for them.
He shagged alot of woman that weren't his wife.
US - amazon.com/dp/B09MZXWQP5 UK - amazon.co.uk/dp/B09MZXWQP5
It's a great book about wrestling and that family. Owen obviously shines throughout the book, but so does Bret's clear love of Bulldog, despite being willing to discuss Davey's flaws.
It's also a really dark book in parts too. But, I feel like it seems like it was cathartic for Bret to publish? He confessed to some demons, wrote out his frustrations and angers, and then.. spent the next decade slowly burying all his old grudges.
Its an important book for fans but I feel like it was equally important for Bret in facing up to his own demons.
Despite how much we all enjoy taking the piss out of some of it, such as "tears in his eyes" to Bret's unabashed glorification of himself, it really is a tremendous read. It's the closest thing we'll ever get to a definitive account of the history of pro wrestling from someone who lived through it.
I've read the book and it's a good one. He's honest about a lot of things and doesn't hold back about his feelings about various people both good and bad. There are some pretty funny stories mixed in as well, including some funny stories about Vince McMahon and of course, some of Owen's jokes. It's a long book but it'll hold your interest well.