Various News: Randy Savage, Austin, Wrestling Books
-- On Kevin Sullivan's official website, he has comments from Lanny Poffo about Randy Savage's Wrestlemania IV title win, Elizabeth and the angle where Jake Roberts' cobra bit Savage's arm. You can check that out at http://www.kevinsullivanbooks.com/
-- The Expendables, featuring Steve Austin and Randy Couture, releases tomorrow on DVD and Blu-Ray.
-- If the soon to be released WWE Championship book sells well, there is talk of doing a similar book about the World Title
-- WWE has numerous children's books in the works, which will feature Hornswoggle, Kofi Kingston, Undertaker, Kane and an "Ultimate Guide" to WWE for 2011.
-- Former ECW star Jasmine St. Claire has released her memoir, What The Hell Was I Thinking? Confessions of the World's Most Controversial Sex Symbol. You can order the book here.
-- Here is the listing of upcoming wrestling books:
- November 30th: WWE Championship: Sports-Entertainment's Most Coveted Prize Uncovered by Kevin Sullivan
For over half a century, Superstars have battled to win the WWE Championship. While the name may have changed, the prestige attached to the championship has exploded. That is due in no small part to the immortals of wrestling who have held this coveted title—Bruno Sammartino taking the title from the first holder, Buddy Rogers...the totally unexpected win of "Superstar" Billy Graham...Hulk Hogan's win over the Iron Sheik, who had refused a payoff to injure Hogan...Andre the Giant's surrender of the title to Ted DiBiase...the newcomer win of the Undertaker...the commanding wrestling abilities of Bret Hart...Shawn Michaels's win in Montreal...the stunning victories of Stone Cold Steve Austin...the triumph of the People's Champion, The Rock...Triple H playing the game...the never-surrender attitude of John Cena. This is the chronicle of how the title that is now known as the WWE Championship became sports-entertainment's most coveted prize.
- December 1st: WWE Confidential by Aaron Feigenbaum
- December 7th: WWE Cross Rhodes - Goldust Out of the Darkness by Dustin Rhodes and Mark Vancil
He first burst onto the scene in the nineties, covered in gold face paint and exhibiting a one-of-a- kind flamboyant style that bewildered his foes and thrilled his fans. Inside the ring, Goldust is as tough as they come, known for using outrageous mind games and taking down his opponents with unparalleled ruthlessness. It's no surprise, then, that wrestling is in his blood; Goldust is the son of Dusty Rhodes, "The American Dream."
What is it like to be the son of a wrestling icon and follow him into the same profession? In this no-holds-barred account, Dustin Rhodes speaks frankly and openly about his journey. He talks about being a young boy who desperately missed his dad. A young man who only wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and threw aside a football scholarship to eke out a meager existence in regional wrestling. A green wrestler struggling to prove to his peers that his work, not his name, had gotten him to where he was. Rhodes describes how, in the midst of a painful five-year estrangement with his father, he finally made a name for himself as Goldust and then let it all go, tumbling into a descent of self-medication that led him away from a red-hot career as a WWE Superstar and nearly cost him his life.
When he finally hit bottom, Rhodes knew where to look for help from the family he always had: his father and World Wrestling Entertainment. When he got clean and sober and was offered the chance to wrestle for WWE, he snapped up the offer. The everyday existence of life on the road, working with and watching the new Superstars— like his brother Cody Rhodes—has reminded Rhodes of why he loves being a wrestler.