By Kindle Customer on Oct 24, I became a fan of Jericho when he started showing flashes of turning into a heel with his post-match tantrum following a loss. I could see he had the charisma and talent to make it into a big time superstar. Then he came out with the Monday Night Jericho t-shirt which I was unable to afford back in the day and the Ralphus angle, I totally started to love the guy. For the life of me, I could never figure out why WCW never gave him the chance to be the guy. Jericho should have known that WCW was bad news when Bischoff called him to fly to Atlanta to sign a contract, while only a few hours later, booker Kevin Sullivan called Jericho to tell him he needs to come in for a try-out, not knowing he was already on his way to sign a contract! The book starts brilliantly with the countdown to the new millennium
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Who knew he is more than just a pretty face? Any fan of autobiographies would, I think, really enjoy this book.
The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Oct 17, Ryan Jackson rated it it was amazing. And Chris himself comes off as a total dork — even more so than he intended. Newer Post Older Post Home.
Oct 10, Brandy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This guy, on the other I have this urge, to call this the single best pro-wrestling book ever written, but [unfortunately] I myself read only a few of those. Download Image Download Image. It should be expanded to provide more balanced coverage that includes real-world context. The Best in the World: Whether ripped-off by promoters, robbed at gunpoint or nearly paralysed after landing on his head during a match, Chris maintained his courage, determination and sense of humour about this dangerous and enthralling sport.
Join Me on Twitter Tweets by retropwrestling. Show More Show Less. It did teach about his life. Five days later, Jericho sent a fax to Eric Bischoff, the day his WCW contract expired, to thank him for all the opportunities spanndex been given, in his three years there. And all of these adventures are presented in such an entertaining way with all of the jokes so fluidly intertwining with the story.
A story of a childhood dream fulfilled, and all the ups and downs and so forth that go with it. Everyone will surely find great joy in reading through this all-but-common journey of professional wrestlers of the s. I enjoyed this book. Popular Tags Blog Archives. Jericho spends as much time talking about what happens behind the curtain as he does about the matches, making for an entertaining book.
Around the Woorld in Spandex is probably my favorite book in my personal library. I laughed out loud at least twice in every chapter, and Spanded cried like a baby. Jericho would continue to gain experience around the world in places like Mexico, Japan, Germany, and eventually in the good old US of A. I would highly recommend this book as a great time killer. In the journey of reading jerihco book the author humorously mocks himself in his adolescentsExperiments worod his prime youthand further on supports himself and his will as an adult and fights back when looked down as a person who will never make it big in the world of professional wrestling.
The book is followed by a sequel, Undisputed: Most Related.
A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex
The book then flashes back to his early years, as a seven-year-old growing up in Winnipeg , Manitoba , Canada. As he reached his teens, Jericho would later engage with WWF wrestlers, who would be staying at nearby hotels, when performing in the Winnipeg area. Jericho states it was shortly after this time that this was when his path to becoming a professional wrestler became written in stone, as he watched Owen Hart , who was of a similar build perform his entrance. Jericho promptly wrote to the address on the screen, hoping to enroll.
A Lions’ Tale: Around The World in Spandex – Chris Jericho Book Review
Shelves: favorites I have this urge, to call this the single best pro-wrestling book ever written, but [unfortunately] I myself read only a few of those. Chris just hijacks your attention and takes you on a ride of your or his, to be exact life. I live a boring existence: a gray apartment, some basic education to stand on and an office job situated in the district of HELL. This guy, on the other I have this urge, to call this the single best pro-wrestling book ever written, but [unfortunately] I myself read only a few of those. And not today, when many future "superstars" get a cozy developmental deal with WWE and then travel the world locked in a plane-rental-hotel-arena-home circle.