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FIRST LOOK AT DANIEL BRYAN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, NEW BOOK TO TRACE THE MCMAHON EMPIRE, JJ DILLON AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2014-08-05 11:38:18
As he told us over the weekend in the PWInsider Elite section, JJ Dillon has started making plans for a second book. His first "Wrestlers Are Like Seagulls" is one of the best books ever on the business. The book likely won't be published for a few years.

Crowbar Press will soon be re-printing the classic wrestling book "Whatever Happened to Gorgeous George?" with additional material including a new interview with the author Joe Jores.

The following cover artwork was released for the forthcoming WWE Daniel Bryan autobiography "Yes! My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of Wrestlemania" -

Wrestling historian Tim Hornbaker, who wrote the excellent NWA book several years ago, has written a book tracing the rise of the McMahon empire in professional wrestling. The book is titled, "Capitol Revolution: The Rise of the McMahon Wrestling Empire". Promotional material for the book, which is slated to be released in March 2015, reads:

For decades, the Capitol Wrestling Corporation was considered the heart of the professional wrestling world. The Capitol territory — from Boston southward to Washington, D.C. — enjoyed lucrative box office receipts, and New York’s Madison Square Garden was center stage. Three generations of McMahons have controlled wrestling in that storied building and have since created the most powerful wrestling company the world has ever known.

Capitol Revolution: The Rise of the McMahon Wrestling Empire documents the growth and evolution of pro wrestling under the stewardships of the McMahons, highlighting the many trials and tribulations beginning in the early 20th century: clashes with rival promoters, government inquests, and routine problems with the potent National Wrestling Alliance monopoly. In the ring, superstars such as Buddy Rogers and Bruno Sammartino entertained throngs of fans, and internationally Capitol became well known for its stellar pool of vibrant performers.

Covering the transition from old-school wrestling, under the WWWF banner, to the pop-cultural juggernaut of the mid- to late-’80s WWF, Tim Hornbaker’s Capitol Revolution is the detailed history of how the McMahons outlasted their opponents and fostered a billion-dollar empire.