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By Mike Johnson on 2017-11-22 12:26:00

Longtime WWE wrestler and backstage staffer "The Brooklyn Brawler" Steve Lombardi quietly released an autobiography Brawler Unfiltered this month.  It is currently only available via Amazon as an EBook for Kindle, featuring a foreword by Eric Bischoff.

Tulsa World featured a piece on WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross and the winding and tragic road his book Slobberknocker (which is a tremendously great read) took on the road to publication at this link.   Ross has the following book signing appearances scheduled: 

Sunday 11/26 at 4 PM Central at Barnes & Noble (8620 East 71st Street) in Tulsa, OK.

Wednesday 11/29 at 7 PM Central at Barnes & Noble (3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd) in Metairie, LA 

Tuesday 12/5 at 6 PM Eastern at Barnes & Noble (97 Warren Street) in NYC

Wednesday 12/6 at 7 PM Eastern at Bookends (211 East Ridgewood Avenue) in Ridgewood, NJ

A Big Van Vader autobiography has been completed and will be released around Wrestlemania 34.  The book was co-written by Kenny Casanova, who did an amazing job on the Kamala autobiography and is working as well on the forthcoming Brutus Beefcake and Dangerous Danny Davis books.

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley will be going back on the road with a new one man stage show celebrating the 20 year anniversary of his 1997 Hell in A Cell match against the Undertaker.  Foley will be doing a 20 date tour with stops across the United States and Canada starting on 4/11 in Chicago, culminating with a date on 6/28 in Pittsburgh, PA, twenty years to the day he was thrown off the top of the Cell and then chokeslammed through it in the Steel City.    Tickets for the tour will go on sale on 12/1.  A full listing of dates and additional details will be announced soon at

April "AJ Lee" Mendez-Brooks' book Crazy is My Superpower will be released in paperback in April 2018.  If you haven't read it, it really is an excellent book.

A really fascinating book has also been released Kayfabe: Stories You're Not Supposed to Hear from a Pro Wrestling Production Company Owner by Kayfabe Commentaries' Sean Oliver was released this week in softcover and EBook form.  Promotional material for the book notes, "If you thought the world of pro wrestling was wild, imagine what you haven’t seen on TV and in the ring. Add to that the backdrop of building a renegade production company, negotiating with impossible wrestling talent, and hosting groundbreaking, shoot-style programming, and you have the story of Sean Oliver. Sean has seen industry-wide accolades for the company he co-founded and for which he serves as frontman. But there are also the threats, stories of abuse, and moments of downright hilarity that you haven’t known...until now. Watch the unpredictable and unconventional story through Sean’s eyes." 

I've read the first chapter, which tells the tale of Oliver's dealings with Marcus Bagwell and if the rest of the book is as strong as the first chapter, this will be one you don't want to let fly under the radar.

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