Remember the time Goldust ran over “Rowdy” Roddy Piper in his gold Cadillac? How about when Randy Orton battled Mick Foley with a barbed-wire bat named “Barbie”?

When you ask a WWE Superstar what his favorite match is, you might be surprised by his answer. But that’s the thing about a phrase like “favorite match.” It’s not about the greatest match in their careers or the time they won their first title. It’s about the moments that stand out and make them smile. Sometimes, it’s the same smile they had when they left the ring, face full of blood and sweat, to the roars of thousands. Sometimes, it’s the smile they tried so hard to hide when anything and everything seemed to go so wrong that even the ring announcer was accidentally injured in their struggle. And sometimes, it’s the smile only the showmen themselves share with each other as brothers in battle with one goal in mind: doing whatever it takes to put on the best show possible, even if it means landing on a few thousand thumbtacks along the way.

These are their stories, straight from the Superstars who performed some of the most memorable matches in WWE history. These are the most unexpected, the most brutal, the most hilarious, and the most unforgettable moments of their careers—captured in their own words.

“This book is like 26 biographies in one book. Guys like Triple H, The Miz, and Randy Orton have not written a book yet, but they wrote a chapter in this book so it was like getting a preview of what their book might look like if they ever write one.”

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“This book is like 26 biographies in one book. Guys like Triple H, The Miz, and Randy Orton have not written a book yet, but they wrote a chapter in this book so it was like getting a preview of what their book might look like if they ever write one.”
“I really enjoyed this book. Most of the stories were good. I learned more about what goes into these matches and how the wrestlers feel about it. As a lifelong wrestling fan, I’ve often wondered what wrestlers are thinking during their matches, especially the bigger pay per view matches, and now I know.”

Tanie’s Reviews

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Tanie’s Reviews

“I really enjoyed this book. Most of the stories were good. I learned more about what goes into these matches and how the wrestlers feel about it. As a lifelong wrestling fan, I’ve often wondered what wrestlers are thinking during their matches, especially the bigger pay per view matches, and now I know.”
“This is a great concept and executed well, stories from guys that don't usually give kayfabe interviews and stories from autobiographies that you'd never read and they'd never write.”

Al Smith, Goodreads

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Al Smith, Goodreads

“This is a great concept and executed well, stories from guys that don't usually give kayfabe interviews and stories from autobiographies that you'd never read and they'd never write.”
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About the Author

Jon Robinson

Jon Robinson is an award-winning author and journalist whose work has appeared across media including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, GamePro, and IGN.com. He has written eight books, including Rumble Road, The Attitude Era, NXT: The Future is Now, and Creating the Mania. His book, The Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever won the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Biography.