New Paperback: KB’s History Of In Your House

Pay per view is one of the most important aspects of professional wrestling. You can get a lot out of television, but at the same time you need a big show to build towards. That’s where pay per view came in, though originally they were fairly infrequent. Eventually the shows became more common, and the WWF even offered a series of cheaper shows. That’s where In Your House came into play, though there was a lot more to it than just some lower priced events.

In this book, I’ll be looking at all twenty eight editions of In Your House, which ran over the course of about four years. Each show will be broken down match by match and segment by segment. Included will be analysis and ratings for the shows to see what worked and didn’t work about the entire series.

The book runs about 270 pages and is available on Amazon both in a physical paperback for $9.99 or an e-book format for $2.99. In case you don’t have a Kindle, there are plenty of FREE apps you can get from Amazon for pretty much any electronic device, all of which are available at this link.

You can pick up the book from Amazon here in paperback and here as an e-book.

And from the UK Amazon here in paperback and here as an e-book.

Or if you’re in another country with its own Amazon page, just search “KB’s History Of In Your House”.

Also you can still get any of my previous books on the Intercontinental Championship, Monday Night Raw from 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003 and the first half of 2014, Smackdown 2003, Monday Nitro from 1995-1999, In Your House, Summerslam, Starrcade, ECW Pay Per Views, Royal Rumble, Saturday Night’s Main Event, the WWF and WCW pay per views from 1998, Wrestlemania, WWE Grab Bag and Clash of the Champions, NXT Volumes I, II and III at my author’s page here.

I hope you like it and shoot me any questions you might have.

Thomas Hall

KB’s History of NXT Vol. I and II Now Available in Paperback

I don’t think I’d be going too far to suggest that NXT is one of the most entertaining and well received promotions to come along in years. Now it gets its own spot on Wrestlemania weekend and feels like a genuine alternative to the main roster. But how exactly did we get here?

In these books, I take a look back at the history of NXT from its debut at Full Sail University in June 2012 to the debut on the WWE Network (Volume I) and from the Arrival special all the way through Takeover: Dallas (Volume II), looking at 190 episodes of NXT plus all ten live specials. Each show is broken down match by match and segment by segment with context, play by play and analysis.

Both are ready to go from Amazon and are full on paperbacks. Volume I runs $11.99 (£ 9.99) and Volume II runs $13.99 (£ 10.99). They are available worldwide (only in English) from any country’s Amazon page but here are the US and UK links:

Volume I:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520167571

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1520167571

Volume II:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520167806

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1520167806

Or just search “KB’s NXT” on Amazon.

All of my e-books (24 different topics) are available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Hall/e/B00E6282W6

I hope you like these and please shoot me any questions you might have.

Thomas Hall

Wrestling Books


Hey Scott,


Digging the Titan Sinking book you posted on Facebook. Was wondering if you or the BODers had any other wrestling books (aside from your own, which I've already read) you could recommend. 

Thanks!

First up the plug, because I blew through it in a day and it's a great overview of 1995.  Especially since I just relived the torture via the RAW rants.  The detail on the Shawn story was crazy good.  
Also, the Bob Holly book is a brutally honest biography and very self aware.  It's nice to read a wrestling book where the main guy isn't trying to claim that he was uncrowned World champion for 14 straight years or God's gift to shooters or whatever.  

Snake Roberts books Georgia Championship Wrestling

So I'm re-watching the Jake the Snake DVD (because sometimes the holiday season just isn't depressing enough as is) and there's a segment where the Brisco's hire Jake to book Georgia. How did this come about? Was Jake any good at it? Does anything stand out specifically? Was Jake really going to take over for Pat Patterson in the WWF? 

Jake was apparently quite talented when he wasn't stoned out of his mind.  In fact, when he made his comeback to the WWF in 1996, part of his deal was booking Shotgun Saturday Night, so yeah, they were definitely grooming him for bigger things there.  I don't know any specifics of his time in Georgia as far as booking the shows because that was well before my time, but he was supposed to be pretty good.