Succeeded - but with weaknesses.

Succeeded - but with weaknesses.

Ric Flair: To Be the Man (WWE) (Paperback)

Customer Review

An introduction about Ric Flair can I surely save me at this point. Who does not know Ric Flair is in any case hardly interested in this book. To make it short: Ric Flair made his debut in 1972 and is still active today. In the meantime, he won just about every title it is up for grabs in the (US) wrestling world and is considered by many fans as the best worker of all time (all die-hard fans may pardon the following statement: "worken" With is meant in this context the implementation of the sporting part of wrestling in the ring).

With 55 years he decided to write down his career as a wrestler in a book. As Ric Flar was at that time already 32 years active, to read his story as if the history of modern wrestling. The development of wrestling from the eyes of the best and most successful wrestler of all time - it sounds not just interesting, but that's it. It is the strongest side of the book.

Also interesting, though quite controversial, are the expressions of flair about his sporting contemporaries. Ric comments on Hogan, Foley, Hart, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Kurt Angle and many more. Not always positive and, like how to find many, not always fair. But it is worth reading. Also, because it tells a lot about themselves flair. And also here: Certainly not always positive.

But let us come to the announced in the title weaknesses of the book: it is not the writing style (which is fine) and there is no how ("To be the man") might suspect by the title, self-glorification of 16maligen World Champions (Flair is partly quite self-critical). It's the fact that you too the book notes that Flair is an employee of the WWE. He praises Vince MacMahon beyond measure and praises the product and the history of the WWE (formerly WWF) in limitless dimensions. And unfortunately, this does not occur only once in the book but in many places. Flair may have a positive opinion of Vince McMahon and his product and of course he should such a state in his book - but such exaggerated praise, such as rain down here to the owner of WWE and its product, can not be taken seriously. And that they should not.

This harms the book. But not so that the history of Ric Flair would still most readable. For wrestling fans that even halfway disenchanted something Ric Flair, certainly a must. And for those also recommended.

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