Am höchsten bewertete kritische Rezension
Filling low expectations for non fans with improper jokes.
am 29. Oktober 1999
This is a book that every time it starts to get an emotion out of you, there is suddenly a penis joke or a joke about homosexuals to get a cheap laugh. As Mick is one of my favorite wrestlers, and he seems to be so proud of the book, it saddens me that some of the greatest insight ever into the business that is professional wrestling also had to contain all of these unnecesary, vulgar comments. They distract from the content, and fill the low expectations of a non-wrestling fan. For God's Sake Mick, this is your life story! While penis and gay jokes may work on Monday Night Raw, where the viewer expects to find them, they do not pass for great literature, and they are certainly not something to be proud of.
Also, Mick Foley, while trying to portray himself as humble and greatful, shows his true egomanical core in this book. I used to believe he did those unbelievable stunts because he loved the pain, and he loved his job. Now I see that he did what he did because he wanted everyone to like him, and when they didn't, he blamed them. He seemed oddly bitter towards the fans after Hell In A Cell for not immediately flocking to him at his next autograph session, even though he was still portrayed as a heel.
Also, he forgot to mention the Slammies, where he first showed himself to be incredibly hilarious, dedicating his award to a man who was like a father to him, Aldo Montoya. That's what made me a fan, and I guess he doesn't recognize it as a turning point for him in the WWF.
Still, a great chapter about the death match tournament, as well as a beautiful and fitting tribute to Owen Hart, and a hilarious story about a match with Owen involving kicks to the butt, popcorn and Steve Austin cracking up makes the book almost worth it's price.