- Sales Rank:14,542,763
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Number Of Items:1
- Publication Date:October 1, 2008
Chris Kanyon wrestled for nine years in the WCW and WWE, winning the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship and the WCW/WWE World Tag Team Championship with Diamond Dallas Page. His years of prominence in the WWE were from 2001-2004. After being phased out of the WWE in early 2005, Kanyon, during a match in Ontario, Canada, came out as the worlds first active, openly gay professional wrestler. He made several well-known slogans among wrestling fans, including calling himself the Innovator of Offense and frequently saying Who Better than Kanyon? This book focuses on Kanyons struggles to keep his sexuality a secret from his wrestling peers (which ultimately led to a suicide attempt and severe depression) and the building of a WWE wrestler. He takes readers behind the scenes to look at both the moneymaking machine that is the WWE and its political hierarchy, along with explaining how a wrestler is built from the ground up and potentially brought back down to earth.
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