Professional wrestlers are often criticized for not being real athletes. When they write a book, some say they are not real authors. Having read several biographies written by wrestlers, it’s safe to say they are real authors. To find out for yourself, these are three biographies written by wrestlers that may convince you these guys can write a book.
Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks by Mick Foley, WWF, Mankind
A look into the mind of Mick Foley is not a journey every man can survive. During his time as a professional wrestler he brought us many memorable characters, arguably the best being the demented Mankind. In his debut novel Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks, Foley gives us a glimpse into his childhood and early days as a wrestler. A great behind the scenes look, the only downside was how little Foley discussed his time in the WWE. Perhaps he was saving this for one of the many other novels he has since published.
Making the Game: Triple H’s Approach to a Better Body by Triple H, James Rosenthal (With), Robert Caprio
The unique part about Triple H’s first biography Making the Game: Triple H’s Approach to a Better Body is that it’s part about his personal life and part advice on weightlifting. Since staying in shape is clearly a big part of his life, it fit perfectly in with the story. Chapters interchange between Triple H letting us know why he decided to become a wrestler in the first place to different workouts he implements to have a topnotch body. The reading level is simple and the advice he gives on bodybuilding and life in general is very useful. There was no real dirt or name-calling in the book about other wrestlers as at the time it was written he was already well on his way to becoming the future owner of the WWE.
A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex by Chris Jericho, Peter Fornatale (With)
Undersized, underappreciated, and underused are three words to describe wrestler Chris Jericho. Instead of taking his frustrations out on his fellow wrestlers by quitting, Jericho uses his great sense of humor in A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex to win over any fan that was unsure whether or not they should like him. Even when Jericho is just telling us about his personal life it is laugh out loud funny. Pranks he pulled while working at the gym and times he was almost killed in Mexican deserts are just two hilariously honest moments mentioned in the book. Of course Jericho also writes about his time in WCW and leads us up to his debut in the WWE. Jericho has since written two more novels covering his days working in the WWE. You can bet they are just as funny as this.