A Summary of Best Wrestling Books Written Ever

June 1, 2018 at 8:00 am Ron Mullinax

Are you a wrestling enthusiast? Check out these books on wrestling to know everything about the sport


There have been countless books on wrestling that have helped enthusiasts enrich their knowledge. Some of them are downright poor, but some are actually great when it comes to offering valuable insights about wrestling. The latter ones are ideal for somebody who’s trying to delve deeper into the world of wrestling.

Here’s a summary of four such must-read wrestling books.

The Stone Cold Truth

Steve “Stone Cold” Austin was the poster boy of the Attitude Era of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The Stone Cold Truth depicts perfectly the life of Austin, the truth about him and his other nickname, the Rattlesnake. The book highlights Austin’s fatherless childhood in Texas, his struggles at WCW, and the turns and twists of the poster boy’s career. The book also comprises of a chapter dedicated to Austin’s inputs and his own opinions on wrestling, especially how he detests scripted in-ring promos and his thoughts on the same. This is one of the must-read wrestling books about the man who made turnbuckle beer-swelling and obscenities cool. Trivia: Aside from the two mentioned nicknames, Austin is also known as the Bionic Redneck, Stunning, and Superstar.

The Rock Says . . .

This book portrays the journey of Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson from a pineapple-haired wrestler to a top-grossing actor. The Rock Says . . . describes Johnson’s upbringing, his not-so-successful days, and his monetary troubles along with several happenings throughout his life. By reading this book, you get to take on a journey with the champ and gain a better understanding of “what the Rock is cooking.”

Wrestling’s 101 Strangest Matches

Written by Oliver Hurley, this book examines why pro wrestling is considered as one of the strangest industries ever. This book, penned by the grappling journalist, doesn’t actually keep the key premise a secret. Instead, this is one of those best books on wrestling that can be surely judged by their covers. It’s the original content of the book that makes it a must-read, mentioning 101 unique descriptions of wrestling’s weirdest bouts.

Wrestling with the Devil

Any compilation of great wrestling books would be incomplete without a mention of Wrestling with the Devil. Lex Luger is surely a classic example of someone who has seen life’s tremendous rise and fall. Evolving as a wrestler and beaten by a critical spinal injury that left him on a wheelchair, the book describes the truth about Luger. Reading this book may change the views of those who think Luger as somebody who was lucky to stumble into the world of wrestling and share the ring with the greats.

These are just few of a handful of wrestling books that you can read, but what I’ve listed were, I believe, helpful to you or to someone who’s interested in the sport. So if someone asks you to recommend a wrestling book, you know what to say.

Make sure you read at least one of the books I mentioned on this blog, and don’t forget to share this article with a friend. If you think I missed something, let me know in the comments section below. Check out my book, Fritz Von Erich: Master of the Iron Claw, to learn more about wrestling and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads for more updates.



Roberts, Leo. “12 Best Wrestling Books Every Fan Should Read.” BroBible. Accessed May 21, 2018.

Kennedy, Jamie. 2016. “20 Best Wrestling Books Ever.” WhatCulture, May 18. Accessed May 21, 2018.

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