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Kayfabe: Stories You're Not Supposed to Hear from a Pro Wrestling Production Company Owner

Narrated by: Sean Oliver
Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)
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"Sean's story, beginning as a renegade, outlaw company and evolving to redefining the shoot video genre, is extremely fascinating. Who knew that the man asking the questions was as fascinating as his subject matter?" - Justin Barrasso, Sports Illustrated

"Kayfabe brings to life a world that once had its own version of ‘omerta’ in a fascinating, well written book that will intrigue long time fans, new fans, and just those who are hoping to take a peek behind the curtain of this unlikely cultural phenomenon." - Eric Bischoff, WCW President

"I worked in a business full of liars, cheaters, workers, con artists and of course...politicians. I can name maybe 3 people over the years that I 100% trusted, or even believed for that matter. Sean Oliver is one of those men. In reading Kayfabe, you can believe that 100% of this masterpiece is accurate - yes, even the parts about me. The most stand-up guy perhaps ever associated with the business of Pro Wrestling. You want truth - you'll find it right here." - Vince Russo, Former WWE/WCW Head Writer

If you thought the world of pro wrestling was wild, imagine what you haven’t seen on TV and in the ring. Add to that the backdrop of building a renegade production company, negotiating with impossible wrestling talent, and hosting groundbreaking, shoot-style programming, and you have the story of Sean Oliver.

Sean has seen industry-wide accolades for the company he co-founded and for which he serves as front man. But there are also the threats, stories of abuse, and moments of downright hilarity that you haven’t known...until now.

Watch the unpredictable and unconventional story through Sean’s eyes.

©2017 Sean Oliver (P)2017 Sean Oliver

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great stuff loved it

great listen cant recommend it enough great stories and learned a lot about the shady side of the wrestling biz

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So good! Listened in one sitting

This was such a great listen. 8 hours flew by! Funny, entertaining and honest. not only a great wrestling-related story, but a rivetting tale of a start-up company ever hustling and ultimately dominating their genre.

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  • MOHAMMED IBRAHIM ALJEHANI
  • 05-04-2018

BEHIND THE SCENES GALOUR

the story of an american dream in the making of a wrestling fan trying to give other wrestling fans a sneak peek of what wrestlers do after the game winds down and the boat starts to rock...

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  • George
  • 02-04-2018

Great!

really great look into Sean's perspective and some really great stories to enjoy through out the book.

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  • Ryan Briggs
  • 12-02-2018

Sean Crushed It

Loved this book!! It is wonderfully performed by Sean Oliver with great impressions which helped his amazing stories of these figures come to life. A truly enjoyable listen start to end.

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  • scott pinneke
  • 11-02-2019

interesting but not as in depth as I had hoped.

good book but maybe it wasn't what I was looking for. if you like you shoot and want to know the inner workings of the company this book is for your if you want insights into the wrestlers themselves. This on may not be the book for you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-02-2019

loved it.

big fan of sean oliver and kc, was awesome hearing the behind the scenes stories.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-01-2019

Wrestlers Are People Too

I think Mr. Oliver paints an accurate picture of what it’s like to interact with professional wrestlers on a real level.

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  • J. Evans
  • 09-01-2019

Not Bad

It's been said already, interesting stories, both the narration and book editing could have been better. It kinda felt like he was just writing down his memories as they came to him rather than putting them in any sort of order. Highlight for me was probably the Terry Funk story.

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  • Amy Laskowski
  • 22-12-2018

Good listen. Goes into detail on his stories.

Good listen. Goes into detail on his stories. Many of them funny some tragic some sad. All good.

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  • alex gutierrez
  • 13-12-2018

Amazing

Sean is a great story teller, these were stories I didn't think I needed to hear until I heard them. This book is fantastic.

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  • Prince Akkanatan
  • 05-11-2018

Great Book, even better Audiobook!

If you think a wrestling book by a NON-wrestler wouldn't be compelling - YOU ARE WRONG! This story was surprisingly compelling! Sean's impressions are amazing and makes this a must listen. In particular I popped for his Raven, Bruno, and Todd Gordon impressions (he delivers the whole forward in the Todd impression!)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-10-2018

Interesting.... Alot of self promotion

Overall some good stories that kept me engaged... Did drag in places but worth a listen..

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  • nigel screen
  • 18-09-2018

below par

Not the best not the worst , some good storys but a lot of the book is the author bigging himself up

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  • Billy
  • 08-07-2018

A must for an pro wrestling fan or anyone who works in entertainment

A big fan of KC commentaries and of course the author Sean Oliver (who does a great job of reading the book also) honest, insightful, funny and gripping. Fill with advice, Warnings and great stories a must for any pro wrestling fans or workings, or indeed anyone in the entertainment or creative industries.

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  • mark ashill
  • 16-06-2018

Brilliant for any wrestling fan

A insight into the world of wrestling threw Sean Oliver. Very funny and certainly is a no holds barred.

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  • Paul Britton
  • 09-06-2018

Never heard of this guy but...

What a great book. Never heard of Sean Oliver or his company but what a great insight to the world of shoot interviews and behind the scenes of wrestling

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  • Adam Bullivant
  • 26-04-2018

Quickest I've Ever Finished A Book

I've read many wrestling books over the years, this being one of the absolute best. Even better so in audio format. Get it listened to now!

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  • Trevor
  • 03-04-2018

good<br />

enjoyable book for any wrestling fan from any era more new jack stuff needed though

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-04-2018

A must buy. Loved the insight.

If you are a wrestling fan and like Shoot Interviews then buy this immediately. Also, from a business prospective it is worthwhile too.

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  • Alex
  • 29-03-2018

A must for all Rasslin fans

Absolutely wonderful. Ive never used audible before but boy oh boy was this great! You must hear this story.

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  • Rob Frost
  • 25-02-2018

Great story & performance with no rest holds.

A fantastic book, Sean speaks with an obvious passion about his work. Long live KC.