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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
4.4 out of 5 stars (20 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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Giving the story from behind the camera

On KC Sean has interviewed some of the best stars of wrestling about candid moments. This book takes you, not just through those moments, but also what happened when cameras went rolling and the action that occurred to set up those legendary interviews.

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Awesome

Been a fan of KC ever since l saw clips on YouTube. I didn't know what shoot interviews were but as a wrestling fan I was intrigued and immediately loved the content provided especially Timeline and YouShoot. Sean told his story in a funny and engaging way and his experiences in this weird old business provided the listener with great insight. There is nothing like the pro wrestling business and that's why l love it. Thank you to all at KC for their time, money and effort for creating content for fans like me.

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Hit & Self-indulgent Miss

Starts solid with a story on Buff Bagwell, then quickly becomes a crude and self-indulgent mess that I'm sure appeals to fans of Oliver's series, but unfortunately was a massive disappointment to this newbie.

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must read

if you love pro wrestling this is the book for you entertaining from start til finish

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Awesome

A great listen. Sean tells the stories so well. Classic listen for wrestling fans. Good.

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Great for behind the scenes stuff

Good stories about wrestlers, mostly from the 80's and 90's. Sean sure does love himself and seems to think he can almost do no wrong, I'm sure he'll tell you I'm wrong though. However, Sean is a great entertainer and his belief can come across as arrogant and smutty but it has helped him create a platform like no others. This book is about that and the great name's he's worked with. There's stories involving New Jack, Sandman, Scott Hall, Nash, Cornette, Bruno, Raven, Russo and many more within. Been a big fan of Sean's work and certainly consider myself a Kayfabe Commando. It was great to have this insight and a great read for those who love the industry and love go beyond the PG blanketed main shows.

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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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  • 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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  • kathy deal
  • 01-06-2019

So informative!

I have seen many of Sean's Kafabe Commentary shoot interviews and I found it fascinating to hear his journey of successes and failures in the shoot world of wrestling.

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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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-10-2020

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Awesome book. Lots of interesting stories. You'll love it. I recommend it to any wrestling fan

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  • Carl Posey
  • 27-08-2020

Sean Oliver is the James Lipton of Pro Wrestling

see title of review for everything you need to know about Sean and the work he does at Kayfabe Commentaries

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  • miguel hernandez
  • 23-08-2020

A must reading, better heard

Sean Oliver is just awesome and candid. Love this book. We need more books like this . This is the blueprint

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  • Thomas
  • 11-08-2020

whether you're wrestling fan or not this is it!

there have been millions of wrestling books out there but never is there one like this where Sean Oliver is the voice of the fans. she brings inside information nobody knew about and his attitude and outlook on life itself is something to marvel at! never have I finished an audiobook so fast!

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  • Joseph Zulaica
  • 01-08-2020

Must have

Narrator was spot on. I just kicked back, and took the ride. Well done. Professionals.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-2020

Must read or Listen

Sean is able to paint a picture for you. Very enjoyable to the last word

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-08-2020

5 star

Brilliant insight to the mad world of wrestlers and very different to any other wrestling book.

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  • MARK WRIGHT
  • 27-07-2020

Insightful Look & Stories from Behind the Scenes

If you are a fan of Kayfabe Commentaries then definitely give this a listen immediately. Sean goes through the history of KC, the things that went well, what went bad, and some amazing behind the scenes stories. Basically a shoot/timeline history of KC

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  • Daniel T.
  • 02-05-2020

Great insight by Sean Oliver

Found it very interesting hearing the ins and outs my mate is desperate to listen

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  • Ben fairbrace
  • 15-04-2019

Only hardcore fans of KC will enjoy this.

Very disappointing, not for wrestling fans, unless you are a big KC fan avoid. Disappointing.

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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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  • 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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  • Slim
  • 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