"He is the biggest pay-per-view attraction in the world. He is "the Baddest Dude on the Planet.' "
He is Brock Lesnar.
For countless fans of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts, Brock Lesnar has long been known for his freakish athleticism, mind-blowing speed, and meteoric rise to the top. Yet despite the fame and fortune that have come with his enormous success, Brock has shunned the media, choosing instead to remain intensely private about his life and his accomplishments.
Now, for the first time, he tells his remarkable story in his own words, describing the journey from his South Dakota farmboy roots to becoming the most popular pay-per-view attraction in the world. From the small-town amateur wrestling where he honed his skills to taking on The Rock at SummerSlam, Brock discusses how his natural athletic talent combined with the dark side of the wrestling business to make him the youngest-ever WWE World Champion.
Epic as it was, Brock's overnight rise to fame came with a price, as he saw firsthand the toll that life on the road and in the ring could take on a pro wrestler's body and mind. Weary of the punishing lifestyle and backstabbing politics, he chose to do the unthinkable: walk away from professional wrestling at the peak of his career and break all ties with the organization that made him a star on the global stage. It was a move that stunned WWE executives and fans alike, and one that Brock himself has never fully explained - until now.
Not one to stay quiet for long, Brock was soon back in the spotlight: this time in the UFC - home of the most dangerous mixed martial arts fighters in the world. Here he offers a behind-the-scenes look at his shocking decision to leave the wrestling entertainment business for a legitimate combat sport. From training to be a real fighter, to immediately being thrown into the Octagon against the UFC's best heavyweights, to the psychology behind his legendary trash-talking, Brock opens up about what it takes not only to succeed in the world's fastest-growing sport but to become the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World. He also speaks candidly about the illness that nearly killed him, how it changed him as a fighter and a man, and how it shaped his will to survive.
In the end, Brock holds nothing back. A revealing, raw, and ultimately redemptive tale of Brock's determination and domination, DeathClutch is the untold true story of becoming one of life's true champions.
©2011 Brock Lesnar (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers
When you hear the name Brock Lesnar, two words come to mind.. Dedication and Brutal.. and these two themes are intermingled like a DNA in this autobiography. Dunsworth does a fantastic job of bringing the emotions to life and keeps you hooked all throughout.. a great listen!
I loved this book. It helped me really understand the mind of a man who shy's away from the public eye. I enjoyed his stories and loved his hatred for Frank Mir...
his mindset is exactly like mine if i was ever famous, healthy brock . can't be beat by no 1, but his new desl with wwe, after the beast in the east, same ol script, interfere, now hom laid out by taker, tombstone, put d bryan on the shelf, hid health and conditions. ufv kick that guy's button, now he's laid out on the mat, not brock, just a farmer, vince bottom kissee, really sad, ppv will suck, oldin 50's taker and kane fake ankle injury, boring, never get the belt again, threw you're career away, now as the baddest man on earth
I'm a huge Lesnar. I've been since he debuted in the WWE and followed his career into the UFC. This book is awesome! His story is pretty great and can't wait for the second book. I highly recommend this book.
As a big fan of the sport of MMA, this book helped give me a better perspective regarding Lesnars personality and why he is the way he is. I'm not a big time wrestling fan, but it was nice understanding where his "heel" personality originates. Great book overall for MMA & wrestling fans. Clearly setup for a death clutch 2 to be released.
"The bloke is a moron and his book is awful"
The Lunk Head Brock Lesnar is not a man with an interesting story. He is a meat head. The story as he tells it is that he is a clever business man. Listening to it he is just an ape with a short temper and not the sense of a barn cow. I’d save your time and go for a different book even if you are a fan of any of the sports he has taken part in. He pretty much insults everyone who helped him along and then whines like a little girl when someone doesn't do as he wishes. I couldn’t wait for this book to end. His personality is just what you expect from the look of him. Turns out you can judge a book by its cover and this one is about a beady eyed loser with a white trash hair cut. Thank goodness he didn’t narrate it himself as no doubt you’d of heard his finger running across the page under each word interspersed with him banging his head on the desk to swat a passing fly. Brock Lesnar is a moron and his book is awful.
"Brock Lesnar w/paul heyman"
I wish this Would Never end ! I'M a Massive Lesnar fan and after following him in the WWE and MMA this book was perfect ! Love It and can Wait for number 2 !
I gained so much more respect for Brock after this! You'll find out just how real the character on tv is and how much of a badass he truly is!
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