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Wrestling for My Life Audiobook

Wrestling for My Life: The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar

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Publisher's Summary

In Wrestling for My Life, WWE superstar Shawn Michaels shares from his heart the highs and lows of his life inside the WWE. Included are some never-before-shared stories and an intimate look into his career as well as stories of hunting, family, and faith.

With millions of fans, Michaels had adulation and all the attention he could ask for, but he discovered there was something more. When he became a committed Christian during his years in the WWE, it had to affect everything. Michaels reveals what it is like to be a man of faith in this unusual world and shares insights for all of us.

©2015 Zondervan (P)2015 Zondervan

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    Frank 04-22-15
    Frank 04-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome read"

    Loved the message! Great book would recommend it that is a wrestling fans, & even if your not, it's a wonderful book, very inspiring.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Hector 08-06-15
    Hector 08-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love hearing about the other side & the relationship with God"

    As a long time Wrestling fan, now at the age of 42, I have seen my fair share of matters. I have gone through the phase a brand-new naïve and thinking about all of this was real. Real meaning not scripted. I was wrapped up in the excitement of the matches screening and chanting until I lost my voice. As I grew older I learned to appreciate the psychology of a match, the tempo, working the crowd, etc. It was in the latter phase that I became more interested in the personalities in the behind the scenes lives of the wrestlers. This book was right up the alley. As a Catholic, it was interesting to hear about the transformation in the inclusion of God on their lives. Thank you for a very good listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mikey 04-24-15
    Mikey 04-24-15
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    "Awesome book anyone can relate to"

    This book exceeded my expectations. Such a great listen to hear a man spill his guts out and just be honest about personal issues he's had and sometimes he still struggles with. This is the kind of book that will make you strive to be a better man, and not in the whole bible bashing way......just in
    the way of trying to be a decent human being whatever faith or beliefs you may have. MUST READ.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie/Abbie 03-09-15
    Jamie/Abbie 03-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Narration problems"

    The book was excellent, full of relatable stories and struggles that make a legend seem like the guy next door. The problem is the reader. He did a fine job but he isn't Shawn. We know Shawn's voice and it was hard to get past that it wasn't his voice telling his stories. If Shawn read this, this would be 5 stars across the board.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Critic 08-08-15
    Critic 08-08-15
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    "Cool story"

    Got it down in one day. Didn't like the reader because he butchered Triple H's name and sounded weird doing crown chants.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ray 06-02-15
    Ray 06-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Read"

    Excellent book. Love the way we are allowed to see the full faith and journey of a global wrestling superstar

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Henry Z Riverside 04-28-15
    Henry Z Riverside 04-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not a bad book"

    Shawn talks mostly about his faith in God. I'm okay with that but there wasn't much else besides the topic of God.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Shane 03-02-15
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    "Great Book! All Glory to God"

    What a great book! Wrestling fan or not, you should listen to this book. May god continue to bless you Shawn

    Philippians 4:13

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert M. 07-17-15
    Robert M. 07-17-15
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    "Great story, about a great guy!"

    It was wonderful to the story of Shawn and his family. How great is the God we serve? Read or listen to this story, and you will know!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Montez Greer 08-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Christian Read"

    As an upcoming Christian wrestler, this book helped guide me in the right direction. Being a wrestler is hard enough. Being a true Christian on top of that is even harder. But Shawn Michaels teaches you how to do just that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • K. Bishop
    4/12/15
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    "Wrestling for my life"

    In general I really enjoyed this. The book is centered around his Christian faith and how he feels this has affected every area of his life. There are plenty of wrestling anecdotes to enjoy. The reader was very good but It would have been preferable if the author had read it himself as it was obvious in certain places that the reader wasn't familiar with the subject.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    4/26/16
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    "Obscure vocal choice"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It's obviously a different take on a different point in Shawn's life, but not my favourite.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I was a bigger fan of the wrestling references than the story of his faith, but I did understand that was the purpose of the book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I wasn't a fan of the reader. A very heavily accented voice, and considering the book is largely written in the first person, it grated.


    Was Wrestling for My Life worth the listening time?

    No. It felt incredibly long to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I may have preferred the physical book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
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    "must read"

    great book. good to listen to the real story of shaun micheals. a def good read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JUDY O'SHEA
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    "Heart break kid"

    Very interesting story from start to finish inspirational quotes a hero in and out of the ring

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    11/2/15
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    "The great American bible bash"

    Good read but this not a wrestling group. Believe me when I say it has a "STRONG" religious undertone.

    4 stars

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  • anne-marie
    10/15/15
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    "westling for my life"

    fantastic book. I grow up watching westling and to read the side off a westliers ĺife was brilliant

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jamie
    7/20/15
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    "Great read for fans"
    What did you like most about Wrestling for My Life?

    I liked Shawns story of how he found god,


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Shawn Michaels as it was the story of his life and troubles


    Which character – as performed by Daniel Butler – was your favourite?

    Shawn Michaels


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    God Given Ability


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    6/20/15
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    "Good first Audible read!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Very good insight into the rebirth of a man with self admitted issues.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very honest and open book with an extremely feel good factor story. Even the negatives had a positive spin.


    Which character – as performed by Daniel Butler – was your favourite?

    I liked the narrator as he sounded like he belonged in WWE. This went a long way to my belief and understanding of the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book has made me look at my own life in a different light. You do not necessarily need to hit rock bottom to make changes to your self.


    Any additional comments?

    Very enjoyable listen and something I can relate to on most counts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • B. Plews
    6/2/15
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    "Brilliant book shame about the reader."

    The book itself is great. It gives an awesome insight into Shawns current life and his faith. As an atheist I find it interesting to hear how faith can effect someone's life.

    The narrator isn't great he doesn't know how to pronounce wrestlers names or moves.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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