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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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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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Great!

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

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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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If you’re just a pro wrestling fan and not a Sean Oliver fan, you might be let down

Let me start by saying I enjoyed the book. But I was expecting more pro wrestling stories and less stories about the different production choices for each of Sean Oliver’s shows, of which I’ve seen none of. If you haven’t seen his stuff, I say either look those up first or skip this book. I felt like that was the missing piece for me.

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Really interesting and funny

Great book behind the scenes of the wrestling business. Sean does some pretty good voice impressions.

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Amazing!

Even if youre just a casual fan, Sean has a great story! learn about his company and about the ridiculous behind the scenes stories that didnt make the "shoot"!

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Fantastic read

This is a great book if you like wrestling and shoot interviews. It goes quick and I didn't want it to end.

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Vindictive

Vindictive. Which is ugly...but oh well, I’m sure it ain’t easy doing what he does...

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Amazing

Sean doesn’t hold back, and that’s why we love him. Worst part about it, is that it had to end. Hopefully a sequel can materialize.

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This is a must listen for wrestling fans!

As a longtime consumer, supporter and fan of Sean and his groundbreaking, innovative programming at KC, I expected this book would not disappoint and wow was I correct in that assumption!
Sean takes readers on a journey with him and you truly learn just what it takes to temporarily tame these magical beasts called pro wrestlers with even more hilarious, compelling, bizarre and heartfelt stories popping up each chapter.

If you’re already a fan of Kayfabe Commentaries, you can think of this as a must listen companion piece to the wonderful work Sean’s company puts out for their ever growing fan base. If you’re just discovering KC, I urge you to visit their outstanding website and perhaps make a purchase. I’m certain you won’t be disappointed. After listening to this book, I’m sure Sean has already piqued your interest in several phenomenal dvd series they’re currently offering.

KC is the gold star of pro wrestling history DVD’s (sorry but that company that runs that show on Monday nights can’t compare to the honesty and thoroughness Sean’s team puts forward...I mean unless they’re blatantly ripping KC’s format off)

Sean’s the real deal, a kind, honest family man who took an idea and turned it into something great in which so many enjoy. This book is part of his contribution and I urge you to give it a listen.

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  • nigel screen
  • 09-18-18

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
  • 07-08-18

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
  • 06-16-18

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
  • 06-09-18

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
  • 04-26-18

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
  • 04-03-18

good<br />

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-02-18

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
  • 03-29-18

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
  • 02-25-18

Great story & performance with no rest holds.

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-13-18

Buying this Book is not a Mistake !

Like his interviews this book is funny honest makes you want more ! Buy it

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  • garren hancock
  • 01-02-18

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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