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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

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

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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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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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A great book wonderfully read

'Kayfabe' is a wonderful look into the modern business of wrestling content, complete with all the triumphs and occasional missteps that can happen along the way. Sean Oliver affords the reader (or listener, in this case) all the candor that has made his Kayfabe Commentaries enterprise so successful. Listeners of the audiobook get the added delight of Oliver's spot-on impressions; his Bruno Sammartino and Terry Funk are especially perfect. My only complaint, if you can call it that, is that it's not twice as long, but as they say in pro wrestling, the money's in the chase!

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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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Great!

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

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Great Listen!

If you dig backstage stories about pro wrestling, you'll love this book. Sean Oliver's reading was great, lots of humor and passion.

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Kafabe: is through, funny and filled with stories!

Kafabe: is interesting, it provides a wide-ranging look behind the scenes of an industry behind an industry... However, what really comes through in this memoir is how much Mr. Oliver cares about the fan base of his business. Not to mention, how much he actually cares about the People behind the personalities that he and his team's interviews often center around. Sean does a very good job of allowing the listener to not only feel as though they're along for the journey; but indeed as a friend who is apart of the journey of the story's ups and downs throughout! I would recommend this title to anyone who enjoys the work of Kayfabe Commentaries and the pro wrestling industry in general.

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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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Worth It

I have had this on my list for some time. I finally downloaded it and it’s worth a listen.

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Great listen/read

Great stories and a very fun listen with lots of behind the scene information

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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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  • Callum Smith
  • 12-01-20

Just great

Couldn’t stop after starting this one, been a Sean fan since I first came across Kayfabe Commentaries.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-17-20

5 star

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

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  • Declan
  • 10-03-21

One for the fans

Great listen for someone who considers himself a casual wrestling fan. Funny stories and insightful information on both the KC shows and the ongoings of everyday shoot style shows

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-21

Top Notch

Long time fan of the interview series. I really enjoyed Sean’s story, I’ve officially become a Kayfabe Commando.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-01-21

A must listen for any wrestling fan

as someone in my mid 20s in 2021 (when listening to this) this boot/audio book goes beyond explaining the history of a company's rise through the waters of the shoot industry. I know fans around my age dont always show interest in tge past years of wresting but to any that do this book is worth every penny. from not holding back on details to the brutal Truth not all ideas work, i couldn't stop listening and whenever I had to turn it off I was thinking about what was coming next.

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  • Dean Porteous
  • 02-21-21

Good book 👍🏻

If you are into shoot interviews then this is a must have! Good stuff 👏

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  • Reviewer #2
  • 02-05-21

Great listen

Thoroughly enjoyed this. Hard to stop once started and Sean Oliver / Ray Liotta is a great narrator. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-31-21

perfect peak behind the curtain

loved it! couldn't put it down, Sean is a master storyteller! I have been a fan of kayfabe commentaries for many years.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-20

Must read or Listen

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

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-22-20

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-27-20

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-16-20

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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  • 03-01-20

must read

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

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