Wrestling for My Life

The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar
Narrated by: Daniel Butler
Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (397 ratings)

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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life changing!!!!

best autobiography ever!!! Shawn Michaels was and is a hero in my life growing up a wrestling fan and a young christian in a home full of drugs and gangs!!!!! his story is inspectional.

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A book for men!

loved it! ironically, Shawn relates his life so exact to every other man! A must read!

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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.

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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!

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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

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  • 02-13-17

way too much god

if you want to know about Shawn Michael's faith this is for you. His wrestling career is covered lightly but never to the depths wrestling fans who aren't interested in his faith would want.

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  • K. Bishop
  • 04-12-15

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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-30-20

inspiring stuff

Have followed Shawns career and been a big fan throughout. This has been a great listen and given me lots to think about 8n terms of God and life choices.

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  • Michael Cattle
  • 07-04-20

Inspirational

An amazing life biography of Shawn Michaels. 1) I was less interested in his wrestling because I have seen and heard all of this before. I was closed minded to religion until before I heard this biography and now, less so. HBK turned my head and turned me towards Casting Crowns and Dr Dobson. 2) It would help if the narrator knew the subject matter better or how to pronounce some names. It's clear that he is not in know. But he grew on me. His cadence is of a story teller.

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  • Billy
  • 01-17-20

Grate book

Grate book cept me listening 👍. . . . . . . . . .

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  • Jarthur
  • 10-13-19

Life Changing

This book was simply amazing. This book was not what I was expecting, but a whole lot more. I'm fascinated in how someone managed to find complete peace through faith. I'd love to know what the version of the bible he read at the beginning. (the easy to understand and explained version)

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  • Roy Whitehead
  • 08-30-19

Interesting insight, but lacking in some way.

It was interesting to hear but was an effort to get through for some reason. As a former big fan of WWF I felt I was left wanting more... maybe that's the idea.

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  • Lee
  • 01-23-19

Cool book

Good book thanks Shawn micheals about how God saved his life and turned it around if you want to get in to the psyche of Shawn from 2002 onwards then this is the book for you

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  • John B
  • 09-28-18

Preachy

Not as hardcore as Vince Russo's book but close to it. It's ok but not really worth the money or a credit

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-25-18

A good read but if your not a fan of religion you should avoid like the plague

Goes over his career post retirement in 1998 and the book is half wrestling book half god his great book. Still worth a listen if your interested in his career and salvation form the lord

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  • Chris
  • 02-09-17

Born Again

As a born again Christian hearing Shawns testimony was heart felt. Especially in the field of work he's in. As a avid WWF fan in the Early 90s. These stars were my Heroes. I was always a Bret Hart fan but I didn't hate Shawn. His persona was too wild though. After he left after Wrestlemania 14 when he semi retired after his injuries. I always wondered what happened in that gap from 1998 to 2002 before he returned to have his greatest matches against Jericho & Undertaker. Hearing the stories of his wife's fervent prayers were amazing. What a strong woman. The fellowship he had thru a great church and mentors such as Keith. This book is an inspiration. Not only to Christians but to people at rockbottom praying for a 2nd chance and finding Jesus to heal any insecurities. Shawn still has struggles which honestly admits humbly. I am Forever grateful for your sharing and has me strengthen my walk with the Lord. God bless you Shawn and your beautiful family. Amen

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  • Ana Kuzmanic
  • 04-11-16

Shawn Michaels wrestling for my life

I am 11 years old and one of my favourite wrestle ever I love wrestling wwe and I won't to be a wrestler and this is very helpful for me you are the best Shawn Michaels HBK 👍🏼✌🏼️