Recent Release Roundup
News / October 22, 2020

The following recent releases did not get advance listings and thus weren’t in our weekly release schedule. The Wrestling Observer Yearbook ’97 by Dave Meltzer with Dante Richardson For the first time ever, Dave Meltzer’s famous Wrestling Observer Newsletter is available as both a print and digital book.The first of the series revisits all of the major wrestling and MMA stories from 1997 (all condensed into handy chapters for ease of reference), including:- The Montreal Screwjob- Shawn Michaels loses his smile- ECW arrives on pay-per-view- Vader arrested in Kuwait- Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels backstage brawl- Ken Shamrock signs from the WWF- Riki Choshu retires- WWF vs. WCW: The Battle of Los Angeles- The death of Plum Mariko- Arn Anderson retires- AJW goes bankrupt- Tod Gordon leaves ECW- Randy Couture beats Vitor Belfort- WCW breaks records- Fan riots- The Demise of the USWAPlus business analysis, supercard summaries, PPV drawing cards, and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards. Toolbox: Building Better Pro-Wrestling by Mike Quackenbush Professional wrestling has always been wrapped in mystery. After a century of masquerading as legitimate sport, at last pro-wrestling has begun to show the potential of its form. At its core, it is live combat theatre, and…