14 episodes

Based off of Bill Simmons' highly popular book, which evolved into a podcast, the “Book of” theme has established a brand that is known to fans. This theme focuses on the history of a sport and the people who have defined that history. The Attitude Era is one of the most celebrated in WWE history, and the catchphrases that helped define it live in the memory of every fan. This show looks to tell the stories behind those words and sounds that propelled wrestling to new heights. Each episode will focus on one catchphrase, with David Shoemaker serving as the host. He will set up the story, use audio to help bring the story to life, and talk to the people who either played a part in the creation of the catchphrase, or were there to witness its impact on the wrestling community.

The Book of Wrestling The Ringer

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    • 4.8 • 106 Ratings

Based off of Bill Simmons' highly popular book, which evolved into a podcast, the “Book of” theme has established a brand that is known to fans. This theme focuses on the history of a sport and the people who have defined that history. The Attitude Era is one of the most celebrated in WWE history, and the catchphrases that helped define it live in the memory of every fan. This show looks to tell the stories behind those words and sounds that propelled wrestling to new heights. Each episode will focus on one catchphrase, with David Shoemaker serving as the host. He will set up the story, use audio to help bring the story to life, and talk to the people who either played a part in the creation of the catchphrase, or were there to witness its impact on the wrestling community.

    As God Is My Witness | 25 Catchphrases That Explain the Attitude Era

    As God Is My Witness | 25 Catchphrases That Explain the Attitude Era

    It was the call heard around the wrestling world! On the night the Undertaker threw Mankind off the Hell in a Cell, Jim Ross made one of the most iconic calls in one of pro wrestling’s most memorable moments. David Shoemaker talks to Ross about his legendary call, which has been a soundtrack for many memes on the internet. He also speaks to Boston Celtics play-by-play announcer Sean Grande to get his take on this call not only from a professional perspective, but a fan’s as well.

    Host: David Shoemaker
    Guests: Jim Ross and Sean Grande
    Producers: Brian H. Waters, Ben Cruz, Vikram Patel, and Scott Somerville
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    • 50 min
    Tyson Right Hand | 25 Catchphrases That Explain the Attitude Era

    Tyson Right Hand | 25 Catchphrases That Explain the Attitude Era

    Mike Tyson’s redemption story is one for the ages—and so is WWE’s during the Monday Night Wars. Can you credit Mike Tyson for saving WWE? David Shoemaker speaks with boxing expert Andreas Hale about the Baddest Man on the Planet joining WWE during a tumultuous time, and how a bitten ear led to the pro wrestling event that changed WWE.
    Host: David Shoemaker
    Guests: Andreas Hale
    Producers: Brian H. Waters, Ben Cruz, Vikram Patel, and Scott Somerville
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    • 55 min
    That’s Gotta Be Kane | 25 Catchphrases That Explain the Attitude Era

    That’s Gotta Be Kane | 25 Catchphrases That Explain the Attitude Era

    Kane’s debut not only led to one of the greatest rivalries in WWE history, but also to one of the greatest horror stories in wrestling. David Shoemaker sits down with Glenn Jacobs, who discusses portraying the character that made the Undertaker an underdog. Plus, he discusses the relationship between horror and pro wrestling with longtime villain Kevin Sullivan and then with horror-movie director Cody Knotts.
    Host: David Shoemaker
    Guests: Glenn Jacobs, Kevin Sullivan and Cody Knotts
    Producers: Brian H. Waters, Ben Cruz, Vikram Patel and Scott Somerville
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bret Screwed Bret (Part 2) | 25 Catchphrases That Explain the Attitude Era

    Bret Screwed Bret (Part 2) | 25 Catchphrases That Explain the Attitude Era

    The Montreal Screwjob was so intense that it needed two parts. After discussing the events that led up to it, the fall out itself led to the business as we know it changing forever. David Shoemaker speaks with Gerald Briscoe, Shawn Michaels, Triple H and Bruce Prichard about the aftermath that ultimately led to the creation of the “Mr. McMahon” character.

    Host: David Shoemaker
    Guests: Gerald Briscoe, Bruce Prichard, Shawn Michaels and Triple H
    Producers: Brian H. Waters, Ben Cruz, Vikram Patel, and Scott Somerville
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    • 1 hr
    Bret Screwed Bret (Part 1) | 25 Catchphrases That Explain the Attitude Era

    Bret Screwed Bret (Part 1) | 25 Catchphrases That Explain the Attitude Era

    A feud between two of WWE’s biggest stars, Bret “the Hitman” Hart and “the Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels, was set to culminate at the 1997 'Survivor Series.' With Hart on his way out of WWE and heading to bitter rival WCW, the stage was set for one of the MOST controversial finishes in WWE and professional wrestling history. In Part 1, David Shoemaker discusses the events that led up to the infamous “Montreal Screwjob” with some of the biggest players involved, including Gerald Briscoe, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and Bruce Prichard.

    Host: David Shoemaker
    Guests: Gerald Briscoe, Bruce Prichard, Shawn Michaels, and Triple H
    Producers: Brian H. Waters, Ben Cruz, Vikram Patel, and Scott Somerville
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    • 45 min
    "SUCK IT" (Part 2) | 25 Catchphrases That Explain the Attitude Era

    "SUCK IT" (Part 2) | 25 Catchphrases That Explain the Attitude Era

    "SUCK IT" had such an impact on the lives of teenagers that we had to do the episode in two parts! David Shoemaker discusses D-Generation X 2.0 and how things changed once Triple H was in charge. He speaks with Triple H, X-Pac, and Road Dogg about this and how their lives changed when they joined the group, and he speaks to Shawn Michaels about DX’s reunion in 2006 and their lasting legacy.

    Host: David Shoemaker
    Guests: Triple H, X-Pac, Road Dogg, and Shawn Michaels
    Producers: Brian H. Waters, Ben Cruz, Vikram Patel, and Scott Somerville
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

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Review

This cast is incredible

Nrobnas ,

Great pod about the greatest era in professional wrestling

The “Maker of Shoes” is the GOAT of pro wrestling historians. Well researched and well written, with a hint of humor thrown in. If you were a wrestling fan during the late 90s, you need to subscribe to this!

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