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Killing the Business: From Backyards to the Big Leagues
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First edition
Author The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Genre Autobiography
Publisher Dey Street Books
Publication date
November 17, 2020
Pages270
ISBN 0-062-93783-9

Killing the Business: From Backyards to the Big Leagues is an autobiography of The Young Bucks, a professional wrestling tag team consisting of brothers Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson. It was first published in 2020.

The book was written by the tag team using their iPhones and chronicles their experiences with wrestling, starting with the two organizing backyard wrestling matches in their home town of Rancho Cucamonga, California. The book then discusses their careers in professional wrestling, including their time on the independent circuit, their big break in joining Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and their experiences as part of several other professional wrestling promotions, including New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and, at the time of the book's publication, All Elite Wrestling. [1]

Contents

The book consists of 270 pages. [2] The chapters alternate between being written by Matt and Nick. [3]

Reception

On the first day that the book was announced, it became the #1 book on Barnes & Noble's bestseller list. [4] The book was met with mostly positive reviews, with Wrestling Observer Newsletter giving it their award for Best Pro Wrestling Book of 2020. [5] A review in Post Wrestling stated that the book "is a very honest and revealing look at a not-so-glamorous life the two led as they climbed the ladder of pro wrestling status." [1] A review on BodySlam.net gave the book a positive review, but criticized the length, stating "if you’re looking for an extremely detailed, deep dive into their careers and family life, you might be a little bit disappointed." [2] Several reviews highlighted the authors' honesty about their financial struggles while in the professional wrestling industry, including their statements about how much they were paid at the various promotions they worked at. [1] [3]

Championship wins

On December 18, 2020, the book won both DDT Pro-Wrestling's Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship and Revolution Eastern Wrestling's Pakistan REW Championship (two titles defended under the 24/7 rule, which can also be comically won by objects) after defeating the previous champion Britt Baker. Baker lost both titles by falling asleep while reading the book, therefore getting "pinned" by the book while reading it. [6] [7] Killing the Business would hold the title for 74 days, before losing it on February 28, 2021, to Lip Hip Shake, a photo book by wrestler Saki Akai. [8]

References

  1. ^ a b c Pollock, John (November 25, 2020). "BOOK REVIEW: "Young Bucks: Killing the Business from Backyards to the Big Leagues"". Post Wrestling. Archived from the original on November 25, 2020. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Bradley, Brendan; Erik, Boyer (March 7, 2021). "Killing the Business by The Young Bucks: A Book Review". BodySlam.net. Archived from the original on March 8, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Delgado, Abraham (November 24, 2020). "VOW Book Review: Young Bucks - Killing the Business from Backyards to the Big Leagues". Voices of Wrestling. Archived from the original on January 21, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  4. ^ Lee, Joseph (September 4, 2020). "The Young Bucks' Autobiography Went Back To #2 This Week On Bestseller List". 411Mania. Archived from the original on November 26, 2020. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  5. ^ Middleton, Marc (February 26, 2021). "AEW Dominates 2020 Wrestling Observer Awards, WWE Wins Most Disgusting Promotional Tactic". Wrestling Inc. Archived from the original on February 27, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  6. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (December 18, 2020). "Young Bucks Autobiography Wins DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship". Fightful. Archived from the original on December 18, 2020. Retrieved April 16, 2021.
  7. ^ Ravens, Andrew (December 18, 2020). "Young Bucks Autobiography Wins DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Title". Wrestling Headlines. Archived from the original on January 20, 2021. Retrieved April 16, 2021.
  8. ^ "Into The Fight 2021". DDT Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). February 28, 2021. Retrieved December 5, 2021.

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