• Titan Sinking: The Decline of the WWF in 1995

  • By: James Dixon
  • Narrated by: Dean Ruple
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Throughout the history of the WWF, there have been times of prosperity and times of hardship, cycles that shape the ethos of the company by forcing changes to its infrastructure and on-screen direction. The one constant throughout three decades of change is Vincent Kennedy McMahon, the stalwart puppet-master who captains the ship. Unflinching, thick-skinned, and domineering, McMahon has ultimately outlasted all of his competition and come out on top of every wrestling war he has waged.

In 1995, he very nearly lost.

Titan Sinking tells the tale of one of the most tumultuous, taxing and trying years in WWF history. Vince was reeling from a nightmare first half of the decade as the year commenced, but having seemingly steered the company through an image-shattering five years, he looked to rebuild his ailing brand and rediscover the magic formula that made his promotion such a juggernaut in the 80s. As each week passed, more and more problems behind the scenes began to unfold, plunging the WWF on the bring of crisis. 

This audiobook gives the inside story of all of it: With detailed accounts of incidents from Syracuse to Montreal, from the Kliq to he BSKs, Vince's new hope, to his various creative flops and failures. Find out the real story of the year, and learn how 1995 brought WWF to the brink.

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Excellent Walk Down Memory Lane

Listening to this story was a great walk down memory lane. There were two aspects to this story for me, remembering watching WWF with my father on the couch, and learning about the behind the scenes activities at the height of when I was watching wresting. I could have assumed but didn't know how much drama, scandal, and politics were involved in wrestling. This was definitely eye opening as James Dixon is very knowledgeable and clearly details all the activities with great description. Dean Ruple did a great job with the narration. I really liked his voice and cadence and kept my interest throughout the book. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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One of the better wrestling books

Truly one of the most informative box regarding to the era of 1995 WWE and how things were starting to fall apart. A great listen.

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Strong until the end

It probably would have fared better if this book had covered 1996 more in-depth than just rushing it all into the last 7 minutes.

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Excellent!

Fantastic! I need Audio for titan shattered and screwed please! This was such an in depth listen, I’m really hoping for more in audio form.

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Just wish he'd pronounced the names properly....

Who is Sid Udi? Did he mean Sid Justice? Very good for fans of the Attitude Era as this was the chaos that forced it.

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The best wrestling book on Audible

Titan Sinking is an epic wrestling book that chronicles the tumultuous year of 1995 for the Federation. The book takes you backstage for all the dirt and drama you’d expect from a book like this. At first I thought the book would be a WWF hit piece, but that’s not the case. This book can be very critical, however, it’s done based on evidence and what was going on at the time. The main wrestlers of this era, Bret, Shawn, Taker, Nash, Hall, HHH, and others are chronicled masterfully. Enjoy!

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  • 05-26-21

good insight

A very good insight. the narrator can be a little drawn out at times though

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Entertaining, but sensationalist and fictional

This book is entertaining enough, but don't take it as a documented history of the WWF. It is a highly fictionalized, tabloidesque smear piece written by someone who seems to have gotten their history of wrestling from message boards and online rumor mills. Furthermore, the narrator pronoinces a few names wrong. He clearly doesn't know wrestling or the people involved. Otherwise the narration is clear enough.

Anyway, if you are looking for history, look elsewhere. If you are looking for an imaginary story where every rumor is fact and everyone in wrestling is a monster, give it a listen.

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An intersting snapshot in time

As a wrestling fan I found Titan fall to be an interesting and entertaining read. Some of incidents and events that are covered I already knew about as they have been discussed for decades at this point. However the wider context and lesser scandalous and headlining twists and turns shed light on an era of wrestling that is long gone and probably won't come again baring some great change. If you are a wrestling fan it is an interest peak behind the curtain and into the past. The one gripe I have with the book is the audio editing. There are a number of jarring edits where a bad take/read was cut and a different one inserted. It doesn't ruin the book but when they happen they are quite noticeable.

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Accessible for Casual Fans

As someone who fondly remembers the Monday night wars but has watched little since, this book painted a vivid and eye opening picture of the company and characters of the time. The author writes in such a way that the large cast of wrestlers never becomes overwhelming or confusing, which seems a great accomplishment. The narrator does an excellent job presenting everything in a fashion that does not intrude, but still brings life to the people involved.
I highly recommend this book, and will look for work from the author and narrator in the future. Full Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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  • Sam Tromans
  • 08-27-20

Excellent

Really excellent audiobook on the WWF in 1995.
Hope that Audible will also release the two other books in the Titan trilogy!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-22

You shoot,they shoot,will someone shoot Bob Holly

Excellent tho it seems to have been taken from every Sean Oliver you shoot, something to wrestle... But a really good listen. Deffo buying the next.

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  • karl
  • 03-06-22

Better podcasts for free

This book is great if your interested in this subject but, there are many podcasts for free which go into much greater detail and are coming from the horse's mouth. instead of this I would listen to something to wrestle with Bruce Prichard and especially OSW review. Both are a much more entertaining and accurate listen. That being said this book is far from the worst wrestling book on the market and is a fairly good insight into 1995.

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  • Mr
  • 03-10-21

A good work of fiction

While the book itself told a good story, it is very much written from a slanted point of view with much embellishment and is far from the textbook account I was hoping for. The narration of the book was excellent, and it can be enjoyed as a story, but it is far from historically accurate and should not be seen as a definitive guide to the time period in wrestling.