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By David Tees on 7/12/2011 3:29 PM
Reading this barely two hundred page autobiography of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar is like looking at his life through Sports Center highlights. While the author does dive into a lot of subjects in the book, it is done so fast and with little detail that the book comes off a little shallow. That is not to say that there is not anything fascinating in it, it just comes and goes so fast that there is little time to digest it.

The book starts off where the majority of autobiographies start off, with the author discussing his early life before becoming a star. Brock Lesnar talks a lot about life on the farm and how his parents drove him to want to become a success in life. This quality read then delves into Brock Lesnar’s life in amateur wrestling, all the way through his NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship.

The reader is treated to a few good stories from Mr. Lesnar here like his issues getting into the University Of Minnesota and how he learned to not have too much respect for his opponents. This portion of the book also features Brock Lesnar meeting and training with current Ring Of Honor Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin.

If you are reading this and you are a professional wrestling fan, then the next portion of the book is for your liking. After life in the amateur wrestling circuit, Brock goes into details about signing with the WWE and training in Ohio Valley Wrestling. In this portion of the read, the author discusses his first encounter with the Big Show and being responsible for the ring set up.

Then his WWE debut and very fast rise to the WWE Championship are discussed next, along with Lesnar’s addiction to vodka and pain killers. It does not take long for the writer to go into detail about how life on the road and Vince McMahon’s mind games lead to his decision to leave the company. Outside of Brock Lesnar’s account of battling a life threatening illness, this was the best part of the autobiography.

Highlighted next is how Brock Lesnar went to wrestle for New Japan Pro Wrestling and his legal battles with the WWE. This was a fascinating read because Brock goes into great detail about how the WWE legal team was trying to stop him from earning a living. During this portion of the book, the author also talks about how a motorcycle accident cost him a chance in the NFL.

As private as Brock Lesnar has been throughout his life, there is one big person who is given a lot of credit for keeping him on track and that is former WWE Women’s Champion Rena “Sable” Mero. Throughout the second half of the book, Brock talks about his relationship with her and how she stood by him through career changes and near death.

Brock Lesnar then talks about how he got into professional MM A and quickly into the UFC, where he became the UFC Heavyweight Champion. Brock Lesnar also goes into great detail about his personal rivalry with Frank Mir and his desire for a rubber match. The last piece of MMA the author talks about is returning from his near death illness to face Shane Carwin at UFC 116.

Overall, this book may be one of the quickest reads out there right now, but the author does share enough to make it a worthwhile read.

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