Once WWE finished running roughshod over the American pro wrestling territory system and vanquished their last true competitor, WCW, it seemed that the company's lust for conquest had ended. Sure, they make straight-to-DVD action movies with wrestlers as the stars, but nobody takes that seriously. However, it looks like the McMahon clan has set their sites on a whole new market to conquer: the world of clickbait journalism!
A new book coming out from WWE and publisher DK, which describes itself as "the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House," is nothing more than a collection of listicles that would feel right at home on your favorite crappy entertainment website, hastily assembled and packed with infuriating rankings that will have you unleashing a tirade in the comments section (which in this case is your cat in your living room, since the book doesn't have a wifi connection). Called "The WWE Book Of Top 10s," the book features a forward by listmaster Chris Jericho, and is in stores tomorrow. A description from the publisher:
From the top 10 Champions to the most popular matches ever, WWE: Book of Top 10s ranks everything in the world of WWE in fun and bite-sized lists.
WWE: The Book of Top 10s is packed with information and trivia and will provide hours of ammunition and controversy as fans debate the lists, arguing positioning, surprise inclusions, and snubs from 100 lists spanning five decades of sports entertainment history. The greatest stars from WWE's past and present are featured, including John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Undertaker, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Andre the Giant, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, and so many more.
To celebrate tomorrow's launch, DC has asked former WWE superstar Trish Stratus to create a list of the "Top 10 Moves I Should Have Avoided," but, spoiler alert, it doesn't include the classy time Vince McMahon made her strip down to her underwear and "get on your knees and bark like a dog."