“The WWE Encyclopedia, which enters the hardcover miscellaneous list at No. 10 this week, brings back 50
years of World Wrestling Entertainment in all its cartoony, acid-washed glory.” – The New York Times
“[an] extremely thorough guide to just about everything that has ever happened in the 45-year history of WWE/WWF.
Brian Shields and Kevin Sullivan are clearly not a pair of ham-and-eggers when it comes to researching and writing
the pro wrestling promotion’s history. It’s pretty intense.” —Newsday.com
“Throughout the years we’ve all heard about superstars and events going down in the history books and now we
have an officially recognized WWE history book, and quite frankly it’s an extremely impressive one.” —Steven Wilson,
As a unique, one-volume encyclopedia with more than 700 WWE entries and more than 2500 images, this is
the book for all WWE fans! Featuring hundreds of superstars of all eras, from the World Wrestling Federation
of the 60s and 70s to today's WWE, this thrilling, one-of-a-kind reference guide contains a visual glossary of all
wrestling moves and provides coverage of the television shows that put the WWE into millions of households. From
the Hardcore Champion to the World Heavyweight title holder, from the WWE's showcase events to the Pay-per-
views, from Survivor Series to the grand spectacle of WrestleMania—this encyclopedia covers it all.
Kevin Sullivan began his sports-entertainment career in 1998 as a content editor for WWE.com. Over the
following 10 years, he traveled the country with World Wrestling Entertainment, building lifelong relationships with
the Superstars and employees of WWE. Most recently, Sullivan held the position of Director of Content Development
for WWE.com where he oversaw the day-to-day content operations of the company’s web site. In addition to his
responsibilities with WWE.com, Sullivan also wrote for WWE Magazine.
Brian Shields began his career an in intern for Acclaim Entertainment, working on marketing campaigns for
the” Legends of Wrestling,” “WWF Warzone,” and “WWF Attitude videogames.” He has since collaborated with WWE on
the launch of the “WWE Legends” program. Shields is the author of Main Event: WWE In The Raging 80’s
and currently serves as marketing director for GAME ON, Inc. developing a WWE line of licensed video game
Awards and Notable lists:
Young Adult Library Services Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers