I could think of nowhere better to drop this, but thought it appropriate to post that Crazy Like A Fox - The Definitive Chronicle of Brian Pillman 20 Years Later is now available on Amazon (amzn.to/2h93SxL). The book offers (if I may say so) the most in-depth analysis of Brian's personal and professional life ever compiled, with unheard details of his football and wrestling careers complimented by exclusive interviews with close friends, colleagues and reporters including:
*Linda Pillman (Brian's sister)
*Brian Pillman Jr. (Brian's son)
*Brittany Pillman (Brian's daughter)...
*Dave Meltzer (Wrestling Observer editor and long time friend of Brian)
*Jim Cornette (WCW and WWF booking committee member during Brian's runs)
*Mark Coleman (First UFC Heavyweight Champion who went to Miami of Ohio with Brian)
*Raven (Travelling partner and good friend in WCW)
*Bruce Hart (Pillman's trainer, tag partner in Stampede and one of his best friends)
*Kim Wood (Cincinnati Bengals assistant coach, father figure to Brian and co-creator of the Loose Cannon)
*Alex Marvez (Three-time author, former president of the Pro Football Writers of America and friend of Pillman)
*Mark Madden (WCW commentator and one of Brian's closest confidants)
*Shane Douglas (Worked and travelled with Brian in WCW and ECW)
*Les Thatcher (Promoter of the Brian Pillman Memorial Shows)
*Mike Johnson (PWInsider.com writer and noted Pillman historian)
*And many more close friends and colleagues
If you're a Pillman fan, or just want a look at the bizarre world of wrestling in the 80's and 90's, you might want to check this one out.
The official preview reads...
An alpha male with a beta body, looking to thrive in worlds where beta males with alpha bodies are the primary requirement.
He was a complex paradox, a walking contradiction. He lived more in 35 years than most do in a lifetime, the product of an arduous infanthood. His overachievement is awe-inspiring. Tales of his conflicts and conquests became the stuff of legend. His borderline genius and tragic demise made him an icon shrouded in mystique.
He was Brian Pillman, and two decades later the most comprehensive look at one of professional wrestling's most fascinating stories has been compiled. Discover unheard details of his upbringing, the incredible story behind chasing an NFL roster spot and his introduction to pro wrestling in the crazy Stampede circuit. Revel at his trials and tribulations in WCW and the WWF, walking the fine line between the cusp of superstardom and political turmoil. Reflect in the most detailed, inside breakdown of his Loose Cannon gambit ever produced, the scam that turned him into the talk of the business, before fatally drowning in personal tragedy and addiction.
With exclusive interviews with some of Brian's closest friends and family, Crazy Like A Fox is a must-read for Pillman fans, and a breathtaking look at the bizarre world of wrestling to boot…
Any questions, just let me know!