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Crazy Like A Fox - The Definitive Chronicle of Brian Pillman 20 Years Later


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#1 JaymeFuture

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 12:37 PM

Crazy Like A Fox - The Definitive Chronicle of Brian Pillman 20 Years Later is now available on Amazon (http://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.

 

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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…
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EDIT - John Lister of FSM has written a review that can be found here, giving it five stars: https://cinemazine.c...20-years-later/


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:05 PM

Very excited to read this! Congratulations!



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:18 PM

Congrats, I'll have to give this a read once this drops.



#4 JaymeFuture

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:45 PM

Just wanted to drop in an update that this is now available for purchase on Amazon.  :) 



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 03:40 PM

Excellent, will order this week. Thanks for the update



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:05 PM

I got this yesterday. I haven't finished it yet, but I'd highly recommend it based on what I've read so far. Great details and it's fun to read too. 



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:27 AM

I got this yesterday. I haven't finished it yet, but I'd highly recommend it based on what I've read so far. Great details and it's fun to read too. 

 

Thank you sir! Appreciate the kind words. Let me know what you think when you're done!



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:54 PM

 

I got this yesterday. I haven't finished it yet, but I'd highly recommend it based on what I've read so far. Great details and it's fun to read too. 

 

Thank you sir! Appreciate the kind words. Let me know what you think when you're done!

 

 

Finished and wow, fantastic. I'm definitely not sure how I feel about Brian Pillman now, but it was a gripping read.  I'd never heard all those stories about Bill 'Quagmire' or all the blow by blow and insights into developing the Loose Cannon gimmick. It's pretty cool that John Harbaugh is still involved with the Pillman family.  Did Melanie Pillman decline to be interviewed? She sure got taken to task.



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 06:46 AM

 

 

I got this yesterday. I haven't finished it yet, but I'd highly recommend it based on what I've read so far. Great details and it's fun to read too. 

 

Thank you sir! Appreciate the kind words. Let me know what you think when you're done!

 

 

Finished and wow, fantastic. I'm definitely not sure how I feel about Brian Pillman now, but it was a gripping read.  I'd never heard all those stories about Bill 'Quagmire' or all the blow by blow and insights into developing the Loose Cannon gimmick. It's pretty cool that John Harbaugh is still involved with the Pillman family.  Did Melanie Pillman decline to be interviewed? She sure got taken to task.

 

 

Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed it. And yeah, that's kind of the common theme I'm getting in the early feedback. I think the best compliment I could have gotten on that front was from Kim Wood (Bengals strength coach of 29 years), who sent me an email last week telling me he'd read the book, saying, "For all that's been written about Brian, you captured the little bastard the best."

 

As for Melanie, she didn't decline to be interviewed, and I did try to get hold of her, but it's not the easiest thing to do. Without going too far into personal details I was given, the impression I got from almost everybody was that, in her current situation, it probably wasn't going to happen no matter what. 



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 07:42 AM

John Lister of Fighting Spirit Magazine has written a review of the new Brian Pillman book, giving it five stars for those interested... 

 

https://cinemazine.c...20-years-later/



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 03:28 PM

I have finally ordered and eagerly awaiting its arrival to read. I'll update once I'm done with my thoughts.



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 06:50 PM

I am close to the end... :)



#13 JaymeFuture

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 05:54 AM

SPS - thank you very much, would love to know your thoughts!

FPT - Ah! The final verdict is close...

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:46 AM

I just got my copy in the mail yesterday. Looking forward to reading it! 



#15 JaymeFuture

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:23 AM

Thank you very much - please keep me posted as to how you get on!



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Posted 30 November 2017 - 05:33 PM

Really enjoying the book so far - just started it last night! The research you must have undertaken for this is really incredible. 



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Posted 30 November 2017 - 10:28 PM

And I am finished...

 

Thoughts, etc. etc. on an upcoming episode of MIS. This was not a fluff piece. This was well done and a good read all around. This would make for a good beat sheet if ESPN wanted to do a 30 For 30 on Pillman. Amazing stuff.



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Posted 03 December 2017 - 08:00 AM

Thank you both, really looking forward to hearing your full thoughts!

Will drop this here, but Meltzer mentioned it in the daily update on Thursday...

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:34 PM

Great review from Todd Martin on his audio show on the Torch this week!

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:23 AM

Indeed, which is awesome. Very nice words from Meltzer on Observer Radio on Wednesday to boot.




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