Episode 26: Crazy Like a Fox: The Definitive Chronicle of Brian Pillman 20 Years Later


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There's more to the story of Brian Pillman than you think you know. In Crazy Like A Fox, Liam O'Rourke's detailed retelling of Pillman's life, we find out how the Loose Cannon went from Cincinnati Bengal to pro wrestler to extremely tragic cautionary tale. There's plenty of Eric Bischoff and Vince McMahon to go around, not to mention some Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin. We do a deep dive into O'Rourke's journalistic book, examining Pillman's genius for the business, Bischoff's long-standing reputation as a mark, and if pro wrestling will ever see another Brian Pillman. Spoiler: probably not.

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