"A masterful thought, masterfully completed, accordingly, a veritable masterpiece … a tricky topic, yet approached in an clever and looking out style that tells the reader a ton of stuff he most likely by no means knew approximately Goodish/Brody."
— J Michael Kenyon
"He had an air approximately him that acquired him over nearly all over he went. nonetheless, he took benefit of that perspective, too. for those who have been within the ring with him, when you didn’t have the heart to chop him off, he’d simply consume you alive."
— Harley Race, former NWA international heavyweight champion
"He used to be feared via all of the fanatics. And I’ll inform you what. there have been loads of men within the locker room who have been frightened of Bruiser Brody. He used to be a nasty dude."
— Lance Russell, mythical Memphis wrestling announcer
this day, greater than 18 years after his dying, specialist wrestling lovers nonetheless speak about Bruiser Brody with reverence and awe of their voice. Hardcore enthusiasts think about him to be the best brawler within the heritage of the sport.
Frank "Bruiser Brody" Goodish used to be often called a brawler, a wild-man, and an outlaw. His variety and personality were copied through numerous different wrestlers. Mick Foley (Cactus Jack/Mankind), whose identify is synonymous with the hardcore sort of wrestling, claims to have studied Brody’s Japan tapes for hours whereas education to be a professional wrestler, and patterned his ring type after him. notwithstanding, just like the outdated asserting, "Often imitated, by no means duplicated," that applies to Bruiser Brody. there'll by no means be one other one like him.
Brody was once an outstanding athlete and an exhilarating performer, yet he used to be additionally some of the most unpredictable males ever to step into the hoop. As an autonomous (some name him an outlaw), he marched to his personal drummer, and refused to bow to both of the 2 strong American promotions—the all over the world Wrestling Federation and the nationwide Wrestling Alliance. On any given evening, he may possibly or would possibly not do what the promoters requested of him. therefore, promoters hated him, yet additionally they enjoyed him, simply because whilst he used to be billed on a card, the enthusiasts grew to become out in droves to work out him wrestle.
Brody feuded with the head names within the sport—Ric aptitude, Dory Funk, Terry Funk, the Von Erich kin, Bruno Sammartino, Andre the enormous, and Dick the Bruiser. His such a lot remembered feud, even if, used to be opposed to Abdullah the Butcher. while these met within the ring, fanatics may possibly expect the blood flowing like faucet water.
In 1988, Brody used to be murdered in a dressing room in Puerto Rico—by one in every of his fellow wrestlers!
This publication is the tale of Bruiser Brody, instructed within the phrases of these who knew him best—childhood pals, relations, fellow wrestlers, photographers, and newspaper newshounds. No punches are pulled and the rulebook has been thrown out. this is often THE definitive … Bruiser Brody
— distinct beneficial properties —
• FOREWORD written through Brody's pal and tag crew associate, STAN HANSEN
• Frank Goodish and Stan Hansen's first exposure photo
• the main in-depth info at the evening of Brody's dying ever published!
• A transcript of the coroner's report
Interviews with ninety two those who knew Brody the easiest, together with —
Abdullah the Butcher, undesirable information Allen, invoice Watts, Bob Geigel, Bobby Jaggers, Bruno Sammartino, Carlos Colon, Dick the Bruiser, Dory Funk Jr., Dusty Rhodes, Harley Race, Ivan Putski, Jim Duggan, Jimmy Snuka, JJ Dillon, Kevin Sullivan, Kevin von Erich, Killer Karl Kox, Killer Tim Brooks, Lou Thesz, Nick Bockwinkel, Ole Anderson, Ox Baker, Playboy Gary Hart, purple Bastien, street Warriors Animal and Hawk, Scandor Akbar, Sir Oliver Humperdink, Stan Hansen, Steve "Dr. dying" Williams, Terry Funk, and Tony Atlas.
Plus interviews withi kinfolk and adolescence acquaintances, activities teammates, wrestling announcers, referee, reporters, photographers, historians, and authors.