New book delves into Pillman angle and Hogan’s lies
Apr 15, 2014 - by Steve Gerweck
Smoke & Mirrors and Steven Seagal examines those subcultures where the truth is merely subjective; none more so than pro wrestling, with its bizarre world of kayfabe, and the lengths those on the inside have gone to to uphold it. This includes a detailed look at Brian Pillman’s Loose Cannon character, and where he fit amid wrestling’s funhouse mirror of reality, and the crazy lies and delusions purveyed by Hulk Hogan over the years.
Other chapters take in the macho posturing of martial arts, with colorful fantasists like Count Dante, and the Chi fighters who can explode your heart with a Dim Mak from fifty paces. And then there’s James Hydrick, telekinetic Kung Fu cultist; the man no prison could hold. Plus, dissections of television psychics and paranormal hoaxes, and the walking human folklore that is Bill Murray.
Smoke & Mirrors and Steven Seagal by Stuart Millard is available now on the Amazon Kindle for $3.99 in the US, or £2.99 in the UK, and for non-Kindle owners, on phones, tablets and computers via Amazon’s free Kindle app.