Back in the 1970s when I got my start in the biz, so did these two physically intimidating athletes from West Texas State University. Brusier, real name Frank Goodish, and Stan “The Lariet” Hansen both played football at West Texas and came into the Mid South wrestling territory around 1973-74 and were made a tag team by booker Cowboy Bill Watts. Both Brody, who will have a book on his life published soon that I have written the forward for, and Stan went on to have great careers especially in Japan for many years. Hansen is also known for breaking WWF legend Bruno Sammartino’s neck which saw Hansen get legit death threats. Brody was murdered in a locker room shower at a wrestling event where the alleged murderer walked free in Puerto Rico. These two men were two of the toughest and most talented men I ever met and would challenge the character of many men who “think” they are wrestlers in today’s marketplace.
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