Bang Your Head: The Real Story of the Missing Link

Written with candor and the knowledge of expertise, this account tells of struggles with substance--and with self--and of power either out and in of the hoop for the wrestler referred to as The lacking Link.

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Now not this night, you’re not,” spoke back the bodyguard. “Now get out. ” The photographers had no notion what to anticipate while The lacking hyperlink arrived within the dressing room. The hyperlink was once a wierd personality even within the out-there international wrestling. He had a honed, -pound bodybuilder’s body, yet that was once mixed with a blue-and-green painted face, a extraordinary tufted hairdo and a beard like a malevolent circus clown. His hair used to be black; he wore black trunks and bushy black boots with matching knee and elbow pads. And if The Link’s visual appeal was once bizarre, his habit used to be downright frightening. He was once like a primitive Neanderthal guy get back to lifestyles within the th century. The hyperlink had by no means spoken a observe to someone within the ring or out of it, and sometimes seemed to not understand the place he was once or what he used to be doing there. in the course of suits he could wander aimlessly round gazing the hoop ground, growling softly to himself like a jungle cat, sometimes preventing to look up in a startled manner on the crowd, by no means taking a look his rivals within the eye. simply after they concept he’d forgotten they have been there, unexpectedly The hyperlink might rear up, seize the tuft of hair at the again of his head, set free a terrifying roar, cost headfirst at his opponent’s chest and the fit will be on. that specific evening The lacking hyperlink climbed out of the hoop while his fit was once over, trudging down the slim aisle, his eyes forged down at the floor. He sometimes stopped and jerked his head upward to look on the fanatics, lots of whom had blue-andgreen painted faces similar to his. all at once a fan jumped out in entrance of him and passed him a steel folding chair. The hyperlink knew instinctively what the fanatics desired to see. He grabbed the chair in either fingers, raised it up within the air and pounded the chair xi BangYourHead_FINAL 8/14/06 11:56 AM web page xii BANG YOUR HEAD opposed to his cranium repeatedly, so tough it dented the chair seat, whereas the cheers obtained louder with every one blow. The Link’s challenging head was once his such a lot fearsome weapon within the ring. along with utilizing it to knock down different wrestlers, he may slam it into chairs, tables, turnbuckles, even ring stairs (sometimes till his brow was once bloody) with no ever exhibiting any signal that it damage him. behind the curtain, the dressing room door opened and in got here a slender, beautiful dark-haired girl dressed all in black — leather-based chauffeur’s cap, tight-fitting shirt, spandex pants and high-heeled footwear. This was once The Link’s driving force and handler Sheena, who went all over the place with him. She used to be the one individual The hyperlink might hearken to — even his supervisor, the without end livid, spluttering, motor-mouthed Percival Pringle III, couldn't continually make The hyperlink behave. Sheena could advisor The hyperlink behind the scenes after the exhibits, taking him by means of the arm at any time when he was once distracted by means of the gang and relocating him in the direction of the dressing room. Now the green-faced behemoth the 2 photographers have been looking forward to stood within the doorway in the back of Sheena, evidently hesitant to go into his dressing room with strangers in it.

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