In today’s episode, our guest is Brimstone. This podcast he’s part of has three or four million downloads per week; he’s a former pro wrestler and an entertainment serial entrepreneur. There’s a lot that we’re going to unpack, so tune in!
[5:02] Why should we listen to you?
I’m such a wonderful person. I have a lot of energy. I’m not sure what to tell you if you can’t find someone with a lot of energy.
[8:18] Wrestling world
Long Island’s voice was prominent, as were sales and marketing. And they had asked me since they knew I enjoyed wrestling. And they say, hey, one of our reporters will do a deal where they’ll interview a number of the former wrestlers. And since this convention isn’t far away, could you please do us a favor? They were aware that I was interested in photography as well. They lacked in photographers. “Would you go down with them and do some shots?” they asked. Sure, why not? I say. They’re paying me.
[9:05] I walked down and, to my surprise, met a lot of folks who became excellent friends later in life. I came up to Iron Sheik, who was about to chat with me, and he looks at me and says, You seem like you could be harassed for pretending to be a wrestler. We start talking back, and his agent at the time, Eric Simms, is who he is. He used to take a lot of images for the boys. He began chatting to me, and what I didn’t realize at the time was that he was trying to work with me and get me to do something with Sheik and have Sheik train me.
[10:37] I was flipping through a pro wrestling magazine months later. And sure enough, there was an advertisement for the Long Island Wrestling Federation, the dog house was opening up, and I was thinking, okay, well, this looks interesting.
[12:11] Do you make money in this?
Depending on who you’re with and what you’re doing, you could make money. It can make a lot of money with the gimmick table.
[13:55] The brand brimstone
I’m simply a regular man like the rest of them. I’m a little bigger and a little louder. But I’m a person with a personality. I try to be nice to everyone. And I believe that my unapologetic authenticity goes out to others, impacts them, and offers them a reason to follow.
[16:02] I took Brimstone out of the ring, removed all wrestling, and created a comic book based on the character. Brimstone is on the board rounds, the comic book, and I then turned it into kids books, the border pop, so that parents and kids may connect with the same characters.
[17:11] Food hound tidbits were born. In contrast, we were touring with the three seasons of the show. We were a very popular series. I would always bring one of the other celebs with me for the meal. Every everything I do is intertwined.
[20:44] The next natural progression
We’re starting filming for a new television series on the 14th. I am doing it with my son, and it is supposed to go to a major streaming service as of right now.
[23:18] What promise did God make to the world when He created you?
That there would be fun. It would be fun. There would be fun; there would be a good time wherever the hell I go. And I promise you that as myself.
[14:39-14:46] “When people are in need, I always feel the need to kind of jump in there and be a part of it and help out and give back.”
[19:39-19:40] “Creative people had to be creative.”
[20:01-20:09] “I love failure. Failure is what creates and develops the seeds that you use to plant and move forward for success. So you can’t have success without having multiple failures.”
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