George 'The Animal' Steele Talks Getting His Gimmick, Details On His Book Tour

- CBS Pittsburgh interviewed WWE Hall of Famer George "The Animal" Steele about his new book, "Animal." During the interview, Steele revealed how he got his infamous character. Steele noted that a local fan threw a satin pillow that was packed with feathers at him, and he proceeded to cut it and put the pillow case over his opponent's head.

"Two weeks later, I'm wrestling Chief Jay Strongbrow, and the match just isn't getting it done, so I looked over at the turnbuckle, go over to take a bit of it- it broke easily - and I started rubbing that in his face," Steele said. "All of a sudden we have a riot... From then on, why wrestle- why not have a turnbuckle snack?"

- Speaking of Steele, fans will have the opportunity to meet the legend at a number of book signings he will be conducting throughout the U.S. this summer. Steele will be greeting fans and signing copies of his brand new book. Here are the book tour dates:

Date/Time: 06.08.13. 2:00 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address: 2418 East Colonial Drive
City: Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: (407) 894-0108

Date/Time: 06.14.13. 11:00 am
Location: Costco
Address: 741 Orange Ave
City: Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Phone: (407) 786-7802

Date/Time: 06.15.13. 1:00 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address: 780 E. Merritt Island Causeway
City: Merritt Island, FL 32952
Phone: (321) 453-8202

Date/Time: 06.19.13. 7:00 pm
Location: Bookends
Address: 211 East Ridgewood Ave
City: Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-445-0726

Date/Time: 06.20.13. 7:00 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address: 3981 US Hwy 9
City: Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: (732) 409-2929

Date/Time: 06.21.13. 7:00 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address: 240 Route 22 West
City: Springfield, NJ 07081
Phone: (973) 376-8544

Date/Time: 07.15.13. 7:00 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address: 3235 Washtenaw Ave
City: Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 973-0846

Date/Time: 07.18.13. 7:00 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address: 500 South Main Street
City: Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: (248) 336-9490

Date/Time: 07.19.13. 7:00 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address: 3195 28th Street SE
City: Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Phone: (616) 940-0820

Date/Time: 07.20.13. 2:00 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address: 396 John R. Road
City: Troy, MI 48083
Phone: (248) 577-5064

Date/Time: 07.25.13. 7:00 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address: 131 Colonie Center
City: Colonie, NY 12205
Phone: 518-438-1728

Date/Time: 07.26.13. 7:00 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address: 3454 Erie Boulevard East
City: Dewitt, NY 13214
Phone: (315) 449-2948

Date/Time: 07.27.13. 7:00 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address: 3349 Monroe Avenue
City: Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: (585) 586-6020

Date/Time: 07.28.13. 2:00 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address: 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd.
City: Amherst, NY 14228
Phone: (716) 834-1550

Date/Time: 08.16.13. 7:00 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address: 301 S Hills Village
City: Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Phone: (412) 835-0379

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