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Encyclopedia > Brian Pillman
Brian Pillman
An image of Brian Pillman.
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Ring name(s) Brian Pillman
Yellow Dog
Flyin' Brian
Billed height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Billed weight 226 lb (103 kg)
Born May 22, 1962(1962-05-22)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died October 5, 1997 (aged 35)
Bloomington, Minnesota
Trained by Hart family
Debut November 25, 1986

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Brian Pillman had a legacy as the Loose Cannon, a wrestling gimmick that would see him do a series of worked-shoots that would gain him a degree of infamy for his unpredictable character. He was also known for being extremely agile in the ring, but an accident in 1996 limited his in-ring ability. Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... In professional wrestling, a work is slang for a staged event (that is, one that enforces kayfabe). ... In professional wrestling, a shoot refers to any unplanned event – that is, the event is real and not staged. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...

Contents

Football career

Brian Pillman – Linebacker
Career information
College: Miami (Ohio)
Organizations
 As player:
1984
1986
Cincinnati Bengals
Calgary Stampeders
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

While attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Pillman played football for the Miami Redskins as a Defensive Tackle where he set records for "tackles for loss." He went undrafted to the National Football League, joining the Cincinnati Bengals (his home town team) as a free agent in 1984 and later the Canadian Football League for the Calgary Stampeders in 1986. He also played for the Buffalo Bills in preseason action in 1985 but was the last player cut before the start of that season. His attempts to make the roster of the Bengals were covered in a series of articles in The Cincinnati Enquirer. During his football career, Pillman began taking steroids and painkillers in order to perform, resulting in him having health problems the rest of his life. This article relates to sports. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... , This article is about the university in Oxford, Ohio. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... For the defunct hockey team, see Calgary Stampeders (hockey) The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... , This article is about the university in Oxford, Ohio. ... Location of Oxford in Butler County, Ohio Oxford is a college town located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio in northwestern Butler County in Oxford Township, originally called the College Township. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Miami University RedHawks are a college football program that competes in NCAA Division I-A and the Mid-American Conference. ... NFL redirects here. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... This article is about the year. ... CFL redirects here. ... For the defunct hockey team, see Calgary Stampeders (hockey) The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... The Cincinnati Enquirer is a daily morning newspaper published at Cincinnati, Ohio, the larger of the two dailies of that city. ... Crystal structure of human sex hormone-binding globulin, transporting 5-alpha-dihydrotestosterone. ... An analgesic (colloquially known as a painkiller) is any member of the diverse group of drugs used to relieve pain (achieve analgesia). ...


Wrestling career

Stampede Wrestling

Following the end of his football career, Pillman remained in Canada and began training as a wrestler under Stu Hart and his sons. He debuted under his real name in 1986 in Hart's Calgary, Alberta-based Stampede Wrestling promotion. Stewart Edward Stu Hart, CM (May 3, 1915 – October 16, 2003) was a Canadian amateur wrestler, professional wrestler, promoter and trainer. ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... Stampede Wrestling is a Canadian professional wrestling promotion based in Calgary, Alberta and was once one of the main promotions in western Canada and the Canadian Prairies for almost a half century. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Pillman quickly formed a tag team with Hart's son Bruce known as Bad Company. In April 1987, Bad Company won the Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship, defeating Ron Starr and the Cuban Assassin in the finals of a tournament. Their reign lasted until October 1987, when the titles were held up following a controversial ending to a match between Bad Company and their opponents, Jerry Morrow and Makhan Singh. Bad Company defeated Morrow and Singh in a rematch in November 1987 to regain the titles, eventually losing them to Morrow and the Cuban Assassin in July 1988. Bruce Ambrose Edwardious Hart (born January 13, 1950) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler. ...


While in Stampede Wrestling, Pillman used his girlfriend at the time, Beulah McGillicutty, to get him over as a face by seating her at ringside and having heel wrestlers taunt her so that he could rescue her. Trisa Hayes Laughlin (born Trisa Hayes on March 14, 1969 in Muskegon, Michigan)[1] better known by her stage name, Beulah McGillicutty, is an American professional wrestling valet, best known for her appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling in the late 1990s. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. ...


World Championship Wrestling

In 1989, Pillman returned to America and began wrestling for World Championship Wrestling, where he was known as Flyin' Brian due to his athletic ability and variety of aerial maneuvers. He held the WCW United States Tag Team Championship with Tom Zenk and also held the short-lived WCW Light Heavyweight Championship, feuding with Brad Armstrong, Jushin Liger, Richard Morton, and Scotty Flamingo. Pillman later feuded with Barry Windham, who he harassed while dressed as the masked Yellow Dog after losing a Retirement match (Pillman was eventually reinstated). For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Thomas (Tom) Erwin Zenk (Born: November 30, 1958) is a former American professional wrestler, also known by Tom Zenk and his nickname Z-Man. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Cruiserweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article is about professional wrestler. ... Keiichi Yamada (山田恵一 Yamada Keiichi) (born November 30, 1964), better known as Jushin Liger (獣神ライガー - Jūshin Raigā) and later, Jushin Thunder Liger (獣神サンダーライガー - Jūshin Sandā Raigā) is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Scott Anthony Levy (born September 8, 1964) better known by his ring name Raven, is an American professional wrestler. ... Barry Windham (born July 4, 1960, Sweetwater, Texas) is a professional wrestler and the son of the infamous heel wrestler Blackjack Mulligan. ... One of the most well known Lucha Libre wrestlers (luchadores), Rey Mysterio. ... Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ...


In 1992, Pillman turned heel, forming a tag team with "Stunning" Steve Austin known as the Hollywood Blondes. In March 1993, the duo won the WCW World Tag Team Championship, which they held for five months. The team quickly became popular for their brash attitudes, and critically acclaimed matches with Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas. They also feuded with Ric Flair and Arn Anderson, mocking their ages and parodying Flair's interview show "A Flair for the Gold," with their own "A Flare for the Old." This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Steve Austin & Brian Pillman, The Hollywood Blonds The Hollywood Blondes were a heel tag team in World Championship Wrestling in 1992 & 1993. ... The World Championship Wrestling (WCW) World Tag Team Championship was the major tag team title in World Championship Wrestling from 1991 to 2001. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Troy Shane Martin (born November 21, 1964) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler who is better known by his ring name, Shane Douglas. ... Richard Morgan Fliehr[2] (born on February 25, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota[2]) better known by his ring name Ric Flair , is a legendary American professional wrestler of iconic staus signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its SmackDown! brand. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


After the Hollywood Blondes separated, Pillman became a tweener, feuding with wrestlers such as Brad Armstrong, Eddie Guerrero, Alex Wright, and Marcus Bagwell. In late 1995 at Fall Brawl, Pillman formed a team with Arn Anderson, and began feuding with Ric Flair and Sting. At Halloween Havoc 1995, Flair betrayed Sting and reformed the Four Horsemen with Pillman, Anderson, and Chris Benoit. In professional wrestling, a tweener is a character who is portrayed as being morally neutral or ambiguous (that is, they are between a face and a heel). ... Eduardo Eddie Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 — November 13, 2005) better known as Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican-American professional wrestler born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family. ... Alex Wright (born May 17, 1975) is a German former professional wrestler. ... Marcus Alexander Mark Bagwell (born January 10, 1970) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Buff Bagwell. ... Fall Brawl was an annual pay per view in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) held in the month of September from 1993 through 2000. ... For other uses, see Sting (disambiguation). ... Halloween Havoc was an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Championship Wrestling from 1989 through 2000. ... Christopher Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who wrestled for Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


In 1995 he wrestled the first match on the very first WCW Monday Nitro defeating Liger. WCW Monday Nitro was a weekly professional wrestling program produced by World Championship Wrestling. ...


Throughout 1995, Pillman developed his "Loose Cannon" gimmick, cultivating a reputation for unpredictable behaviour. He frequently blurred fact and fiction with his worked-shoots, and outed Kevin Sullivan as booker during the February 1996 Superbrawl VI pay-per-view in an I Respect You Strap match where the loser announces that they respect the other wrestler, much like an "I Quit" match. Brian Pillman grabbed the microphone, saying, "I respect you, booker man." Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... In professional wrestling, a work is slang for a staged event (that is, one that enforces kayfabe). ... In professional wrestling, a shoot refers to any unplanned event – that is, the event is real and not staged. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ...


During a live episode of Clash of the Champions, Pillman grabbed commentator Bobby Heenan by the collar, causing Heenan (who had a history of neck problems) to blurt out "What the fuck are you doing?" on air (Bobby Heenan has since stated that he didn't know it was Pillman grabbing him and he blurted out the remark because he thought he was a fan grabbing him). Pillman was fired by WCW President Eric Bischoff in early 1996. In Eric Bischoff's autobiography he said that Pillman was fired so that he could go and develop the "loose cannon" gimmick in ECW and WWF then return to World Championship Wrestling with more legitimate heat. Bischoff claims it was a plan he and Pillman came up with together. It would later backfire on Bischoff as Pillman had no intention on returning. The Clash of the Champions logo The Clash of the Champions were a series of professional wrestling television specials aired by World Championship Wrestling. ... Bobby The Brain Heenan (born Raymond Louis Heenan on November 1, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American professional wrestling manager and commentator. ... Eric Aaron Bischoff (born May 27, 1955[1]), is a former professional wrestling booker and on-screen personality, most known for serving as President of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later General Manager of World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... Eric Aaron Bischoff (born May 27, 1955[1]), is a former professional wrestling booker and on-screen personality, most known for serving as President of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later General Manager of World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ...


Extreme Championship Wrestling

Immediately following his departure from WCW, Pillman debuted in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Extreme Championship Wrestling promotion, appearing at the annual ECW Internet convention, Cyberslam, on February 17, 1996. During an interview conducted in the ring by Joey Styles, Pillman insulted Bischoff, calling him a commentator, a "gofer," and a "piece of shit." After Styles attempted to end the interview, Pillman threatened to "yank out [his] Johnson" and urinate in the ring. Pillman was confronted by ECW owner Tod Gordon, booker Paul Heyman, and wrestler Shane Douglas, who had him removed from the ring by security guards. While being dragged from the arena, Pillman attacked a plant sitting in the audience with a fork he produced from his boot. Although he did not wrestle for ECW, Pillman made several further appearances with the promotion, engaging in a war of words with Douglas. He also gained the backstage ire of New Jack when he referred to the tag team consisting of New Jack and Mustafa (The Gangstas) as "Niggas with Attitudes" (Not as a racist comment, but in reference to the rap group N.W.A) when crashing one of their interviews. [1] For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the independent promotion from 1992-2001. ... A fan convention, or con, is an event in which the fans of a particular TV show, comic book, or actor, or an entire style of entertainment such as science fiction or anime, gather together to meet famous personalities (and each other) face-to-face. ... is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The penis (plural penises, penes) is an external male sexual organ. ... Manneken Pis of Brussels. ... Tod A. Gordon was the founder of Eastern Championship Wrestling, later Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). ... Paul Heyman (born September 11, 1965 in Scarsdale, New York) is a professional wrestling manager, on-air talent, and former promoter formerly employed by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Troy Shane Martin (born November 21, 1964) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler who is better known by his ring name, Shane Douglas. ... -1... For other uses, see Fork (disambiguation). ... Jerome Young (born January 3, 1963) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his stage name, New Jack. ... Mustapha Saed is a professional wrestler who once worked for ECW. Profile Real Name: Jamal Mustafa Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia Height & Weight: 61 - 251lbs Debut: 1992 Titles/Accomplishments ECW Tag Team titles w/ New Jack (2) SMW Tag Team titles w/ New Jack WWC Television title WWC Tag Team titles... This article is about the rap group. ...


On April 15, 1996, Pillman was badly injured after falling asleep while driving his Hummer H1 in Kentucky and driving into a tree trunk, flipping the vehicle. He was in a coma for a week and suffered a shattered ankle, forcing doctors to fuse it together in a fixed position. This injury severely limited his mobility, forcing Pillman to abandon his high-flying ring style and adopt a more conservative mat based style, and elevated his addiction to painkillers. is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Hummer H1 Alpha is a civilian vehicle based on the M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), popularly known as the Humvee, which was created by AM General. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... For other uses, see Coma (disambiguation). ...


World Wrestling Federation

Pillman signed a contract with the World Wrestling Federation on June 10, 1996, with the signing announced in a press conference. He was the first wrestler to sign a guaranteed contract with the WWF, thus Pillman's arrival in WWF indicates the period in which Vince McMahon began to protect the company from abruptly losing talent to WCW, with Lex Luger, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall all previously doing so. Pillman acted as a commentator while recovering from his broken ankle, transitioning to a wrestling role after attacking a "fan" during an episode of WWF Shotgun Saturday Night. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... A member of Liberal Democratic Party Taizo Sugimura in an apology news conference in Japan A news conference or press conference is a media event in which newsmakers invite journalists to hear them speak and, most often, ask questions. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... Lawrence (Larry) Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958) better known by his ring name Lex Luger, is an American former bodybuilder, professional wrestler and football player. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959[2] in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... WWF Shotgun Saturday Night was a professional wrestling program that aired between 1997 and 1999 and was a syndicated show that featured matches with lower card wrestlers. ...


Following WrestleMania 13, Pillman aligned himself with Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Davey Boy Smith, and Jim Neidhart as part of the anti-American Hart Foundation, all of with whom he was familiar from his Stampede Wrestling roots. He began feuding with his former partner, Steve Austin. In the course of the feud, Austin was given on-screen credit for damaging Pillman's ankle after placing it in between the seat and backrest of a folded chair and then jumping on the chair. (This particular style of attack has since been dubbed "The Pillmanizer," in honor of this incident.) WrestleMania 13 was the thirteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian professional wrestler who was most known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... David Boy (Davey Boy) Smith (November 28, 1962 – May 18, 2002) was an English professional wrestler. ... James Henry Jim Neidhart (born August 2, 1956)[1] is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation as Jim The Anvil Neidhart. ... This article is about the Hart Foundation in professional wrestling. ...


"Pillman's Got a Gun"

On the November 4, 1996 episode of Monday Night Raw, Pillman took part in the infamous "Pillman's got a gun" angle with Steve Austin. Austin and Pillman had been feuding for several weeks, and Austin had finally decided to take matters into his own hands and visit Pillman, whom he had already injured, at his home in Walton, Kentucky. Meanwhile, WWF interviewer Kevin Kelly sat in Pillman's house with a camera crew and the Pillman family, while Pillman's friends surrounded the house to protect him. Austin was attacked by Pillman's friends as soon as he arrived but quickly subdued them. He then proceeded to break into Pillman's home and advance on his nemesis. Pillman responded by producing the same 9 mm Glock that he had displayed earlier and pointing it at a hesitant Austin, while Kelly and Pillman's wife Melanie screamed for help. The camera feed was then disrupted, with the scene fading to black. The on-scene director contacted commentator Vince McMahon and reported that he had heard "a couple explosions." The transmission was restored shortly before the end of Raw, and viewers witnessed Pillman's friends dragging Austin from the house while Pillman aimed the gun at him and announced his intention to "kill that son of a bitch!" Pillman also slipped up by making the mistake of saying "fuck" on live television, which meant that it could not be edited out. The WWF (and Pillman personally) eventually apologized profusely for the entire angle, with Pillman claiming that the profanity "just slipped out." is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... Walton is a city located in Kentucky, U.S.A.. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,450. ... Kevin Foote [3] [4] (born May 9, 1965) is an American professional wrestling manager, pundit, sportscaster and ring announcer, better known by his ring name, Kevin Kelly. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Glock is an Austrian weapons manufacturer (named after the founder Gaston Glock) founded in 1963 in Deutsch-Wagram, near Vienna, Austria. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Death

Some time during the night or early morning prior to the October 5, 1997 In Your House: Badd Blood pay per view in St. Louis, Pillman died in a Bloomington, MN, (Budget Inn) hotel room. He was 35 years old. While he had a documented history of abuse of prescription drugs, an autopsy found that a previously undetected heart condition - arteriosclerotic heart disease - had led to his death. Pillman did not know that he was about to become a father once again when he died. For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... WWE Bad Blood is a World Wrestling Entertainment-produced pay-per-view event that takes place, usually, in June and is the successor of the King of the Ring pay-per-view. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Bloomington is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota, a suburb south of Minneapolis. ... Atherosclerosis is a disease affecting arterial blood vessels. ... Coronary heart disease (CHD), also called coronary artery disease (CAD), ischaemic heart disease, atherosclerotic heart disease, is the end result of the accumulation of atheromatous plaques within the walls of the arteries that supply the myocardium (the muscle of the heart) with oxygen and nutrients. ...


Influence on the wrestling business

Brian Pillman has been described as "ahead of his time" due to his outspoken gimmick and high-flying abilities. He is also credited for helping open the doors for smaller wrestlers and introduced high-flying wrestling to an American audience. His infamous ECW debut has become one of the most downloaded ECW moments on the internet. Ironically, after Pillman left WCW in 1995, WCW would bring back their popular cruiserweight division, a division that Pillman has been known to be an "original" in. ECW logo from 1994-2001. ... WCW logo until 1999 World Championship Wrestling or WCW, was a professional wrestling promotion that existed from 1988 to 2001. ...


Pillman is well liked by many wrestlers and reviewers. He is known for being a star in Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling. Many also consider current WWE superstars Edge and Chris Jericho to find influence with Brian Pillman's "Loose Cannon" gimmick. Pillman has also found a strong fan following with former and current wrestling fans. A DVD was released in 2006 by WWE called "Loose Cannon" and has received mostly positive reviews. Although Pillman never won a World Heavyweight Title, many wrestlers and fans still consider him one of the best wrestlers of the 1990s and he has had a strong "cult following." Stewart Edward Stu Hart, CM (May 3, 1915 – October 16, 2003) was a Canadian amateur wrestler, professional wrestler, promoter and trainer. ... Stampede Wrestling is a Canadian professional wrestling promotion based in Calgary, Alberta and was once one of the main promotions in western Canada and the Canadian Prairies for almost a half century. ... Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973 in Orangeville, Ontario),[5] better known by his ring name Edge, is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment and wrestling on the SmackDown! brand. ... Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-Canadian actor, radio host, rock musician, and professional wrestler. ...


Wrestling facts

  • Finishing and signature moves
  • Air Pillman (Springboard diving clothesline)
  • Modified cross armbar
  • Running crossbody / Diving crossbody
  • Standing dropkick, as a counter to a diving opponent
  • Chop block
  • Missile dropkick
  • Tornado DDT
  • Powerslam
  • Enzuigiri
  • Spinning Wheel Kick
  • Managers
  • Nicknames
  • Flyin' Brian
  • The Loose Cannon
  • The Rogue Horseman
  • The Ticking Time Bomb
  • The Walking Time Bomb
  • Pillman 9mm

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Championships and accomplishments

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Personal life

Pillman developed throat polyps at around 2 years old. They came back multiple times throughout his life, which resulted in him spending much of his youth in the hospital. He underwent over 40 operations to remove it, leaving him with his signature raspy voice. Anatomy of a coral polyp. ...


Pillman dated Terri Runnels while they were in World Championship Wrestling together before her marriage to Dustin Rhodes. He later married Melanie, who already had two children at the time, Alexis and Jesse. At the time, he had two daughters, Danielle and Brittany. Brian and Melanie had two children together, Brian Jr. and Skylar. Skylar was born exactly 7 months after Pillman's death in May 1998.[2] In 1995, Melanie adopted Brittany because her mother had committed suicide.[3] Terri Lynne Boatright Runnels (born October 5, 1966) is a former WCW and WWE professional wrestling valet, manager, TV host, and professional wrestler. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... Virgil Riley Runnels III, also known as Dustin Runnels and Dustin Rhodes (born April 11, 1969), is an American professional wrestler, currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Black Reign // Rhodes received his first national exposure in the National Wrestling Alliance in December 1988, where he...


A unique fact about Melanie is that, according to October 9, 2006 issue of the Wrestling Observer, she dated Jim Hellwig (The Ultimate Warrior) during his initial run in the WWF.


Media

  • Brian Pillman: Loose Cannon (DVD, September 26, 2006)

See also

Professional wrestling
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References

David Allen Meltzer (born October 24, 1961) is the editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON), a newsletter for the world of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts. ...

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DVD Reviewer - Review of WWE: Brian Pillman - Loose Cannon (923 words)
In his youth, Pillman was a consummate athlete, known to team-mates to have Olympic-level determination to succeed.
The story was that Pillman had been awake for days, getting so deep into the Loose Cannon character that he was frightening his wife Melanie, who hated him for refusing to quell the act when he was around her.
Pillman did manage to the return to the ring in 1997, though a shadow of his former self.
Brian Pillman - Definition, explanation (933 words)
Brian Pillman (May 22, 1962 - October 5, 1997) was a professional wrestler in the 1980s and 1990s.
Pillman used his "Loose Cannon" gimmick to secure a release from his WCW contract (alledgedly under the guise of being "fired" for his conduct), and would briefly appear for Extreme Championship Wrestling before heading to the WWF, to become the first wrestler to ever signed a guaranteed deal with the WWF.
Pillman wrestled sporadically in 1997, aligning himself with the Hart Foundation and feuding with Goldust.
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