Monday, January 7, 2013

Brian Pillman

Brian Pillman was trained by Stu Hart and began his career in 1987 in Stampede Wrestling. In 1989 he joined WCW and went on to win the WCW Light Heavyweight Title. In 1993 he won the WCW World Tag Team Titles with partner Steve Austin as The  Hollywood Blondes and even competed on the 1st WCW Nitro shortly after that Eric Bischoff fired him. Eric came up with a plan to have Pillman go to ECW and perfect his Loose Cannon gimmick then return to WCW. It backfired as Pillman never intended to return. He immedately debuted in ECW making several appearences. In one interview he threatened to pull his penis out and piss all over the ring and ended up being stabbed with a fork by a planted fan. In April 96 he fell asleep while driving and crashed, leaving himself in a 1 week long coma with a shattered ankle. He was the 1st person to sign a guarenteed deal with WWF a tradition started to prevent WCW from signing away star's. On October 5th 1997 during the In Your House Badd Blood PPV pre show, Vince

McMahon announced that earlier in the day Pillman was found dead in his hotel room at the Budget Inn in Bloomington, MN. A autotopsy concluded that he has a undiagnosed Arteriosclerotic heart disease that was exceled by his addiction to painkillers. The day after his death fans were outraged and disgusted by WWF trying to capitalize on his death by having Vince McMahon conduct a live interview with Pillman's widow Melanie Pillman on RAW. Sadly Brian died before finding out that that Melanie was pregnant with thier 3rd child. 

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