Brian Pillman

American professional wrestler and football player (1962-1997)

Brian William Pillman, Sr. (May 22, 1962 – October 5, 1997) was an American professional wrestler and football player. He is known for competing in World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation in the 1990s.

Brian Pillman
Born(1962-05-22)May 22, 1962
Cincinnati, Ohio
DiedOctober 5, 1997(1997-10-05) (aged 35)
Bloomington, Minnesota
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Flyin' Brian
Brian Pillman
Yellow Dog
Billed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Billed fromCincinnati, Ohio
The Kennel Club
Trained byStu Hart
Debut1986

He was well known as "The Loose Cannon",[1] which was a gimmick that would see him do worked shoots that would gain him infamy for his unpredictable character.

Before becoming a professional wrestler, Pillman played football in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals and in the CFL for the Calgary Stampeders.

Pillman was found dead by police in his Bloomington, Minnesota hotel room on October 5, 1997 from a previously undetected heart condition called arteriosclerotic heart disease.[2][3] That same night, Pillman was supposed to face Dude Love on the WWF pay-per-view Badd Blood: In Your House.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "What Could've Been: Imagine Brian Pillman in the WWE Attitude Era". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on 2014-04-04. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  2. "Pillman found dead". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2013-11-07.[permanent dead link]
  3. Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Stone Cold Truth (p.112–113)
  4. "Brian Pillman's first WCW Light Heavyweight Championship reign". WWE. Archived from the original on 2015-09-09. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
  5. "Brian Pillman's second WCW Light Heavyweight Championship reign". WWE. Archived from the original on 2015-09-09. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
  6. "WCW World Tag Team Championship history". WWE. Archived from the original on 2015-09-09. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
  7. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Top 500 Wrestlers of the PWI Years". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Archived from the original on 2008-01-13. Retrieved 2013-11-07.

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