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It wasn't his death that ended his potential, it was his car accident. It destroyed his ankle and he was never the same again. Had he never gotten in the accident and stayed off drugs and alive, he may have been a huge star. Maybe not on the same level as Austin and Rock but big nonetheless. Pillman had everything you need to succeed but by the time he got to WWF, his ankle was beyond repair.

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He could've been a big star in the WWE at that time, I loved the Loose Cannon gimmick..we'll never know where it could they have went with that if he was still alive and if he never met an accident.


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And I suppose that is Pillman/Austin's fault, despite during that feud, neither man being a main eventer? Also during the early stages of that feud, RAW was only a 1 hour show and some of their interactions didn't even take place on RAW, as I remember the kick off to the feud happened at Superstars. "Pillman's got a gun" took place during the time were RAW was 1 hour. I also think that the fact that the NWO angle had just took off, giving WCW speed, putting them ahead in the ratings before Pillman/Austin even began.

Don't make it out like Pillman and Austin were the reason it lost ratings.
This just sounds like fanboy excuses.

Fact of the matter is the show was build around their segments and the rating pattern wasn't typical for that time period. Also Austin & Pillman thought their segments were ratings gold the night of the show and were crushed to find out it ran off every demo except for one.


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It wasn't his death that ended his potential, it was his car accident. It destroyed his ankle and he was never the same again. Had he never gotten in the accident and stayed off drugs and alive, he may have been a huge star. Maybe not on the same level as Austin and Rock but big nonetheless. Pillman had everything you need to succeed but by the time he got to WWF, his ankle was beyond repair.
His body was already breaking down before the Humvee accident and was already abusing recreational drug. He was too small for 90s Heavyweight standards without steriods or HGH. His health was a ticking time bomb regardless.

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This just sounds like fanboy excuses.

Fact of the matter is the show was build around their segments and the rating pattern wasn't typical for that time period. Also Austin & Pillman thought their segments were ratings gold the night of the show and were crushed to find out it ran off every demo except for one.
Are you just making shit up?

You're blaming Austin/Pillman for RAW ratings being down? Because the entire show had a low rating but don't forget that Austin/Bret and HBK/Sid had more the show built around them then Austin/Pillman.

Austin/Pillman was somewhat responsible for the AE, as "Pillman's Got A Gun" generated the most hype and discussion WWE had in 1996 and prompted WWE into booking more adult oriented storylines, which ultimately became the AE.

Also, WWE last had a victory in the Monday Night Wars in June 1996 and didn't win again until April 1998. You blame Austin/Pillman because of their angle, who's fault was it when WWE lost for the other 20 months?

But do your research, shows weren't built around Pillman/Austin in late 1996 because Pillman wasn't even active, that was secondary to Austin/Bret and you still had HBK/Sid. Pillman/Austin was nothing more then a tool to further hype Austin/Bret, seeing as that Austin attacked his former friend for supporting Bret.




EDIT: Since you know so much, prove that RAW was built around Austin/Pillman segments because I know of only 1 RAW in late 1996 that was heavily about Austin/Pillman. So, where's your source. My source is that anybody with a brain knows that WWE ratings were low because of NWO, not Austin/Pillman.

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Trouble Trouble please take the time to actually read what I actually wrote. It will save you a lot of time writing whole paragraphs on things I didn't say.
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