The Face Of The Company
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Belleville, Indiana
Re: Brian Pillman
A revival of Austin - Pillman would have been huge in 1998, including the WWF Championship, with all of the history the two had together. It's such a tragic shame with Brian Pillman. The car accident that shattered his ankle really changed his in ring work. Look to the Pillman of the early 90s compared to his WWF run and you'll see a huge difference.
The early stages of his "Loose Cannon" gimmick in WCW and eventually full blown in the WWF, Pillman was absolutely brilliant with it. On his DVD, people mentioned that they didn't know if Pillman was just screwing with everyone with how well he portrayed that character, or if he was legitimately insane.
You have to wonder, if the car accident never happened, just how high would Pillman have sailed. At a time when talent was leaving for WCW, Pillman received a guaranteed contract, as a big acquisition for the WWF. Loose Cannon vs. Heartbreak Kid through late 1996? The what ifs are endless. With how edgy the product was getting around this time, the sky was the limit for Brian Pillman, and the Loose Cannon gimmick could have been one of the best ever, judging by how good it was in the short time we saw it.
Rest in Peace, Pillman... And I just read through Wiki that his wife was two months pregnant at the time of his death, and he never knew... That's horrible :/
Speaking of the DVD though, I just have to post this. Cracks me up. Not so much the content of the story, but how JR explains it. How proud Brian was.
Last edited by RyanPelley; 07-06-2012 at 12:40 PM.