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Brian Pillman pro
Brian William Pillman
BornMay 22, 1962
DiedOctober 5, 1997
FromCincinnati, Ohio, United States

Professional wrestling career

Ring NameFlyin' Brian
Brian Pillman
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight226 lb (103 kg)
BilledCincinnati, Ohio


Brian William Pillman (May 22, 1962 – October 5, 1997), best known by his ring name Brian Pillman, a American football player and professional wrestler who best performed in World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation in the 1990s.

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, although a car accident in April 1996 from which he received extensive ankle injuries limited his in-ring ability.

By the end of his career he worked with Stone Cold Steve Austin in a storyline involving a firearm and with the Hart Foundation in a controversial angle concerning nationalism, both which are considered important to developing the late 1990s Attitude Era.

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