|Brian William Pillman|
|Born||May 22, 1962|
|Died||October 5, 1997|
|From||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
Professional wrestling career
|Ring Name||Flyin' Brian|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||226 lb (103 kg)|
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.