Brian Pillman

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Title History

  • Stampede International tag team titles w/ Bruce Hart -Bad Company- defeating Ron Starr and Cuban Assassin (April 6, 1987)
  • Stampede International tag team titles w/ Bruce Hart -Bad Company- defeating Makham Singh and Jerry Morrow (November 13, 1987)
  • NWA United States Tag Team Title w/ Tom Zenk defeating Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin -Freebirds- (February 12, 1990)
  • WCW Light Heavyweight Title defeating Richard Morton finals of tournament (October 27, 1991)
  • WCW Light Heavyweight Title defeating Jushin Thunder Liger (February 29, 1992)
  • WCW World tag team titles w/ Steve Austin -Hollywood Blondes- defeating Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas (March 2, 1993)

Career Highlights

In the Beginning:

  • Brian Pillman played football for four seasons (1980-81-82-83) with Miami University of Ohio.
  • Brian Pillman played football for the Cincinatti Bengles for the 1984 season.
  • Brian Pillman’s wife, Melanie, had a relationship with the Ultimate Warrior before she met Brian.

Stampede Wrestling:

  • Brian Pillman debuted in Calgary with promoter Stu Hart at Stampede Wrestling.
  • Brian Pillman formed a popular tag team with Bruce Hart known as Bad Company.
  • April 6, 1987: Bad Company defeated Ron Starr and Cuban Assassin to win the Stampede International Tag Team titles.
  • October 9, 1987: The titles held up after a match with Makham Singh and Gerry Morrow.
  • November 13, 1987: Bad Company defeats Mukhan Singh and Gerry Morrow in a rematch to win the International Tag Team titles.
  • July 22, 1988: Jerry Morrow and Cuban Assassin defeats Bad Company for the International Tag Team titles.

National Wrestling Alliance/WCW:

  • September 12, 1989 – NWA Clash of the Champions VIII: Brian Pillman defeated Norman the Lunatic.
  • October 28, 1989 – NWA Halloween Havoc: Lex Luger defeated Flyin’ Brian to retain the NWA United States heavyweight title.
  • November 15, 1989 – NWA Clash of the Champions 9: Lex Luger defeated Flyin’ Brian to retain the NWA United States heavyweight title.
  • February 6, 1990 – NWA Clash of Champions #10: Brian Pillman and Tom Zenk defeated The MOD Squad (Spike and Basher).
  • February 12, 1990: Brian Pillman and Tom Zenk defeated Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin to win the NWA United States Tag Team titles.
  • ~~~This was the finals of a tournament to win the vacant NWA United States Tag Team titles.
  • February 25, 1990 – NWA WrestleWar: Flyin’ Brian & The Z-Man defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes) to retain the NWA United States tag team titles.
  • May 19, 1990 – NWA Capitol Combat: The Midnight Express (Eaton/Lane) defeated Brian Pillman and Tom Zenk to win the NWA US tag team titles.
  • June 13, 1990 – NWA Clash of Champions #11: Mark Callous defeated Brian Pillman.
  • July 7, 1990 – NWA The Great American Bash: Flyin’ Brian defeated Buddy Landell.
  • November 20, 1990 – NWA Clash of Champions #13: Brian Pillman defeated Buddy Landell.
  • February 2, 1991 – Worldwide: The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes) defeated Brad Armstrong & Brian Pillman.
  • February 24, 1991 – WrestleWar: Larry Zbyszko & The Four Horsemen (Barry Windham, Ric Flair & Sid Vicious) defeated Flyin’ Brian, Sting & The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner) in a war games rules match.
  • March 21, 1991 – NJPW Starrcade: Kuniaki Kobayashi, Shiro Koshinaka & Takayuki Iizuka defeated Brian Pillman, Tim Horner & Z-Man.
  • April 13, 1991 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair defeats Flyin’ Brian by disqualification.
  • May 19, 1991 – SuperBrawl: Barry Windham defeated Flyin’ Brian in a taped fist match.
  • June 29, 1991 – Worldwide: Steve Austin defeated Brian Pillman to retain the world TV title.

World Championship Wrestling – The Yellow Dog:

  • June 12, 1991 – Clash of the Champions 15: Arn Anderson & Barry Windham defeat El Gigante & Flyin’ Brian in a looser leaves town match. Brian got pinned.
  • Brian Pillman reappeared under a mask as the Yellow Dog.
  • July 20, 1991 – Worldwide: Beautiful Bobby, Dustin Rhodes & Yellow Dog defeated Arn Anderson, Barry Windham & The Diamond Studd.
  • August 10, 1991 – Worldwide: Yellow Dog defeated Terrance Taylor.
  • August 17, 1991 – Worldwide: Sting & The Yellow Dog defeated The Hardliners (Dick Murdoch & Dick Slater).

World Championship Wrestling – Brian Pillman:

  • September 5, 1991 – Clash of the Champions 16: Flyin’ Brian defeated Badstreet in the 1st round.
  • September 30, 1991 – Worldwide: Flyin’ Brian defeated Thomas Rich.
  • October 12, 1991 – Saturday Night: Big Josh & Flyin’ Brian defeated The York Foundation (Terrance Taylor & Thomas Rich).
  • October 12, 1991 – Worldwide: Flyin’ Brian & Mike Graham defeated The York Foundation (Terrance Taylor & Thomas Rich).
  • October 27, 1991 – Halloween Havoc: Flyin’ Brian defeated Richard Morton to win the tournament and vacant world light heavyweight title.
  • November 19, 1991 – Clash of the Champions 17: Flyin’ Brian defeated Johnny B. Badd to retain the world light heavyweight title.
  • November 30, 1991 – Worldwide: The Dangerous Alliance (Arn Anderson, Beautiful Bobby & Larry Zbyszko) defeated Flyin’ Brian, Mike Graham & The Z-Man.
  • December 25, 1991 – House Show: Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Flyin’ Brian to win the light heavyweight title.
  • December 29, 1991 – Starrcade: Abdullah The Butcher & Sting defeated Beautiful Bobby & Flyin’ Brian.
  • January 11, 1992 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian defeated Chuck Coates.
  • January 21, 1992 – Clash of the Champions 18: Flyin’ Brian & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Terrance Taylor & Tracy Smothers.
  • February 15, 1992 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian defeated John Peterson.
  • February 29, 1992 – SuperBrawl II: Brian Pillman defeated Jushin Liger to win the Light Heavyweight title.
  • March 14, 1992 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian defeated Richard Morton.
  • April 4, 1992 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian defeated Brad Armstrong to retain the world light heavyweight title.
  • May 17, 1992 – Worldwide: Flyin’ Brian defeated The Z-Man to retain the world light heavyweight title.
  • June 16, 1992 – Clash of The Champions 19: Flyin’ Brian & Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Biff Wellington & Chris Benoit in the 1st round.
  • June 20, 1992 – Worldwide: Flyin’ Brian defeated Greg Valentine by DQ.
  • June 20, 1992 – Beach Blast: Scotty Flamingo defeated Brian Pillman to win the WCW Light Heavyweight title.
  • ~~~After the match, many other wrestlers lined up in the back to praise the quality of the match.
  • June 27, 1992 – Saturday Night: Richard Morton, Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker & Tracy Smothers defeated Flyin’ Brian, Johnny B. Badd & The Z-Man by DQ.
  • July 3, 1992 – The Great American Bash Tour: Brian Pillman defeated Jushin Thunder Liger.
  • July 4, 1992 – Worldwide: Steve Austin defeated Flyin’ Brian to retain the world TV title.
  • July 11, 1992 – Worldwide: Dick Slater & Greg Valentine defeated Flyin’ Brian & The Z-Man to retain the NWA Unites States tag team titles.
  • July 12, 1992 – The Great American Bash: Nikita Koloff & Ricky Steamboat defeated Flyin’ Brian & Jushin Thunder Liger in the quarter-finals of the NWA world tag team titles tournament.
  • August 1, 1992 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker.
  • August 8, 1992 – Worldwide: Flyin’ Brian defeated George South.
  • August 15, 1992 – Worldwide: The Dangerous Alliance (Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton) defeated Flyin’ Brian & Marcus Alexander Bagwell.
  • August 15, 1992 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman defeated Tracy Smothers.
  • October 3, 1992 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • October 10, 1992 – Worldwide: Flyin’ Brian & Steve Austin defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scott Steiner.
  • October 17, 1992 – Worldwide: Flyin’ Brian & Steve Austin defeated Chris Sullivan & Tommy Angel.
  • October 25, 1992 – Halloween Havoc: Ricky Steamboat defeated Flyin’ Brian.
  • November 18, 1992 – Clash of the Champions 18: Flyin’ Brian defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • November 21, 1992 – Worldwide: Flyin’ Brian defeated Joe Barrett.
  • December 12, 1992 – Worldwide: Brian Pillman defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • December 19, 1992 – Saturday Night: Ricky Steamboat defeated Flyin’ Brian.
  • December 26, 1992 – Saturday Night: Barry Windham & Flyin’ Brian defeated Johnny Gunn & The Z-Man.

World Championship Wrestling – The Hollywood Blondes:

  • Brian Pillman formed a very successful tag team with Steve Austin known as the Hollywood Blondes.
  • December 28, 1992 – Starrcade: Barry Windham & The Great Muta defeated 2 Cold Scorpio & Flyin’ Brian to qualify for the BattleBowl.
  • January 13, 1993 – Clash of the Champions 22: Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas defeated Flyin’ Brian & Steve Austin by disqualification to retain the tag titles.
  • January 16, 1993 – Worldwide: The Hollywood Blondes (Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve) defeated Johnny Gunn & The Z-Man.
  • January 16, 1993 – Saturday Night: Barry Windham, Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve defeated 2 Cold Scorpio, Brad Armstrong & Johnny B. Badd.
  • January 30, 1993 – Worldwide: Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve defeated Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas.
  • January 16, 1993 – Saturday Night: Barry Windham, Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve defeated 2 Cold Scorpio, Brad Armstrong & Johnny B. Badd.
  • February 6, 1993 – Worldwide: Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Flyin’ Brian.
  • February 6, 1993 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve defeated 2 Cold Scorpio & Johnny B. Badd.
  • February 13, 1993 – Worldwide: Flyin’ Brian vs. Marcus Alexander Bagwell ended in a no contest.
  • February 20, 1993 – Saturday Night: Ricky Steamboat defeated Brian Pillman in a lumberjack match.
  • February 21, 1993 – Superbrawl III: The Hollywood Blondes (Pillman and Austin) defeated Erik Watts and Marcus Alexander Bagwell.
  • February 27, 1993 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve defeated Johnny Gunn & The Z-Man.
  • February 27, 1993 – Worldwide: Ricky Steamboat, Shane Douglas & The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) vs. The Heavenly Bodies (Stan Lane & Tom Prichard) & The Hollywood Blondes (Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve) ended in a double pin.
  • March 6, 1993 – Worldwide: Flyin’ Brian & Steve Austin defeated 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell.
  • March 17, 1993: Brian Pillman married Melanie (whom he would be with until his death in 1997).
  • March 27, 1993 – Worldwide: Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve defeated Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas to win the tag titles.
  • March 27, 1993 – Saturday Night: The Hollywood Blondes (Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve) defeated Mike Winner & Tommy Angel to retain the tag titles.
  • April 17, 1993 – Saturday Night: The Hollywood Blondes (Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve) defeated Chris Sullivan & The Italian Stallion to retain the tag titles.
  • April 17, 1993 – Worldwide: Brian Pillman & Steve Austin defeated Amos Moses & Joey Jackson.
  • May 1, 1993 – Worldwide: Brian Pillman & Steve Austin defeated Brad Anderson & Tommy Angel to retain the tag titles.
  • May 1, 1993 – Saturday Night: The Hollywood Blondes (Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve) defeated Rex Unser & The Italian Stallion to retain the tag titles.
  • May 23, 1993 – Slamboree: The Hollywood Blondes (Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve) defeated Dos Hombres (Hombre #2 [The Z-Man] & Ricky Steamboat) in a steel cage match to retain the tag titles.
  • May 29, 1993 – Saturday Night: The Hollywood Blondes (Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve) defeated Jim McCoy & Pez Whatley to retain the tag titles.
  • June 12, 1993 – Saturday Night: The Hollywood Blondes (Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve) defeated Dick Hart & Scotty McKeever.
  • June 17, 1993 – Clash pf the Champions 23: The Four Horsemen (Arn Anderson & Ric Flair) defeated The Hollywood Blondes (Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve) by disqualification. The Hollywood Blondes retains the tag titles.
  • July 3, 1993 – Saturday Night: The Four Horsemen (Arn Anderson, Paul Roma & Ric Flair) defeated Barry Windham & The Hollywood Blondes (Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve) by disqualification.
  • July 18, 1993 – Beach Blast: The Hollywood Blondes defeated Arn Anderson and Paul Roma.
  • August 18, 1993: Arn Anderson and Paul Roma defeated Steve Austin and Steven Regal (sub for Pillman) for the World Tag Team titles.
  • August 28, 1993 – Saturday Night: The Hollywood Blondes (Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve) defeated Frankie Lancaster & Mark Starr.
  • September 18, 1993 – Worldwide: The Hollywood Blondes (Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve) defeated Frankie Rose & Jimmy Rogers.
  • October 2, 1993 – Worldwide: The Hollywood Blondes (Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve) defeated 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell.
  • October 9, 1993 – Worldwide: The Hollywood Blondes (Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve) defeated 2 Cold Scorpio & Ron Simmons.
  • October 16, 1993 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman & Steve Austin defeated David Hart & Joe Edwards.
  • October 16, 1993 – Worldwide: Ice-Train & Ron Simmons defeated The Hollywood Blondes (Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve).
  • October 30, 1993 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman & Steve Austin defeated Chris Kerns & Chris Sullivan.
  • November 10, 1993 – Clash of the Champions 25: Steve Austin defeated Flyin’ Brian.
  • November 13, 1993 – Worldwide: The Hollywood Blondes (Flyin’ Brian & Stunning Steve) defeated Kendall Windham & Mark Starr.

World Championship Wrestling – Brian Pillman:

  • January 1, 1994 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian defeated Buddy Lee Parker.
  • January 1, 1994 – Worldwide: Flyin’ Brian defeated Denny Brown.
  • January 10, 1994 – Worldwide: Brian Pillman defeated Lord Steven Regal by disqualification. Regal retains the world TV title.
  • January 15, 1994 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian defeated Steve Austin.
  • January 27, 1994 – Clash of the Champions 26: Flyin’ Brian defeated Tex Slazenger.
  • January 29, 1994 – Saturday Night: Dustin Rhodes, Flyin’ Brian & Sting defeated Harlem Heat (Kane & Kole) & The Equalizer.
  • February 20, 1994 – SuperBrawl IV: Sting‘s team defeated the heel team in a ThunderDome Cage match.
  • ~~~Sting and Brian Pillman and Dustin Rhodes defeated Paul Orndorff and Stunning Steve Austin and Rick Rude.
  • March 12, 1994 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian defeated Tex Slazenger.
  • March 26, 1994 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian & Sting defeated Pretty Wonderful (Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma).
  • April 9, 1994 – Worldwide: Brian Pillman defeated Ned Nasty.
  • April 9, 1994 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian defeated The Terrorist.
  • April 17, 1994 – Spring Stampede: Lord Steven Regal vs. Brian Pillman ended in a time limit draw to retain the TV title.
  • April 23, 1994 – Worldwide: Brian Pillman defeated Bunkhouse Buck by DQ.
  • April 30, 1994 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman defeated The Gambler.
  • May 28, 1994 – Worldwide: Brian Pillman defeated Coconut Savage.
  • July 2, 1994 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian defeated Haito.
  • July 23, 1994 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian defeated Fred Avery.
  • July 30, 1994 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian defeated Rip Rogers.
  • August 13, 1994 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian defeated Tony Vincent.
  • August 20, 1994 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian defeated Frankie Lancaster.
  • September 3, 1994 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman defeated Steve Austin by disqualification.
  • September 10, 1994 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman vs. Jean-Paul Levesque ended in a draw.
  • February 11, 1995 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman defeated George South.
  • March 18, 1995 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman defeated Manny Fernandez.
  • March 25, 1995 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman defeated Paul Roma in a dark match. Brian Pillman defeated The Terrorist.
  • April 8, 1995 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian defeated Lt. James Earl Wright.
  • April 15, 1995 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian defeated Rick Thames.
  • April 22, 1995 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman defeated Dino Casanova.
  • May 3, 1995 – Worldwide: Brian Pillman defeated Barry Hardy.
  • May 21, 1995 – Slamboree: Meng defeated Brian Pillman in a pre-show match for Main Event TV.
  • May 27, 1995 – Saturday Night: Flyin’ Brian defeated Big Bubba Rogers in the semi-finals. Paul Orndorff defeated Flyin’ Brian in the semi-finals.
  • June 17, 1995 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman defeated Romeo Valentine.
  • June 18, 1995 – The Great American Bash: Alex Wright defeated “Flyin” Brain Pillman.
  • August 12, 1995 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman defeated Sonny Trout.
  • September 4, 1995 – Nitro: Brian Pillman defeated Jushin Thunder Liger in the first match of the first ever Nitro.
  • September 16, 1995 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman defeated Alex Wright.
  • September 17, 1995 – Fall Brawl: Johnny B. Badd defeated Brian Pillman.

World Championship Wrestling – The Four Horsemen:

  • September 18, 1995 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Brian Pillman by Submission.
  • September 30, 1995 – Saturday Night: Sting defeated Brian Pillman to retain the United States title.
  • October  2, 1995 – Nitro: Brian Pillman defeated Disco Inferno in a dark match.
  • October 16, 1995 – Nitro: Sting and Ric Flair defeated Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman by count-out.
  • 1995: Brian Pillman became a member of the IV Horsemen and helped Arn Anderson pull Ric Flair back into the group.
  • October 29, 1995 – Halloween Havoc: Ric Flair was supposedly attacked by Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman, taking him out.
  • ~~~When it came time for the match, Sting came to the ring alone – and controlled the beginning of the match.
  • ~~~As time went on, Anderson and Pillman took control.. eventually Ric Flair came down with his head bandaged.
  • ~~~When Sting was able to get to his corner and make the tag, Flair entered the ring, ran off of the ropes and nailed STING!!
  • ~~~Flair, Anderson, and Pillman triple-teamed Sting and raised FOUR fingers signifying the return of the FOUR HORSEMEN!!!!!!!
  • November 18, 1995 – Worldwide: Four Horsemen (Arn Anderson, Brian Pillman & Ric Flair) defeated Dave Sullivan, Joey Maggs & Mr. JL.
  • November 20, 1995 – Nitro: Eddie Guerrero defeated Brian Pillman.
  • November 26, 1995 – World War 3: Brian Pillman participated in the 3-ring 60-Man Battle Royal won by Randy Savage.
  • November 27, 1995 – Nitro: Lex Luger & Sting defeated Arn Anderson & Brian Pillman.
  • December 9, 1995 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman & Chris Benoit defeated Dino Casanova & Frankie Lancaster.
  • December 16, 1995 – Saturday Night: Johnny B. Badd defeated Brian Pillman by disqualification to retain the TV title.
  • January 6, 1996 – Saturday Night: Arn Anderson & Brian Pillman defeated The American Males (Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs).
  • January 20, 1996 – Brian Pillman defeated Todd Morton.
  • January 20, 1996 – Worldwide: Brian Pillman & Chris Benoit defeated Scott Armstrong & Steve Armstrong.
  • January 22, 1996 – Nitro: Brian Pillman defeated Dean Malenko.
  • January 23, 1996 – Clash of the Champions XXXII: Brian Pillman defeated Eddie Guerrero.
  • February 5, 1996 – Nitro: Brian Pillman and Arn Anderson defeated Kevin Sullivan and Hugh Morrus by disqualification.
  • February 10, 1996 – Worldwide: Brian Pillman & Chris Benoit defeated The Barrio Brothers (Fidel Sierra & Ricky Santana).
  • February 11, 1996 – SuperBrawl VI: “Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan defeated Brian Pillman in a respect match.
  • ~~~They whipped each other for roughly 45 seconds before Pillman grabbed the microphone and yelled “I Respect You!”
  • ~~~This was supposedly a shoot, with Brian Pillman pushing his “Loose Cannon” gimmick to a whole new level.
  • Brian Pillman convinced WCW president Eric Bischoff to fire him, to make the gimmick more ‘believable’ and Bischoff did it!
  • It was all Brian’s plan to get out of his WCW contract so he could sign with the World Wrestling Federation.
  • April 15, 1996: Brian Pillman almost died in a near fatal car accident..
  • ~~~Pillman was driving in Kentucky and fell asleep behind the wheel causing him to hit a tree trunk and flip his vehicle.

Extreme Championship Wrestling:

  • Brian Pillman had a brief stint in ECW making several appearances to cut promos and perfect his “Loose Cannon” gimmick.

World Wrestling Federation:

  • 1996: Brian Pillman signed a contract with the WWF, where they really pushed his “Loose Cannaon” gimmick.
  • ~~~Supposedly he had convinced WCW to release him to make an angle seem more real just so he could go to WWF.
  • Brian Pillman debuted as an on-air personality, in crutches, still recovering from his injuries sustained in the accident.
  • November 4, 1996 – RAW: Steve Austin broke into Brian Pillmans house, resulting in Pillman pulling a gun and firing on Austin!
  • Brian Pillman eventually became a member of the hated new formation of the Hart Foundation.
  • May 11, 1997 – Revenge of the Taker: The Undertaker defeated Steve Austin when Brian Pillman distracted Austin to retain the title.
  • May 24, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: Brian Pillman defeated Tony Williams.
  • May 26, 1997 – RAW: Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) defeated Brian Pillman and Jim Neidhart by disqualification.
  • June 9, 1997 – RAW: Mankind defeated Brian Pillman by disqualification.
  • June 16, 1997 – RAW: Steve Austin defeated Brian Pillman by disqualification.
  • June 30, 1997 – RAW: Mankind defeated Brian Pillman by disqualification.
  • July 6, 1997 – Canadian Stampede: The Hart Foundation beat Steve Austin and Ken Shamrock and Goldust and Legion of Doom.
  • August 2, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: Brian Pillman defeated Lou Marconi.
  • August 3, 1997 – SummerSlam: Goldust defeated Brian Pillman in a match with special stipulations.
  • ~~~as a result, Brian Pillman was forced to wear one of Marlena’s gold dresses the next night on RAW.
  • August 4, 1997 – RAW: Bob Holly defeated Brian Pillman by count out.
  • August 11, 1997 – RAW: Flash Funk defeated Brian Pillman.
  • ~~~After the match; Brian Pillman was forced to wear a dress and Goldust came to the stage and showed a video of Pillman dressing.
  • August 18, 1997 – RAW: Jesse Jammes defeated Brian Pillman by disqualification.
  • September 7, 1997 – Ground Zero: Brian Pillman defeated Goldust to win the services of Marlena for 30 days.
  • ~~~Pillman repackaged Marlena, putting her in degrating outfits and darker make-up, and imply that he slept with her.
  • September 15, 1997 – RAW: Brian Pillman defeated Dude Love by disqualification in the quarter-finals of the Intercontinental title tournament.
  • September 22, 1997 – RAW: Owen Hart defeated Brian Pillman by disqualification in the semi-finals of the Intercontinental title tournament.
  • September 24-28, 1997 – House Show: Goldust defeated Brian Pillman.
  • October 4, 1997 – House Show: Goldust defeated Brian Pillman.
  • October 4, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: Brian Pillman defeated The Patriot by disqualification.

The Death of Brian Pillman:

  • October 5, 1997: Brian Pillman died in his hotel room at the age of 35 right before the Bad Blood PPV.
  • ~~~The tragic news is announced by Vince McMahon during WWF’s pay per view in which Pillman was to wrestle.
  • October 6, 1997 – RAW: The WWF gives a moment of silence for Brian Pillman and a 10 Bell Salute.
  • ~~~In a touching tribute and scene of solidarity, all WWF wrestlers gather together for a video tribute.

Alexis Michelle Reed aka Alexis Pillman (“Sexi” Lexi Pillman):

  • Alexis Michelle Reed was the step-daughter of Brian Pillman – and she took his last name.
  • January 27, 2008 – Georgia Wrestling Promotions: Lexi Pillman debuted at the side of manager “Attorny” Jeff G. Bailey.
  • Lexi Pillman worked as a valet for Sean Casey for the Tennessee-based Showtime All-Star Wrestling promotion.
  • June 2008: Lexi Pillman worked as a “ring girl” at a TNA house show in Cincinnati – home of her famous step-father.
  • November 26, 2009: Lexi Pillman (age 26) passed away due to injuries caused in a automobile accident on Thanksgiving Day.

    Dory Funk Jr. wrote (Funk’s Corner): Brian Pillman played collegiate football at the University of Miami. In 1984, he made his pro debut with the Cincinnati Bengal Tigers of the NFL. Following that, he went on to play briefly in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampede. Brian didn’t like taking orders and the strict discipline associated with playing football. Brian had always been interested in professional wrestling. He told his friend Bruce Hart (of the famous wrestling Hart family) that he had watched Terry and I while growing up and would like to give professional wrestling a try.

 

Brian learned to wrestle training in the Dungeon, The Basement of Stu Harts home in Calgary Alberta with Stu and the Hart family. This is a place that the weak and faint of heart dare not tread. He began his wrestling career in Calgary Stampede Wrestling, Stu Hart’s promotion. Brian went on to World Championship Wrestling and finished his career wrestling for Vince McMahon in the WWF. He was often called Flyin’ Brian Pillman. The name was appropriate for his style in the ring, flying skills in airplanes and daredevil escapades including skydiving. Brian was a great performer in the wrestling business. We will all miss him. He was 36 years old.

With the passing of Brian, we all lose many years of wrestling entertainment yet to come, wrestling skills unknown and interviews un-given. We also lose a good man who cared about family and friends. Brian was one hell of a wrestler who gave the fans his best, even more than their money’s worth.