• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 5, 1997) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 1997, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran “The Loose Cannon” Brian Pillman at the young age of 35 due to Arteriosclerotic heart disease.
After learning the sport of professional wrestling in the Hart House’s famous dungeon and learning the ropes in Bruce Hart’s ‘Calgary Stampede Wrestling’ promotion, Brian Pillman joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1989 as “Flyin’ Brian”.
He stayed with the company till he left for ECW in 1996. He left WCW as a member of the famous faction The Four Horsemen.
After just a few weeks in Extreme Championship Wrestling, Pillman was signed by the World Wrestling Federation and became known as “The Loose Cannon”.
In the WWF, Brian became a member of yet another legendary stable, The Hart Foundation.
REST IN PEACE BRIAN PILLMAN!
• Old School WWF Diva Celebrates Her Birthday
Old School WWF Diva “Marlena” Terri Runnels celebrates her 52nd birthday today.
She started in WCW as Alexandra York, where she even had her own faction, The York Foundation.
That’s also where Terri met Dustin Rhodes, whom she ended up getting married to.
In 1996, they both joined the World Wrestling Federation as Goldust & Marlena, but later during the famous Attitude Era, she started to use her real name Terry Runnels.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERRI!
• RAW Star Expected To Turn Heel
WWE has been teasing a heel turn for Dean Ambrose where he would turn on his Shield brothers.
While fans are speculating that WWE is only teasing this to generate interest in the 6 man tag team match between The Shield & Dogs Of War this Saturday at WWE Super Show-Down and that there would be no heel turn for Ambrose, but that might not be the case.
According to PWInsider, Ambrose turning heel is expected to happen and it might happen before 2018 ends.
Before Ambrose got hurt last year, plan was for Ambrose to turn heel and face his Shield brother Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 34. It’s possible that WWE goes back to this plan for next year’s WrestleMania 35.