• WWF Veteran Passed Away 24 Years Ago Today At The Age Of 35
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
May 22, 1962 – October 5, 1997
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 5, 1998) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Breslin Arena in East Lansing, Michigan and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 25: Judgment Day’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. WWF European Title: D-Lo Brown vs. X-Pac
2. Marc Mero vs. Vader
3. Ken Shamrock vs. Kane
4. Val Venis vs. Gangrel
5. Al Snow vs. Jeff Jarrett
6. The Road Dogg vs. Mark Henry
7. The Undertaker vs. The Rock