On the afternoon of October 5th, Brian Pillman was found dead inside his hotel room only hours before he was schedule to wrestle Dude Love at the WWF Badd Blood: In Your House PPV. The announcement of Pillman’s death was revealed to the WWF fans during the Badd Blood pre-show but was also announced awkwardly on the PPV itself during the Nation of Domination’s ring entrance.
An autopsy would later reveal that Pillman’s death was related to an undiagnosed heart condition, the same disease that actually led to the death of Pillman’s father as well.
"Nature Boy" Ric Flair and the Diamond Studd (with "Diamond" Dallas Page) vs "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton and Yellow Dog - World Championship Wrestling on TBS [June 17th, 1991]
After losing a Loser Leave Town match at Clash of the Champions XV the week prior, “Flyin’” Brian Pillman started to wrestle under the name “Yellow Dog” in his matches. Even though he looks absolutely ridiculous in his ring gear here, the crowd is super hot anytime the Dog gets going. In fact, everything in this match is super captivating due to the crowd reacting perfectly to every spot in the bout.
Spot of the Match: Bobby Eaton with his flurry of punches to Ric Flair starting at 6:11 - Stone Cold Steve Austin approved worked punches!
The Hollywood Blonds Confront Missy Hyatt - WCW Worldwide [July 8th, 1993]
After beating Arn Anderson and Paul Roma for the WCW World Tag Team Championship belts and introducing Missy Hyatt as their new manager at Fall Brawl, the Nasty Boys had their new female companion cut a promo for them on the following episode of WCW Worldwide. After taunting the Horsemen for their loss to the Nastys, Austin and Pillman interrupted Hyatt to demand the belts that they viewed to still be rightfully theirs. Due to Pillman suffering a leg injury before Clash of the Champions XXIV, Austin was forced to defend the championships with Steve Regal as a substitute and ended up losing the titles to the Horsemen.
Regardless, this promo between the Blonds and the Nastys didn’t matter as Austin and Pillman would never regain the titles back. The Hollywood Blones would split up for good at the Clash of the Champions XXV show in November.
Due to how WCW filmed WCW Worldwide segments month in advance, this promo didn’t even air until September 25th episode. At the time of the taping, Austin and Pillman were still the WCW Tag Team Champions!
A 30 second interview like he’d won a competition to be there, terrible sound quality and the overall sense that Jim was trying to move this onto the next segment as quickly as humanly possible. Welcome to WCW!