HWA COMPLETE ORIGINAL BRIAN PILLMAN MEMORIAL SHOW 5 VHS SET

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You are buying the COMPLETE, ORIGINAL five VHS set, Brian Pillman Memorial Show, from Heartland Wrestling Association (HWA).

Trained out of the Dungeon by legendary Stu Hart in Calgary, Pillman, as "Flyin' Brian" had a series of memorable cruiserweight matches in WCW. He later turned heel, forming the Hollywood Blonds with Steve Austin, winning the Tag Team Championships. Although neither man was initially interested in forming a team, they quickly formed a lasting bond.

Pillman was a visionary, years ahead of his time, creating the "shoot angle". Pillman, as "The Loose Cannon", would stay in character 24/7, leading everyone to believe he had truly gone off the deep end. As part of the angle, Pillman was fired from WCW, freeing him to show up in ECW. Pillman was even working the bookers who assisted him, convincing WCW to legitimately terminate him to make it look more real. The angle played right into Pillman's hands, freeing him to sign a guaranteed deal with the then-WWF.

Unfortunately, Pillman crushed his ankle and required surgery to set it, setting back his in-ring d├ębut by many months. However, even on crutches, Pillman continued his gimmick, now calling himself "The Ticking Time Bomb", getting a huge push against his old buddy, Steve Austin, who was on his way to becoming the hottest commodity in wrestling. However, the constant stress on his ankle caused it to not heal, requiring it to be fused into a walking position, leaving him in intense pain, taking painkillers to deal with the injury and still work. Pillman's final feud was against Goldust, where Pillman claimed to have had sex with Marlena, even going so far as to claim that their child was his. The final angle was Pillman winning a match, earning Marlena for "thirty days, and thirty long, long nights".

Pillman was supposed to have a match at Badd Blood, but died hours before.

A year later, HWA produced the Pillman Memorial Show, featuring top stars from all of wrestling. Proceeds for the event went to the future education of Pillman's children. The final show was in 2001.

This took place when HWA was a WWF Developmental Territory, & able to take advantage of it to get WWF stars to volunteer their time to appear. One of the few times you will ever see WCW and WWF talent on the same card (although inter-promotional matches were still forbidden). Look for some of the top independent talent in the world here. A must for independent wrestling fan.

Here is the card:

Best of the Brian Pillman Memorial Shows 1998-2000
April 29, 1998 from Norwood, OH at the Norwood Middle School

  • Introduction
  • Documentary of the Brian Pillman Memorial Show
  • Steve Austin on his former partner.
  • 10 Bell Salute to Brian Pillman

  • IWA's Terek the Great & "Live Wire" Sean Casey
    vs.
    HWA's Chip Fairway & Shark Boy

  • ECW match:
    Al Snow w/Head
    vs.
    Chris Candido w/ Sunny

  • WCW match:
    Chris Benoit (w/Woman)
    vs.
    Chris Jericho



  • May 19, 1999 from the Cincinnati Gardens

    10 Bell Salute

  • HWA Cruiserweight Title Tournament (Quarter-Finals)
    Shark Boy
    vs.
    Matt Stryker

  • HWA Cruiserweight Title Tournament (Quarter-Finals)
    Jeremy Jett
    vs.
    Terek The Great

  • HWA Cruiserweight Title Tournament (Quarter-Finals)
    Chad Collyer
    vs.
    Chip Fairway

  • HWA Cruiserweight Title Tournament (Semi-Finals)
    Shark Boy
    vs.
    Terek The Great

  • HWA Cruiserweight Championship Tournament (Finals)
    Shark Boy
    vs.
    Chip Fairway

  • Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat discusses Brian Pillman
  • "Nature Boy" Ric Flair offers his thoughts on Brian Pillman
  • Legends Match:
    Terry Taylor
    vs.
    Dr. Tom Pritchard w/Missy Hyatt

  • WWF Hardcore Title Match:
    Al Snow
    vs.
    Road Dogg

  • WCW match:
    Chris Benoit/Dean Malenko (w/Woman)
    vs.
    Konnan/Rey Misterio Jr.

  • HWA Heavyweight Championship Match:
    Race Steele
    vs.
    Chip Fairway

  • ECW World Heavyweight Championship Match:
    Justin Credible
    vs.
    Raven

  • WCW match:
    Chris Benoit
    vs.
    Steven Regal

    (2001 complete show)

  • 10 Bell Salute to all who have fallen in 2001.
  • HWA Cruiserweight Championship:

    Shark Boy
    vs.
    Chad Collyer
    vs.
    Matt Stryker w/Helena Heavenly
    vs.
    HWA Cruiserweight Champion Pepper Parks w/ Manager Brock Guffman

  • HWA Heavyweight Championship Match:
    OVW's "Mr. Wrestling" Nick Dinsmore
    vs.
    HWA Heavyweight Champion Race Steele

  • Legends Match:
    Guest Referee: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat

    "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton w/manager James E. Cornette
    vs.
    Terry Taylor

  • NWA Heavyweight Championship Match:
    David Flair
    vs.
    NWA Heavyweight Champ Steve Corino

  • Ladies Match:
    OVW's Victoria
    vs.
    WWF's Lita

    Chris Candido ( w/Tammy)
    vs.
    Evan Karagias (w/ Missy Hyatt)

  • Team Alliance's Hugh Morris
    vs.
    Team WWF's Mark Henry

  • Cheque Presentation to Melanie Pillman
  • 1st Main Event:
    Guest Referee: Bill Alfonso

    Team Alliance's Raven & Justin Credible
    vs.
    Team WWF's Perry Saturn & Dean Malenko

  • 2nd Main Event: 3-way Tag Match:
    Team WWF's Jeff & Matt The Hardy Boys (w/ Lita)
    vs.
    Team WWF's Edge & Christian
    vs.
    Team Alliance's WWF Tag Team Champions, Kanyon & Diamond Dallas Page

  • Independent Showcase:

    OVW's Machine
    vs.
    HWA's Nigel McGuinness

  • The Disciples of Synn, Paine and Damien (w/Synn)
    vs.
    Ron "H20" Waterman & "Iron Man" Rob Conway

  • "Principal" Richard Pound
    vs.
    ECWA's J.R. Ryder

  • APW's Donovan Morgan
    vs.
    Chad Collyer

  • Tag Team Match:
    Kimo & Ekmo, The Island Boys
    vs.
    "Surfer" Cody Hawk & Lance (Garrison) Cade

  • Prototype (John Cena)
    vs.
    Randy Orton

  • Tag Team Match:
    HWA Tag Team Champions Jeff "The Jet" Joblowski & Dean "The Green" Joblowski w/ Manager Brock Guffman
    vs.
    OVW's Mike Hard & Damaja

  • Steve Bradley & "The Role Model" Rico Consantino (formerly WWE "Rico", also formerly on American Gladiators) w/ Manager Kenny "The King" Bolin
    vs.
    Charlie & Russ Haas

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