Can you believe it’s been 20 years since we lost Brian Pillman? The Loose Cannon, the Hollywood Blonde, Flyin’ Brian — whatever nickname you choose to remember him by, there’s no doubt that Pillman was one of the brightest, most unique talents in ‘90s pro wrestling, and his untimely passing from a heart attack due to undiagnosed arteriosclerotic heart disease on October 5, 1997, is doubly tragic knowing how many years we were robbed of his skill and raw talent.
Now, two decades later, a new Pillman emerges — and this one is Brian’s son, the 24-year-old Brian Pillman Jr., who was just four when his father passed away and who began training to become a pro wrestler back in February 2017. Pillman Jr. spent time last year training with Lance Storm, and on December 30, 2017, he had his first-ever pro wrestling match at Indianapolis Championship Wrestling‘s New Years Bash event against Johnathan Wolf. You can watch a clip of that contest below: