The Monday Night Wars: Pillman’s Got A Gun

Monday Night Wars

Twenty years ago this past weekend, one of the early signs of the WWF’s new “edge” took place.

It happened on November 4 1996. Brian Pillman was in the middle of a feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin. Pillman was at home with an ankle injury caused by Austin. But Austin vowed to get Pillman.

So Austin decided to go to Pillman’s house in Kentucky and finish the job. Pillman, however, was waiting for him. He had friends surrounding the house. And if they failed? Pillman had a 9mm glock pistol waiting.

If you haven’t seen it before, watch it below. I won’t describe what happened to spoil it. And if you have seen it, relieve it again. The WWF later apologized for the angle. But it was definitely unique TV at the time for the company.

Justin C (@JCWonka)

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