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21 hours ago, jazzygeofferz said:

@Liam O'Rourke might be in a better position to explain this, but could an argument be made for Brian Pillman? Yes he was a horseman towards the end of his time in WCW, but when he started the loose cannon thing and managed to work Bischoff into a shoot and get his release it lit a rocket under him. Had it not been for his passing another go round with Austin as either opponent or associate in WWE could have been a very big deal. 

He's a brilliant candidate. After the break up of the Blonds he wasn't a priority in the company at all, and when Hogan came in he was essentially a fairly meaningless body on the card. Sullivan put him in the Horsemen as a lifeline, but he was still in the Sammy Guevera style designated jobber of the group position. His contract had six months to go and he thought they'd offer him less money, so he and Kim Wood concocted the Loose Cannon scam and character to inflate his value and Bischoff went for it. Within six months he was offered almost double his current deal and talked about as a potential top guy. That's a pretty great 180.

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