|I'll always respect you, Pillman-man|
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The infamous "home invasion" story played out on November 4, 1996, and today, it would not even see the light of day because of concerns over guns in the United States. But in 1996, pre-Jonesboro, pre-Columbine, guns were just another prop for pro wrestling to use to skirt the edge. Looking back at it, the most telling things are that Steve Austin, the character, really was a giant, throbbing, sociopathic asshole, and that Brian Pillman really looked like he was going to shoot Austin if he entered his home that night. Additionally, Jerry Lawler really wanted Kevin Kelly to get killed that night by advocating that he reach for a manic person's gun as he was waving it. No, Lawler, you don't do that, ever. Anyway, the segments are collated below in one handy YouTube video. Rest in peace, Brian Pillman. He was a personality too electric for this world, and pro wrestling has been way too cold in the 18 years since he passed.