I helped bring the undersized All American defensive lineman to WCW in 1989 from Calgary. During the “Loose Cannon’s” time in Atlanta, he turned heads athletically and with some of the era’s most riveting and compelling promos. Brian’s bouts with Jushin “Thunder” Liger were extraordinary as was his tag team with Steve Austin. Brian Pillman had one of the highest IQ’s I’ve ever encountered and was a creative genius. For those of us that loved Brian, he will never be forgotten. And if fate had dealt him a different hand, more of today’s fans would realize just how great Brian Pillman truly was. — .
However, despite being champion, Snowman was used in the middle of the cards, while Lawler was billed as the top star in the area and given all the main events. Snowman once again became disgruntled, this time for real, and got into a heated dispute with the owners about his financial situation before walking out of the promotion with the title in October. People thought that this might also be another twist in the story, but then Snowman starting showing up on other shows, still billing himself as the USWA World champion even after he was stripped of the title.