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Brian Pillman episode kicking off Dark Side of the Ring's third season

The premiere episode of Dark Side of the Ring's third season will be focused on the career and passing of Brian Pillman.

Steve Austin revealed the news on a Vice podcast Thursday, adding that he was interviewed for it. Austin and Pillman had an extensive history together, including a run as the Hollywood Blonds tag team in WCW and as rivals during the early portion of WWE's Attitude Era. 

Pillman was just 35 years old when he died of a heart attack in a hotel room in Minnesota while still with WWE. Austin later said Pillman had the same heart disease as his father, but it was undetected.

Our Dave Meltzer was also interviewed for the episode.

Vice announced last October that Dark Side would return for a third season. The 14-episode run will kick off at some point this year with focuses on the Dynamite Kid, Grizzly Smith, XPW, and the WCW/NJPW show in North Korea.