Brian Pillman Jr. On Steve Austin’s Guidance, AEW’s Reaction To His Dark Debut

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Brian Pillman Jr. recently spoke with Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT and discussed several topics, including his relationships with legendary wrestlers. He also reflected on his AEW Dark match with Shawn Spears, which helped open the door for him in All Elite Wrestling. Pillman Jr. said that his father’s former tag team partner, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, has given him some foundational guidance in his wrestling career. “‘He was actually the first guy I called before I got into the business,” said Pillman Jr. via McCarthy. “‘He just told me “You can do whatever you want to do. Your father would want you to do what’s passionate to you,” and at the time, I didn’t really have the passion for the business so I wasn’t sure if I should do it.'”

The AEW newcomer also pointed to Chris Jericho as another icon that has made a difference in his career. “‘Me and Chris have been close for a long time,” said Pillman Jr. via McCarthy. “‘That was also somebody that was pulling for me in the company [AEW] and he helped me get the opportunity at the Double or Nothing pay-per-view about one year ago. That was May 22, 2019.'”

Finally, Pillman Jr. reflected on his  AEW Dark match with Shawn Spears. He said that this performance helped him stand out to AEW executives. “‘[Shawn Spears] made me look so good that the office in Cody [Rhodes] and Tony [Khan] were so impressed gave me the opportunity against Brian Cage,'” said Pillman Jr. via McCarthy. “‘And I’d like to think I knocked that one out of the park too, so we’ll see what the future holds for me.'”

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