Brian Pillman Jr exited AEW, where he was a member of the Varsity Blondes. That team with Griff Garrison is over for good now, unless Garrison finds his way to NXT.

It was reported that Brian Pillman Jr was around for NXT for television taping. He did not appear on the show, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen eventually. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that those in WWE do not believe that the second-generation Superstar has signed a deal with the company yet. There were also no creative ideas for him, but that situation has changed.

PW Insider reports that Brian Pillman Jr. has officially inked a deal with WWE to start in NXT. This came after he had a tryout in Orlando earlier this month.

Former AEW star Brian Pillman Jr. officially started with WWE NXT this week, has confirmed.


Pillman took part in a tryout last month in Orlando.  He finished out his independent appearances earlier this month with a loss to then-NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Kerry Morton in Charlotte, NC at the Gathering IV.  After that bout, Morton praised Pillman on the mic, pointing out that he was about to move onto “bigger ballfields.”

It was further reported that the outlet was “told that currently there is ‘no rush’ to debut Pillman Jr.” The intention is to get him into the Performance Center and “get his feet under him.”

The 29-year-old finally made his way to WWE. It appears that he will get to carry on his father’s legacy, with Shawn Michaels and Triple H booking him. Only time will tell what kind of impression he will leave with fans upon his debut.

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