Brian Pillman Jr. is ready to be set loose.
Brian Pillman Jr., much like his father, has made a name for himself as part of a tag team of blonds. Unlike his father, Brian Pillman Jr. has not spent a significant amount of time in a global promotion as a singles competitor. Before his time with Steve Austin as part of the Hollywood Blonds, Pillman Sr. already had his time as a WCW Light Heavyweight Champion. However, it was only after the split of the Hollywood Blonds that Brian Pillman found himself as the “Loose Cannon.”
Recently, Brian Jr. and his partner, Griff Garrison, have been forced to deal with the change of losing their third Varsity Blonds remember, Julia Hart, as she turned heel to join the House of Black. Now, Brian tells Denise Salcedo that it may be time for he and Griff Garrison to undergo a metamorphosis of their own and that may include a singles run for the second-generation Superstar.
“Yeah, it's been a definitely a wild ride. A lot of ups and downs with Griff and just finding ourselves inside and outside of the ring to we you know, we went through a lot during that period of living in Jacksonville, you know, living on my own, and he was going through similar things in his life, so we learned to grow and learn to really get to know each other really well,” he said. “It's a shame to see what happened with Julia. She wasn't quite on the same page as us and after the same thing, so she's kind of doing her own thing and finding herself and who knows, maybe before long me, and Griff Garrison will have to reinvent ourselves and come up with something new also.”
Pillman also says that he has been working on shifting his style to more of that of a singles competitor.
“I'll tell you what, I was really gunning for those Tag Team Championships for a while, but I think now it's time to kind of find myself and maybe focus on a little bit of a singles style and maybe a singles run. I've been having a lot of — a lot of thinking going on, a lot of retrospective going on. So I think there's some change is coming very soon.”
Before his time in AEW, Pillman was a part of the Hart Foundation in MLW, but was afforded some major singles title bouts. In AEW, his greatest singles bout was against MJF at Grand Slam 2021 in Queens, New York. AEW recently revealed when they'll return to Queens in 2022. Learn more here.
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