Brian Pillman Jr. discusses coming to AEW this week and the environment he was in.
Recently, a photo of Pillman in his wrestling gear backstage at AEW Fyter Fest, surfaced online fueling speculation that he was going to be on AEW programming very soon. As it turns out, Pillman was in the audience for night one of Fyter Fest and is set to make his AEW Dark debut on July 7 taking on Shawn Spears.
Pillman recently spoke with Louis Dangoor to discuss his time with AEW recently and mentioned how professional the environment was when it comes to emphasizing the health of everyone involved.
“It was sort of a two-day booking event. They did two days of work and that gives guys a week of physical rest and it reduces the risk of transmitting the virus. It was a very refreshing experience to be a part of a company that puts the safety and health of its employees at the absolute pinnacle of importance. I don’t think there was anything more important at the show when it comes to the time cues and the matches. Everything was important, everything was very professional, but the most important, most stressed thing is the health and safety of the performers. You have training rooms for injuries to be dealt with. You have doctors on site for testing from the ring crew to the COO of the company. Everyone’s taking the same COVID test in and out. So it’s a very safe environment to be protected in,” Pillman said.
Pillman was excited to have the chance to be out in the crowd in Jacksonville, Florida for Fyter Fest and said he looked at it as an opportunity to be able to have his face on TNT.
“It was a great opportunity. Not a lot of people might not look at just being in the crowd as a huge opportunity, but for me, it was an opportunity to put my face out on a big screen and get my face on TV. When they told me I was going to be in the crowd, I thought it was amazing. I thought it was a great way to show who I am and how I look. It's a great opportunity and I think the best of wrestlers are also the best of fans. We know what we like and we know what inspires us. I got to actually go out and enjoy a wrestling show instead of getting nervous ready and primed for a match,” Pillman said.
You can check out the full interview in the video at the top of the page.