Brian Pillman Jr. Talks Wrestling Debut, His Family's Thoughts On Him Wrestling

Brian Pillman Jr. was recently a guest on Interactive Wrestling Radio. You can check out the full podcast and interview at this link, and submitted highlights below:

His feelings on his recent in-ring debut:
"I'm feeling great. I wanted to end off 2017 with a bang. A lot of people were trying to protect me and protect my name telling me to take baby steps... Take it slow in this business. Try not to blow it up too much in the media. That's why I decided to jump in and have my first match. So many people tried to reach out and give their 2 cents, whether it is my trainers or other people that care because everybody wants to see me succeed and I understand that. But, at the end of the day, I just want to be a wrestler and I want to wrestle. I want to get in that ring. Every second in that ring is something I cherish and it brings me closer to my Dad."

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Reviews of his matches:
"Believe it or not, I'm getting great feedback on my matches. A lot of people are like, "Oh, you're only a few matches in? You know, not too bad!" I know I'm really green. There are a lot of things I need to work on and improve on. Even when I'm out there, I can find of notice it and feel it. "Ah, this could have been better here. That could have been better there." It is just the fact of knowing what my rough spots are and being able to correct them for the next show. "

His family's view of him getting into wrestling:
"For a long time, my Mom went down the dark road of drug and pill abuse. I moved out of the house when I was 15 and was living with my best friend Paul. After about a year or so, my aunt Linda, my Dad's sister, she was able to muster up enough capitol to buy her own house in Kentucky. She didn't have any kids and wasn't married. She said, "You guys are just as much my children as anybody's." She really started taking care of us. That is really my family right there. My Aunt Linda and my sister Brittany." He continues, "They've always wanted this. Everyone's always wanted this. But, nobody's ever tried to shove it down my throat, you know what I mean? No one forced this (wrestling) on me. I kind of found it on my own. They are just glad I finally came around. You look at me, you see somebody special. I'm not your normal person. I kind of have a little character. The word I was looking for, because obviously my matches are pretty dodgy at times. The word they use is "presence." Like, "Man, you just have a presence out there." That is the positive critique I've been getting."

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