Who the fuck is Griff Garrison?
Garrison is regular on AEW Dynamite and Dark who has shared the ring with Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, Lance Archer and other top names in AEW. Since entering AEW in July 2020, he's consistently teamed with Brian Pillman Jr as the Varsity Blondes.
Garrison recently spoke to Dynamite Download where he discussed how he and Pillman Jr. came together.
"We were in the Charlotte airport and were talking. We had met once or twice. We got to talking and he was like, 'We're both young and good looking dudes with nice hair. What if we were a tag team?' Shit you not, the next day when we get down [to Jacksonville], on the board it's 'So & So vs. Brian Pillman Jr & Griff Garrison.' Me, Brian, and Tony Khan came up with the Varsity Blondes name," he said.
Being around so many veterans at a young age, Garrison has leaned on the likes of Lance Archer and FTR for advice.
"Lance [Archer] is like my mentor. He's taken me under his wing. He's always like, 'Protect yourself this way. You're a big boy. Protect yourself.' FTR and Jericho are so freaking good and perfect. FTR are a big help, especially now that me and Brian are the Varsity Blondes and a tag team and that's my career path right now. They are the best tag team in the world and are so nitpicky about how they put things together and I love that. They want to be perfect and ten times out of ten, they are perfect. I want that," he said.
The Varsity Blondes recently battled Chris Jericho and MJF, but were on the wrong side of the decision.
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