During a recent appearance on the “Universal Wrestling” podcast, AEW star Brian Pillman Jr. commented on several heels in the professional wrestling business making references to his family during their promos.
Of course, both MJF and Christian Cage have referenced his deceased parents for heel heat. Pillman Jr. said,
“At some point, something has to give. At least I’ve got to come out there and get my comeuppance. I’m not too worried about utilizing it because I’ve utilized my family story to get to where I’m at today. It’s kind of a part of who I am and part of the value I bring to the organization in being able to tell those deep stories. I’d be a hypocrite to say that the bad guys aren’t allowed to take advantage of that too. I’m allowed to take advantage of the benefits of it. I’m all about ‘the show must go on’ and if we’re telling a cool story. At some point, I’d like to tell my side of the story and take out all my frustrations based on everything that’s been happening to me. A lot of heels have taken the piss out on me and stuff and there have been very few opportunities for me to come back and kick some ass, but I think there is something on the horizon so if people stay tuned. A lot of times, when you’re a babyface, you’re out there to support the show and get people over. Maybe if I have a change of heart or have some big turn, I get to showcase that aggression that I’ve built up over that time. At that point, it will be my time to shine.“
(h/t – Fightful)