During a recent appearance on the “Couch Conversations” podcast, AEW wrestler Brian Pillman Jr. commented on Chris Jericho being his ultimate mentor in wrestling, wrestlers who have helped him in the past, and more.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On wrestlers who have helped him in the past: “Some guys were just super inspired by his work and like admired him and want to help me because of that. Some guys were like his best friend ever. But yeah, you know, they just want me to do my own thing, you know what I mean? So just the level of the degree to which people reach out and extend their hands is just variable. Like, I said, like Matt and Jeff, those guys have been — Matt’s been great to me every time.”
On why Chris Jericho is a great mentor to him: “Chris Jericho never even — maybe met my dad one time. He’s one of my ultimate mentors and sort of guides in this business. So Chris, being a great help and in the Hart family, I mean, they’ve been nothing but good to me ever since I started wrestling. Natalya, and TJ. I’ve gone and trained with them a few times. I’ve been back up to Calgary to see Bret. So they’ve all really like — especially the Calgary people in Canada. People in Canada love my dad. He lived there for quite a while. I think he lived there for several years. You know, he was playing football and then he got into the Calgary Stampede Wrestling and all that, so there’s a good amount of family out there. I’m basically a part of the big wrestling family if you think about it.”
(h/t – Fightful)