Brian Pillman Jr. Talks Financial Hit, Not Getting Paid, WrestleMania Weekend


MLW’s Brian Pillman Jr. joined the folks at WrestlingINC for an interview. Pillman discussed the financial blow he has taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic and MLW postponing upcoming events.

“It sucks because of the injuries and everything that’s happened but I’m gonna have the greatest stories to tell one day. I’m gonna have a great career story to tell and how these events affected me and how I came up on top,” said Pillman. “A lot of people have been telling me since I started and I always felt they were bulls****ing me when they said I was gonna be the next big Superstar. They told me that until I finally didn’t even believe it anymore and thought they were just blowing smoke up my ass.”

Does Pillman see himself being a huge star someday?

“Now that I really feel the success and feel my art connecting with people. I can’t help but think that I could be the next big star. It’s hard to go through all of this but knowing that at the end of the tunnel, there is this huge light waiting for me as long as I can get through it. That’s an amazing feeling.”

Not getting paid due to cancellations.

“Everybody is on the same page and everybody is cancelling. I’ve got some shows that are booked out further but I’m just not sure right now. I think March 30th and up until that is cancelled – WrestleMania cancelled. I might not get back into wrestling until May.”

How much money does Brian get paid during a typical WrestleMania weekend?

“I can make anywhere from $600 to $2,000 a weekend, so who knows? Who f***ing knows how much money I’m losing? You can either sell 20 shirts or sell 0 shirts. The end of the day it’s a t-shirt business and anyone who tells you different is tripping.”

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