The son of the late-great Brian Pillman, Brian Pillman Jr., recently sat down with Wrestle:List & discussed a wide variety of topics ranging from; Pillman Jr. wanting a career in wrestling, what would be the smartest move for him & much more.
Here are the highlights:
Pillman Jr. On Wanting To Be In WWE:
“I will tell you right now that I think the company that will benefit the most from me becoming a wrestler, would be the federation [WWE]. Just because they have the trademarks, they have the name and they have the merchandising of my father. So I think it would be wise for me to go there. Obviously at the end of the day, we want to make a good living for ourselves and we want to make it as big as we can. I think it might be smart for me to perform on the indies for while to get experience in the event that I might not make it, that way I’d still make a living for myself. I will say that making it to the big leagues, making it to WWE would be a dream come true. It would be the ultimate goal to follow in my father’s footsteps.”
Who Inspired Him To Get Into The Ring:
“One guy I look to, to compare what my possibilities would be is Cody Rhodes. Obviously he had the father and the whole legacy going for him and he went to the WWE and it wasn’t a good fit for him. He didn’t want to go with their plans and he had bigger plans for himself. Just seeing him thrive and doing so well on the independent scene has given me more options.”
Pillman Jr. On Being So Young & Not Really Getting To Know His Dad Outside Of His Character On TV:
“Unfortunately, being as I was so young, I really had no recollection of him as a father in my home life. But I did get the chance to see him on TV as a kid. One of the things I really remember watching on TV was the dress match. I remember me and sister were crying and saying ‘Our dad would never wear a dress’ we were so upset. That was one of the big moments I actually remember as a kid on our big screen TV. It’s really strange, as his son I never really got to know Brian Pillman as a father, I only knew him in the same vein as every fan out there knew him and that was his television personality and his loose cannon persona.”