Brian Pillman Jr.

Brian Pillman Jr. Reveals Origin Story Behind The Varsity Blonds In AEW

Brian Pillman Jr. recently spoke with Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.

During his discussion with the popular digital outlet, one-half of The Varsity Blonds tag-team in AEW spoke about pitching the concept to the promotion despite his friends urging him not to, as well as how he has been managing his expectations and learning from his mistakes.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On pitching the Varsity Blonds even though friends were telling him not to: “And even going to pitching The Varsity Blonds, actually I asked two people and I won’t name them. I will not name these people. I asked two people in AEW that are very prominent figures, what they thought about the name Varsity Blonds and they both relatively said the same thing, ‘Oh, that’s stupid. You’re wrestlers, you’re not football players’ and then I said, ‘You know what? F*ck it, I’m pitching it anyways,’ and here we are.”

On managing his expectations and learning from mistakes: “I definitely think early on, there was a lot of eyes on me. There was YouTube, every match was being posted, MLW hired me like two or three months into my career so, there was a lot of spotlights and a lot of magnification on me early on and I think I made my mistakes and I think I learned from them but I think the way the timing worked out with how I developed and then when I arrived at AEW was just pinpoint. I think at that point, I was meeting all the expectations, I was checking all the boxes, the hair was in shape, I was in good shape. I showed up, I believe it was July of last year, July 1st or 2nd when I came in and had my first extra booking here and then Griff [Garrison] maybe a little before that so we both arrived around the same time and I went out there with Shawn Spears and Brian Cage the following night and there was nothing but praise.”

Check out the complete interview at H/T to POST Wrestling for transcribing the above quotes.


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