Turnover happens often enough within pro wrestling…so is Brian Pillman Jr done in AEW?
This question was posed just recently, because the promotion removed his bio from the official roster page of the company website.
Fans have not seen him on AEW programming since February, and he has not worked an AEW house show in just about two months.
According to PWInsider, Pillman’s AEW contract recently expired, and as of this writing, no new deal was struck.
Brian Pillman Jr’s recently expired deal was reportedly signed in 2021, making it just a two year term.
The seemingly now former AEW star was actually working with the company basically from early on. Even if maybe some didn’t think he belonged…
He arrived with the company on their 2019 Double or Nothing show.
Is Brian Pillman Jr Done In AEW?
If he is indeed done in AEW (for now), he packed quite a bit into a short tenure.
He, along with Griff Garrison, made up the Varsity Blondes. While this pairing never reached the pinnacle, they worked in quite a few top contender matches.
No titles, but they were in the picture.
While the Blondes were no more, he more recently teamed with another multi-generational talent in Brock Anderson.
Pillman’s time within AEW was not limited to tag team wrestling though.
Perhaps his biggest singles opportunity came during AEW’s 2021 takeover of Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.
On the Dynamite : Grand Slam episode, he worked a match against Maxwell Jacob Friedman.
MJF, a rising star then and now the AEW Champion, was victorious.
It will be interesting to see if the talent and the company couldn’t come to an agreement, or if one (or both) party decided a relationship wasn’t worth continuing right now.
The company just added a new Saturday show, which will hopefully afford more television opportunities for a rather crowded locker room.
It will be interesting to see his next move. For all that he’s grown up dealing with, he has done his best to forge his own way forward.
Perhaps in the right setting, Pillman could flourish. For now, that won’t be in AEW.