|Brian Zachary Pillman
|Date of Birth
|September 9, 1993
|Erlanger, Kentucky, U.S.
|6 ft 1 in
|205 lb (93 kg)
|December 30, 2017
|The Prince That Was Promised
Brian Zachry Pillman is an American Professional Wrestler who is currently signed with WWE under the ring name Lexis King and is about to debut in the NXT brand. He is a second-generation professional wrestler and is the son of Brian Pillman. He is known for his time in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and Major League Wrestling (MLW) under the name Biran Billman Jr. and Brian Pillman II.
|Brian Zachary Pillman
|September 9, 1993
|Ring Name (s)
|Alex King; Brian Pillman II; Brian Pillman Jr. Lexis King
|6 foot 1 inches (185 Centimeters)
|205 Pounds (93 Kilograms)
|Erlanger, Kentucky, United States
|Lance Storm, Rip Rogers
|December 30, 2017
Lexis King Early Life
Pillman was born on September 9, 1993 in Erlanger, Kentucky to professional wrestler Brian William Pillman and model Melanie Diane Pillman. He is the first child of the two, and has four sisters (two half-sisters, one adopted) and one brother. Pillman graduated from Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood, Kentucky in 2011, where he played football. Pillman then went to complete his graduation in Information Systems from Northern Kentucky University.
Lexis King Professional Wrestling Career
Independent Circuit (2017 - 2021)
In February 2017, Brian Pillman started his professional wrestling training by following the footsteps of his father. He was trained by former professional wrestler Lance Storm from Storm Wrestling Academy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. After training for a whole year, Pillman made his pro-wrestling debut in December 2017 under the ring name Alex King. He chose his ring name to give a tribute to his sisters Alexis Reed and Skylar King.
In January 2018 at Dojo Wars 162, Pillman made his Combat Zone Wrestling debut under the ring name Brian Pillman II to challenge Mike Del for the CZW Medal of Valor Championship in a losing effort. Two days later, at CZW Super Show V, Pillman II teamed up with Teddy Hart and defeated Anthony Bennett & Jimmy Lloyd.
He wrestled for various independent wrestling promotions for the first four years including NEW, McAloon Productions, International Wrestling Alliance- Mid South, Warrior Wrestling, Black Label Pro Whoomp!, WrestleCon, East Coast Wrestling Association, Rev Pro, Professional Championship Wrestling, and so on.
Major League Wrestling (2018 - 2021)
In September 2018, Pillman made his Major League Wrestling debut and formed a trio with Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Teddy Hart dubbing them as New Era Hart Foundation. At MLW War Games, New Era Foundation wrestled in a Six-Person Tag Team Match. Billman Jr. also wrestled another match the same day against Vandal Ortagun and won both. In October 2018, Pillman developed a feud with Tommy Dreamer and they both wrestled throughout the rest of the year.
On a backstage segment Pillman attacked Kevin with a cane, who accompanied him during the initial stages in MLW, which made him bleed. In 2020 MLW was shut down due to a pandemic, which made him appear on other independent circuits and on AEW. He returned to MLW after things became normal and wrestled until 2021 by continuing to appear on AEW. In 2021, his contract expired and left AEW.
All Elite Wrestling (2019 - 2023)
In May 2019, Pillman made his AEW debut at the promotion’s inaugural pay-per-view Double or Nothing, where he participated in the Casino Battle Royale, but was unsuccessful. In 2020, when Major League Wrestling was shut down due to COVID19 pandemic, he was allowed to appear for AEW. He was a jobbed during the initial run, who constantly was booked to lose against Shawn Spears, Brian Cage and Eddie Kingston.
In July 2020 formed a tag team alliance with the newcomer Griff Garrison to form The Varsity Blonds as a tribute to his father Brian Pillman. In May 2011, Julia Hart joined The Varsity Blonds and accompanied Garrison & Billman as a valet. They developed a long rivalry with The Dark Order, where Malakai Black sprayed black mist into the eyes of Julia Hart, which led to leaving The Varsity Blondes. In July 2021, Billman signed a 2 year full time deal with the company and became officially All Elite. In July 2023, his contract expired and was released from AEW.
WWE (2023 - Present)
In July 2023, Pillman participated in the tryout at WWE Performance Center and was assigned a developmental contract in late August. He started work on NXT under the ring name Lexis King, which was a spin to his previous name Alex King. WWE acknowledged that he was the son of Brian Pillman, but King broke the ties and set up himself as a heel superstar. He made his debut at NXT Halloween Havoc in October, where he defeated Dante Chen. A few weeks later, he interfered in one of Carmelo Hayes' match, setting up a match between the two superstars at NXT Deadline.
Lexis King Championship & Accomplishments
Cauliflower Alley Club
Rising Star Award (2020)
International Wrestling Cartel
IWC Super Indy Championship (1 time)
KFW Championship (1 time)
Major League Wrestling
MLW World Tag Team Championship (1 time)
Rookie of the Year (2018)
Ohio Valley Wrestling
OVW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Supreme Mid America Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Warrior Wrestling Championship (1 time)
World Class Wrestling Outlaws
WCWO Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
Rookie of the Year (2019)
Ranked No. 135 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2021
Lexis King Partner
As of date, Lexis King aka Brian Pillman is neither married nor dating anyone. He has been a private person and not much is known of his personal life. Throughout his life, King has dated a few women, but not much is known about them. Brian dated sports broadcaster Sam Leterna in 2019. The couple seemed to be going strong, frequently sharing loved-up photos on social media. However, in 2021, Brian announced their break-up in a public statement, leaving the reason behind their split unknown. While little is known about Brian's other relationships, he sparked conversation when he expressed his admiration for fellow wrestler Mandy Rose. In an interview, Brian confessed that Rose was his "internet crush," grabbing headlines and leaving the wrestling world buzzing.
Lexis King Net Worth 2024
As per various online sources, Lexis King is worth around $2 Million in 2023. Further, he draws an annual salary of at least $100,000 from NXT.
A. Lexis King was born on September 9, 1993 and is currently 30 years old as of 2023.
A. Lexis King stands at a height of 6 foot 1 inches tall, which is 185 centimeters in length.
A. Brian Zachary Pillman is the born name of Lexis King. He also used Brian Pillman Jr. & Brian Pillman II as his ring name.
A. No, Lexis King is not married but was in a relationship with Sam Laterna.
A. Lexis King was trained by Lance Storm, Rip Rogers and WWE Performance Center.
Yes, Lexis King is the NXT ring name of Brian Pillman Jr.