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Indie News: Brian Pillman Jr. makes his professional wrestling debut 

Soumik Datta
ANALYST
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18.06K   //    31 Dec 2017, 15:07 IST

Brian Pillman with Rip Rodgers
Brian Pillman Jr with Rip Rodgers

What’s the story?

This past Saturday night, Brian Pillman Jr., the son of Brian Pillman, finally made his much-anticipated wrestling debut for an independent promotion in Indianapolis.

In case you didn’t know…

Brian Pillman was a top performer for WCW and WWE for a number of years. However, at the age of 35, the former WCW Light Heavyweight Champion passed away due to arteriosclerotic heart disease. In fact, Brian Pillman was even part of a successful tag team with Steve Austin called the Hollywood Blonds.

Earlier in the year, Pillman’s son contacted WWE legend Lance Storm, under whom he started training for his professional wrestling debut. Pillman Jr. trained at the Storm Wrestling Academy in Canada and has also been mentored by former OVW Heavyweight Champion Rip Rodgers.

The heart of the matter

Brian Pillman Jr. made his Pro Wrestling debut last Saturday for an Indy promotion in Indianapolis. In his debut match, Pillman faced off against another up and coming star, 18-year-old Johnathan Wolf.

Pillman Jr. was also congratulated by his first opponent Johnathan Wolf, who claimed that he was honoured to be Pillman’s first opponent. Additionally, Ring of Honor stars Flip Gordon and Cheeseburger also congratulated Pillman Jr. on his in-ring debut.

What’s next?

Brian Pillman Jr. still has a long road ahead of him and will continue to improve and develop his in-ring style. The youngster has also been booked to appear for an Independent promotion called Black Label Pro, who announced that Pillman Jr. is the first entrant into the Black Label Pro Rumble for 2018 and will be making his debut for the promotion on January 13th.

Author’s take

Let's hope that Brian Pillman Jr. can make it in the professional wrestling business. After all, if it weren't for his struggles with addiction, his father would've been one of the all-time greats.


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