Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Brian Pillman at Squared Circle Expo 2022

Squared Circle Expo III is less than two months away. Running April 7-8 in Indianapolis, IN, SCX III promises to be the best one yet.

Last year, I met Brian Pillman Jr. Son of the late Brian Sr., young Brian is making a name for himself with All Elite Wrestling. Brian Sr. had an excellent, although tragically shortened, career.

Brian Sr. played two seasons with his hometown Cincinnati Bengals before entering pro wrestling. While he started to develop his skills in World Championship Wrestling, it was his exit from there that people still discuss. In a brilliant move, he created a "Loose Cannon" persona and convinced the WCW to release him on the idea he would pop up everywhere. Instead he signed with the WWE. Unfortunately, a carr accident limited his in-ring performances in the WWE and then tragedy struck as he died at only 35 years old.

Son Brian debuted in 2017 and has progresses nicely. Pro Wrestling Illustrated named him the 2019 Rookie of the Year. He has yet to win any titles in AEW, but most feel it is only a matter of time.

When Tony and I met him at SCX, he was extremely nice. Of course, we told him of our appreciation for his father's work and he seemed genuinely touched. He also is bigger than he appears on television. Brian Jr. is a young man, trying to make it in a tough business. He carries his father's name respectfully. Hopefully, he continues to progress.

Go to SquaredCircleX.com for more info on SCX III. Check back here for my recurring coverage and updates.

Brian Pillman Jr. and me in Indianapolis, IN-April 2022.

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