Brian Pillman Jr was recently interviewed by our own Erik Novak on the All Real Wrestling Podcast, where he spoke about teaming with Griff Garrison in AEW, as well as who his dream opponents are in both AEW & MLW.
When asked about what it was like working with the 22 year old rising talent, Griff Garrison, in All Elite Wrestling, Pillman replied “I’d always talk to him after all our matches and after our losses and I try to talk to him and kind of explain to him what we have to do and how we need some combos and how we do need a finishing move and I think in many ways he understood that and we were really able to start to piece together an offense that made sense and utilizing both of our strengths in our athletic ability he’s a very huge athlete still we have so much work left to do, we still have so much more cohesion to develop so many more combos to innovate and we really got to step our game up if we want to compete in the AEW tag team division, there’s a lot more work to be done but he’s done a great job of adapting to the high level he’s just a young 22 year old kid so when I was at that age I was sitting at home playing video games doing nothing with my life so he’s already one foot ahead of the game and here I am a little bit more experienced at the age of 27 and I’m just trying to lead us into a path towards victory.”
Despite working with the company for well over a year, Pillman and Garrison only inked long term deals with Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling promotion last month. This was likely due to Pillman still being under contract with Major League Wrestling until recently.
During the interview, Pillman was asked about his dream opponents in both AEW & his former promotion, MLW.
“Definitely want to face Cody Rhodes” said Pillman “I think that would be a great match I would also like to get in the ring with Tom Lawler I think that would be a hard hitting match It’d be a nice slug fest, Dustin Rhodes would make a great opponent Chris jericho so I think a lot of these guys I would like to get in the ring with even Kenny Omega because when I was coming into the business these were the people that you studied and these were the people that you try to emulate and get better and keep working towards that style I definitely want to face these guys in the ring and see how they move and how they execute”
You can see the entirety of the interview, with our own Erik Novak, below
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