Brian Pillman Jr. Makes His Pro Wrestling Debut!

Brian Pillman was a man with athletic prowess unlike many and a unique personality that could be described as charismatic along with many other things (“crazy but in a good way” would be the most common one).  The living legend is known best as “The Loose Cannon”, and he sadly passed away long before his true potential in the pro wrestling business could be reached.  It turns out that he left a legacy and his son, Brian Pillman Jr., who is following in his father’s footsteps.

However, Pillman isn’t starting in NXT.  Instead, he is blazing a trail of his own which could possibly land him in much bigger places soon enough.  After all, with training from Lance Storm, he has a great foundation to work from.

In an emotional Instagram post following his first match, Pillman Jr. really opened up about not only how much the moment of his pro wrestling debut meant to him, but also just how much it means to him that his father is remembered.

“While I am normally a man of many words, I just don’t know how I could sum up the way last night made me feel using only text.

So here is a picture. Maybe it’s worth a thousand words, maybe it’s worth more, maybe less… But whatever you take from it just know that the way I felt in this photo is the most alive I’ve ever felt in my entire life.

I’ve received a lot of attention and congratulations after news broke of my independent debut and I am blown away by the love from ALL of you!

Just this once though, I ask YOU for a favour. Whether it’s a comment on Instagram, a direct message, or a tweet I don’t want it sent straight to me. I want you to type it all out just as you normally would but this time before you hit that send button I want you to send it to Brian Pillman.
Not Brian Pillman Jr., not Brian Pillman II, no I mean BIG BRIAN! Brian Pillman Sr., The Hollywood Blond Brian Pillman. The Loose Cannon… My FATHER!

 

While I am normally a man of many words, I just don’t know how I could sum up the way last night made me feel using only text. So here is a picture. Maybe it’s worth a thousand words, maybe it’s worth more, maybe less… But whatever you take from it just know that the way I felt in this photo is the most alive I’ve ever felt in my entire life. I’ve received a lot of attention and congratulations after news broke of my independent debut and I am blown away by the love from ALL of you! Just this once though, I ask YOU for a favor. Whether it’s a comment on instagram, a direct message, or a tweet I don’t want it sent straight to me. I want you to type it all out just as you normally would but this time before you hit that send button I want you to send it to Brian Pillman. Not Brian Pillman Jr., not Brian Pillman II, no I mean BIG BRIAN! Brian Pillman Sr., The Hollywood Blond Brian Pillman. The Loose Cannon… My FATHER! Whether it’s a prayer, a mental note, or just a written letter I want you to send it up above and let him know how you feel. How you feel about what he left behind for you, for me, for us, his LEGACY. Because had he not given every ounce of life force that he had for this world, had he not made every heartbeat count then I certainly wouldn’t be here today and of course professional wrestling just wouldn’t be the same as we all know and love it. THANK YOU everyone for reaching out to him and THANK YOU to Scott Romer for capturing this moment THANK YOU dad for this amazing gift called PRO WRESTLING!!!

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Authors Take: Brian Pillman Jr. has a hard act to follow with his legendary father but if he keeps his head on straight and works hard, I see no reason why he can’t hit higher career peaks then his father did before his tragic passing!