Brian Pillman Jr. recalled his moments in AEW in a conversation with the Café De René with René Duprée podcast. One of the topics was, of course, The Varsity Blondes. The departure of Julia Hart changed a lot of things.
“As soon as we lost [Julia Hart], we lost our edge and our spark that made us a good babyface group that could’ve gotten over. […] But somebody came in and decided she would be better with [House of Black].
That’s just how it goes. I definitely wasn’t happy with it to be quite honest. It is what it is. It’s business. I thought probably what really stopped us from seeing the true potential of the Varsity Blondes was that we lost her before we really got going”.
- he said, as quoted by pwmania.com He is happy because of the experiences he had there. Pillman Jr hopes for something similar in the coming period. “To have that taken apart was kinda rough for me at that point in my career.
But I’m very happy with how it turned out. Really happy with the moment that she had at the pay-per-view. Very happy with being at AEW in general. I don’t think that the Varsity Blondes was the fullest creative extension of myself.
[…] But I think people will look back on the Varsity Blondes quite fondly actually. Who knows what’s next for us?”
Chris Jericho and Pillman Jr
Chris Jericho is a man who is ready to help anyone. Pillman Jr recalled moments with him and praised his willingness to help.
“Chris Jericho never even — maybe met my dad one time. He’s one of my ultimate mentors and sort of guides in this business. So Chris, being a great help and in the Hart family, I mean, they’ve been nothing but good to me ever since I started wrestling.
Natalya, and TJ. I’ve gone and trained with them a few times. I’ve been back up to Calgary to see Bret. So they’ve all really like — especially the Calgary people in Canada. People in Canada love my dad. He lived there for quite a while.
I think he lived there for several years. You know, he was playing football and then he got into the Calgary Stampede Wrestling and all that, so there’s a good amount of family out there. I’m basically a part of the big wrestling family if you think about it”. - he said, in the Couch Conversations podcast.