In an electrifying development this week on WWE's NXT, Brian Pillman Jr., formerly known for his role in AEW (All Elite Wrestling), graced the squared circle for his debut match under a completely new persona: Lexis King.
The wrestling star convincingly won his inaugural WWE fight against Brooks Jensen during NXT’s house show in Largo, FL this past Friday. Pillman Jr., son of the late and legendary Brian Pillman, decided to distance himself from his father's towering shadow, choosing instead to honor two other significant individuals in his life.
In a heartfelt promo aired earlier this week, King elaborated on the reason behind the name change. Lexis, he revealed, is an abbreviation for Alexis, his late sister's name, while King is the last name of his stepfather. "I don’t want to be known as the son of the late Brian Pillman because wrestling took my real father away," he declared, emphasizing a clear intention to carve his own path in the pro-wrestling world.
The promo was as stirring as it was revealing, setting the stage for what promises to be an intriguing new chapter in Pillman Jr's career.
King's New Chapter
What this change signifies is not merely a new name but an entirely reimagined wrestling persona, one fueled by a complex tapestry of personal history and emotional nuance.
By assuming the name Lexis King, Pillman Jr. is not just stepping out from under his father's legacy, but also engaging in an intimate and public tribute to his sister and stepfather. Brooks Jensen, his opponent, put forth a worthy effort in the bout but ultimately succumbed to King’s wrestling prowess.
The match served as an apt showcase for King’s in-ring capabilities and left the audience clamoring for what's next in this reinvigorated career. As WWE continues to be a powerhouse in the sports entertainment arena, the addition of Lexis King brings a fresh wave of intrigue and depth to an already stacked NXT roster.
Fans and critics alike are eager to see how Lexis King will rise through the ranks and what impact this transformative decision will have on his professional journey