Amid growing anticipation surrounding new talent acquisition, Brian Pillman Jr., the electrifying ex-AEW sensation, is all set to grace the WWE universe. While many expected him to dazzle on "WWE NXT" earlier this month, sources confirm that the crowd will have to hold its breath a little longer for his grand entry.
Citing PWInsider, the second-generation wrestling prodigy is primed to kick off his WWE journey this week after wrapping up his independent commitments. It's intriguing to ponder about the strategy WWE has in store for Pillman.
Reports suggest that before he ascends the NXT ramp, the plan is to immerse him in the WWE Performance System. This is envisioned to acclimatize him to the WWE's distinctive ambiance and expectations. As it stands, there's a veil of mystery regarding when Pillman will debut and the creative trajectory the brand has chalked out for him.
Brian Pillman Jr. AEW Exit: Speculations Swirl
Pillman's exit from AEW had stirred the wrestling grapevine. His contract reached its culmination in July, and what followed was a whirlwind of speculation. Cementing these rumors, he was spotted at a WWE tryout shortly thereafter.
During his stint with Tony Khan's AEW, Pillman, despite his in-ring prowess, had limited screen presence. His last significant battle was against the formidable Swerve Strickland on "AEW Rampage" in February. Additionally, fans witnessed his swan song for AEW at the "House Rules" event in May.
Unsurprisingly, WWE's keen interest in Pillman became the talk of the town once he stepped into free agency. Before the WWE's beckoning, Pillman was a stalwart in the independent wrestling circuit. His most recent bout was a high-octane clash against Kenny Morton for the prestigious NWA Junior Heavyweight Title, under the T-Mart Promotions banner on August 5.
Post-match, Morton heaped praises on Pillman, cryptically hinting at his impending voyage to grander arenas. The WWE universe is undoubtedly on the edge of its seat, eagerly awaiting what promises to be an enthralling journey for Brian Pillman Jr.