It was reported last July that former All Elite Wrestling Star Brian Pillman Jr. was seen training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida and since then, pro wrestling fans started speculating what his status is with the WWE after Brian Pillman Jr.’s recent departure from AEW when his contract with the company expired and his profile was removed from AEW’s roster page on the company’s official website.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select then reported that Pillman Jr. was still a free agent after his AEW deal expired last month and despite WWE having immediate interest in Brian Pillman Jr. when he became available, he has yet to sign with them. According to PWInsider.com, Brian Pillman Jr. has officially signed with the WWE and started with their WWE NXT brand after taking part in a tryout in Orlando. It was also mentioned on the report that there is currently no rush in having Pillman Jr. make his debut on WWE TV as the initial plan is to get Brian into the WWE Performance Center system and allow him to get his feet under him.
Pillman Jr. spent three years in All Elite Wrestling, where he was paired with Griff Garrison as part of the Varsity Blonds and they mostly worked on AEW Dark and Dark: Elevation. Brian had been vocal in past interviews on Julia Hart being taken out of the Varsity Blonds stable and being put in The House of Black. Pillman Jr. recently wrapped up his commitments with independent wrestling promotions, when he faced then-NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Kerry Morton at the Gathering IV Event in in Charlotte, North Carolina.