Brian Pillman Jr On Creating His Own Identity, Sharing A Bond With Second Generation Wrestlers

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Brian Pillman Jr On Creating His Own Identity, Sharing A Bond With Second Generation Wrestlers

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Brian Pillman Jr. is trying to find his own way and make his mark in professional wrestling.

Pillman Jr. recently spoke with The Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast about being a second-generation wrestler while also trying to make his own name in the wrestling business. Pillman’s father is a legend in the wrestling business, but he says it’s a good thing that he didn’t follow the Loose Cannon’s work too closely. He says genetics will play an unavoidable role in who he is as a wrestler but not having a blueprint allows him to have some more creative freedom.

“I think I’m at an advantage there just because I was very smart in that I didn’t study my dad’s work a lot, and I try to avoid it for fear that I would pick up on too many things and be a little too close to that. It ended up that the way I studied and the way I developed myself that everything from his life just came natural in genetics and stuff. There’s a lot of things I don’t do that have anything to do my father, but it just so happens to look that way because of our genetics…our body language in the ring and stuff like that. Some stuff you just can’t avoid, but at the same time I think it’s an uphill battle to constantly be differentiating myself from him, but at the same time, it’s a great way to exercise the creativity and the creative freedom that we have as pro wrestlers.”

Pillman Jr. also spoke about the bond shared between multi-generation wrestlers, noting that there’s a belief that they need to continue their parents’ journey, but they all typically get along since the newer generation shares so many similarities.

“I think in many cases there is…that is a very true thing. The second and third-generation experience…you at least get to know them and experience them in some way, meeting them on the road or maybe at a show, or a big-time show like AEW, in a locker room. Everybody has their own journey in wrestling and I think all the second gens have their own little separate journey, but it all started with something, right? It all started with the man or woman in their family that became something in wrestling so they feel obligated to continue that journey, so by nature of having so many things in common, I think second-generation wrestlers tend to get along very well.”

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