Brian Pillman Jr. revealed on the AEW Unrestricted podcast that he has tried to contact Stone Chilly Steve Austin to affix AEW as his coach, recreating the Hollywood Blondes dynamic Austin had along with his father in WCW within the mid-90’s. Triple H’s ‘Offended’ AEW Backstage Rant Simply Leaked.
“I’ve tried to achieve out to Steve a few instances,” Pillman Jr. revealed about his personal tag crew the Varsity Blondes. “I haven’t heard again but, however my final ploy is that he can be our coach, and he would come out of the curtain in a monitor swimsuit and a whistle. If we didn’t hit the ropes proper, he’s like, ‘Drop and provides me 50!’ He’s on us. He’s making us do drills earlier than the match. ’50 leaping jacks!’ He’d be like a soccer coach.
We’d all the time be prepared. We’d all the time be warmed up, and we’d have a imply, indignant coach to rile us up. Then we wouldn’t fail as a result of we’d know that if we misplaced the match, we have been going to get screamed at. So I feel he can be a superb motivator for us, and he would assist us get our act collectively. I’m ready to listen to again from him. The textual content has been despatched.”
He additionally mentioned the origins of the Varsity Blondes title, “Nicely I feel initially, Tony [Khan] had referenced us as simply ‘The Blondes’ someday within the locker room. I bear in mind first seeing Griff on the airport. I really pushed him on the shoulder. I used to be like, ‘You understand what, I guess we’re tagging tonight’ I swear I referred to as it. We get to the constructing, and Tony’s like, ‘Hey, I would like you guys to tag collectively and be The Blondes.’ And I’m considering, okay, however we’d like one thing to spice it up, and Griff had been doing the Ivy League athlete gimmick.
And for me personally, these are a number of the greatest instances of my life going by and taking part in sports activities, and taking part in highschool and school sports activities. So I’ve fairly a background in sports activities inside academia and stuff. So I sort of preferred the theme of the ‘Varsity Blondes.’ It sort of has that ring off the tongue like Varsity Blues. It’s sort of a well-recognized tone, and I feel it’s one thing that folks can relate to and I feel Griff actually associated to it as nicely being an athelte and having a historical past in sports activities.”
He additionally mentioned if he feels strain attempting to match his father’s legacy, “Completely, I feel I’ve had that strain for the reason that first day. I’ve all the time been sort of checked out a bit bit otherwise. Even from the primary week, in coaching, folks have form of handled me otherwise or spoke to me a bit bit otherwise, and I feel the strain wears off the extra snug I get within the occupation. I feel with the quantity of touring and issues I’ve accomplished like previous to the pandemic and previous to coming to AEW, I actually realized rather a lot on the highway.
Rather a lot about myself and stuff, and people lengthy drives, and also you’re slicing promos, and also you’re sort of discovering out who you’re and your character. How can I tribute to my father whereas additionally staying true to myself is one thing that I’ve appeared inwards at rather a lot. I feel the extra skilled I get, I feel the much less strain I’ve as a result of I do know what the purpose of wrestling is on the finish of the day.
If we’re doing good enterprise, whether or not that’s telling a narrative that connects to me in the true world — I don’t have a gimmick per se. I do sort of play off being a second technology as a result of wrestling’s very actual to me. It’s very severe to me. I attempt to simply be myself in all features and switch that up as a lot as I can.” Wrestling Inc transcribed Pillman’s feedback.