Brian Pillman Jr. on why he is able to work for AEW under contract with MLW

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MLW wrestler Brian Pillman Jr. prepares to debut at AEW on Sombre tonight against Shawn Spears. He talked about looking for an opportunity (h / t at WrestlingNews.co for transcription) with Louis Dangoor of WrestleTalk.”I think what happened with the COVID-19 pandemic was that they [MLW] became very worried with the shows going on while you make an impact [Wrestling], AEW and WWE which broadcast fanless shows, “noted Pillman Jr.

“I just went out and looked for the opportunities that were available to me. According to my contract, I have been authorized to work for AEW. It was therefore quite obvious to seize an opportunity at AEW. ”

Pillman Jr. spoke more about the current status of MLW. He also wished MLW the best of luck in his future endeavors and thanked them for giving him a platform.

“I don’t know what their future plans are or when the next MLW show will be,” said Pillman Jr. “I think having this information, not having this security, and knowing when going back to work made it easier to find another job. ”

MLW made a statement to WrestleZone regarding the status of the Pillman Jr. contract Pillman Jr. signed a three-year contract with MLW in 2018, and MLW stated that Pillman Jr. was not released. The promotion said they had been in contact with Pillman Jr. regarding future MLW events and the position MLW took during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Brian is not released and is fully aware of our schedule, which includes the events of October 3 and December 5 pending the state of the pandemic,” the statement said. “We put the health of our talents / staff and their families and fans before reservations, which is why we are not running at this time. We have been in touch with Brian to relay this. If he chooses to perform elsewhere under the terms of his agreement, he certainly has our full blessing to do so. “



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