AEW star Brian Pillman Jr. wanted a longer program with Maxwell Jacob Friedman.
In September 2021, Brian Pillman Jr. and MJF feuded for a few weeks starting with Friedman insulting Pillman’s family in his hometown of Cincinnati.
The program concluded with MJF defeating Pillman Jr. at the AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam event.
Speaking on Counted Out with Mike & Tyler, Pillman Jr. was asked about working with MJF and his current situation with All Elite Wrestling.
“I’m not too sure what’s going on with him right now. We used to be a lot closer, but with work and stuff, and things start getting more serious and personal, you tend to try and prioritize work when you’re at work and it’s a lot less about being buddy-buddy. There used to be a time, him and I came up on the Indies together, and I sort of introduced him to his current girlfriend now. Max is a good kid. At the end of the day, we all want more. The grass is always greener on the other side. He’s a smart kid and he’ll land on his feet. That angle was good. I wish we could have gotten more out of it. They told me, straight up, at the beginning that it was just going to be a short thing. I thought, ‘we have something more here.’ I’m young and I want it all. It’s not really anybody’s fault. I just went, ‘I want to do this for not just three weeks, let’s do this for 12 weeks. Let’s get a good program out of this.’ Maybe, in their mind, I wasn’t the person to do that with at the time. Everything happens for a reason. I’m in a really good spot right now and I think Max will land on his feet.”
MJF hasn’t been seen on AEW television since the June 1 edition of Dynamite when he cut a scathing promo on AEW President Tony Khan. He has since been removed from the roster page and merchandise website.
Brian Pillman Jr. is set to team with his Varsity Blonds partner Griff Garrison to face Christian Cage and Luchasaurus on the July 20 Fyter Fest Week Two edition of AEW Dynamite.
Keep track of Pillman Jr.’s win-loss record in AEW (for televised matches) at this link.
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