Brian Pillman Jr. has been deleted from the AEW website’s roster page, raising concerns about his future with the organization.
As of this writing, the second-generation wrestler had not said anything about his position or future with AEW on social media.
Pillman Jr. has stayed active on the independent circuit throughout his AEW tenure but has only nine bouts with the club this year. The final two were on house shows, while the previous two were on AEW Dark. Only one of the nine matches was televised: a Rampage loss to Swerve Strickland in Dayton, Ohio in February 2023.
He debuted in AEW at the 2019 Double or Nothing in a Casino Battle Royale. He was subsequently teamed with Griff Garrison and dubbed The Varsity Blonds in late 2020. They did have a few winning streaks, one of which led to an AEW Tag Team Championship shot against then-champions The Young Bucks.
When Garrison was injured, the two lost the “Varsity” component of their moniker in a match to Tony Nese and Josh Woods, and their team disbanded in late-2022.
Pillman Jr. has worked sporadically with Brock Anderson since December since his appearances on AEW programs have decreased.