Former AEW star Brian Pillman Jr. who recently departed the company is unlikely to join WWE anytime soon. He had been with the company since 2019 and mainly competed on AEW’s YouTube shows, Dark and Dark: Elevation. As part of the Varsity Blonds, he had a run with Griff Garrison.
Pillman Jr.’s profile was recently removed from the official AEW website and speculation sparked about his status with the company. Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com confirmed that Pillman Jr.’s contract with the company had expired and he departed the company.
Following his departure from AEW, Pillman Jr. was reportedly spotted at the WWE Performance Center. Reports stated that AEW star is closing in to sign with WWE. However, it isn’t the case.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer stated that there is no hiring freeze going on in WWE. Instead, WWE is limiting who they hire until after the WWE-UFC merger. That is why WWE won’t hire Brian Pillman Jr. anytime soon.