AEW star Brian Pillman Jr. recently stated that he was unhappy with a creative decision made by the company. He talked about the Owen Hart Tournament, which was ultimately won by Adam Cole.
Brian Pillman Jr. talks about being excluded from the tournament
While speaking with ‘Counted Out,’ Pillman said he wishes he had been included in the Owen Hart Tournament:
‘Yeah, I mean, I’ll just go ahead and say straight up that I wish I was in it. I wasn’t too upset about it at first. Obviously, there’s a lot of great talent in there and a lot of people that were on a whole other level to me, and I know that Tony [Khan] put on some great, great matches and stuff. But looking back, I just wish that he had viewed me in a better way to want to use me for it. In my opinion, it was a no-brainer.’
Pillman believes that he could’ve worked harder as a singles wrestler to be included in the tournament and took the decision to heart. He stated that he has set a huge goal for him moving forward, and he doesn’t want to be excluded again. He said that while he is beaten up about the decision and blames himself, he has been more motivated than ever and training hard for next year’s tournament.
‘It is kind of a shame because there was no one in the tournament to really represent that connection to the family. There wasn’t anybody, at least that I can think of, that was of a direct connection, you know?’
Pillman Jr. is a huge star and it is needless to say that he will bounce back stronger.